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Indonesia Police Admit Using Snake to Terrorize Papuan Man (Video)

JAKARTA — Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorized a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing...

Wife of Alleged Cambodian Killer ‘Shocked’ by Accusations

PHNOM PENH — The man who allegedly shot dead a Cambodian government critic over what he claimed was a money dispute is too poor to have loaned the victim USD$3,000 (105,000 baht), his wife said Tuesday.

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Image of Asia: Supermoon Rises Behind Myanmar Pagoda

Sunday's full moon was the first of three consecutive supermoons.

Red Cross Says Conditions Not Right for Rohingyas to Return

UNITED NATIONS — The International Committee of the Red Cross says conditions are not right for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return safely to Myanmar...

Fire at School in Malaysia Kills 24, Mostly Teens

KUALA LUMPUR — A fire killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, trapped behind barred windows and a blocked exit in an Islamic school dormitory on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital early Thursday, officials said.
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Unicorns Are Real: Indonesian Candidate Baffled by Tech

JAKARTA — Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires —...

Facing Backlash on Killings, Duterte to Find Solace in ASEAN

MANILA, Philippines — When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this weekend, the spotlight will be on him. Just less than a year in power, he faces a mass murder complaint before the International Criminal Court and an impeachment bid at home as bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs.
Myanmar police officers patrol the border fence between Myanmar and Bangladesh on Oct. 14, 2016, in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo: Thein Zaw / Associated Press

Insurgents Attack Myanmar Soldiers in Rakhine

BANGKOK — Six Myanmar soldiers were wounded in an insurgent attack in northern Rakhine state, where government troops have been accused of "ethnic cleansing" that forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh, officials said.

Richardson Resigns From Rohingya Refugee Panel

YANGON — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has resigned from an advisory panel on the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a "whitewash and a cheerleading operation" for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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