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New Ocean Floor Scan Hasn’t Found Signs of MH370

SYDNEY — The new scan of the Indian Ocean floor for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has searched nearly 80,000 square kilometers since January without finding any sign of the plane's wreckage.

Newspaper Columnist Accused of Defaming a Monk

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Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte attends a meeting between business leaders and heads of states of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC in 2016 during their annual forum in Lima, Peru. Photo: Martin Mejia / Associated Press

Duterte Refuses Call to Open His Bank Accounts to Scrutiny

MANILA — The Philippine president refused a demand by his most vocal critic to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had large sums of undeclared money.

Ex-Chelsea Star Essien Moves to Indonesian Club

JAKARTA — Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has joined Indonesia's Persib Bandung.
An ethnic Rohingya holds a banner during protest after Friday prayers outside the Myanmar Embassy in 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Amnesty: Myanmar Army Killed at Least Hundreds of Rohingya

BANGKOK — Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.
Rohingya Muslims aboard a makeshift raft made with plastic containers cross over the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh, nearin 2017 in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Photo: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

Myanmar Snubs Hague Court’s Intervention in Rohingya Crisis

YANGON — Myanmar sharply rejected an attempt by the International Criminal Court to consider the country's culpability for activities that caused 700,000 minority Rohingya...
Pham Minh Chuc, an 81-year-old retiree, writes a book of condolences Monday for Senator John McCain in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Tran Van Minh / Associated Press

Former Vietnamese Jailer Says He Respected Late Sen. McCain

HANOI — Sen. John McCain's Vietnamese jailer said he respected his former inmate and felt sad about his death, as others in Vietnam paid...

Indonesia Angered After Malaysia Shows Its Flag as Poland’s

JAKARTA — Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.

North Korean ‘Masterminds’ Evade Kim Jong Nam Murder Trial

KUALA LUMPUR — At a trial that could send two Southeast Asian women to the gallows, Malaysian prosecutors are shining a light on several men at large they say masterminded and played crucial roles in carrying out the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong's Un's estranged half brother.

Forget Boring Summit and Head to ASEAN Film Fest

BANGKOK — Though we couldn’t join world leaders at last week’s ASEAN Summit, us average Joes and Somchais can explore the region over the next two weeks through the annual Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival.  

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