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Myanmar Protesters Defy Curfew; Media Outlets Ordered Shut

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Demonstrators in Myanmar’s biggest city came out Monday night for their first mass protests in defiance of an 8 p.m. curfew,
-FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, file photo members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area. Gambia has filed a case at the United Nations' highest court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A statement released Monday by lawyers for Gambia says the case also asks the International Court of Justice to order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately." Photo: Bernat Armangue / AP File

Myanmar Accused at UN Court of Genocide Against Rohingya

THE HAGUE (AP) — Myanmar was accused Monday of genocide at the U.N.'s highest court for its campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, as lawyers asked the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately."
David Stilwell, the U.S. State Department’s assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, left, speaks during a forum in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The senior U.S. official says a free and open Indo-Pacific concept is not a move to expand U.S. domination but reflects Washington’s “enduring engagement” to prosper the region. Photo: Vincent Thian / AP

US Official Urges ASEAN to Stand up to China in Sea Row

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — A senior U.S. official on Thursday urged Southeast Asian nations meeting this weekend in Bangkok to put up a stiffer resistance to China's militarization of the disputed South China Sea.
Roy Bambridge uncle of missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge talks on his mobile phone in Koh Rong island, southwestern Cambodia, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Around 150 people are taking part in the search for Bambridge who has not been seen since last Wednesday night when she attended a beach party on the island joined by tourists of various nationalities. Photo: Heng Sinith / AP

Police Say Body of British Tourist Missing in Cambodia Found

PHNOM PENH (AP) — The body of a British backpacker missing for more than a week in Cambodia was found at sea Thursday about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the island where she disappeared, officials said.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center, smiles as he speaks to the media upon arrival after his inauguration for his second term, at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions. Photo: Dita Alangkara / AP

Widodo Begins 2nd Term Pledging to Make Indonesia Developed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with pledges to champion democracy...

China, Singapore Agree to Step Up Belt & Road Cooperation

CHONGQING (Xinhua) — China and Singapore on Tuesday announced that the upgraded version of the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement will take effect on Oct. 16.
Journalists Uon Chhin, left, and Yeang Sothearin, right, arrive at the municipal court, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. A Cambodian court has ordered a new investigation and postponed a verdict in the espionage trial of two journalists who had worked for a U.S. Government-backed radio station. Photo: Heng Sinith / AP

Cambodian Judge Orders New Probe in Reporters’ Spying Case

PHNOM PENH (AP) — A court in Cambodia on Thursday ordered a new investigation and postponed a verdict in the espionage trial of two...
People gather as shops burn in the background during a protest in Wamena in Papua province, Indonesia, Monday, Sept 23, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. Photo: AP

20 Killed, 70 Hurt in Protests in Indonesia’s Papua Province

JAKARTA (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by...

Nearly 80% of China-Laos Railway Project Completed

NANNING (Xinhua) — Nearly 80 percent of the construction of the China-Laos railway has been completed, said Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is presented with flowers as he boards his plane to depart for Australia from Don Mueang International Airport, in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Photo: Jonathan Ernst / Pool Photo via AP

Snubbed by North Korea, Pompeo Hits Other Asian Turbulence

BANGKOK — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Thailand on Saturday with his hopes for resuming nuclear talks with North Korea dashed, while...

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