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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,
Sultan Muhammad V, center, salutes after his welcome ceremony as he walks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, in 2016 at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Malaysia’s King Abdicates in Unexpected and Rare Move

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated after just two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement Sunday that...

Myanmar Quake Shakes Up Bangkok

BANGKOK — People in tall buildings in Bangkok took to social media to describe their surprise at feeling tremors from a powerful quake which struck Myanmar at about 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Navy to Push Rohingya Boat People Out of Thai Waters as Response Debated

BANGKOK — As the number of Rohingya fleeing what the UN has described as “textbook” ethnic cleansing reached an estimated 412,000 people Monday, Thailand...

Siam Commercial Bank Clarifies Financial Transactions Related to Myanmar

Siam Commercial Bank released a statement on Friday to clarify financial transactions related to Myanmar after Tom Andrews, the U.N. special rapporteur

What Could Have Downed Flight MH370? Hypoxia, Explained

HOUSTON — A doctor volunteering for a dog rescue operation who failed to land his small plane in Central Texas as planned and was later tracked by fighter jets flying over the Gulf of Mexico appeared unresponsive and may have been suffering from a lack of oxygen, officials said Thursday.

Machines Coming to Take Millions of Thai Jobs: Report

BANGKOK — Millions of Thais are at risk of losing their jobs in the coming years – and it’s not “illegal immigrants” or "outsourcing"...
Frank Maile (left) in a photo uploaded to Facebook in 2016. Photo: Frank Maile / Facebook

Prosecutors: Pilot Filmed Underage Girls in Philippines

PLUMSTED, New Jersey — A New Jersey pilot created child pornography images and videos of two underage girls engaging in sex acts while he was in the Philippines, according to federal prosecutors.

ISIS’ Malay-Language Media Unlikely to Win Hearts, Minds in Deep South, Experts Say

BANGKOK — Even if it’s true the Islamic State is distributing newspapers in Thailand’s restive southern provinces, the group is unlikely to gain sway in the region, experts on the Deep South said Wednesday.
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.


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