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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...

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.
In this photo released by the Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, arrives at the Changi International Airport on Sunday.

Kim Jung Un Just Landed in Singapore. Here Are the Photos.

SINGAPORE— Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left...

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.
A relative of a passenger of a Lion Air plane cries while waiting for update on the plane that crashed off Java Island, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

Woman Recounts Problems on Lion Air Jet’s Previous Flight

JAKARTA — An Indonesian TV presenter who was on the penultimate flight of the Lion Air plane that crashed Monday says passengers were angry...

Grab Buys Uber’s Southeast Asia Ridesharing Business

Fast growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business Grab is acquiring Uber's Southeast Asian business operations
File photo. Photo: Kyle Zimmerman

7-Meter Python Swallows Indonesian Woman

JAKARTA — A 7-meter-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.

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