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Indonesian sailors participate in a mass casualty training scenario as part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Joshua T. Rodriguez / Wikimedia Commons

Militant Shot in Attack on Indonesia Police

JAKARTA — Indonesian police say a suspected Islamic militant's attack on a police station in Jakarta has been thwarted by an officer who shot...

Big Rally by Malaysia Muslims Calls for Upholding Privileges

KUALA LUMPUR — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of...

New Constitution Could Give Free Rein to Military Abuses, Rights Group Says

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre

BANGKOK — A proposal by Thailand's junta for a provision in the constitution exempting the military from prosecution would allow the armed forces to commit abuses with impunity, a rights group said on Wednesday.
Indonesian red cross team carry the body of a tsunami victim following a massive earthquake and tsunami Monday at Talise beach in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

In Neighborhood Buried by Quake, Kin Found in Final Embrace

PALU, Indonesia — For two days, Edi Setiawan helped pull the dead and the living out of a sea of mud and debris, all...

MH17 Investigators Appeal for Information About Buk Photo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board.

Watchdog Says Australia Lawmakers Increasingly Exploit Race

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's racism watchdog said on Monday the country is experiencing a resurgence in lawmakers exploiting race to advance their political agendas...

Philippine Justice Writes Online Book on China’s Sea Claims

MANILA — A Philippine Supreme Court justice launched a book on Thursday that questions China's historic claims to most of the South China Sea and said he will distribute it online to try to overcome China's censorship and reach its people.

Typhoon Death Toll in Vietnam Climbs Amid Widespread Floods

HANOI — A powerful typhoon that rocked Vietnam has killed at least 44 people and caused extensive damage to the country's south-central region.
A motorist looks at charred vehicles burned by protesters at a fire and police station Tuesday in the south central province of Binh Thuan, Vietnam. Photo: Associated Press

American Detained in Vietnam After Joining Protests

HANOI — An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors.

Rohingya Solidarity Protest at Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Thai Muslims expressed condemnation Friday in the capital and Deep South for the ongoing clashes in western Burma which have killed an estimated 80 ethnic Rohingya.



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