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Monday, July 22, 2024

Heavy Flooding in Southern Myanmar Displaces More Than 14,000 People

GRANT PECK BANGKOK — Flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Myanmar’s southern areas has displaced more than 14,000 people and disrupted traffic on...

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"...

Pope’s Trip to Myanmar, Bangladesh Boiling Down to 1 Word

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' aim in visiting Myanmar and Bangladesh is to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and bring a message of friendship and peace to some of Asia's most peripheral and poor. The big question looming is whether he'll utter the word "Rohingya" while he's there.

Chiang Mai Academics Report Themselves to the Military

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Malaysia Says Kim Jong Nam’s Body Still in the Country

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's health minister says the body of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still in the country, dismissing reports that the remains of Kim Jong Nam were about to be flown out of the country as part of diplomatic negotiations.
Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch, talks to journalists during a press briefing on a project titled "Nothing for Our Land," the Impact of Land Confiscation on Farmers in Myanmar, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Thein Zaw / Associated Press

Rights Groups Urge Myanmar to Make Amends for Seized Land

YANGON — Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land...
Genting Theme Park is pictured Tuesday at Genting Highland Resort in Pahang, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Disney Says ‘No Merit’ to Malaysia Resort Company Lawsuit

KUALA LUMPUR — Resort developer Genting Malaysia's lawsuit seeking USD$1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach...
Gov. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, during a meeting with governors and lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, on Thursday. Photo: Evan Vucci / Associated Press

Trump Flips on TPP, Weighs Rejoining Pacific Trade Deal

WASHINGTON — In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" agenda.

N. Korea and Malaysia Lock Horns Over Apparent Killing

KUALA LUMPUR — A dispute over custody of a slain North Korean's body pushed two governments further apart Saturday as they tried to navigate the aftermath of what appeared to be the assassination of an outcast member of North Korea's ruling elite.


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