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Undated photo of a YoungOne Pilatus PC-12 in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Faisal Akram / Wikimedia Commons

Child Only Survivor of Light Plane Crash in East Indonesia

JAYAPURA, Indonesia — Rescuers in Indonesia say a child is the only survivor from the crash of a light commercial plane in a mountainous...
Tourists sunbathe at a beach on Boracay island in April in central Aklan province, Philippines. Photo: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Philippine Island Once Called ‘Cesspool’ Reopens to Visitors

BORACAY, Philippines — Boatloads of tourists sailed to tiny Boracay island Friday on the first day Philippine officials reopened the resort to visitors after...
Mahathir Mohamad speaks at a news conference May 10 in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Associated Press

Australia, Malaysia Trade Words Over Israel Embassy Shift

SYDNEY — A top Australian official seized Friday on past comments from Malaysia's prime minister seen as anti-Semitic, amid a diplomatic war of words...

Duterte Declares ‘State of Lawlessness’ After Bombing

DAVAO, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a nationwide "state of lawlessness" Saturday after suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists detonated a bomb that killed...

Duterte Wraps Up Southeast Asia Tour in Thailand

BANGKOK — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in Thailand for a two-day visit rounding out his nine-country tour of southeast Asia.

UN Envoy: Sexual Attacks Against Rohingya May Be War Crimes

UNITED NATIONS — Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict said Wednesday.

Man Arrested for Hacking Jakarta Billboard With Japanese Porn

JAKARTA — Indonesian police say a man they arrested for broadcasting pornography on an electronic billboard in the country's capital gained access to the system after it displayed its log-on credentials.
An undated photo of AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes at an airline fair. Photo: airasia / Wikimedia Commons

AirAsia Shares Drop After CEO Says Sorry for Backing Ex-PM

KUALA LUMPUR — Shares of regional budget airline AirAsia plunged Monday after its chief Tony Fernandes apologized for supporting defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak in a historic election last week that ended with a victory for a four-party alliance led by Mahathir Mohamad.

Academics Warn SEA Human Rights in Regression

BANGKOK — Southeast Asia is witnessing a curb on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and an overt use of security acts, said Professor Vitit Muntabhorn of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Law, Monday at the 4 International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia in Bangkok.

Body of Austrian Expat Found in Rented Phuket House

(The Phuket News)

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