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Australian Charged With Violating Cambodia’s Surrogacy Ban

PHNOM PENH — A court in Cambodia has charged an Australian woman and two Cambodians with violating the country's new ban on providing commercial surrogacy services.

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.
A veterinarian of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) Pandu Wibisono examines a tranquilized male orangutan being rescued from a forest located too close to a palm oil plantation in 2017 at Tripa peat swamp in Aceh province, Indonesia. Photo: Binsar Bakkara / Associated Press

Orangutan Mother Blinded by Air Gun Pellets in Indonesia

SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia — An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on Indonesia's Sumatra island, where...

Passengers Describe Terror Aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight

PERTH, Australia — Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling before the airliner turned back to the Australian city of Perth.
Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam Tuesday in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos. Photo: Associated Press

Flooding From Laos Hydroelectric Dam Leaves Hundreds Missing

BANGKOK — Massive flooding from a South Korean-constructed hydroelectric dam in Laos left several people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue...

Cambodia Acknowledges Arrest of Briton Wanted for Pattaya Murder

PHNOM PENH — A British man suspected of involvement in the gangland-style slaying of another Briton in the Thai resort town of Pattaya has...

ASEAN Pursues Nonaggression Pact With China

MANILA — Southeast Asia's top diplomats will seek talks "as soon as possible" on a proposed nonaggression pact with China aimed at preventing clashes...

Rohingya Girls Find Joy in Elaborate Makeup (Photos)

UKHIYA, Bangladesh — The dazzling displays of color emerge amid the mud and monsoon rains of Bangladesh's refugee camps: vibrant flower headbands and elaborately-drawn...

Shariah Court in Indonesia Sentences Gay Couple to Caning

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy.

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