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ISIS’ Malay-Language Media Unlikely to Win Hearts, Minds in Deep South, Experts Say

BANGKOK — Even if it’s true the Islamic State is distributing newspapers in Thailand’s restive southern provinces, the group is unlikely to gain sway in the region, experts on the Deep South said Wednesday.

US Issues Travel Advisory for 11 Southeast Asian Nations

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region.
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Indonesia Man Swallowed by Python, Villagers and Reports Say (Video)

JAKARTA — Villagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi.

Cambodia Charges Foreigners After Pornographic Dance Arrests

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners Sunday with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia in 2017. Photo: President of Russia

Saudi Arabia Crucifies Myanmar Man Convicted of Murder

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia says it has executed and "crucified" a Myanmar man convicted of killing a woman and carrying out...
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181 Asylum Seekers Face Deportation: Rights Group

BANGKOK — Nearly 200 asylum seekers from Vietnam and Cambodia face deportation and persecution back home, rights groups warned Thursday. Human rights activist Pornpen Khongkachonkiet...
David Noel Catry of Belgium gets off form a prison truck upon its arrival Friday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh. Photo: Lok Samret / Associated Press

Belgian Gets Life for Cambodian Cocaine Smuggling

PHNOM PENH — A Cambodian court has sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison for smuggling cocaine into the country.
Danish national Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, second from right, escorted by police, arrives Monday at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Associated Press

Danish Citizen Jailed Under New Malaysian Anti-Fake News Law

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian court on Monday sentenced a Danish citizen to a week in jail after he pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing false information, the first person to be punished under a controversial anti-fake news law.

Rohingya Voices Silenced on Occasion of Suu Kyi Visit

BANGKOK — Facing persecution and worse at home in Myanmar where even their name has become anathema, members of the Rohingya diaspora in Thailand found themselves denied a voice today.

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.

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