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Miss Grand Thailand Reaches Top 20

YANGON — Thailand’s representative to the Miss Grand International pageant was among 20 contestants in the contest’s final round Thursday night. Miss Grand Thailand Nam-oi...
David Stilwell, the U.S. State Department’s assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, left, speaks during a forum in Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The senior U.S. official says a free and open Indo-Pacific concept is not a move to expand U.S. domination but reflects Washington’s “enduring engagement” to prosper the region. Photo: Vincent Thian / AP

US Official Urges ASEAN to Stand up to China in Sea Row

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — A senior U.S. official on Thursday urged Southeast Asian nations meeting this weekend in Bangkok to put up a stiffer resistance to China's militarization of the disputed South China Sea.

Cambodia Charges Japanese Man in Sex Trafficking Case

PHNOM PENH — A Japanese man and two Cambodians were charged Tuesday with allegedly tricking Cambodian women into working in the sex trade in Japan.

In an Instant, Vietnam Execution Photo Framed a View of War

NEW YORK — It was a fraction of a second that jolted Americans' view of the Vietnam War.

Grab Buys Uber’s Southeast Asia Ridesharing Business

Fast growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business Grab is acquiring Uber's Southeast Asian business operations
File photo. Photo: Kyle Zimmerman

7-Meter Python Swallows Indonesian Woman

JAKARTA — A 7-meter-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.
A relative of a passenger of a Lion Air plane cries while waiting for update on the plane that crashed off Java Island, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

Woman Recounts Problems on Lion Air Jet’s Previous Flight

JAKARTA — An Indonesian TV presenter who was on the penultimate flight of the Lion Air plane that crashed Monday says passengers were angry...

Nearly 80% of China-Laos Railway Project Completed

NANNING (Xinhua) — Nearly 80 percent of the construction of the China-Laos railway has been completed, said Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Saturday.
-FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, file photo members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area. Gambia has filed a case at the United Nations' highest court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A statement released Monday by lawyers for Gambia says the case also asks the International Court of Justice to order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately." Photo: Bernat Armangue / AP File

Myanmar Accused at UN Court of Genocide Against Rohingya

THE HAGUE (AP) — Myanmar was accused Monday of genocide at the U.N.'s highest court for its campaign against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, as lawyers asked the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately."

Remnants of Ancient Underground City Discovered Beneath Angkor Wat

LONDON — An Australian archaeologist says he and colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat.


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