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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.

BBC Shortwave Towers Shut Down in Thailand

BANGKOK — Britain's BBC announced Wednesday it is ending its shortwave transmissions from Thailand after 20 years of operation because it failed to reach...

In Western Myanmar, a Town Ravaged by the Drugs Trade

KALAY, Sagaing Region — On a cloudy afternoon in June, Lieutenant Bo Bo Win Htut and several officers of Kalay Police Station were hiding in the long grass near a bridge outside of Kalay, a major trading town in the Sagaing Region.
A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 lands in January in Papua province, Indonesia. Image: Raja Video Id / YouTube

Previous Flight of Crashed Lion Air Jet Scared Passengers

JAKARTA — Divers searched Tuesday for victims of the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia that killed 189 people and high-tech equipment was deployed...

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.

Myanmar Buddhists Seek Tougher Action Against Rohingya

YANGON — Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, rallied in Myanmar's largest city on Wednesday to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week.

Indonesia Police Arrests Dozens in Raid on Jakarta Gay Sauna

JAKARTA — Indonesian police say they detained dozens of men in a raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta.

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.

US Declares Laos Casino Operators a Criminal Network

WASHINGTON — The United States is declaring the Zhao Wei network that operates a casino in Laos to be a transnational criminal organization.

Hundreds Missing After Hydroelectric Dam Collapses in Laos

BANGKOK — A hydroelectric dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving an unknown number of people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue...

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