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August 28, 2016 1:36 pm

Suspected "terror" attack at Indonesian church; no serious..

There were no serious casualties, though the priest and his attacker suffered minor injuries, according to police in Medan city, northern Sumatra. "A terrorism act was carried out on Sunday..

August 28, 2016 1:17 pm

Quake destroys Bagan murals

"Precious artwork in Sulamani, Tayokepjei, Payar Thone Sue and Thanbula pagodas was damaged by the earthquake. Murals in Lawka Ushaung, Myankappa, Gupauk Gyi and Wetgyiinn pagodas were destroyed,"..

August 28, 2016 1:13 pm

Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

More than 2,000 people have died violent deaths since Duterte took office two months ago and immediately implemented his scorched-earth plans to eradicate drugs in society, ordering police to shoot..

August 28, 2016 1:08 pm

Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road tolls mount

It is a grim scene familiar the world over. But in Laos, an impoverished and authoritarian communist country with almost no state-funded medical services, these kind of vital lifesavers are..

August 28, 2016 1:03 pm

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces test at ethnic peace conference

The five-day talks will bring hundreds of ethnic minority rebel leaders to the capital, along with military top brass and international delegates such as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. The..

August 28, 2016 9:17 am

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade’s cousin will make African Americans support him, but the move instead triggered a firestorm..

August 27, 2016 6:47 pm

CDC meeting Monday to discuss amendments to charter draft

A majority of those who voted in the August 7 referendum approved the draft charter and the additional question on whether selected senators should be allowed to vote along with elected MPs in the..

August 27, 2016 6:46 pm

Democrats meet PM, urge reform of police force

Democrat politician Watchara Petchthong told a press conference at the party's headquarters yesterday that the written request, made by him and 17 other colleagues, was addressed to General Prayut,..

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August 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Myanmar actor jailed for cursing army with graffiti

Tun Lin Thein, a 35-year-old who appears in Myanmar music videos, slammed the military as an "army of dogs" and spray-painted a number of other expletives across his silver Nissan in March. ..

August 27, 2016 3:06 pm

New train can run at 120 km/h

Using a Hitachi 4507 diesel electric locomotive, the train can clock up speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday will..

August 27, 2016 2:15 pm

Three Thai royal insult prisoners freed after pardon

On Saturday the three lese majeste convicts were included in a royal pardon that saw over 100 female prisoners released from a Bangkok jail. "Three women prisoners who were jailed for..