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An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh yesterday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast
SEOUL – Agence France-Presse
South Korean President Moon Jae-In warned on May 17 there was a “high possibility” of military clashes along the border with North Korea as tensions mount over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions
SEOUL – Reuters
North Korea fired a ballistic missile on May 14 in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue
Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook, the telecoms regulator said yesterday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security
A neighborhood in the Indonesian capital has informally declared itself a smoke-free zone as students plan further protests against what they see as an increased effort by cigarette companies to target the young
DAVAO - Agence France-Presse
Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on May 16 that he would push for the inclusion of Turkey and Mongolia in a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, dismissing concerns about their geographic location.
Jakarta’s Christian governor was jailed for two years May 9 after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over rising religious intolerance in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation
North Korea said on May 15 it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches “any time, any place”, defying U.N. Security Council resolutions and warnings from the United States
MANILA - Reuters
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte kept his “excellent” trust rating for a fourth consecutive quarter in an opinion poll, with four-fifths of Filipino’s giving him the highest score in a survey that focuses on personality rather than policy
BEIJING - The Associated Press
China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries.
SRINAGAR, India -The Associated Press
Rebels attacked a police squad in the Indian portion of Kashmir, triggering a gunbattle that left three civilians, one officer and an assailant dead, police said on May 7.