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Stories with place: Southeast Asia
  • new storyPolice say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 7:29 am

    BANGKOK - Thai police said Sunday the man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly bombing was being uncooperative, possibly not telling the truth to interrogators and would remain in military custody for at least seven days.

  • updated storyChina seizes 620 turtles and tortoises smuggled from Vietnam 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 7:07 am

    BEIJING - Chinese border patrol officials seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises - 510 of them considered endangered - that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam, state media said Sunday.

  • Malaysian PM pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-30-15 6:53 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn Sunday on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal.

  • The Latest: Suspect's bomb material same as in deadly blast story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 10:28 am

    BANGKOK - The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):

  • Indian army kills 5 Naga rebels in remote northeast 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:55 am

    GAUHATI, India - India's army on Friday killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group that months earlier attacked the military in the country's remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, an official said.

  • 3 militants killed, 10 Philippine marines wounded in clash 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines - At least three Abu Sayyaf extremists were killed and 10 Philippine marines were wounded in a clash Friday with about 300 of the militants in a remote southern village, the military said.

  • Vietnam grants amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners to mark the 70th anniversary of independence from France, but authorities said Friday they do not include anyone convicted of national security crimes.

  • FFA gives Brisbane Roar's Indonesia owners final warning 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:06 am

    BRISBANE, Australia - Football Federation Australia has told the Indonesian owners of Brisbane Roar that they will lose control of the A-League club if its financial problems are not addressed immediately.

  • In talks, Muslim rebels seek independence in south Thailand 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:28 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Muslim militant leaders in talks with Thai authorities to end a deadly insurgency said Thursday they are seeking an independent state and are ready to negotiate a solution.

  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:43 am

    AMSTERDAM - The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday.

  • China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:46 am

    BEIJING - Chinese courts in the restive, western region of Xinjiang have jailed 45 people on terrorism-related charges, including 18 convicted of organizing illegal border crossings, state-run media reported Thursday.

  • Philippine economy grew 5.6 pct in the second quarter 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, slightly below the government's target, officials said Thursday.

  • Forbes: Mall tycoon Henry Sy tops Philippines' rich list 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:48 pm

    MANILA, Philippines - Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the Philippines' richest person for the eight consecutive year, with his net worth up $1.7 billion from last year to $14.4 billion.

  • Suu Kyi: Myanmar rebels should think carefully on peace deal 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 pm

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is urging armed ethnic minority groups to think carefully before signing a nationwide cease-fire agreement, a top party colleague said, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November elections his top priority.

  • Ex-US Marine murder suspect dies in Philippine jail 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:01 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A former U.S. Marine facing double murder charges in the Philippines has died of a heart attack in a northern city jail, police said Wednesday.

  • Philippines seeks US help to protect troops in disputed sea story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to block the resupply missions.

  • Search for MH370 may ramp up soon with new sonar equipment 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:19 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - The deep sea hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner will likely include cutting-edge sonar equipment when it ramps up again in October after the stormy southern hemisphere winter has passed, the Australian search leader said Wednesday.

  • Thailand destroys more than 2 tons of illegal ivory story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 6:25 am

    BANGKOK - Thai authorities destroyed more than 2 tons of seized and smuggled ivory Wednesday, in the latest move by the government to avoid possible economic sanctions over a perceived failure to tackle the illicit trade.

  • Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:25 pm

    Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as "No Escape," a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

  • Ohio zoo sending endangered rhino to Indonesia to mate story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:43 pm

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio zoo that has the last Sumatran rhino in the United States announced plans Tuesday to send him to Southeast Asia on a mission to mate and help preserve his critically endangered species.

  • Cambodian police seize 1.5 tons of pot, largest in 15 years 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:55 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodian police said Tuesday they confiscated nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana in what they described as their biggest seizure of the drug since they started cracking down on it 15 years ago.

  • Former U of M student detained in Thailand 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:13 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - A photojournalist who attended the University of Minnesota has been released on bail in Thailand where he was detained for possessing body armor and a helmet.

  • Singapore to hold election Sept. 11 in test of ruling party 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:34 am

    SINGAPORE - Singapore will hold a general election on Sept. 11, the government announced Tuesday, in what is expected to be a tight contest for the ruling party that has dominated politics in the city-state for 50 years but is now facing growing disaffection among citizens.

  • Probe of Bangkok bombing recalls bad reputation of police 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:01 am

    BANGKOK - Investigating a crime with little forensic evidence, no clear motive and no claim of responsibility - like the Bangkok bombing that killed 20 people - would challenge anyone. Yet the Royal Thai Police department is handicapped even in the best of circumstances by a legacy of corruption, brutality and political influence.

  • Typhoon Goni damages buildings, drenches western Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:46 am

    TOKYO - A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan.