- Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat Updated: May-30-16 11:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's navy said Monday it fired shots at a Chinese trawler when it refused to stop fishing in Indonesian waters, and then seized the vessel and its eight crewmembers.
- Thai wildlife officials start removing tigers from temple Updated: May-30-16 10:24 am
BANGKOK - Wildlife officials in Thailand on Monday began removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that the monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.
- WWII letters capture vets' friendship, longing for home Updated: May-30-16 9:48 am
WORCESTER, Massachusetts - The lines handwritten in cursive and pecked by typewriter on onionskin stationery still resonate more than 70 years later.
- Cambodian police reach deal with opposition on protest Updated: May-30-16 7:57 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Police in Cambodia blocked an opposition protest march on Monday, but avoided possible violence by allowing a convoy of opposition lawmakers to drive through to present a petition complaining of government intimidation to the king.
- Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president Updated: May-30-16 6:25 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Congress on Monday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.
- Philippine military says 54 Muslim rebels killed in south Updated: May-30-16 5:03 am
MANILA, Philippines - Intense fighting between Philippine troops and a little-known Muslim group apparently inspired by the Islamic State group has killed 54 militants and two soldiers, officials said Monday.
- Ariya Jutanugarn wins 3rd straight LPGA Tour title Updated: May-29-16 8:23 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Ariya Jutanugarn's strength and skill helped her become the first player to win three straight LPGA Tour events in three years.
- Return to Vietnam Updated: May-29-16 3:02 am
PENDLETON, Oregon - In his mind, Skip Nichols often returned to Vietnam.
- Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa Updated: May-28-16 7:14 am
NAGOYA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.
- 3 current and ex-Navy officers charged in bribery scandal Updated: May-28-16 12:13 am
SAN DIEGO - Three current and former Navy officers have been charged in one of the worst bribery and fraud scandal to rock the Navy.
- 3 foreign tourists dead after boat capsizes in Thailand Updated: May-27-16 7:34 am
KOH SAMUI, Thailand - Rescuers in Thailand searched Friday for a British man who was still missing after a speedboat packed with tourists capsized near the popular resort island of Koh Samui, leaving three women dead, officials said.
- G-7 leaders express concern over South China Sea, urge peace Updated: May-27-16 6:09 am
SHIMA, Japan - The leaders of the Group of Seven countries expressed concern Friday over China's increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China seas, renewing their warnings against one-sided attempts to change the situation, and stressed the importance of peaceful resolutions.
- The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism Updated: May-27-16 1:03 am
ISE, Japan - The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):
- Thai man bloodied but unbowed after intimate attack by snake Updated: May-26-16 9:11 am
BANGKOK - A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
- IOC expresses concern over investigation into Tokyo 2020 bid Updated: May-26-16 7:28 am
TOKYO - IOC vice president John Coates expressed concern Thursday over payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Olympics in a bribery investigation.
- Democracy helps fulfill long-dead Myanmar teen's last wish Updated: May-26-16 4:40 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland. It has taken 28 years, but it is done.
- Debris in Mozambique, Mauritius to be analyzed by MH370 team Updated: May-26-16 3:56 am
SYDNEY - Three pieces of debris found washed ashore in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials said Thursday.
- Philippines' Duterte apologizes to Trudeau over beheading Updated: May-26-16 1:39 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' presumptive president-elect said Thursday he apologized to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the beheading by Muslim militants of a Canadian hostage in the southern province of Sulu.
- Australian lawmaker links trade dispute with asylum seekers Updated: May-26-16 12:57 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's deputy prime minister is being criticized for suggesting that a temporary ban on cattle exports to Indonesia five years ago hindered ties with Jakarta that contributed to an influx of asylum seekers arriving on Australian shores by boats from Indonesia.
- Philippine officials: Duterte violated law on women's rights Updated: May-25-16 12:50 pm
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday the country's presumptive president-elect violated a law protecting women's rights by making a rape joke during the election campaign.
- Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech Updated: May-25-16 11:58 am
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves.
- Thais upset that 'fresh' orange juice is not what it seems Updated: May-25-16 11:45 am
BANGKOK - Thai health officials are conducting surprise inspections of fresh orange juice vendors around the country after photos posted on Facebook showed a backyard producer adulterating the juice in big plastic tubs.
- Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program Updated: May-25-16 11:43 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary.
- Indonesia to punish child rapists with chemical castration Updated: May-25-16 11:22 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo issued a regulation Wednesday that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration and the death penalty.
- The Latest: No plans for Japan PM to visit Pearl Harbor Updated: May-25-16 11:03 am
SHIMA, Japan - The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Vietnam and Japan (all times local):