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Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

Feb 19, 2018

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and beyond welcome Lunar New Year

Feb 16, 2018

AP PHOTOS: People in Asia and around the world have been celebrating the Lunar New Year Friday

Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

Feb 16, 2018

Body of Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait is flown home to her grieving family, as attention focuses on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad

Thailand's former top cop grilled over brothel owner's loan

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's former national police chief has met with investigators to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage parlor owner wanted on charges including human trafficking

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Feb 15, 2018

The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow

Asian shares track Wall St gains as inflation fears subside

Feb 15, 2018

Asian shares have posted solid gains that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investor worries about inflation receded

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's Lunar New Year


Thailand's former top cop grilled over brothel owner's loan

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Feb 16, 2018

Missing bookseller hits out at Sweden in arranged interview

A detained Swedish bookseller at the center of escalating row between Western governments and...

Feb 10, 2018

FIFA president praises Russian World Cup preparations

FIFA's president has praised Russia's preparations for this summer's World Cup

Feb 8, 2018

Sharma wins second European Tour title in Malaysia

Shubhankar Sharma of India won his second European Tour title after carding 10 birdies in a joint...

Feb 4, 2018

Campillo, Frittelli lead Maybank, Westwood in contention

Lee Westwood couldn't emulate his second-round 62 but did enough Saturday to stay in contention at...

Feb 3, 2018

Garcia starts new year with victory in Singapore

Masters champion Sergio Garcia begins his year with 5-shot victory in Singapore Open

Jan 21, 2018