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Bangladesh police kill three suspected Rohingya traffickers; rescue 15 refugees

Bangladesh police killed three people suspected of trying to smuggle 15 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Malaysia in a clash on Tuesday near the South Asian...

UN fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown

An internet blackout in parts of Myanmar could be cover for "gross human rights violations" in an area where a brutal army crackdown has...

Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world's largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US...

Bangladesh ‘Tree Man’ wants hands amputated to relieve pain

A Bangladeshi known as the "Tree Man" because of bark-like growths on his body said Monday he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him...

Bangladesh train derails over bridge; five people killed

A passenger train carrying at least 2,000 people derailed as it was crossing a bridge in Bangladesh on Monday killing five people and injuring more than...

Protectionism slammed as Southeast Asian leaders rally to trade pact

Thailand's premier made an impassioned plea against protectionism on Sunday at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders where the fallout from the US-China tariff...

Yemeni rebel attack on Saudi airport kills one, wounds 21: coalition

A Yemeni rebel attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia killed a Syrian national and wounded 21 other civilians Sunday, a Riyadh-led...

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state – telco operator

Myanmar authorities ordered telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in...

Southeast Asian leaders open summit in Bangkok

Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes...

Malaysian PM vows ahead of ASEAN to help Rohingya bound for country

Malaysia's prime minister on Friday vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders to "stop the...