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8 dead, 4 missing as Typhoon Talas hit C. Vietnam


Typhoon Talas, which hit Vietnam's central provinces Monday, has left eight people dead and four others missing.

Thai judge hands down verdicts in major trafficking trial


A judge began handing down verdicts in Thailand's biggest human trafficking trial on Wednesday before dozens of defendants, including a Thai army general, accused of smuggling and trafficking migrants on the Thai-Malaysia border.

Bad weather brought down Myanmar army plane, say investigators


Investigators have concluded that a Myanmar military plane that crashed last month with 122 soldiers, family members and crew on board stalled and nosedived into the Andaman Sea due to bad weather, state media said on Wednesday.

Philippine president asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year to crush rebels inspired by the Islamic State militant group, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Ten missing after coal ship capsizes in waters off Viet Nam


Ten people went missing after a ship carrying coals capsized on Sunday night off the coast of Nghe An Province in Viet Nam, under the influence of the tropical storm Talas.

Myanmar to build more hotels in southern archipelago to boost tourism


Nine local and foreign companies have been granted by the Myanmar Investment Commission to build more hotels in the Myeik archipelago in southern Tanintharyi region.

Singapore protest calls for inquiry over PM's alleged abuse of power


Around 400 protesters gathered at Singapore's Speakers' Corner on Saturday calling for an independent inquiry into whether Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong abused his power in a battle with his siblings over what to do with their late father's house.

Duterte visits Philippine Stock Exchange for first time


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first visit in the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati City, the Philippines, July 11, 2017

Philippine President Duterte : ISIS are responsible for the Marawi seige


President Rodrigo Duterte said it’s the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who’s behind the Marawi seige.

Police investigate Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s son for blasphemy


Indonesian police are investigating allegations of blasphemy and hate speech against the youngest son of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. Police plan to summon Kaesang Pangarep for questioning after receiving a complaint about a video uploaded to YouTube in May, Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said Thursday.