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Germany condemns Abu Sayyaf on beheading its citizen


The German government on Monday condemned the heinous act by the Philippine terror group Abu Sayyaf, which brutally killed a German citizen.

‘People are afraid. There is racism’: Indian students reconsider plans to travel to US after Kansas shooting


Ex-Philippine leader Benigno Aquino joined thousands of people on the streets of Manila Saturday as protests broke out against President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.

Mourners still gather as workers build late Thai king's crematorium


Mr Kris Sombut, an English-speaking volunteer, stands at Sanam Luang's main gate in central Bangkok helping to direct traffic for locals and tourists arriving at the site.

‘A great loss’: Aung San Suu Kyi breaks her silence over assassination of top lawyer who criticised military’s influence


Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month-long silence on the assassination of her adviser, calling his killing a “great loss” for the country.

Philippines continues Abu Sayyaf offensive despite threat to behead German hostage


Philippine troops will not get distracted by a threat from Abu Sayyaf militants to behead a German hostage if a ransom was not paid by Sunday and will press assaults to crush the brutal group, military officials said.

Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties


Australia and Indonesia have restored full military ties less than two months after Indonesia suspended co-operation over "offensive" teaching material found at an Australian base.

Malaysian airport declared "safe zone" after VX nerve agent found in dead DPRK man


Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 was declared a "safe zone" on Sunday morning, after a detection operation found no trace of VX nerve agent, a lethal chemical weapon found on the body of a Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) man who died on Feb. 13.

Sri Lanka 'hunting' refugees who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong


Sri Lankan asylum seekers living in Hong Kong fear they are being illegally pursued by police after sheltering the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in the city.

Leila De Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge


A leading critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Leila de Lima, has been arrested on drug trafficking charges.

BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting


A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island.