Lion Air plane crash: Body parts found as rescue agency says ‘likely’ all 189 aboard crashed jet dead

Around 30 divers were trying to reach the main wreckage of the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane, according to the agency. 

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Rohingya crisis: Firebrand monk Wirathu hits back at UN, international community

'The day when the ICC comes here...Is the day that Wirathu holds a gun,' monk Wirathu said in a speech.

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Myanmar newspaper journalists held after handing themselves in to police

Three senior journalists at Myanmar's largest private newspaper were remanded in custody after handing themselves in to police on Wednesday, facing accusations of causing "fear or alarm" following Read Article

Indian tourist dead in Thai teenage gang shoot-out

There was a group of Indian tourists waiting for a tour bus nearby when gunfire broke out.

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Suu Kyi's actions 'regrettable' but she will keep peace prize: Nobel chief

Some of the actions Aung San Suu Kyi has taken as Myanmar's civilian leader are "regrettable" but her Nobel Peace Prize will not be withdrawn, the head of the Nobel Foundation told Reuters in an in Read Article

Myanmar's neighbours urge accountability for Rakhine violence

The ministers, who met informally on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last week, expressed grave concern over the violence, Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told parliament,…

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Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami doubles to 832, final number could be in thousands

Almost all the deaths had been recorded in Indonesia’s Palu, two days after waves 1.5 metres-high slammed into the city of 350,000 on Sulawesi island.

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832 dead in Indonesia earthquake; food, water shortage looms large

Almost all the deaths had been recorded in Indonesia’s Palu, two days after waves 1.5 metres-high slammed into the city of 350,000 on Sulawesi island.

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Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420: State media

At least 540 people had been badly injured, an agency spokesman said, as hospitals struggled to cope with the influx of casualties.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before US House panel in November

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has agreed to testify before the US House Judiciary Committee in November, a senior Republican said Friday. Read Article

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

Opinion polls show Widodo well ahead of his main challenger Prabowo Subianto. 

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Level of Myanmar army brutality 'hard to fathom': UN probe

Myanmar's ambassador to the UN, Kyaw Moe Tun, slammed Tuesday's report as 'one-sided' and 'flawed'. Read Article

Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN probe

Some 700,000 Rohingya fled the crackdown and most are now living in refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Read Article

Vietnam: Seven die of suspected drug overdose at Hanoi music festival

The victims, who were all Vietnamese, "all tested positive for drugs", deputy director of Hanoi police Nguyen Van Vien told reporters on… Read Article

Myanmar jailbreakers could be heading to Thailand

The fugitives broke out of Hpa-An jail in the country's eastern Karen state -- which borders Thailand -- on Sunday morning. Read Article