Ships, aircraft search for three US sailors missing in crash

U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft searched in the Philippine Sea yesterday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight

Myanmar | UN envoy says sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar’s military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide,

Papua New Guinea | Officials pressure refugees to leave camp

Papua New Guinea authorities yesterday removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees

Korean Peninsula | Cold War drama caught on video as soldier escapes to the South

It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier

Japan | US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; eight survived

Eight people aboard a Navy plane that crashed yesterday in the Pacific were recovered in good condition and a search continues for three other missing personnel, the

Australia | Victoria state reaches brink of legalizing euthanasia

An Australian state parliament yesterday stepped closer to passing a voluntary euthanasia bill, 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy- killing law for the

The Buzz | Philippines to extradite priest accused of molesting US boys

The Philippine government is preparing to extradite to the United States a recently arrested Filipino Catholic priest who faces charges of sexually molesting two boys in North Dakota churches

Japan | Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90s

A Japanese woman was arrested yesterday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt

Ex-officials accused of corruption in Manila train contract

The Philippine government filed complaints yesterday with an anti-graft office accusing many Cabinet officials in the previous administration of corruption in a maintenance contract for a Manila

Analysis | US terror list more symbolism than substance

As North Korea marches toward nuclear mastery, President Donald Trump slaps the country back on an American blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. But is it

Environment | New Delhi’s polluted air doesn’t deter distance runners

People breathing New Delhi’s acrid air for the past month have suffered burning eyes and rasping throats, so the notion of thousands of distance runners

Hundreds leave Papua villages in separatist standoff

Hundreds more people have left villages in Papua that were at the center of clashes with separatists, Indonesian police said yesterday. It was the second evacuation from the

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech yesterday that comes

Japan exports climb on surging demand for cars, machinery

Japan’s exports grew 14 percent over a year earlier in October on strong demand for vehicles, electronics and machinery. However, customs data released yesterday showed even faster

Singapore | Growth could top 3pct in 2017, Prime Minister Lee says

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says his country is expected to exceed expectations this year by recording economic growth above 3 percent. Addressing his People’s

5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

At least five suspected militants and an Indian air force commando were killed Saturday in a fierce gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, police said. Indian troops cordoned

Cambodia | Cut ties with gov’t, says exiled opposition leader

exiled leader of Cambodia’s political opposition said last week the international community should cut ties with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government after the court-ordered dissolution of the

Philippines | Court convicts bomber in congressman’s death

A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.

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