Indonesia | Six dead in riots; Widodo says he won’t tolerate unrest

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo yesterday that authorities have the volatile situation in the capital Jakarta under control after six people died in riots by supporters of his

N. Korea calls Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over Kim criticism

North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the U.S.

Philippines | Duterte moves to forcibly send garbage back to Canada

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has moved to have truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago be forcibly shipped back

Australia | Gov’t says it won’t break tax cut pledge

Australia’s newly reelected government said yesterday that its promise to slash income taxes might be delivered late but would not be broken as it seeks to stimulate

Indonesia| Official count shows Widodo reelected as leader

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with

Koreas | South vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

South Korea vowed yesterday to move quickly on plans to provide USD8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through U.N. agencies

Australia | PM Morrison set to form majority government

Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set yesterday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia’s weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have

India | Residents vote in final phase of grueling national election

Indians voted yesterday in the seventh and final phase of a grueling national election that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

Australia | Leader vows to get back to work after shock win

A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed yesterday to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters

Obituary | Eric Talmadge, AP’s North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world’s least-understood nations, has died.

The Buzz | Thai English-language daily The Nation to end print edition

The Nation, one of Thailand’s two English-language dailies, has announced it will stop publishing its print edition by the end of June but will continue with an online

Sri Lanka | 1 dead, mosques attacked as communal tensions rise

Mob attacks on Muslim communities in Sri Lanka’s northwest have left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed, a government minister said

North Korea says it is suffering worst drought in decades

North Korea said yesterday it is suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades amid reports of severe food shortages. The official Korean Central News Agency

Philippines | Unofficial tally shows Duterte allies winning big in polls

President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies appeared to have overwhelming leads in elections for the Philippine Senate, one of the opposition’s last bulwarks against a brash populist leader

Australia | Political leaders agree gays don’t go to hell

The leaders of both of Australia’s major political parties agreed yesterday that gays don’t go to hell because of their sexual orientation, as Christian beliefs rose to

Myanmar | UN mission urges financial isolation of military

A United Nations fact- finding mission urged Tuesday that countries cut off all business with Myanmar’s military as part of efforts to hold the army accountable for human

Thailand | Exile’s parents seek information on his disappearance

The parents of a self-exiled Thai activist who disappeared after reportedly being extradited from Vietnam visited government offices and diplomatic missions in Bangkok yesterday to seek

Elections | Filipinos cast vote in midterm polls crucial to Duterte

Filipinos voted yesterday in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting

N. Korea fires two suspected missiles in possible new warning

North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea yesterday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning

Cambodia |Court summons members of defunct opposition party

A court in northwestern Cambodia has summoned for questioning more than two dozen regional members of the defunct opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party, accusing them of engaging in

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