China Offers Rewards for Online ‘Terrorist’ Tip-Offs By

China has pledged to reward people who report online “terrorist” content up to 100,000 yuan (US$15,200) for each tip off, an official news agency reported.

Suspect in Murder of Dismembered Spaniard in Thai Custody By

A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was in Thai custody Monday after being arrested in Cambodia.


The death toll from an earthquake in southern Taiwan on Saturday has climbed to 35, with some 100 people still listed as missing under a 17-story building.


Challenges from Ma Ba Tha seem likely to continue, despite the religious group’s support for a rival pro-military party that was trounced in elections.


The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called another “intolerable provocation.”

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Leaders Call for UN Help on 4,000 Missing By

Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil leaders have asked the UN to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country’s long civil war.

Missing Chinese Journalist Under Investigation in China By

A Chinese journalist and rights activist who disappeared in Thailand last month is now under investigation in China, his wife said on Thursday.

Thai Police: Slain Spanish Man ID’d from Body Parts in River By

Bangkok police have said they have identified a man whose body parts were found floating in the city’s Chao Phraya River as a Spanish consultant.

Seoul, Tokyo Threaten to Intercept N. Korean Rocket Debris By

South Korea and Japan have vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket North Korea plans to fire this month.

China Reduces Sentences for 11 Uighurs, Including Canadian By

A court in China has reduced the sentences of 11 Uighurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security, including a naturalized Canadian preacher.

Use of ‘Dictator Law’ Rises in Thailand as Junta’s Reforms Falter By

Thai junta chief Prayuth is relying increasingly on the security measure to push through unpopular policies and kickstart stalled reforms, say critics.

Malaysian Politician Ousted After Criticizing Prime Minister By

The son of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns as leader of a federal state, saying he was ousted for criticizing Prime Minister Najib.

North Korea Tells UN Agencies it Plans Satellite Launch By

North Korea told UN agencies on Tuesday it plans to launch a satellite as early as next week, a move that could advance its long-range missile technology.

Thai Elephant Gores Scottish Tourist to Death on Trek  By

A Scottish tourist, his teenaged stepdaughter and a Burmese mahout were attacked by an elephant during a trek on the island of Koh Samui.

India’s Top Court to Re-Examine Gay Rights By

India’s top court agrees to re-examine a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to a decade in prison.

Thai Professor: Interest in Burmese Language Has Increased Ten-Fold By

A Thai professor of Burmese is motivated by higher enrollment from Thai students studying the language of their neighbors.

Drone Schools Spread in China to Field Pilots for New Sector  By

Young Chinese men are studying drone operation with the hope of landing lucrative pilot jobs in agriculture, film or law enforcement.

Taiwan Legislature Elects New Speaker from Victorious DPP By

Taiwan’s legislature on Monday chose a new speaker from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party following its victory in elections last month.

Thai Authorities Say Fishing Industry Crackdown Intensified By

Thailand, facing possible trade sanctions over abuses in its seafood industry, says it will ramp up fight against human trafficking and unregulated fishing.

India Court Sentences Three to Death for Student Rape, Murder By

An Indian court sentenced three men to death for raping and killing a 20-year-old woman in a case that led to calls for greater safety for women.

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