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  • Thai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally

    Six prominent protest leaders in Thailand were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for storming the prime minister's office compound during massive anti-government rallies in 2008 in part of the political turmoil that has plagued the country in...
  • Image of Asia: Standing watch on Malaysian navy ship at sea

    In this photo by Vincent Thian, a Malaysian navy sailor stands guard on the bow of a corvette ship patrolling the seas off the island of Langkawi while watching for abandoned migrant boats. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis are believed to be...
  • India heatwave toll crosses 1,400

    NEW DELHI The death toll from a searing heatwave sweeping large swathes of India crossed 1,400 Thursday with officials saying there was no immediate end in sight. A total of 1,020 deaths were reported from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh alone where...
  • Hijackers among 8 executed in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD Three rebels behind a hijacking attempt 17 years ago were among eight death row prisoners hanged in Pakistan on Thursday, officials said, as authorities stepped up planned executions this week. The separatists from the southwestern province...
  • Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations

    In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats — crammed with Rohingya...
  • One year later, Thailand's military keeps control

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, May 26: Thailand is not in the best of shape a year after the bloodless military coup that ousted its civilian leadership and replaced it with a government of generals. The...
  • Chinese leader calls for innovation as economic growth slows

    Rapturous crowds. Beaming workers. Pep talks for the troops. The TV coverage Thursday of Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to an eastern province was a tour de force of Communist propaganda, showcasing what's seen as an emerging cult of...
  • China's Hanergy under investigation by Hong Kong regulator

    Hong Kong regulators said Thursday they're investigating a leading Chinese solar panel maker owned by billionaire Li Hejun after its shares took a sudden and unexplained plunge. The Securities and Futures Commission normally does not announce its...
  • China defends South China Sea island development

    Responding to sharply-worded comments from the U.S. defense secretary, China on Thursday defended its building of artificial islands in the South China Sea and accused Washington of stirring up trouble in the economically vital region. Foreign Ministry...
  • Japanese company Sato plans global tech hub in Fort Lauderdale

    Japanese company Sato plans global tech hub in Fort Lauderdale
    After scouring sites across the U.S., a huge Japanese company is setting up the global headquarters for its new software division in Fort Lauderdale — a decision that could boost the region's stature in tech circles. Sato Holdings of Tokyo will...
  • Hogan takes Anne Arundel to Asia

    Hogan takes Anne Arundel to Asia
    Gov. Larry Hogan has taken several Anne Arundel County business executives with him on a trip to Asia, his first official overseas visit. The 12-day trip, estimated to cost $140,000, began Tuesday when the governor left for South Korea. He will split...