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Thailand detained teenage activist Joshua Wong because China asked it to

Last year Wong was denied entry into Malaysia, where he was supposed to speak about democracy.
Laurel Chor
10.6.16
asia & pacific

Thailand confirms first microcephaly cases linked to Zika

The U.S. issued new advice for pregnant women traveling to Southeast Asia, now the region has reported cases of the birth defect connected to the Zika virus.
Kayla Ruble
9.30.16
asia & pacific

Duterte drops f-bomb on EU over criticism of Philippines drug war

President Rodrigo Duterte wagged his middle finger in the air and said, "Fuck you" to the European Union over a request to halt the killing of drug suspects.
Brendan James
9.21.16
asia & pacific

Thailand's government is using child 'Cyber Scouts' to monitor dissent

The Thai government is recruiting citizens, including children, to spy on each other on social media in order to spot anyone criticizing the royal family.
David Gilbert
9.19.16
NORTH KOREA

Hillary Clinton's probably too late to keep her word about North Korea's nukes

Clinton says she would “not allow” Kim Jong-un to develop a nuclear warhead, but experts say that will happen soon if it hasn’t already.
Keegan Hamilton
9.13.16
war and conflict

Philippine president warns that terrorists could 'really kill' American troops

"Americans, they will really kill them, they will try to kidnap them to get ransom," Rodrigo Duterte said of Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf in a speech on Monday.
Hilary Beaumont
9.12.16
defense & security

North Korea will probably keep testing nukes no matter what the US does

Kim Jong-un’s regime has repeatedly made a mockery of international sanctions designed to stop the country’s development of nuclear weapons.
Keegan Hamilton
9.10.16
asia & pacific

Philippine president regrets calling Obama a 'son of a bitch'

The spat began on Monday when a reporter asked how he planned to explain to Obama his support for more than 2,000 extrajudicial killings of drug suspects.
Keegan Hamilton
9.6.16
asia & pacific

Uzbekistan’s president is probably dead — but the government won't confirm it

Islam Karimov's death was revealed by the Turkish prime minister on Friday, hours after the Uzbek government acknowledged Karimov was seriously ill.
Rachel Browne
9.2.16
asia & pacific

Bangladesh police say they killed the masterminds of the Dhaka cafe attack

The three suspects – believed to be behind the attack in an embassy area which left 22 dead – were holed up in a residence on the capital's outskirts.
Tess Owen
8.27.16
war and conflict

Americans are fighting and dying again in southern Afghanistan

American troops just returned to southern Helmand province to help defeat a Taliban offensive that threatens the provincial capital, and one US service member has already been killed.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.23.16
Philippines

Philippines president threatens to quit the UN over criticism about killings of drug suspects

President Rodrigo Duterte went on a tirade after UN officials expressed concern about hundreds of extrajudicial killings that have occurred since he took office.
Keegan Hamilton
8.21.16
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