By Oliver Teves The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president on Saturday, March 2 urged members of a Muslim royal clan from the southern Philippines who occupied a village in eastern Malaysia three weeks ago to surrender, one day after a shootout left 14 people dead.
Myanmar community flourishes in Kentucky
By Bob Driehaus The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Pastor Thomas Kap rattles off the accomplishments of his congregation of Myanmar immigrants as if they were family. “We have five college students and 86 students total in the church,” he said. “There are 296 of us now.”
Beijing’s rivals protest new passport map
By Annie Huang The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has enraged several neighbors with a few dashes on a map, printed in its newly revised passports that show it staking its claim on the entire South China Sea and even Taiwan.
Potent form of common child illness deadly in Asia
By Margie Mason The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Tran Minh Giang has spent more than a third of his young life in a Vietnamese hospital, and it could be many months more before he can go home. All for a disease that in Asia is as common as chicken pox, and usually about […]
Malaysia court rules to hand bomb suspect to Thailand
The Associated Press Staff KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court ruled Monday that an Iranian man accused of plotting to attack Israeli targets in Bangkok must be extradited to Thailand.
Philippines opens school on disputed island
The Associated Press staff MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have opened a small kindergarten on a South China Sea island that is also claimed by five other governments.
Obama’s comments on gay marriage meet resistance in other countries
By Leon Drouin-Keith The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — China’s government considered homosexuality a mental disorder until 2001. Mobs in Senegal have disinterred bodies of men they believe were gays and dragged them through the streets. In Egypt, laws prohibiting “shameless public acts” have been used to imprison gay men.
Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin plans early return from exile
By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra celebrated Thailand’s most important holiday in neighboring Cambodia this weekend, telling thousands of fervent supporters who crossed the border to meet him that he intends to return home soon on his own terms.
Montana restaurateur recalls harrowing escape from Vietnam
By Tristan Scott The Missoulian COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Tien Pham Windauer epitomizes the American dream, and somehow, he even manages to make it look easy.
Thailand wins 12 golds at Southeast Asian Games
PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) _ Thailand won 12 gold medals on Saturday to climb to second place in the medal standings behind host Indonesia at the 26th Southeast Asian Games.
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