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Stories with place: Southeast Asia
  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:37 am
  • PERTH, Australia - A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

  • Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

  • Westwood's lead at Malaysian Open down to 1 stroke 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:11 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Lee Westwood saw his four-shot lead trimmed to just one on Saturday after a bogey at the final hole of the third round of the Malaysian Open.

  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:19 am
  • Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.

  • White House makes economics focus of Asia trip 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.

  • 7 die in shooting at China-Vietnam border 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:25 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - A Chinese man who was being repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering a gunfight and standoff in which five Chinese and two Vietnamese guards died, Vietnam's government said.

  • Boat capsizes in Indonesia; dozens missing, 7 dead 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:04 am
  • KUPANG, Indonesia - A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead, police said.

  • Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:16 am
  • SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines - Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.

  • Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand's south 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:01 am
  • HAT YAI, Thailand - A suspected insurgent and his 6-year-old son were shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said Friday.

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:11 am
  • PERTH, Australia - He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

  • Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:46 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if the event flops.

  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:16 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

  • Cibulkova reaches Malaysian Open quarterfinals 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:39 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia needed just over an hour to beat Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of Malaysian Open.

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • PHUKET, Thailand - Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

  • Malaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh dies 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:56 pm
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73.

  • Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:04 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:29 am
  • BEIJING - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

  • Russian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:13 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:59 am
  • CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:26 am
  • CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

  • Hawaii, Bali form sister state relationship 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:17 am
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii and the Indonesian province of Bali on Monday took a step toward forging closer ties by becoming sister states.

  • Doping ban reversed for Olympic champion Lee 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:01 am
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medalist Lee Yon-dae for failing to comply with doping requirements.

  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:13 pm
  • BANGKOK - As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff - until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.

  • Asian fans only have eyes for European soccer 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:35 am
  • HANOI, Vietnam - There were so few people watching Vietnam play Hong Kong in a recent Asian Cup qualifier that turnstile staff hardly bothered checking tickets on the damp, cold Hanoi evening.

  • False leads in search for missing jet 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:08 am
  • If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed: