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Stories with place: Malaysia
  • Neighbors turn up the heat on Indonesia over forest fires story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:13 am

    SINGAPORE - For weeks now, the quality of life in parts of Southeast Asia has been left to sheer chance - the direction of the wind. Every day, it alone determines which city will be shrouded by peaty white smoke blowing from burning forests in Indonesia.

  • Kyrgios beats Karlovic in Malaysian Open quarterfinals 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 11:05 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Nick Kyrgios won the key points in both tiebreakers to beat third-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) Friday in the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open.

  • Alleged rapes spur Rohingya upheaval in Indonesia camp 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 10:23 am

    BLANG ADOE, Indonesia - More than 200 ethnic Rohingya stormed out of an Indonesian encampment Tuesday as tensions erupted following alleged rapes and beatings by locals at the site where members of Myanmar's long-persecuted minority have been held since arriving by boat four months ago.

  • 3 people detained in Malaysia after terrorism warnings story has photos
    Updated: Sep-25-15 6:05 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian police said Friday they detained three men, including two foreigners, for questioning over their possible involvement in terrorism after the U.S. and Australian embassies warned of a potential attack at a popular hawker street in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Conflicts, guns and misery foster Philippine kidnappings story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 9:00 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The recent abductions of three Westerners and a Filipino woman from a southern Philippine resort are the latest reminder of the long-running security problems that have hounded a region with bountiful resources and promises, but hamstrung by stark poverty and an array of insurgents and outlaws.

  • Malaysia detains 8 suspects for questioning about Thai blast story has photos
    Updated: Sep-23-15 5:39 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Eight people, including four believed to be ethnic Uighurs, have been detained in Malaysia for questioning in connection with last month's bombing of a shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people, a senior official said Wednesday.

  • Head of Filipino sultanate that invaded Malaysian state dies story has photos
    Updated: Sep-20-15 6:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The leader of a sultanate in the southern Philippines that staged a 2013 invasion of a bustling Malaysian state and sparked a deadly security crisis has died of kidney failure, his family and followers said Sunday.

  • Malaysian police fire water cannons at Malay protesters story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 6:40 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Police fired water cannons at ethnic Malays who turned unruly Wednesday at a pro-government rally that many fear has the potential to provoke racial trouble in this multiethnic nation with large Chinese and Indian minorities.

  • Malaysia to begin cloud-seeding as schools shut due to haze 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 12:11 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A layer of heavy haze has forced Malaysian authorities to shut schools in four states, including Kuala Lumpur, with officials to begin cloud seeding operations to try to induce rain to help clear the air.

  • Malaysian PM announces $4.6 billion boost to share market 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 4:45 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday the government will pump 20 billion ringgit ($4.6 billion) into an equity fund to support the stock market and ruled out capital controls despite the ringgit's plunge.

  • Malaysia says 3 detained in connection with Bangkok blast 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 3:59 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Pakistani and two Malaysians have been detained in connection with last month's bombing of a shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people, the national police chief said Monday.

  • US companies plead guilty to conspiracy over halal exports 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 6:30 pm

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Two related companies that distribute and certify halal food products pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to export misbranded beef products for sale in Malaysia, Indonesia and elsewhere.

  • 5 things to know about Queen Elizabeth II 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 9:06 am

    LONDON - Fun facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.