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South Korea Fires Rounds at North in Response to Projectile

South Korea fires artillery rounds toward North Korea after the North fires a projectile toward a South Korean loudspeaker blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts.

After Election, Sri Lanka PM Invites Rivals to Work Together

Sri Lanka’s prime minister invited all political parties in the island nation to work together after his party won a majority in parliamentary elections.

Thai Police Seek Interpol Help to Track Bomb Suspect

Thailand has asked Interpol for help in tracking down the man they believe planted a bomb in Bangkok that killed 20 people on Monday evening.

India’s Policewomen Battle Sexism at Every Level

India’s female police officers are routinely bypassed for promotion and scared to report sexual harassment by male colleagues, according to a new report.

Tianjin Lives Up to ‘City Without News’ Nickname After Deadly Blasts

Blasts at a Tianjin warehouse killed at least 114 people, but the lack of coverage at home led locals to crown Tianjin ‘a city without news.’

Weather Slows Recovery of Bodies from Indonesia Plane Crash

Bad weather hampers rescuers trying to evacuate bodies in eastern Indonesia, where a passenger plane crashed into a mountain over the weekend.

Thai Police Hunt for Accomplices of Suspected Bangkok Bomber

Thai authorities said on Wednesday they were looking for accomplices of the chief suspect for the Bangkok shrine bomb blast that killed 22 people.

Thai Authorities Focus on Suspect Seen in CCTV Footage at Blast Site

Thai authorities say they are looking for a suspect seen on closed-circuit television footage near a popular shrine where a bomb blast killed 22 people.

Malaysia’s Mahathir Resumes Attack on PM over Graft Investigation

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad says that PM Najib has avoided legal action but substantiated allegations against him.

Early Results in Sri Lanka Vote Show Rajapaksa Falling Short

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s bid to stage a political comeback in Sri Lanka appeared destined to fail as early general election results filtered in.

Thailand Says Can’t Rule Out Any Group for Bangkok Bomb, Death Toll at 22

Thai authorities have not ruled out any group, including elements opposed to the military government, for a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 22 people.

Bomb Near Shrine in Thai Capital Kills at Least 12

A bomb on a motorcycle explodes just outside a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, killing at least 12 people, police and a rescue worker say.

Cambodian Opposition Senator Faces 17 Years in Prison

Cambodian senator Hong Sok Hour was indicted Sunday on three charges for Facebook comments that criticized a 36-year-old border agreement with Vietnam.

Search for crashed plane in Indonesia’s Papua gets underway

Search and rescue teams scour mountainous, heavily forested terrain in Indonesia’s Papua where a passenger plane with 54 people on board crashed, officials said.

Japan’s Abe Set to Issue WW2 Anniversary Remarks Amid Conflicting Pressures

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is poised Friday to issue a statement marking 70 years since the end of World War Two, remarks that will be closely analyzed abroad.

2 Suspects Arrested in Bangladesh Blogger Murder Case

Police in Dhaka arrested two suspected Muslim militants for the killing of a secular blogger last week, in the fourth such deadly attack this year.

China Investigates Cause of Blasts at Tianjin Port, Firms Assess Damage

Investigators searched for clues Friday to identify what caused two huge explosions at a warehouse housing toxic chemicals and gas in northeast China.

Sri Lanka’s Torture of Tamils Persists Despite War’s End: Charity

The torture of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka by the police and military reportedly remains a major problem six years after the end of the civil war.

Indonesia Navy Nabs Cargo Ship Loaded with Slave-Caught Fish

A massive refrigerated cargo ship believed to be loaded with slave-caught fish has been seized by Indonesia’s navy and brought to shore, officials said.

At Least 17 Dead as Huge Warehouse Blasts Hit Chinese Port

Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.