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Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

Apr 20, 2018

Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Apr 19, 2018

Leaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention

Vietnam and Indonesia vow to settle fishing violations

Apr 17, 2018

Vietnam and Indonesia have pledged to work together to resolve fishing violations in the South China Sea as the two countries seek to boost their bilateral trade

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

AP Exclusive: Jailed Chinese pastor's US family seeks mercy

Apr 16, 2018

The American family of a prominent Chinese Christian pastor is asking for leniency after he was sentenced to prison for missionary work as the atheist ruling Communist Party exerts greater control over believers

Myanmar takes back 1 Rohingya family despite UN concerns

Apr 15, 2018

Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against the minority group, even though the U.N. says it is not yet safe for them to return home

Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix; 6th career win

Apr 15, 2018

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull won Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix to claim the sixth victory of his Formula One career

Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash

Apr 13, 2018

Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be done in public, following international condemnation of the caning of two men for gay sex that damaged Indonesia's moderate image

Malaysia declares May 9 election day a holiday after outcry

Apr 11, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has declared May 9 a public holiday to enable voters to cast their ballots in tightly contested general elections

Indonesia alcohol deaths exceed 100 as police vow crackdown

Apr 11, 2018

Deaths from drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in Indonesia have surpassed 100 this month, police said as they vowed a "scorched earth" crackdown on the makers and distributors of black-market liquor

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