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US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

Oct 5, 2018

As the sun slipped behind the mountains and a gentle breeze blew onshore, hundreds of Muslims gathered on a beach to pray and remember those they lost, a week after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged an Indonesian city and killed over 1,500 people.

Rare Sumatran tiger caught in animal trap dies

Sep 27, 2018

Authorities say a critically endangered Sumatran tiger pregnant with two cubs was found dead in the Indonesian province of Riau after being caught in a pig trap

Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

Sep 25, 2018

Thai police have handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana to be used for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication

Vietnam's capital urges residents to stop eating dog meat

Sep 11, 2018

Authorities in Vietnam's capital are urging residents to stop eating dog meat because it hurts the city's image and improper raising of the animals could spread rabies

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

Thailand's Queen Sirikit, 86, admitted to hospital with flu

Aug 20, 2018

Thailand's Queen Sirikit is being treated in a hospital for the flu

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

Aug 10, 2018

After powerful Indonesia quake, traumatized survivors live in fear deadly aftershocks as sense of crisis drags on

Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help

Aug 10, 2018

One of Indonesia's deadliest earthquakes in years left so much destruction, the injured are having to wait for days to get help

Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked

Aug 6, 2018

A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated attackers who may be state-linked

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