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Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Indonesia says British cruise ship must pay for coral damage

Mar 15, 2017

Indonesia's government says a British-owned cruise ship must pay compensation for the destruction of coral reefs in a popular tourist area known for its extensive marine biodiversity

Rescued orangutans airlifted to freedom in Borneo

Mar 15, 2017

Conservation groups in Indonesia have returned 17 critically endangered orangutans to their natural forest habitat in the past month, airlifting some by helicopter to a remote area of Borneo where they hope the rehabilitated great apes will be safe

Indonesia to take action against coral damage by cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017

The Indonesian government says it will take strong action in response to the destruction of coral reefs by a cruise ship at a popular tourist destination known for its marine biodiversity

Malaysia says only 315 North Koreans left in the country

Mar 12, 2017

Malaysia's deputy prime minister says 315 North Koreans are in the country and barred from leaving amid a dispute over the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother

Thai court rejects migrants' appeals in killings of 2 Brits

Mar 1, 2017

A Thai court rejected the appeals of two Myanmar migrants convicted of murdering two British backpackers, the defense team said after learning of the verdict a week after it was rendered

"Ghost Tower" haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis

Mar 1, 2017

The 49-story Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly affluent Thai families, but it was abandoned unfinished when the Asian financial crisis struck in 1997

Thai leader says impact of coal plant to be studied again

Feb 21, 2017

Thailand's prime minister says the government will ensure that environmental and health impact studies for a coal power plant approved by its energy policy planning committee will be reconsidered, but made clear he expects the project to proceed

Thai gov't panel approves coal plant in popular tourist area

Feb 17, 2017

Thailand's prime minister says a government committee has approved construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea

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