Rohingya Refugee Children Missing Out on Education and Viable Future

GENEVA – A study by the U.N. Children’s Fund finds more than half a million Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar are not learning the life skills they need…

Hong Kong Residents Protest Peacefully in Latest Push for Reforms

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched peacefully through the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, the 11th weekend in a row of anti-government demonstrations.Heavy rain fell on the protesters,…

Security Laws Making Australia a Secretive State, Media Leaders Say

SYDNEY – Media organizations say Australia has become a secretive state that is actively restricting the press. The leaders of the country’s major newspapers and broadcasters have made the claims…

Malaysia’s second-quarter GDP beats forecasts but trade risks cloud outlook

Malaysia’s economy grew faster-than-expected in April-June and became the first Southeast Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, driven by stronger consumer spending and palm…

Thai Junta Critic: Prison ‘Like Hell on Earth’

BANGKOK – “Prison proves if you are a fighter,” says Siraphop Kornaroot.The 55-year-old Thai poet and author should know, having spent the past five years in a Bangkok jail without…

London Teen Lost in Malaysia Died from Starvation, Stress

Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing…

Myanmar Battles Rising Floodwaters after Landslide Kills 52

MAWLAMYINE, MYANMAR – Myanmar troops and emergency responders scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country Sunday after rising waters forced residents to flee by boat and a…

Myanmar Landslide Toll Rises to Nearly 50

MAWLAMYINE, MYANMAR – Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country Sunday to help with relief efforts after the death toll from a deadly landslide jumped to 48.Every year…

Families Participate in Hong Kong Protests

Pro-democracy demonstrations are continuing in Hong Kong for a 10th straight weekend, despite the government’s refusal to issue permits for all but one of the marches.The weekend rallies got an…