Tag Archives: Asia

British teen who went missing in Malaysia died of starvation and stress, police say

A 15-year-old London teen whose naked body was found in the woods after she mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort in Malaysia earlier this month died due to intestinal bleeding brought on by starvation and stress, officials said Wednesday. Nora Anne Quoirin arrived at the Dusun eco-resort, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve 39 miles ...

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UN agencies urge stronger efforts to stop illegal fishing

prev In this May 21, 2019, photo, Adisorn Promthep, director-general of Thailand’s Department of Fisheries, speaks during a press briefing on the region’s illegal fishing. State-of-the-art surveillance centers in the Asia-Pacific region help to enforce the Port State Measures Agreement, which aims to help curb illegal, unreported and unregulated, or IUU, fishing. UN officials are urging more governments to join ...

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Analysis: Thai polls show divisions and instability remain

prev FILE – In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Pheu Thai party candidate for prime minister Sudarat Keyuraphan, second left, speaks with Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, second right, as Pheu Thai party Secretary General Phumtam Wechayachai, left, and Pheu Thai party leader Virot Pao-In, right are seated during signing of an agreement to work as a collation ...

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Malaysia prosecutors offer lower charge for lone Kim suspect

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Monday, April 1, 2019. Trial resumes on murder case against the Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader’s estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam. Prosecutors refused to drop the murder charge against Huong, who is ...

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20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan

In this video grab from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty stream video, taken on Thursday, March 21, 2019, police officers detain a small group of people who were protesting against the renaming of the capital city, in central Astana, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has renamed its capital city Astana, now calling it Nursultan, to honour outgoing President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned on ...

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Hammer-wielding man attacks 20 children in Chinese primary school, officials say

Parents gather at an entrance gate to the Beijing No. 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School following an attack in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP) An alleged disgruntled worker used his hammer to attack 20 children inside a Beijing primary school Tuesday before officials were able to end the rampage and arrest him. The attacker, identified ...

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Chinese reporter wins rare police apology for harassment

An online post by the Quanzhou police detailing the investigation and an apology for an incident where police personnel let themselves Into the hotel room of Zhou Chen, an environmental reporter for Caixin, seen on computer screens in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Few journalists in China go public about harassment by authorities, but one has broken the silence ...

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Japan resumes work at disputed site for US base relocation

FILE – This Aug. 2018, file aerial photo shows preliminary construction work off Henoko, in Nago city, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, where the Japanese government plans to relocate a U.S. air base from one area of Okinawa’s main island to another. Denny Tamaki, the newly elected governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, was chosen in a Sept. 30 election, ...

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