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Hong Kong court upholds ruling in favor of same-sex couple

Jul 4, 2018

Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal has ruled the same-sex partner of a British expatriate is entitled to equal treatment under immigration law

Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Jul 3, 2018

With heavy rains forecast to worsen flooding in a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, authorities say they might be forced to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage

Boys, coach in stable health after 10 days lost in Thai cave

Jul 3, 2018

The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded cave after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have been given food and medicine, though it is not known when they will be able to go home

Malaysia investigates marriage of man to 11-year-old girl

Jul 2, 2018

Malaysia's deputy prime minister says authorities are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible "sexual grooming" in the case

China eases investment curbs as clash with US looms

Jun 29, 2018

China is easing limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn't directly address complaints over trade and technology that are fueling conflict with Washington

Thai singer acquitted of royal defamation charge

Jun 29, 2018

A Thai court has acquitted a prominent singer of the charge of royal defamation, the second time this week the serious charge has been dropped against a political activist

Bali airport closed as Agung volcano gushes column of ash

Jun 29, 2018

The Indonesian tourist island of Bali has closed its airport, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed ash and smoke

China rebuffs US request to discuss airline 'Taiwan' demand

Jun 28, 2018

The American Embassy in Beijing says Chinese authorities have rejected a request to discuss their demand that U.S. airlines describe self-ruled Taiwan as part of China, an order Washington opposes

Spirit of mythical princess looms over Thai cave crisis

Jun 28, 2018

Outside the cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are missing is a shrine to a mythical princess whose spirit is said to inhabit the caverns below

Philippine president slammed for calling God 'stupid'

Jun 25, 2018

The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God "stupid" in Asia's largest Catholic country

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