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Indonesia police make huge New Year’s Eve marijuana bust


Indonesian authorities have seized 1.3 tonnes of marijuana and arrested six people in a major drug bust on New Year’s

Indian caste protests hit Mumbai

Demonstrators from India’s lowest caste blocked roads and railways across Mumbai on Wednesday in protest against violence involving Hindu nationalist groups

Suu Kyi govt ups Myanmar minimum wage as economy staggers

Myanmar is set to raise the minimum wage to around $3.60 a day, state media announced Wednesday, as Aung San Suu

Ex-Indian army officer bludgeons six to death in killing spree

A former army officer beat six people to death with an iron rod Tuesday in a street killing spree that sparked

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman said Tuesday, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at

India likens crypto cash to Ponzi schemes


India warned Friday against investing in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, likening them to “Ponzi schemes”, as it became the latest country

Bangladesh targets 100,000 for first Rohingya repatriation


Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees

Huge fire at Mumbai restaurant kills at least 14


At least 14 people were killed when a huge blaze tore through a popular restaurant in Mumbai early Friday, police

Free Detained Journalists in Myanmar

On Dec. 13, Myanmar’s Ministry of Information released a photograph of two handcuffed men who had been arrested for simply doing their job.

Kohli set for biggest year as Afghanistan make Test bow


PARIS – Virat Kohli’s India dominated 2017 in Test cricket as they shored up top spot in the rankings, but will face