Crime

7 die of suspected drug overdoses at Vietnam music festival

Sep 17, 2018

Seven people have died of suspected drug overdoses during a music festival in Vietnam, 5 others sickened

Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines

Sep 16, 2018

Officials say Muslim militants in the southern Philippines have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year

The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28

Sep 16, 2018

Philippine officials say the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has risen to 28, mostly due to landslides in northern mountain provinces

Indonesian court rules militant guilty of terrorism

Sep 13, 2018

An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty of conducting training in preparation for a terrorist attack

Suu Kyi says handling of Rohingya could have been better

Sep 13, 2018

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says handling of its Muslim Rohingya minority could have been better

Malaysian ex-PM's lawyer charged with money laundering

Sep 13, 2018

A top Malaysian lawyer for former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with receiving 9.5 million ringgit ($2.3 million) in ill-gotten wealth from his client, who is himself accused of money laundering and corruption

Death toll at 11 in China vehicle attack, 44 in hospital

Sep 13, 2018

Authorities say the death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people in hospital after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel

SUV crashes into crowd at square in central China, killing 9

Sep 12, 2018

A central Chinese city says an SUV crashed into a crowd at a public square, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 40 others

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly session

Sep 12, 2018

A senior Myanmar official has confirmed that the country's leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, will not attend the U.N. General Assembly session this month in New York

Vietnam jails activist for 12 years in crackdown on dissent

Sep 12, 2018

A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of associating with an outlawed dissident group