Crime

Malaysia steps up graft probe of fund linked to ex-leader

May 17, 2018

Malaysia's new government has stepped up a corruption investigation into a state fund with a seven-hour police search of the home of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and the creation of a special committee to accelerate the probe

AP Interview: Anwar wants Malaysia to scrap race policies

May 17, 2018

Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim says decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race

Malaysia police raid ex-PM house as part of corruption probe

May 17, 2018

Malaysian police have searched former Prime Minister Najib Razak's house, reportedly part of a money-laundering investigation linked to a state investment fund that is being investigated abroad

China, Airbus investigating blown-out windshield on plane

May 16, 2018

China, Airbus investigating why jet's windshield detached during flight

Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant, arrest 13

May 15, 2018

Indonesia police say they shot dead a militant and arrested 13 others suspected of links to suicide bombings in the country's second-largest city

Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant, arrest 13 others on suspicion of links to Surabaya attacks

May 15, 2018

Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant, arrest 13 others on suspicion of links to Surabaya attacks

Malaysia's jailed opposition icon to make spectacular return

May 15, 2018

Malaysia's historic change of government paves the way for an extraordinary comeback for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, who played a key role in helping to secure the election victory and has become a prime minister in waiting

Volcano in southern Japan erupts, no damage

May 14, 2018

A volcano in southern Japan seen in a James Bond film has erupted, shooting grey smoke and ash thousands of meters (feet) into the sky

Alleged wildlife smuggling kingpin jailed in Thailand

May 11, 2018

An anti-trafficking group says a court in Thailand has sentenced a Thai man believed to be a kingpin in the illicit wildlife trade to 2 ½ years in prison for smuggling rhinoceros horns

Philippine top judge, Duterte's critic, ousted by colleagues

May 11, 2018

The Philippine Supreme Court has ousted its chief justice, a critic of the country's authoritarian president, in an unprecedented vote she and hundreds of protesters called unconstitutional and a threat to democracy