Papua New Guinea, Australia sign security pact aimed at regional stability

The agreement underlines Australia’s security role in the Pacific at a time of China-U.S. rivalry in the region.


Indonesia faces criticism over plan to deport Rohingya to Myanmar

A government minister says country has been overwhelmed by about 1,500 refugees in a month.


Death toll from Indonesia’s Marapi eruption rises

Rescuers are still searching for people who might have been on the mountain at the time of the eruption, but not registered.


Bangladesh disqualifies hundreds of candidates for general election

Most candidates are independents who are required to have written support from thousands of electors

Freedom and dignity: Millennials leave China for Thailand

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