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Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was sworn into Malaysia's Parliament as opposition leader on Monday after winning the seat vacated by her husband Anwar Ibrahim when he was jailed on a sodomy conviction, media reports said.
 

Singapore on Monday condemned Iranian forces for firing warning shots in the Gulf at a commercial ship registered in the Asian city-state, calling it a "serious violation of international law."
 

North Korea lashed out Monday at South Korean President Park Geun-hye, calling her a reckless "viper" for raising the image of a reign of terror in Pyongyang following the reported purge of the North's defense chief.
 

Myanmar on Monday acknowledged international "concerns" about waves of boatpeople, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denied it is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea.
Myanmar accepts 'concern' over migrant exodus

 

Malaysia launched high-level talks with its neighbors Sunday to try to solve the deepening problem of refugees stranded in boats off Southeast Asia's shores, but there appeared to be no quick solution to the crisis.
Malaysia launches talks amid Asia's growing migrant crisis

 

Thousands of people rallied in Okinawa in southern Japan on Sunday in protest against a controversial U.S. airbase on the island, as a two-decade-old bitter row over the relocation of the site drags on.
 

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down the smartphone.
 

Philippine officials called Sunday for criminal penalties for factory owners who violate safety standards days after a deadly fire at a footwear plant claimed 72 lives.
Philippines pushes safety laws after deadly factory fire

 

The people of Japan's second city Osaka voted Sunday on a plan to streamline its governance in the mold of other global metropolises, as the one-time commercial capital seeks to recapture its glory days.
 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Sunday with his counterpart during a visit to Mongolia, with the two nations upgrading relations as Delhi tries to strengthen its influence in China's backyard.
 

A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonize barren land -- helped by rotting bird poo-poo and hatchling vomit.
 

Malaysia's prime minister said on Saturday he would seek help from Myanmar to address the unfolding "humanitarian catastrophe" involving a wave of boat people flooding to Southeast Asia, thousands of whom are ethnic Rohingya fleeing oppression in the mainly Buddhist country.
 

The United States on Friday upped the pressure on Southeast Asian nations, urging them not to float boatloads of desperate migrants back out to sea.
 

Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang looks worried as he surveys the rusted cranes and eroded runway on the tiny island of Thitu, now on the front line of a rapidly intensifying construction war in the South China Sea.
Philippines outgunned in island-building

 
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