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Thailand has failed to meet a deadline for addressing safety concerns about its oversight of its airlines and has been added to a list of nations whose aviation authorities fall short of international standards, the U.N. body regulating world air traffic said Friday.
 

Myanmar's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year.
Myanmar accuses newspaper of contempt

 

Japan on Saturday offered US$3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.
 

Thousands of Cambodians lined the streets of Phnom Penh Friday to mark the lavish funeral of Chea Sim, a former Khmer Rouge official who became a key figure in the country's ruling political party.
Funeral held for former Khmer honcho

 

Forty-one people have died in Mumbai and 12 others are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic home-made liquor, police said Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India.
 

North Korea says it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.
 

Thailand on Thursday said a 75-year-old man from Oman was confirmed to have MERS in Southeast Asia's first case of the virus since an outbreak in South Korea that has killed 23 people.
 

Malaysia's navy has located a tanker that disappeared a week ago in the South China Sea and was urging its hijackers to surrender, the country's naval chief said on Thursday.
 

Muhammad Yunus came ashore in Indonesia by accident after a harrowing boat journey -- but he and hundreds of other Rohingya migrants are delighted to be spending Islam's holiest month in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.
Rohingya hope for peaceful Ramadan in Indonesia

 

An Indian man who sued the authorities over his own birth because his mother conceived after undergoing sterilization in a state clinic, has lost his decades-long legal battle.
 

New Zealand's economic growth eased to a two-year low in the January-March quarter, official data showed Thursday, with analysts warning of worse to come as commodity prices tumble.
 

South Korean rights activists on Wednesday celebrated a court's decision to overturn a ban on a gay pride parade in Seoul, but conservative Christians denounced the ruling as encouraging "evil" behavior.
 

Stores, businesses and schools slammed shut across Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday after separatists called a strike to protest a series of assassination-style killings over the past week.
Indian Kashmir shuts down in protest over recent assassinations

 

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths said Wednesday its chief executive will quit and 1,200 jobs faced the axe after months of disappointing sales.
 
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