Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) has spoken out on International Women's Day about some of the challenges women face in India. Photo: Jagadeesh NV/EPA
09 March 2015
Indian Premier Narendra Modi on March 8 deplored crimes against women in the country as...
The Solar Impulse 2 plane takes off for a trip around the world from Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 9, 2015. The trip will take the Solar Impulse 2 to Oman, India, Myanmar and China. The plane will then cross the Pacific to Hawaii and on to the US mainland. Following a flight across the Atlanic and over the Mediterranean region, the pilots are planning to return to the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Ali Haider/EPA 
09 March 2015
The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy took off on the...
Australians Mr Andrew Chan (L) and Mr Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for trial at a Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia. Mr Chan, 31, and Mr Sukumaran, 34, are the only members of the so-called Bali Nine drug smuggling ring on death row for trying to smuggle 8.3 kilogrammes of heroin from the Indonesian resort island of Bali to Australia in 2005. Photo: Made Nagi/EPA
05 March 2015
Australia on March 5 suggested a prisoner swap with Indonesia in an 11th hour bid to save...
Myanmar migrant workers restore wooden fishing boats in a large shipyard in Ranong, Thailand, October 26, 2014. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA 
05 March 2015
The Thai cabinet has endorsed guidelines for the management of migrant workers, agreeing...
Worries over new and old narcotics. Farmers harvest opium poppies in Lone Twel village, Loilen Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar, December 13, 2014. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA 
04 March 2015
The United Nations drugs control body says it is concerned about the proliferation of new...
Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, continues to rely heavily on polluting fossil fuels for electricity generation. Vattenfall-operated coal-fired power plant in Lippendorf, Germany. Photo: Peter Endig/EPA 
02 March 2015
Southeast Asia's huge and growing demand for energy will set the tone for the global...
Two Myanmar workers have been murdered in one week on Koh Samui, Thailand. Photo: Koh Samui Rental/Facebook
02 March 2015
Another Myanmar national has been murdered on Thailand’s tourist resort island of Koh...
A British police officer (C) is accompanied by his Thai counterparts as they inspect the murder scene where two British tourists were murdered at Sairee beach, Koh Tao island, Thailand, October 25, 2014. The British police team including Scotland Yard officers visited Koh Tao island resort to observe an investigation by the Thai police. Photo: EPA 
02 March 2015
UK-based rights group Reprieve has expressed alarm after it emerged that British police...
Myanmar President U Thein Sein meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Nay Pyi Taw in November, 2014. Photo: Narendra Modi/Twitter
02 March 2015
The Indian government, hoping to give more teeth to its “Act East Policy,” has decided to...
28 February 2015
Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings as critics say rising...
28 February 2015
Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly four years have been...
Indonesia has just been hit by another serious earthquake, but no repeat of the quake and tsunami of 2004. An aerial view of the devastated coastal area in Banda Aceh, Indonesia February 2005. Photo: Mast Irham/EPA
28 February 2015
A 6.6-magnitude undersea earthquake hit central Indonesia on February 27, the US...

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