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26 min ago | Malaysia Chronicle
KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE - Malaysia's foreign affairs ministry has confirmed that one Malaysian has been detained for suspected involvement in Sunday's shock riot at Singapore's Little India.
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26 min ago | Suria
An Indonesian court has jailed the disgraced former head of the country's biggest Islamic party for 16 years over a scandal in which bribe money was laundered as gifts for dozens of women, including an adult magazine model.
26 min ago | Suria
Singapore prosecutors will charge 24 Indian workers for taking part in the city-state's first riot in more than 40 years, police said Tuesday as the government called for calm and warned against stoking racial hatred.
3 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat
Cambodia will resume international adoptions in 2014, more than four years after suspending them over concerns about child exploitation, an official said Wednesday.
7 hrs ago | Marco Eagle
Notorious Vee and Capt. Scott De Hooghe took Best in Parade honors. Marco Island's Christmas Boat Parade wound around the island Saturday evening, with spectators lining waterfront homes and public houses.
11 hrs ago | CNN
Cambodian Sam Vishna looks at a mixture of brown and white skulls that make up a map of Cambodia at Tuol Sleng Prison Museum in Phnom Penh in 1998.
11 hrs ago | CNN
Women line outside a Phnom Penh karaoke bar where sex is sold. There are many such establishments on the road to Svay Pak, on the outskirts of the Cambodian capital.
13 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
As part of a program of reforms to reopen a country tightly confined for half a century, Burma's government last week reopened Rangoon University to undergraduates.
17 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com
A commuter train collided with a fuel tanker in the Indonesian capital Jakarta Monday, killing at least five people and injuring 80 others as a women-only carriage derailed and burst into flames.
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SINGAPORE: Singaporeans woke up to unfamiliar images of burned cars and littered streets on Monday after a fatal road accident triggered a riot by South Asian workers - the worst outbreak of violence in more than 40 years.
A former assistant engineer with the Republic of Singapore Air Force was jailed for nine weeks on Monday for commercial sex with an underaged escort, the 29th man to be convicted in a long-running online vice case involving 51 men.
The Democrat Party, Thailand's oldest and the main force behind the country's political opposition, announced Sunday that its members would resign from Parliament and join anti-government street demonstrations, deepening the political turmoil that has left five people dead and hundreds injured over the past two weeks.
Twenty-seven men from South Asia were arrested in connection with Sunday night's riot in Little India, which apparently started after a bus ran over and killed an Indian worker as he was crossing a road.
That elusive first win continues to elude Cambodians competing under the banner of Asia's biggest MMA promotion, as Khim Dima came up short at ONE FC: Moment of Truth in Manila on Friday, getting stopped in the opening round by Ruel Catalan of the Philippines.
A riot broke out among South Asian workers in Singapore late Sunday, damaging police cars and other vehicles in the city state's Little India district, eyewitnesses and local media said.
The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands.
Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a radio broadcaster in the southern Philippines in the second such murder in a week, police said on Sunday.