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US military gets 'laser focused' on keeping up with China | CNN

June 11, 2021

China was first and foremost on the minds of American politicians, planners and military officials during Thursday's congressional hearing on the Pentagon's defense authorization request for the forthcoming fiscal year.

Indonesia's coronavirus spike has health experts worried the worst is yet to come

June 11, 2021

A jump in coronavirus cases on Indonesia's two most populous islands has health experts worried the worst could be yet to come, with few curbs on movement at a time when dangerous variants drive record fatalities elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Myanmar military junta charges Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption

June 10, 2021

Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with corruption by the country's military junta, state media reported Thursday, adding to a raft of legal cases against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Meth production surged in Asia as economy faltered due to Covid-19, report says

June 10, 2021

Asia's drug cartels adapted quickly to the pandemic in 2020, flooding markets with synthetic narcotics worth tens of billions of dollars even as the global economy ground to a halt, according to a new United Nations report.

UN says 100,000 flee fighting in Myanmar border state

June 9, 2021

The United Nations said on Tuesday an estimated 100,000 people in Myanmar's Kayah state had been displaced by fighting that included "indiscriminate attacks by security forces" in civilian areas.

Thailand begins mass Covid-19 vaccine rollout using shots made by royal-owned company

June 8, 2021

Thailand began its mass Covid vaccination program Monday, following criticism of delays and concerns over health authorities relying on AstraZeneca shots produced by a company owned by the country's king.

Hong Kong protests: Updates and latest on city's political unrest - CNN

June 7, 2021

Since June 2019, Hong Kong has seen months of non-stop protests and unrest which show no sign of stopping.

At least 20 killed in train crash in southern Pakistan

June 7, 2021

At least 20 passengers were killed and several others injured after a train collision in southern Pakistan Monday morning, local time.

'Hero rat' retires after five years spent sniffing out landmines

June 5, 2021

Magawa the "hero rat," whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, is retiring after a distinguished five-year career.

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