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Blank spaces replace article on slowing Thai economy
The International New York Times said its printer in Thailand removed an article on the moribund state of the kingdom's economy Tuesday, forcing the edition to carry blank spaces including on the cover.

Child rights groups warned Tuesday that shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies in Nepal due to a border blockade with India are putting millions of children at the risk of disease and even death.
Rights group say border blockade is putting Nepalese children at risk


The Philippines has sought to debunk mainland China's claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, court officials said Monday as an international tribunal wrapped up a five-day hearing.

The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to work together to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban insurgents after meeting on the sidelines of a climate change conference in Paris, officials said.

Fifteen-year-old Adina curls up in bed under a sheet, her body ravaged by AIDS, one of many caught up in an epidemic sweeping Indonesia's eastern Papua region.

Pakistan has denied committing war crimes during Bangladesh's independence conflict in 1971, in what analysts said Tuesday was an unusually strong statement signaling worsening ties.

Thai police said Tuesday they are searching for a gang of foreigners believed to have abducted an Australian former Hells Angels gang member at gunpoint.

Japanese authorities are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies found drifting off the northwestern coast over the past month.

A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.
Rudder problem, pilot actions led to AirAsia crash


A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipina last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.
US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipina


Railway workers in Japan have devised an ingenious scheme to prevent daredevil turtles from meeting a grisly end -- and delaying trains -- while crossing train tracks.

India's economy grew by 7.4 percent in the second quarter, official figures showed on Monday, outperforming mainland China and slightly ahead of analysts' expectations.

Japan's whaling fleet leaves Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proven that whales need to be killed for research.
Japan whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic


The United States has not lost Thailand to mainland China, Washington's envoy to Bangkok said Monday, despite acrimony between the two allies and a palpable shift by the kingdom's junta toward its giant northern neighbor.
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