Updated Sunday, August 24, 2014 0:01 am TWN
Divers stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lower their masks and plunge one-by-one into the mighty Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses that will act as primitive breathing devices during their dizzying descent into darkness.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The head of Hong Kong's Law Society resigned Tuesday following a no-confidence vote after he backed a Chinese government policy document which many lawyers saw as a threat to the rule of law and judicial independence in the city.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The U.N. on Monday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle “significant” crime and drug problems in the impoverished country.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The rusting hulks of tanks and field artillery are a common sight in the jungles of Peleliu, but the fighting that scarred the Pacific island in WWII also left a more dangerous legacy — unexploded bombs.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Pointing at photographs of two former Khmer Rouge leaders a day after they were sentenced to life in jail, history teacher Ung Ratha asks his students whether justice was served.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Southeast Asia kicked off a series of talks Friday as China faces demands to cease provocative behavior in disputed waters and host Myanmar falls under the spotlight over concerns about its reform progress.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country's 1970s reign of terror that left close to 2 million people dead.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Rescuers in Bangladesh searched Tuesday for the wreckage of a heavily overloaded river ferry that sank, amid growing anger among relatives of nearly 120 people still missing.
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