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AseanPlus News 14 May 2015 | 2:22 PM

Anger as Philippine factory fire death kills 72

MANILA (AFP) - Seventy-two people died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as angry relatives and workers described sweatshop conditions including dismal fire safety standards.

Nation 27 Jan 2015 | 2:23 PM

AirAsia QZ8501: Crash report will not include black box data, says investigator

JAKARTA: A preliminary report into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people will not include an analysis of the black box flight recorders, an Indonesian investigator said on Tuesday.

World 28 Apr 2015 | 1:45 AM

U.S. boosts quake aid to Nepal, says supplies to arrive shortly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday announced an additional $9 million in aid for Nepal, where more than 3,700 people were killed in a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, bringing total U.S. disaster funding to $10 million.

AseanPlus News 03 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar flood toll may rise, UN warns

YANGON: The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned as monsoon downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.

Nation 30 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Act against smugglers, NGO tells Myanmar

PETALING JAYA: Myanmar must end its rights-abusing and discriminatory policies towards the Rohingya and join other countries in taking action against smugglers, said a human rights group.

AseanPlus News 02 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

UN: Haiyan rebuilding effort in Philippines inadequate

MANILA: The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said.

AseanPlus News 01 May 2015 | 8:33 PM

Mass ‘migrant prison camp’ grave found in Thailand

BANGKOK, May 1, 2015 (AFP) - Authorities in Thailand uncovered a mass grave in an abandoned jungle camp Friday believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a grisly find in a region notorious for people-smuggling routes.

World 01 May 2015 | 8:20 PM

One thousand Europeans missing, 12 dead after Nepal quake

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - One thousand people from the European Union are missing in Nepal and 12 are confirmed dead, nearly a week after a devastating earthquake, the head of the EU delegation here said on Friday.

World 04 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM

Kenya university death toll seen rising; anger over security failures

GARISSA, Kenya (Reuters) - The death toll in an assault by Somali militants on a Kenyan university is likely to climb above 147, a government source and media said on Friday, as anger grew among local residents over what they say as a government failure to prevent bloodshed.

World 03 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM

Indonesian search and rescue finds two large objects in hunt for AirAsia jet

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located two "big objects" in the Java Sea, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday.