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World 09 Apr 2015 | 3:25 AM

Norway's prime minister apologises for treatment of Romas during World War Two

OSLO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Erna Solberg apologised on Wednesday for discrimination against Norway's Roma population before and after World War Two, calling it a dark part of the country's history, and promised to pay reparations.

World 09 Apr 2015 | 12:45 AM

Pressure mounts on Kenya's president after university massacre

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Political pressure mounted on Kenya's president on Wednesday with scathing editorials and growing anger at a seven hour delay in the deployment of a special forces unit that eventually ended the bloody siege at Garissa University last week.

Thailand 05 May 2015 | 4:08 PM

Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp

BANGKOK (AFP) - Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.

World 04 May 2015 | 5:45 PM

Insight - Thai police arrest Rohingya man suspected of running deadly jungle camp

PADANG BESAR / NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested a man they believe is the key figure behind a brutal human trafficking network that ran a jungle camp where dozens of bodies have been found.

World 04 Jan 2015 | 1:10 PM

Indonesia search and rescue chief says fifth object found from AirAsia jet crash

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located a fifth large object on the seabed, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Sunday.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2015 | 7:42 AM

US choppers begin Nepal quake reconnaissance flights

Kathmandu (AFP) - US military helicopters began reconnaissance trips Monday to assess remote areas of Nepal devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people, an official said.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Graves found at second Thai hideout

BANGKOK: Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said.

World 27 Apr 2015 | 3:35 PM

Rescue teams airlift climbers stranded at high altitude on Everest

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people.Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached camps 1 and 2, which are at altitudes of more than 6,000 metres (20,000 feet). Each helicopter is only capable of carrying two climbers due to the thin air, Gavan said from base camp.

Bangladesh 29 Jan 2015 | 9:29 PM

Dozens missing after Bangladesh migrant boat sinks

Dozens of people are missing after an overloaded fishing trawler carrying migrants to Malaysia sank in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, officials said.

Nation 27 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM

Nepal quake: Nepalese Embassy, Unicef Malaysia set up disaster relief funds

PETALING JAYA: The Nepalese Embassy in Malaysia has set up an Assistance Coordination Committee to raise funds for rebuilding and rescue operations in Nepal, following Saturday’s massive earthquake which has killed more than 3,200 people.