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DHAKA, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Cyclone Asani, which is raging in the Bay of Bengal, on Wednesday brought intermittent light rainfall to parts of Bangladesh including the capital Dhaka.
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has made 32 arrests and seized goods and assets worth about RM10.6mil in Ops Pagar Laut which began on April 19.
KOTA KINABALU: Three Indonesian crewmembers of a Sabah-registered fishing boat who were supposedly held by gunmen in southern Philippines waters have returned to Sandakan.
KOTA KINABALU: Police are investigating a report that three Indonesian crewmen on a Sabah registered fishing boat are being held in Philippine waters off Sabah's east coast of Pulau Jambongan.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Inquiries began into what caused the disappearance of a Japanese tour boat off the nation's northern coast as search efforts intensified on Monday to find the boat and its missing passengers, with the confirmed death toll rising to 11.
Rescuers said Sunday they had found nine people, most of them unresponsive, from a boat that sank off Japan's northern coast with 26 on board a day earlier.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's coast guard used aircraft and patrol boats on Saturday to search for a tour boat with 26 people on board after it sent word it was in trouble off the northern island of Hokkaido, a coast guard official said.
Japan’s coast guard dispatched patrol ships and aircraft on Saturday to search for a sightseeing boat carrying 26 people that sent a call warning it was sinking off the north coast, the coastguard and local media said.
TAIPEI (AFP): Taiwan said Thursday (April21) it will spend more than Tw$2 billion (US$68.5 million) to improve the welfare of foreigners working in its fishing industry, which has been accused of widespread abuse of migrants.
TAIPEI (AFP): Taiwanese prosecutors on Wednesday (April 20) charged nine people for exploiting and abusing foreign crew on a longline fishing boat, a scourge that activists have long warned was going under-reported and unpunished.