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No peace for Nepal’s ex-child soldiers, 20 years after war

KATHMANDU: Wincing with pain every time he walks, Bijay Rai is constantly reminded of his decision to join the Maoist army aged 14, as one of Nepal’s thousands of child…

North expels S Koreans from industrial zone, seizes assets – Significant escalation of cross-border tensions

Thai cops bust gang sending fake passports to migrants to Europe

Lunar New Year turbulence as ‘fire monkey’ swings into action

Outrage over N Korea rocket launch

Philippines’ election season gets started

14 killed after Taiwan quake fells buildings – 150 people missing

Japan to change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion – Country facing a cultural dilemma

TOKYO: As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying…

Indonesian trio vie for IS glory – Terror attacks, violence loom

JAKARTA: A power struggle among three Indonesian-born Islamic State militants in Syria could have a violent ripple effect in Southeast Asia, senior police warn, as a deadly game of one-upmanship…

Japan on red alert over N Korean rocket launch – South Korea warns ‘North will pay severe price’

Lucky or Chucky? Thai spirit dolls delight and disturb

Driving to a Buddhist temple on the northern fringes of Bangkok, beauty salon owner Natsuda Jantaptim is running through her youngest daughter’s likes and dislikes. “We sleep in the same…

‘Miracle’ rescue of four China miners – Men trapped underground for 36 days

SHANGHAI: Four miners trapped underground for 36 days in a collapsed Chinese gypsum mine were pulled out late Friday, a “miracle” rescue in a country with a poor track record…