Asia & Pacific

Cambodia Police Arrest Three Thais With $7 Million Counterfeit US Cash

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodian police have arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million...

  • A woman walks by banners for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Asian Games Schedule: Basketball, Football, Cricket; Includes Gilas Philippines and India

    The Asian Games 2014 kicks off on Thursday and fans are wondering when the basketball, football, and cricket games will be. Check out the dates below... Read more

  • Workers install fireworks on the roof of the 17th Asian Games main stadium ahead of the opening ceremony in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's western city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: Time, Location, TV Schedule, Live Stream

    The 2014 Asian Games opening ceremony is set to kick off the games on Thursday night. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. KST at... Read more

  • A Malaysia Airlines plane prepares to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 27, 2014. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Update: 58 Objects Found on the Indian Ocean Floor

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in March, has turned into one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time, but a recent report indicates... Read more

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    Ellen Adarna: Pictures of Filipino Actress From Esquire Photo Shoot Leaked

    Ellen Adarna has become a victim of a naked pictures hack and nude photos of the Filipino actress are circulating widely. The pictures were taken... Read more

  • A Pakistani tribesman collects belongings from his destroyed house following Pakistan military airstrikes against suspected Taliban hideouts in Miranshah in North Waziristan on May 24, 2014. (Thir Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pakistan Claims Airstrikes Kill 40 Taliban Fighters

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as... Read more

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    Earthquake Today Near Guam: 7.1 Quake Hits Near Piti Village, Hagatna; No Tsunami (With Map)

    An earthquake struck today just off the island of Guam. The earthquake, which hit at about 4:30 p.m. ChST, was measured at 7.1 magnitude by... Read more

  • Chief of the Forensic Police Institute Pornchai Suteerakune updates reporters on the deaths of two British tourists who were found dead on a beach in Koh Tao, a popular diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand, in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Police on the scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of the tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand Conducts Autopsies on Slain Britons

    BANGKOK— Authorities in Thailand have conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week. Police Maj... Read more

  • Government workers remove bloated carcasses of cows that died in the floods in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, where they are treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus as they hope the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Doctors: Foul Floodwaters Sicken People in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India— Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after... Read more

  • Magnitude-6.7 Quake Shakes Guam; No Tsunami Threat

    HAGATNA, Guam— A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guam on Wednesday, causing minor damage and power outages. The magnitude-6.7 quake was about 30... Read more

  • An estuarine crocodile better known as the saltwater or saltie, lies in the sun on the banks of the Adelaide river near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory on Sept. 2, 2008. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wanpen Inyai: Thai Woman Commits Suicide-by-Crocodile

    Wanpen Inyai, a 65-year-old Thai woman, jumped into a crocodile pit to commit suicide, according to reports. The Bangkok Post reported that Wanpen, who was... Read more

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    Tokyo Earthquake: Japan Capital Rattled by Strong Quake; Near Iwai, Sakai, Ishige

    A strong earthquake has shaken Tokyo on Wednesday morning in Japan. The US Geological Survey said that the quake was magnitude-5.6 on the Richter scale... Read more

  • Red-hot lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcano, about 340 kilometers (212 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines in its continuing "mild and quiet" eruption late evening Monday July 17, 2006. (AP Photo/ Bullit Marquez)

    Mount Mayon Eruption 2014: Impending Volcano Eruption Prompts Philippines to Evacuate Thousands (+Facts, Pictures)

    A possible impending eruption from the Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines after a series of recent earthquakes and rockfalls. More than 12,000 people have... Read more

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    Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke Death Ruled Suicide

    SINGAPORE—A Singapore Coroner’s Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide earlier this year in Singapore because of work... Read more

  • Applicants queue up to apply for US visas under the rain outside the US Embassy in Manila as the tail end of Typhoon Kalmaegi continues to dump rain across the northern part of the Philippines on September 15, 2014. (Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Typhoon Kalmaegi Heads to China After Slamming Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines—A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and setting off floods and landslides. Eight... Read more

  • Cambodian military police stand guard as an ambulance drives past a crowd in front of a hospital in Phnom Penh on Nov. 23, 2010. A military hospital in Cambodia was recently raided after it ran an organ trafficking ring that involved at least one Chinese doctor. (Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Doctors Involved in Cambodian Organ Trafficking Scheme

    An organ trafficking ring operating out of a Cambodian military hospital was broken up in August, as Cambodian police made nine arrests, including at least... Read more

  • Philippines' guard Jim Alapag celebrates with his supporters after winning the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Senegal vs Philippines at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on September 4, 2014. Philippines won the match 81-79. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Philippines: Gilas Pilipinas Fans Win Most Valuable Fan Country Award for 2014 FIBA World Cup (+Video)

    Filipino fans supporting Gilas Pilipinas at the 2014 FIBA World Cup have won an award. The Most Valuable Fan (MVF) Best Country award was bestowed... Read more