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'Killer haze' killed over 100,000 in South Asia last year: Study

'Killer haze' killed over 100,000 in South Asia last year: Study

A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday that triggered calls for action to tackle the "killer haze".

Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

The haze is an annual problem for Southeast Asia, but last year's fires were the worst since 1997, straining relations between Indonesia and its neighbors. 

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says Southeast Asia will insist China respects sea ruling

An arbitration court in the Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea.

Beijing dodges ASEAN rebuke over South China Sea row

Southeast Asian nations avoided rebuking Beijing or mentioning a recent UN-backed tribunal ruling against its claims in the South China Sea in a statement issued that will be seen as a victory for the regional giant.

No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row for now

No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row for now

Southeast Asia's main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve after closed-door parleys on Sunday.

India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

India, Thailand, Myanmar to be connected with a 1400-km road

India, Thailand and Myanmar are working on a 1,400-kilometre long highway that will link India with Southeast Asia by land for the first time in decades, giving a boost to trade and cultural exchanges between the three countries.

China to release more water to alleviate Southeast Asia drought

China will release more water from a dam in its southwestern province of Yunnan to help alleviate a drought in parts of Southeast Asia, China`s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, following an initial release begun last month.

Endangered bird spotted in China's Hainan province

A spoon-billed sandpiper was spotted in south China's Hainan province this week, the third time the endangered bird has been seen on the tropical island.

Total solar eclipse captivates Asia, Pacific: Watch replay if you missed it Live earlier!

Total solar eclipse captivates Asia, Pacific: Watch replay if you missed it Live earlier!

A solar eclipse is a natural event that takes place on Earth when the Moon moves in its orbit between Earth and the Sun.

Total solar eclipse: When, where and how to watch the celestial spectacle in India!

Total solar eclipse: When, where and how to watch the celestial spectacle in India!

Total solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, casting the darkest part of its shadow on Earth. 

Total solar eclipse: Don't forget to watch the sky next week!

Total solar eclipse: Don't forget to watch the sky next week!

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the earth and the sun.

Transnational crime booming across Southeast Asia: UN

Transnational crime is booming in Southeast Asia, the UN warned Thursday, aided by rapid regional economic integration and patchy cross-border police work.

Obama calls for `tangible steps` to lower South China Sea tensions

Obama calls for `tangible steps` to lower South China Sea tensions

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for "tangible steps" to lower tensions in the South China Sea over disputed islands and waters, as Washington`s allies in Southeast Asia bristle over Beijing`s territorial claims.

US, Southeast Asia can advance 'shared vision' on maritime disputes: Obama

President Barack Obama said on Monday that the United States and Southeast Asian nations can advance a shared vision of rules and norms for resolving maritime disputes peacefully.

Southeast Asia to see total solar eclipse on March 8

Southeast Asia to see total solar eclipse on March 8

Parts of Southeast Asia will witness a total solar eclipse lasting for over a minute in every location on its path, revealed astronomers from NASA. 

Disputes over South China Sea must not involve ''bullying'': White House

Disputes over South China Sea must not involve ''bullying'': White House

US President Barack Obama will deliver a tough message to China during a summit with Southeast Asian countries next week that disputes in the South China Sea must be resolved peacefully and not with a big nation “bullying” smaller neighbors, the White House said on Tuesday.

Terror attacks loom as Indonesian trio vie for Islamic State glory

Terror attacks loom as Indonesian trio vie for Islamic State glory

A crackdown in the wake of January`s gun and suicide assault on the Indonesian capital has uncovered a complex web of small militant cells.

Indonesia kills one militant, arrests two post Jakarta terror attack

Indonesia kills one militant, arrests two post Jakarta terror attack

Just seven people were killed in Thursday`s late-morning siege near a busy shopping district, despite multiple blasts and a gunfight.

Singapore minister warns of Islamic State threat in Southeast Asia

Singapore's Defence Minister said on Wednesday that Islamic State fighters pose a "clear and present danger" to Southeast Asia as they return from Syria and Iraq with a mission to establish a caliphate.

Mystery of arsenic release into groundwater solved

Stanford scientists have solved an important mystery about where the microbes responsible for releasing dangerous arsenic into groundwater in Southeast Asia get their food.