Southeast Asia

Childcare Key for Working Women in Vietnam

FILE- A woman works at a yarn-weaving plant of the Ha Nam textile company in Phu Ly city, about 60 km (37 miles) south of Hanoi, July 4, 2013.

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22 April 2014
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April 2014
21 April 2014

Video Death Toll From Sunken South Korean Ferry Nears 60

Rescue divers entered the ferry Sunday to begin the recovery process, with more than 240 people still believed to be inside.

Malaysia Jet Lands Safely Following Distress Call

Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board en route to India returns to Kuala Lumpur after reporting landing gear problems.

19 April 2014

Underwater Search for Missing Jet Could End Within Week

US Navy Bluefin-21, 'side scan' sonar is focal point of search west of Australian city of Perth.

Multimedia S. Korean Police Arrest Captain of Doomed Ferry

As hopes dim of finding any of 270 people missing from the ferry alive, guilt-ridden high school's vice principal commits suicide.

18 April 2014

S. Korea Ferry Search Efforts Hampered for 3rd Day

As hopes dim of finding any of the nearly 270 people missing from the ferry alive, guilt-ridden high school's vice principal commits suicide.

17 April 2014

Photogallery Burmese Water Festival

The water festival, known as Thingyan, lasts four days and ends by bringing in the Burmese New Year. The throwing of water symbolizes a show of blessings and good wishes and usually occurs on the last two days of the festival.

16 April 2014

Photogallery Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks

At least four dead, 300 missing; most of those on board were high school students headed from Incheon to southern resort island.

15 April 2014

Perth Cambodian Explains Change in City as Malaysian Flight Search Continues

Much Chanthoeun, a city resident, said the accident has also galvanized local media and many Australians; six of their compatriots were on the missing flight.

12 April 2014

Video Early Hindu, Buddhist Works on View in New York

Five years in the making, “Lost Kingdoms” shows works from the 5th to the 8th century, an era when Hinduism and Buddhism took root in Southeast Asia.

Multimedia Global Airline Industry Begins Study to Prevent MH370 Repeat

A panel will focus on real-time tracking of aircraft, rather than streaming of flight performance data for aircraft systems.

11 April 2014

Multimedia Australia Confident Sounds Are From Missing Jet

PM Tony Abbott tells reporters authorities are 'confident that we know the position of the black box flight recorder to within some kilometers'.

09 April 2014

Audio Indonesia's Opposition Party Leads Elections

But according to quick count by think-tank CSIS, PDI-P party is not likely to have enough votes to independently field a presidential candidate.

08 April 2014

Plane Search Crews Focus on Black Box Signals

Tuesday’s search it taking place in a wide area 2,000 kilometers northwest of Perth and involves 14 ships and 14 airplanes, plus several helicopters.

Mekong River Faces Development Challenges

Vietnam calls on Laos to consult with other river countries before completing construction of two dams on lower Mekong.

Multimedia Australian, Malaysian Leaders in Perth as Search for Jet Continues

Search efforts are focused on waters about 1,600 kilometers off Australia’s northwest coast.

02 April 2014

Hagel: Malaysia Jet Search Shows Need for US in Asia

US defense secretary says disaster highlights the importance of expanded regional defense cooperation and greater US military involvement in Asia.

01 April 2014

Multimedia Malaysia Releases Revised Transcript of MH370 Cockpit Communications

Document reveals more mundane final sign-off from jet than authorities had described.

Environment Groups Plan to Oppose Laos Mega Dams

Ahead of this week’s meeting of the Mekong River Commission, 39 international environmental groups called on the government to halt construction on the Xayaburi dam before February 2015.

Video New, Fatal Bird Flu Strain Closely Monitored

In the past 10 years, a deadly strain of bird flu has killed more than half of the people who got it. Now there's a new strain of bird flu circulating that can kill about a third of the humans who contract it. Whenever there's a virus this lethal, there are always fears of a pandemic.

April 2014

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Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New Yorki
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10 April 2014
For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)