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Health officials spraying disinfectant on a dead pig at a farm in Hanoi before burying it in an isolated quarantined pit to stop the spread of African Swine Fever. Photograph:  AFP

South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as “pig Ebola”, which has already led to the culling(...)

Ashin Wirathu: Supported the military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rahkine state. Photograph:  Sai Aung Main/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar police have issued an arrest warrant for Ashin Wirathu, a firebrand monk known as the “Buddhist Bin Laden”, over alleged incendiary remarks ab(...)

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel in Inn Din village, Myanmar on September 1st, 2017. Photograph: Reuters

Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the (...)

Former Hong Kong independence activists Ray Wong and Alan Li in Berlin. Photograph: Ray Wong/AFP

Two Hong Kong activists have been granted refugee status by Germany in what is believed to be the first time dissenters from the territory have been g(...)

Pegasus spyware can be uploaded via WhatsApp  hack and can spy on calls and chats, and remotely control the device’s microphone and camera. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/File

Users of Facebook’s communications app WhatsApp were advised this week to update their software, following the discovery that a previously unknown wea(...)

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7th. Photograph: Ann Wang/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest obstacle to releasing two imprisoned Reuters reporters in Myanmar last week was not the country’s military, diplomats and others say, but (...)

Two men on mobile phones in Singapore: a new law give the government control over content of  online media platforms.  Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Singapore’s parliament has passed legislation against “fake news”, a move that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over f(...)

Chit Su Win (left), wife of jailed Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, listens to Pan Ei Mon, wife of journalist Wa Lone, speaking to the media after the court hearing in Naypyidaw, Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Thet Aung/AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, i(...)

 St Sebastian Church in Negombo after multiple explosions targeted churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stringer/Getty

Sri Lanka’s past is one that is blood-soaked with violent chapters. On Sunday, another bloody chapter was added to the island’s history. A country of(...)

In a world where you’re as likely to see a Starbucks in Shanghai as in Seattle, and life back home is held safely in a smartphone in your pocket no matter how far away you are, what does it mean?

Culture shock. In a world where you’re as likely to see a Starbucks in Shanghai as in Seattle, and life back home is held safely in a smartphone in yo(...)

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