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Wednesday, February 25 2015

Hong Kong's leader said February 24 that the government is looking to restrict the number of Chinese tourists entering the city, following a public backlash over the influx of mainland visitors.

Myanmar nationals arrested by Thai police officers near an immigration checkpoint of the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sot, Tak province in northern Thailand, July 6, 2010. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA
Wednesday, February 25 2015

Thai police and soldiers stopped a convoy of eight cars loaded with 54 illegal Myanmar migrant workers in Ayutthaya's Bang Pahan district on February 24, reports the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Tuesday, February 24 2015

There has been an apparent sighting of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Myanmar, said to be on a merit-making trip, according to the Bangkok Post on February 22.

Latest issue of of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Photo: Charlie Hebdo/EPA
Tuesday, February 24 2015

Nearly two months after a terrorist attack left 12 of its members dead, the editorial staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is slated to release a new issue of their edgy publication on February 25.

Monday, February 23 2015

The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh soared to 69, after more bodies were recovered from the overcrowded boat which sank within minutes of colliding with a cargo vessel.

67th Chin National Day celebrated in Indianapolis, USA on February 20, 2015. Photo: Chin Cable Network Channel
Monday, February 23 2015

The Chin or Lai-Hakha version of the “Community Integration Guidebook” was released as Chin people around the world celebrate their National Day, commemorating the day that the Chin leaders abandoned traditional feudal culture of ruling and introduced a democratic system of governing in 1948, according to a press release from the Burmese American Community Institute on February 21.

Fighters of the Islamic State terrorist group take part in military training in Mosul city, northern Iraq, November 2, 2014. Photo: EPA
Monday, February 23 2015

Malaysia and Myanmar have agreed that the Islamic State threat is real and IS may try to instill its ideology in hotspots in ASEAN, reports the Malay Mail on February 20.

Saturday, February 21 2015

Australia was assessing the damage from two severe cyclones that left a trail of destruction on February 21, wrecking hundreds of homes and cutting electricity to thousands as authorities warned of more flooding and gusty winds.

Cracking down on the illegal drug trade in the Golden Triangle is a tough call. Alleged American drug trafficker Joseph Manuel Hunter (C) is escorted by Thai commandos as he arrives to board a chartered jet for extradition to the USA at Don Mueang airport in Bangkok, Thailand, September 27, 2013. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA
Friday, February 20 2015

Thailand, Myanmar, China and Laos are working together to tackle the Mekong triangle illegal drug trade, according to The Nation on February 20.

Thursday, February 19 2015

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is to be indicted on criminal charges stemming from her government's rice subsidy scheme, the Thai Office of the Attorney General said February 19.

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