Australians Warned of ‘catastrophic’ Bushfires

Australian officials are warning of "catastrophic fire danger" as dozens of bushfires blazed in the state of New South Wales.

As of early Monday, 64 fires were burning the New South Wales Rural Fire Service said in a tweet. Of …

Laos Defends Latest Plans to Dam the Mekong

VIENTIANE, LAOS - Laos has dismissed fears that its next hydropower dam on the Mekong River would devastate downstream communities after neighboring countries and rights groups raised their doubts at a regional forum in the capital last week.

The tiny …

Two Dead, Dozens Hurt, 150-plus Homes Lost in Australia Wildfires

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - Wildfires razing Australia's drought-stricken east coast have left two people dead and several missing, more than 30 injured and more than 150 homes destroyed, officials said Saturday.

Around 1,500 firefighters were battling more than 70 fires across …

Cambodian Opposition Leader Doesn’t Return as Promised

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Self-exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who had promised to return Saturday to Cambodia from Paris to mark the country's 66th Independence Day, landed in Malaysia Saturday, but he did not return to Cambodia, after months …

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