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Thailand satisfied with outcome of meeting on irregular migration

Thailand is satisfied with Friday's international meeting on irregular migration in the Indian Ocean, which focused on solutions to Rohingya-related problems, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).

US hits China over sea reclamation, vows more patrols

The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region.

Lower rainfall for South Asia this year: report

As the monsoon season begins in June, the entire South Asian region is likely to record low rainfall due to the impact of climate change.

US, Australia pledge financial assistance on migrant problems

Thailand successfully hosted the day-long Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean here today with the United States of America (US) and Australia announcing further financial assistance.

15 wounded in attack on Philippine mosque

Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said Saturday.

US demands immediate halt to South China Sea reclamations

The United States on Saturday called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to reclamation works in disputed waters in the South China Sea, saying Beijing's behaviour in the area was "out of step" with international norms.

China confirms first MERS case

China confirmed its first case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Friday, in a South Korean national.

Michael Jackson's Neverland on sale for $100 million

Neverland, the sprawling California ranch that was once the location of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park, is up for sale for $100 million, realtors said Friday.

4,200 migrants rescued in Med Friday, 17 dead: coastguard

The Italian coastguard said it had coordinated the rescue of about 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety boats.

India battles deadliest heatwave in two decades

Indian authorities urged hospitals to treat heatstroke as an emergency as the toll from a long heatwave topped 1,800 on Friday, making it the deadliest in more than two decades.