Indonesia

After Glastonbury, Indonesia’s hijab-clad metal band Voice of Baceprot set for bigger things

The trio’s 45-minute set at the prestigious music festival in England earned terrific reviews for its energy and skill.

Philippines

Philippine police arrest aide to pastor wanted on sex trafficking charges

Paulene Canada, a close associate of Apollo Quiboloy, is facing charges of sexual abuse and trafficking.

Region

Ethnic rebels close in on 2 towns in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Thousands of civilians and about 100 junta troops have fled from the fighting into Bangladesh.

Bangladesh

Heavy rain turns Dhaka's roads to rivers

Southeastern Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, meanwhile, saw a foot of rain fall over 24 hours.

Region

Thailand considers action to stop Myanmar’s efforts to acquire weapons

A U.N. special rapporteur cites Singapore’s unambiguous position on transfers that benefit the junta.

Philippines

Philippine police arrest aide to pastor wanted on sex trafficking charges

Paulene Canada, a close associate of Apollo Quiboloy, is facing charges of sexual abuse and trafficking.

What do 24-hour mamaks mean to Malaysians?

Tears of joy as Thailand passes bill legalizing same-sex unions

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