Myanmar

Myanmar junta forces raid village in Magway, torching hundreds of homes

The fires also burned stashes of rice and forced more than 4,000 residents to flee.

North Korea

North Korea’s ‘corn inspection squads’ patrol rural streets to catch grain thieves

The crackdown illustrates the country’s food supply shortfalls, but citizens say they resent the intrusion.

Cambodia

Cambodia PM Hun Sen defends role of bodyguards in protected forest area

The troops were there to help speed the process of replanting trees on cleared land, the prime minister says.

Myanmar

Two farmers killed in Sagaing region village

Junta forces shot the men after burning down a nearby PDF camp.

NE Asia Region

Noise annoys: Thailand and China to move air exercise due to complaints

‘Falcon Strike’ was paused for a day after residents objected to noise pollution.

China

Chinese tech giants hand over algorithms as Beijing tightens internet controls

Thirty companies comply with the order, as analysts warn more data will likely also be shared behind the scenes.

NE Asia Region

Noise annoys: Thailand and China to move air exercise due to complaints

‘Falcon Strike’ was paused for a day after residents objected to noise pollution.

Unfinished buildings, many abandoned by Chinese investors, litter the landscape of Cambodia’s largest port city