More than 160 bodies have been found at the site where miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakantarea of Kachin state when a "muddy wave" caused by heavy rain buried them.
Rights groups have accused Myanmar's security forces of committing atrocities in various villages, including Gu Dar Pyin, where they say at least five shallow mass graves had been found.
Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam says it has grounded all Pakistani pilots after concerns that some of them may have been using fake licences.
The UN has expressed concern over "reports of intensified fighting" in northwest Rakhine state's Rathedaung township.
Deprived of access to the outside world, people in the poor Rakhine and Shin states have little to no information about the pandemic.
Maria Ressa, 56, and her news site Rappler have been the target of legal action and probes after publishing stories critical of Duterte's policies, including his drug war that has killed thousands.
Indonesia has one of the lowest rates of coronavirus testing in the world, with roughly 1,000 tests per million people, according to government figures.
Wanchalearm Satsaksit was abducted from the street in front of his apartment in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh late Thursday afternoon, Human Rights Watch said, citing security video. Cambodia has denied the abduction took place.
The UN human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed paramilitary groups.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap troop deployment agreement with the United States due to political and other developments in the region,
The nation of 5.7 million people has more than 35,000 coronavirus cases, one of the largest numbers in Asia, largely due to infections in cramped, bunk-bed accommodation that house more than 300,000 mostly South Asian workers.
Cash-strapped governments are leaning toward a new regulatory regime in the wake of pandemic relief efforts.
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