Mobile phone access across the country has brought young boys and girls closer to each other, and due to social pressures the underage dating quickly translates into teenage marriage and pregnancy.
The Sentinelese people are resistant to outsiders and often attack anyone who comes near, and visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.
The elderly Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are the last surviving senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge and are already serving life sentences for the regime's forced transfers and disappearances of masses of people during group's brutal rule of Cambodia.
In the first three months of this year, border forces in Bangladesh and Myanmar seized nearly 9 million methamphetamine pills.
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been arrested and is expected to be charged on Thursday in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund.
Over 50,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after a breach in a Myanmar dam. Authorities say heavy rainfall caused an irrigation dam to burst. No casualties have been reported so far.
A group of activists and families of people killed in the Philippines' "war on drugs" call for an indictment against President Rodrigo Duterte.
A Cambodian human rights group says child labour and debt bondage are being widely practiced in the country's brick factories due to a rapid urbanisation, trapping families in a cycle of poverty.
Cambodia's controversial election, criticised by UN and Western countries, takes places without a credible opposition and is set to extend Prime Minister Hun Sen's 33-year grip on power.
Laos state media reported that the dam collapsed in the San Sai district of Attapeu province in the southeast of the country.
Rescuers have resumed a search for those still missing from the sunken vessel which capsized in rough waters on Thursday carrying 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew and tour guides in one of Thailand's worst recent accidents.
Six Vietnamese nationals were arrested for suspected poaching after being found with skins of the critically endangered Malayan tiger which is also the country's official animal.
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