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Kyrgyzstan's parliament names new PM
Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev has been named by Kyrgyzstan's parliament as the country's new prime minister.


Boat carrying Rohingya lands in Indonesia
A boatload of 76 Rohingya Muslims has landed on the northeast coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.


South and North Korea open direct line
A direct hotline has been opened between North and South Korea ahead of a summit between the countries' leaders next week.


Australia to join Philippines-US war games
Australian and Japanese troops will join annual US-Philippine military exercises in May for two weeks of drills on the main Philippine island of Luzon.


Affectionate couples caned in Indonesia
Married couples who publicly showed affection for each other have been caned in Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province.


Malaysian plane skids off Nepal runway
No injuries have been reported after a Malaysian plane skidded off a runway during take off in Nepal.


Five die in ammonia tank in Sri Lanka
Five people have died during an attempt to rescue a worker who had fallen into an ammonia tank in a Sri Lankan rubber factory.


US to keep up pressure on North Korea
The US will keep up "maximum pressure" on North Korea and President Donald Trump says he may bail on the summit if he feels it won't produce results.


Myanmar army head urges troops to obey law
Myanmar's army chief has cited the sentencing of seven soldiers for a massacre of Rohingya Muslim men as he urged troops to obey the law and codes of conduct.


North Korea not attaching conditions: Moon
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea wants "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and isn't demanding a US troop withdrawal first.


Kyrgyzstan cabinet loses confidence vote
Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has sacked his cabinet after a no-confidence vote in parliament.


Spy-accused Cambodian journos denied bail
Two journalists accused of spying in Cambodia after filing reports to a US-funded radio station have been denied bail.


Korean Air raided over heiress assault
The youngest daughter of Korean Air's chairman has been accused of assaulting an advertising agency executive during a business meeting.


Shallow quake kills three in Indonesia
Three people have died and hundreds of homes have been damaged after a 4.4 magnitude quake struck central Java province in Indonesia.


Whiskey caught up in US-China trade battle
Whiskey importers in China are concerned about the threat of tariffs, which could hit margins for sellers or lift the price for drinkers.


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