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The brazenness of the Jakarta assault suggested a new brand of militancy in a country where extremists typically launch low-level strikes on police.
Indonesian authorities are scrambling to respond after fires spewed haze across the country and blanketed parts of neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. Monsoon rains are due to arrive in the next month.
France, known for being deliberate in air safety investigations, is taking the lead on identifying suspected Flight MH370 debris that washed up on Reunion Island, French territory.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing by sea from Myanmar, abetted by human smugglers whose crews later abandon ships mid-crossing. The surge in sea crossings has led to finger pointing among neighboring countries.
Southeast Asia is in the grips of a spiraling humanitarian crisis. Around 1,600 migrants have landed on the shores of Indonesia and Malaysia in recent days.
Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar who face persecution at home are making perilous boat crossings to Thailand and Malaysia, provoking strong reactions from regional governments. Thailand is a hub for human trafficking.
And if he was, what does it mean?
Dutch investigators say cockpit recordings show no emergency in the moments before Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 went down on July 17. Pro-Russian rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine are widely blamed for the incident.
Ukrainian and Russian leaders are trading accusations over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Crash investigators will have to overcome working in a war zone.
The data release opens the door for armchair analysts, amateur sleuths, and experts to run their own analyses. But the new mapping effort is likely more significant.
Less noise. More insight.