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Southeast Asia: Subregion of Asia
Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the regions that are geographically south of China, east of the Indian subcontinent and north-west of Australia. Southeast Asia is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia and the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania and the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia and the Indian Ocean. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere, although the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere. In contemporary definition, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions:
  1. Mainland Southeast Asia, also known historically as Indochina, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
  2. Maritime Southeast Asia, also known historically as Nusantara, the East Indies, or the Malay Archipelago, comprising the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India), Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia), Brunei, Christmas Island (Australia), the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia), East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.


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Thai gov't pressured to acknowledge activist's disappearance [Video]

Thai gov't pressured to acknowledge activist's disappearance

Another Thai anti-government activist has gone missing in Cambodia, the latest in a string of disappearances of dissidents in Southeast Asia.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
Indonesia: Jakarta is reopening after weeks of lockdown [Video]

Indonesia: Jakarta is reopening after weeks of lockdown

Healthcare workers worry the relaxation of restrictions is too soon for Southeast Asia's largest city.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published
Renault, Nissan deepen ties in bid to survive [Video]

Renault, Nissan deepen ties in bid to survive

Renault and Nissan have set out plans to revive their alliance as they battle a global slump in sales. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published
UK health workers begin hydroxychloroquine trial [Video]

UK health workers begin hydroxychloroquine trial

British healthcare workers will on Thursday begin taking part in a University of Oxford-led international trial of two anti-malarial drugs to see if they can prevent COVID-19, including one U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

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Siem Reap, one of the most popular tourist towns in Southeast Asia, has become the first province in Cambodia to ban the dog meat trade in a victory for animal rights activists who called the area a..
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WHO asks South-East Asia region countries to pay attention to mental health, suicide prevention

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Indonesian fishermen rescue nearly 100 Rohingya in Aceh

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Health officials praise Laos after coronavirus-free declaration

International health organizations on Thursday praised Laos' early response and countrywide networks for containing the novel coronavirus after the Southeast Asian nation declared itself free of the..
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Indonesia reports 1,031 new coronavirus infections; Southeast Asia's highest case total

Indonesia reported 1,031 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday taking the total to 41,431 and overtaking Singapore with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia.
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Coronavirus is a warning to us to mend our broken relationship with nature

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Traffickers demand payments for Rohingya stranded at sea

People traffickers holding hundreds of Rohingya refugees at sea are demanding payments from their families before they will release them from boats off the shores of Southeast Asia, relatives and..
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Indonesia's hundreds of suspected child virus deaths highlight danger

Hundreds of children in Indonesia are believed to have died from COVID-19, giving the Southeast Asian country one of the world's highest rates of child deaths from the novel coronavirus that experts..
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PM Modi discusses Covid-19 pandemic with Cambodian PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the Covid-19 pandemic with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday and conveyed India's commitment to further..
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Exiled Thai activist abducted in Cambodia, rights group says

Unknown gunmen abducted a Thai political activist in Cambodia's capital, rights advocates said on Friday, the latest in a series of mysterious disappearances of Southeast Asian dissidents living in..
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Philippines' Duterte renews threat to kill drug dealers after big bust

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte renewed on Friday a threat to kill drug dealers after police seized 756 kg (1,667 lb) of methamphetamines, a haul he said proved the Southeast Asian country had..
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Indonesia capital tentatively eases some coronavirus restrictions

The governor of Indonesia's capital announced on Thursday the easing of some coronavirus restrictions though he warned that the fight against the outbreak was far from over in Southeast Asia's biggest..
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Facebook and PayPal invest in Indonesian start-up Gojek

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Thai researcher eyes affordable, accessible coronavirus vaccine for SE Asia

A researcher leading Thailand's push to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine says its aim is to make it cost-effective and accessible to Southeast Asia, and play a part in preventing a supply shortage..
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Indonesia reported 479 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the total in the Southeast Asian nation to 22,750, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.
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Thai government approves plan for bankruptcy court-led restructuring of Thai Airways

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Cambodia's last patient with the new coronavirus has recovered and left hospital, leaving the Southeast Asian country with zero cases, the health ministry said on Saturday, while urging continued..
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Indonesian coronavirus death toll tops 1,000: ministry

Deaths from the coronavirus in Indonesia passed the 1,000 mark on Tuesday as the Southeast Asian nation reported 16 new fatalities and 484 new infections, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.
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The Philippines' health ministry on Sunday confirmed 184 new coronavirus cases, taking the Southeast Asian nation's total reported infections to 10,794.
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