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SKorea: Son of sunken Sewol ferry owner detained

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Police in China remove cross in crackdown on church buildings

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:20PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Christian evangelist in eastern China says hundreds of police have taken down a local church's cross amid a crackdown on church buildings around Zhejiang province....

Extremists kill at least 16 villagers southern Philippines

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:30PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say Abu Sayyaf gunmen have killed at least 16 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the south of the country. Monday’s attack was one...

Roadside bomb kills girl, wounds others in southern Thailand

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:04PM UTC

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old girl was killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south....

Clash over land leaves 2 dead in northern India

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014 4:51PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say a land dispute triggered a violent clash between two communities that left two people dead and a dozen injured in northern India. ...

US says China tested anti-satellite missile

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014 2:59PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and is urging Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the “non-destructive” test occurred Wednesday. She said a previous destructive test of the system in 2007 created thousands of pieces of dangerous debris in space....

Investigators examine Taiwan plane crash black boxes

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 4:31PM UTC

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people....

‘Losing is not an option’: How far will Prabowo go after election defeat?

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On Tuesday this week, just hours before the official winner of Indonesia's presidential election was scheduled to be announced, former military strongman Prabowo Subianto seemingly "withdrew" from the competition, leaving rival Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo to celebrate his victory amidst an atmosphere of widespread uncertainty and confusion, particularly among Prabowo's own supporters....

Bereaved families clash with police at Sewol tragedy remembrance event

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 9:17AM UTC View Comments

SEOUL - Several people were injured, including two who were rushed to the hospital in ambulances, Thursday night as family members of the victims of the Sewol disaster and their supporters clashed with police during their march to demand legislation of a special law to determine the cause of the ferry sinking....

Best colleges in the UK for international students

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 6:45PM UTC View Comments

Every year, students all over the world research colleges and universities abroad where they can continue their education and gain a rich experience away from home. Around 110,000 people from outside the UK apply each year to join the cohort of international students who recognise the value a qualification from the UK will have around...

Thai interim constitution gives absolute power to the junta

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014 2:45PM UTC View Comments

Last night, the 2014 interim constitution was gazetted (the original in Thai is available from here).* The interim constitution comprises 48 clauses that will be in use until the new constitution is drafted. See Saksith’s post here for his take on the interim constitution. If anyone spots any mistakes, please e-mail bangkokpundit@gmail.com or point out on...

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:51PM UTC View Comments

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year's contentious election....

Media and Malaysian tragedy: A look at coverage of MH17 and MH370

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 1:44PM UTC View Comments

Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian people suffered two shocking tragedies this year. The disappearance of flight MH370 continues to be a painful mystery, and the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine came as a another brutal shock, leaving many in Malaysia to ask "Why is this happening again?"...

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A giant cross lies on the driveway to the LIngxi Church in Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province after it was removed earlier this month. Pic: AP.