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  • Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

    By Oct 25, 2014

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    Pic: AP.

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australian officials say the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely to take many months because of huge area involved.

  • Nepal bus accident kills 9 and injures dozens

    By Oct 24, 2014

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    Poor maintenance of roads and vehicles contributes to many accidents in mountainous Nepal. Pic: AP.

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.

  • French journalists jailed in Papua, Indonesia

    By Oct 24, 2014

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    Papuans display "Morning Star" separatist flags during a protest commemorating the 50th year since Indonesia took over West Papua. Pic: AP.

    JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua.

  • ‘Karen rebel’ journalist shot dead by Burmese military

    By Oct 24, 2014

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    Burmese soldiers shot Aung Niang dead on 4th October. Pic: AP.

    YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s press council says the army shot dead a freelance journalist who was detained while covering clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops along the country’s rugged border.

  • Sea Shepherd to hunt toothfish poachers in Antarctic

    By Oct 24, 2014

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    Toothfish lying on deck (Photo: Supplied)

    Marine conservation group, the Sea Shepherd, is gearing up for another Southern Ocean expedition in time for an Antarctic summer. The group suspects the Japanese will not return to kill whales this hunting season, but if they do, they will drive them back to Japan. The International Court of Justice declared in March this year Japanese whaling in the area is illegal.

  • Beijing combats garbage crisis with new trash incinerator

    By Oct 24, 2014

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    Beijing’s ecologists say officials will worsen the city’s deadliest environmental issue in their efforts to solve another. In November, the world’s biggest trash incinerator will begin operating at full capacity in Lujiashan, a small locale northwest of the Chinese capital. The facility, which has been running in test mode all year, was built by Shougang, a company that operated a gigantic steel factory in same region until 2011, when it was shuttered because of its pollution output.

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