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Japanese journalist goes on trial for defaming SKorean president

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:18AM UTC Tatsuya Kato, center, former Seoul bureau chief of Japan's Sankei Shimbun, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea’s president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.

The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 8:51AM UTC The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

On Monday, the ‘Bangkok Post’ ran what was touted as the “first interview” given by former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra since the military coup of May 22, 2014, which ousted her government after nearly six months of anti-government protests and thus a manufactured political deadlock.

Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:59PM UTC Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong’s government.

Malaysian censors target YouTube in Internet crackdown

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:31AM UTC Malaysia Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Pic: AP.

Malaysian censors are drawing up plans to block Internet content that does not adhere to guidelines set by the Film Censorship Board.

News Corp. invests $30m in India real estate website

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:06AM UTC News Corp. invests $30m in India real estate website

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. says it has invested in a real estate website in India as it tries to grow its digital business.

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