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Thailand asks Japan to ‘reconsider’ housing academic accused of insulting monarchy

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 3:58PM UTC

A little more than a year has passed since Thailand’s ruling junta revoked the passport of Japan-based academic Pavin Chachavalpongpun.

‘Sarawak Report’ defies Malaysian censors with alternative web address

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015 1:07PM UTC

London-based whistleblower website ‘Sarawak Report’ defied Malaysia’s censors Monday by offering a new, unblocked url where readers in Malaysia could access all content this week.

Main suspect in 2009 Philippine massacre dies in hospital

By Sat, Jul 18, 2015 4:13PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A lawyer says one of the main suspects on trial for the 2009 massacre of 58 people in the southern Philippines has died of a heart attack.

China reprimands Internet companies for spread of UNIQLO sex video

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015 3:55PM UTC

Sex may sell, but clothing retailer UNIQLO is finding the adage a bit uncomfortable after a Beijing store was said to be the setting of a steamy online video.

Samsung removes online cartoons after anti-Semitism complaints

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015 11:42AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Samsung company removed cartoons attacking a U.S. hedge fund’s founder as a ravenous, big-beaked vulture after Jewish organizations protested similar smears in South Korea’s media.

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