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Reuters Afghanistan-Pakistan bureau chief Maria Golovnina dies in Islamabad

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015 11:47PM UTC

LONDON (AP) — The Reuters news agency says Maria Golovnina, its bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died at the age of 34.

Thailand’s new cyber laws – Part 2: Changes to the Computer Crime Act

By Tue, Feb 17, 2015 7:30AM UTC China Internet

With the passing of eight new draft bills under the banner of “Digital Economy” by the Thai junta cabinet and awaiting approval by the ersatz-parliament, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the main focus of criticism is aimed at the cyber security bill and the amendments to the 2007 Computer Crime Act (CCA).

Cambodia: Phnom Penh bans camera-equipped drones after royal encounter

By Mon, Feb 16, 2015 9:04PM UTC Cambodia: Phnom Penh bans camera-equipped drones after royal encounter

Authorities in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh have banned camera-equipped drones without permit after a quadcopter was flown over the Royal Palace while the queen was taking her daily exercise.

South Africa protests apartheid column in Japanese press

By Mon, Feb 16, 2015 12:02PM UTC South Africa protests apartheid column in Japanese press

TOKYO (AP) — South Africa’s ambassador to Japan has complained to a conservative Japanese newspaper about a recent column that advocated separate residences for foreign workers modeled on apartheid.

Japan photographer who planned Syria trip demands gov’t return his passport

By Thu, Feb 12, 2015 5:35PM UTC Japan photographer who planned Syria trip demands gov't return his passport

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese photographer says he was forced to give up his passport because of a planned reporting trip to Syria, complaining the confiscation only violated his constitutional right of travel and press freedom and took away his work.

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