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Drunk intruder causes stir at Asian Games village

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 6:40PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police have questioned a South Korean man who is accused of intruding into the Asian Games athletes’ village while he was drunk and yelling at athletes. South Korean police on Tuesday said the 53-year-old man allegedly followed food suppliers into the security perimeter and inside

28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 6:33PM UTC A girl is carried to a rescue boat in a flooded area during the heavy monsoon rains in Gauhati, Assam state, India, Monday. Pic: AP.

GAUHATI, India (AP) -€” Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India’s remote northeast.

Lawyer: Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti gets life sentence in China

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 1:36PM UTC Ilham Tohti. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — The lawyer for an outspoken scholar from China’s Uighur minority says his client has been found guilty of separatism and sentenced to life in jail.

Malaysia tightens the sedition screws again

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:36AM UTC Activist Adam Adli, left, smiles before being released on bail at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last year. Pic: AP.

Malaysia is continuing its drastic crackdown on dissent, sentencing student activist Adam Adli Halim to a year in jail for statements he made at a forum in Kuala Lumpur in May last year accusing the government of voter fraud.

A new enemy within? Surabaya sex workers go underground

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:45AM UTC A 'karaoke girl' shouts protests against the city government's move to close down the Dolly prostitution complex in Indonesia in June. Pic: AP.

On the morning of June 18 this year, at least 1,449 sex workers were evicted from the adjacent neighbourhoods of Gang Dolly and Jalan Jarak in Surabaya, Indonesia – once home to the largest red light district in Southeast Asia.

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