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Thailand: Burmese ethnic armed groups ordered to inform junta of meetings

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:54PM UTC Kachin Independence Army recruits in training. Photo: AP

Lt-Gen Sathit Pittrat, commander of the Thai Third Regional Army, has directed that Burmese ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) must give advance notice to and seek permission from the army for any meetings they intend to hold in Thailand.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:52AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — China and “one or two” other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks to shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States. That’s according to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. The possibility of

China arrests 39 in scam targeting Malaysians

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:51AM UTC China arrests 39 in scam targeting Malaysians

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police have busted a telephone scam ring that tricked Malaysians into wiring them money. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday police arrested 39 people in southern Guangdong province and confiscated ill-gotten and other funds worth more than 60 million yuan ($10 million).

9 convicted in Philippines for 1996 disco fire

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 6:19PM UTC 9 convicted in Philippines for 1996 disco fire

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted nine people for graft over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year.

Sri Lanka president calls early presidential polls

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 5:35PM UTC Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pic: AP.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called early elections, seeking a third term in office two years before his current term expires.

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