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Maldives supports China’s modern ‘Silk Road’ plan

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:17AM UTC Xi Jinping. Pic: AP.

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives has promised visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping that it will support China’s modern “Silk Road” initiative.

Mongolian blogger accused of defaming minister on Twitter freed on appeal

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014 11:42AM UTC A group of supporters gathered in Mongolia's capital after Ts. Bat's conviction on defamation charges last month. Image via @ideruugan on Twitter.

Ts. Bat (@batengineer) an engineer and blogger, was found guilty of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation to the aviation sector.

Putin traveling to Mongolia for 5-hour visit

By Wed, Sep 03, 2014 10:52AM UTC Russian President Vladimir Putin. Pic: AP.

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Mongolia for a working visit amid a Kremlin-backed offensive in Ukraine that has sharply raised tensions with Washington and NATO.

HRW: Migrant children in Thailand ‘suffer in filthy, overcrowded cells’

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014 1:44PM UTC Women hide their faces as children sleep after being detained at a rubber plantation in Hat Yai district of Songkhla province southern Thailand earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Thousands of children across Southeast Asia have fled war, poverty and other dangers, hoping to find brighter prospects in neighbouring Thailand. But a new report from non-government organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the famed tourist hub is no safe haven for those marginalised youth.

Syrian rebels attack Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014 3:52PM UTC Philippine military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in Quezon city, Philippines on Sunday. Pic: AP

The Philippine defense chief says Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been attacked by Syrian rebels who are holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage.

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