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Australian PM: Turning away asylum seekers’ boats a success

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 1:51PM UTC Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Pic: AP.

Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders, the policy of turning back the boats carrying asylum seekers has proven to be effective against people smuggling, at least from the point of view of Australia’s right-wing Coalition Government.

Thai legislature votes to impeach former PM Yingluck

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 1:26PM UTC Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra answers a question at parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military-appointed legislature has voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars.

Thai attorney general’s office to indict ex-PM Yingluck

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 11:57AM UTC Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra answers a question at parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — The office of Thailand’s attorney general has announced plans to indict ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars.

South Korean president nominates new prime minister

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:53AM UTC South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye has nominated ruling party lawmaker Lee Wan Koo to replace Prime Minister Chung Hong-won nearly 10 months after Chung offered to resign over a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April last year.

Ousted Thai PM challenges rice subsidy impeachment case

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 5:58PM UTC Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stoutly defended her government’s money-losing rice subsidy program, seeking to stave off a legislative vote that could ban her from politics for five years.

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