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US: Indonesia defense chief not involved in abuses

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:00AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says Indonesia’s army committed abuses when it was commanded by the former general newly appointed as defense minister but he was not personally implicated.

Hong Kong protesters suggest talks with Beijing

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:57AM UTC Police try to control crowds in Mong Kok. Pic: AP

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong students leading a month of street protests for democracy are suggesting direct negotiations with senior Chinese Communist Party officials as a way to end a standoff with the local government.

Australian teenager features in second IS video

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:49AM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian teenage runaway, dubbed the Ginger Jihadist by the media, has been featured in a second Islamic State propaganda video.

Trio test Australian Parliament’s face veil rules

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 6:15PM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Three men who attempted to enter Australia’s Parliament House wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood, a niqab and a motorcycle helmet say they were unfairly treated under new regulations targeting Muslim face veils.

The US scales down “Cobra Gold” military exercises in Thailand

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:39AM UTC Pic: Saksith Saiyasombut

A crucial part in the military junta’s desire to win approval from the international community are its current ties to the United States. But the signs between Washington and Bangkok are somewhat ambiguous right now, writes Saksith Saiyasombut.

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