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Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australian officials say the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely...

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Burma News

‘Karen rebel’ journalist shot dead by Burmese military

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's press council says the army shot dead a freelance journalist who was detained while covering clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops along the country's...

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Cambodia News

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns...

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China News

China’s president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis....

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Hong Kong News

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks...

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India News

Separatists protest in Kashmir against Modi visit

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Police and paramilitary...

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Indonesia News

French journalists jailed in Papua, Indonesia

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua....

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Japan News

Womenomics to fuel Japan’s growth

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sets out to empower women as a pillar of economic growth writes Naohiro Yashiro for Asia Sentinel. “Womenomics” is a key pillar of Prime Minister...

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Malaysia News

Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australian officials say the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely...

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Pakistan News

Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year...

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Philippines News

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on...

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Singapore News

Pirates release missing Vietnamese oil tanker

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese sailor says his oil tanker has been released after pirates stormed the ship and siphoned off some of its cargo of gas oil. Deputy...

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South Korea News

South Korea’s economy expands 3.2 percent in 3Q

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies...

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Taiwan News

Taiwanese air force pilot killed in aerial collision

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets on Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew...

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Thailand News

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic. Public Health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said Friday...

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Vietnam News

Official aims to outlaw warm beer in Vietnam

By Wed, Oct 08, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A ministry official is proposing that the temperature in restaurants selling beer in Vietnam should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), a rule that will...

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Other Countries News

US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States, but he...

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