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Australia News

Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — An woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home....

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Burma News

New Zealand bar manager to be tried for religious offenses in Yangon

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

A New Zealand man faces charges of committing religious offenses in Burma after posting images of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote a party at the bar he manages. ...

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Cambodia News

Cambodian PM calls for calm over HIV infections

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called for calm Thursday, saying it was not certain that an unlicensed medical practitioner is responsible for infecting 106 people, including 19 children, with HIV...

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China News

Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — China's ambassador to Mozambique says trade between the two countries increased to nearly $3 billion this year....

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong maid abuse trial to resume next week

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the Hong Kong district court last week that she was so ill from her employer’s abuse that she had to wear adult diapers....

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India News

India’s Sonia Gandhi in hospital

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — An official says India's opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi has been hospitalized for treatment of lower respiratory tract infection....

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Indonesia News

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A rumbling volcano has erupted in eastern Indonesia, leaving at least one hiker missing, injuring nine others and forcing the closure of an airport. Spokesman for...

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Japan News

Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited has resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate...

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Malaysia News

Indonesia: Report highlights link between palm oil and illegal logging

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar...

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Pakistan News

Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says it has killed 32 militants in an ambush in the country’s rugged northwest. In a statement Friday the military said the militants were...

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Philippines News

Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman has been brought back to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers...

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Singapore News

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success...

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South Korea News

SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's constitutional court has ordered the dissolution of a small leftist political party accused of pro-North Korea policies....

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Taiwan News

Analysis: What now for Hong Kong’s Occupy movement?

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

And so the protest in Hong Kong ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. Yesterday, the last protest site in Causeway Bay was cleared, effectively terminating the occupation...

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Thailand News

Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Union Frozen Products is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion....

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Vietnam News

12 workers freed from collapsed tunnel in Vietnam

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An official says rescuers have recovered 12 workers who were trapped for more than three days in a collapsed tunnel at a hydropower plant under construction...

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Other Countries News

North Korea denies connection with Sony hacking

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is denying any connection with the hacking of Sony over a new film that it says has defamed the country's image....

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