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German families to sue Ukraine over flight MH17 crash

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17....

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Burma News

Burma convicts activist 11 times for single march

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burmese court has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to two years in prison for marching through its biggest city and handing out leaflets that...

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Cambodia News

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear Temple: After the conflict

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Pictures of ancient Preah Vihear Temple are heavenly. When talking about the temple, many Cambodians become just as mystical. Though not too many have made the trek yet, they do...

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China News

China police jailed for torturing suspects

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China’s official news agency says three police officers and four other people helping them have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions. Xinhua News Agency said...

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong students strike in democracy battle

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes over Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms in the former British colony....

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India News

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A report says Samsung Electronics Co. will released its long-delayed Tizen-powered smartphone in India....

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Indonesia News

Police: American suspect confesses to Bali killing

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say an American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a Bali hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff...

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Japan News

Japan ignores IWC vote against resumption of whaling

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference has voted against Japan's plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan has vowed to go ahead anyway. ...

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Malaysia News

German families to sue Ukraine over flight MH17 crash

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17....

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Pakistan News

Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers with boats and helicopters have evacuated about 50,000 people from the country's south after raging floods inundated more villages there. ...

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Philippines News

Aquino: Philippine troops unlikely to return to Golan Heights soon

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming...

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Singapore News

Indonesia steps up fight against forest fires

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian is intensifying fighting against forest and plantation fires by adding more helicopters to drop water in South Sumatra where the haze have affected daily life. ...

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South Korea News

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A report says Samsung Electronics Co. will released its long-delayed Tizen-powered smartphone in India....

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Taiwan News

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The...

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Thailand News

Thai students required to recite Prayuth’s 12 core values daily

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

BP has already blogged the the junta’s 12 core values. BP has outlined them below as per Prayuth’s speech in July 11 (PDF): The persisting problems in Thailand that need...

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Vietnam News

Trouble brews as Vietnam considers banning sidewalk beer sales

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014

In dispiriting news for many outdoor drinking enthusiasts, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has admitted that it is mulling draft regulation that would outlaw the sidewalk sale of beer...

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Other Countries News

Group: Tibetan student dies after self-immolation

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — An overseas rights group says a Tibetan student has died after setting himself on fire in the first such protest in five months....

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