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Australia News

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations....

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Burma News

Burma discovers it has only 51 million people

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Burma has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million....

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Cambodia News

Interpol probes Thailand ‘baby factory’ case

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol says it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand calls the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies. ...

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China News

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to...

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Hong Kong News

China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014

China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader....

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India News

India’s big fat online wedding

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Proliferating websites guarantee romance    India’s thriving US$83-million online matrimony bazaar welcomed a new member to its club recently – a portal christened www.Iitiimshaadi.com. The service will cater exclusively to the...

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Indonesia News

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations....

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Japan News

Japanese urged to stock up on toilet paper for disaster prevention day

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — On national disaster prevention day, Japan's government is urging people to stock up on toilet paper, because more than 40 percent of the nation's supply comes from...

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Malaysia News

6,000 jobs to go in Malaysia Airlines overhaul

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will shed 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. ...

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Pakistan News

Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first...

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Philippines News

All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014

The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels....

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Singapore News

How Asia has outpaced Latin America on education reform

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014

While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian...

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South Korea News

SKorea: North fires projectile into sea

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been...

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Taiwan News

Taiwan police: Carbon monoxide caused Mormon missionary deaths

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries. The government-owned Central News Agency reported Sunday that Taiwanese authorities found a...

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Thailand News

Outcry against Natural Fruit case grows as labor activist’s Thailand trial looms

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014

The international outcry demanding that charges against activist Andy Hall be dropped are increasing ahead of his trials. Hall faces trials for criminal defamation and charges under the Computer Crimes...

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Vietnam News

Philippine cocaine trafficker sentenced to death in Vietnam

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say a court in Hanoi has sentenced a Philippine man to death for cocaine trafficking. The Law and Society newspaper says that Emmanuel Sillo...

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Other Countries News

Syrian rebels attack Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014

The Philippine defense chief says Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been attacked by Syrian rebels who are holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....

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