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Australia News

Dutch authorities to release initial report on Ukraine plane disaster Tuesday

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine say they will publish a preliminary report next Tuesday into the disaster...

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Burma News

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags. ...

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Cambodia News

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags. ...

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China News

Typhoon strikes southern China, heads to Vietnam

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon has struck China's southernmost island of Hainan, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed west toward Vietnam. ...

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong weighs up options after Beijing’s election decision

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014

In the hours that followed the Beijing's announcement in late August to deny Hong Kong the open nomination of candidates for the chief executive election in 2017, storm clouds swept...

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India News

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has expanded the rescue and relief operation as flood waters hit more districts in the country's Punjab province. ...

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Indonesia News

Indonesia arrests 4 Turks with suspected Islamic State ties

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they’ve arrested seven suspected militants, including four Turks believed to be planning to join a jihadist group in eastern Indonesia with possible links...

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Japan News

ADB ranks Japan and South Korea Asia’s most efficient innovators

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A new index ranks Japan and South Korea as most efficient among Asian countries in turning the building blocks of creativity into tangible innovations that benefit...

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Malaysia News

Protest prompts SKorea to remove flags ahead of Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian Games organizers have taken down the flags of competing nations in South Korea following protests about the inclusion of North Korean flags. ...

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Pakistan News

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has expanded the rescue and relief operation as flood waters hit more districts in the country's Punjab province. ...

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Philippines News

Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say a Chinese teenager who managed a family-run store has been kidnapped by four gunmen from the shop in a southern province where al-Qaida-linked...

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Singapore News

Singapore coroner: Bitcoin exchange CEO committed suicide

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore Coroner's Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide last year in Singapore because of work and personal issues....

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South Korea News

Educated SKorean women less employable than male counterparts – study

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea – Higher education yields less employment opportunities for women compared to men in South Korea, according to a new government study....

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Taiwan News

China-Taiwan relations turn sour

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014

If indeed there had ever been a “Chiwan” on the horizon – a tighter relationship between China and Taiwan – it is fast receding, with Taipei affronting Beijing on almost...

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Thailand News

Thai media’s early naming of Koh Tao murder victims a serious breach of ethics

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Two British tourists were found dead on the southern Thai island of Koh Tao on Monday morning. Local police say that their bodies were naked, with severe wounds to their...

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Vietnam News

Typhoon strikes southern China, heads to Vietnam

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon has struck China's southernmost island of Hainan, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed west toward Vietnam. ...

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Other Countries News

Mongolian blogger accused of defaming minister on Twitter freed on appeal

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Ts. Bat (@batengineer) an engineer and blogger, was found guilty of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation...

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