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Australia News

Official: Sub will be used in search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search crews will for the first time send a sub deep into the Indian Ocean to try and determine whether signals detected by sound-locating equipment are...

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Burma News

Reuters duo win Pulitzer for Rohingya coverage

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall have won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their coverage of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and Thailand....

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Cambodia News

9 Cambodians killed in Thai road accident

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say nine Cambodians on their way home for a holiday break were killed when their van crashed into a tree and burst into flames in...

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China News

Oliver Stone’s Mao Zedong comments touch a nerve at Beijing film fest

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

By Kyle Mullin | @mulkyle Oliver Stone has never been one to shy away from controversy, but the American director may have attained new heights of provocation at this year’s...

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong: China’s obstreperous adoptee

By Tue, Apr 08, 2014

Two of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy citizens, Anson Chan, former chief secretary under Chris Patten, and Martin Lee, one of the city’s most prominent democracy advocates, have spent the...

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India News

Train derails in northeast India, injuring dozens

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has derailed in northeastern India, injuring dozens of passengers. State-owned Indian Railways said in a statement that the engine and nine of the...

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Indonesia News

UN warns banana fungus spreading from SE Asia

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nation's Food and Agriculture organization is warning banana growers that a fungal disease is spreading through crops from Asia to Africa and the Middle...

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Japan News

Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members have vowed to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that halted the country's Antarctic whaling...

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Malaysia News

Obama sets date for tricky Malaysia visit

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia this month as part of his push to increase US diplomatic, economic and security engagement...

Pakistan News

Indian troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir fighting

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say a nearly 20-hour gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir has ended after government troops killed two suspected rebels in the Himalayan region's main city....

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Philippines News

Philippines: Pacquiao ally, 6 others face murder charges

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Murder and multiple frustrated murder charges were filed last week against a Sarangani provincial board member for the ambush slaying of Maitum Mayor George McPerson ‘Mac’ Perrett. Charged was...

Singapore News

Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

By Fri, Apr 04, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say Southeast Asian defense leaders are pointing to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more...

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South Korea News

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree....

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Taiwan News

Taiwan leader affirms contentious China trade pact

By Thu, Apr 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan's president is sticking by a trade pact with China that has sparked mass protests and a three-week occupation of the self-governing island legislature building by students....

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Thailand News

Thailand’s Blue Diamond affair and the PDRC connection

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Saudi Arabia downgraded its diplomatic relations with Thailand in 1990 after the murder of four Saudi diplomats, the murder of a Saudi businessman, and the theft of jewellery from the...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country’s reputation could be at risk if things don’t...

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Other Countries News

WORLD: Combat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags....

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