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Australia News

Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers that languished on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center...

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Burma News

US: Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year....

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Cambodia News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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China News

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies....

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Hong Kong News

HK pro-democracy site ‘The House News’ folds amid ‘political pressure’

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure. It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in...

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India News

Clash over land leaves 2 dead in northern India

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say a land dispute triggered a violent clash between two communities that left two people dead and a dozen injured in northern India. ...

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Indonesia News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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Japan News

Toyota tops global sales for first half of 2014

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place...

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Malaysia News

Malaysia PM Najib Razak to travel to the Netherlands

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart....

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Pakistan News

Pakistan: 5 indicted in woman’s stoning death

By Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Pakistani police say a court has indicted five relatives accused of stoning to death a pregnant woman for marrying against the family's wishes....

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Philippines News

Philippines: Death toll rises to 24 after extremists attack villagers

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the...

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Singapore News

New survey reveals fear of conflict in Asia… and some unlikely alliances

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014

If you haven't yet read the latest public opinion survey released by the Pew Research Center earlier this week, then it's time you did. Based on interviews with over 48,000...

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South Korea News

Teen survivors still haunted by Sewol ferry sinking

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean teenagers who survived April’s ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends. Students from Danwon...

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Taiwan News

Investigators examine Taiwan plane crash black boxes

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people....

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Thailand News

Democrat deputy leader: Puea Thai will win the next election

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Yesterday in the Bangkok Post: BP is unsure of the exact source of the above quote, but it is likely based on the Facebook post made by Nipit on July 26...

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Vietnam News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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Other Countries News

Should Asia-Pacific countries ban the plastic bag?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow...

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