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British experts to analyze flight MH17 black boxes

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators. ...

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Burma News

Ooredoo announces distributors for Burma mobile rollout

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Ooredoo, one of two international telecoms operating in Burma, announced distributors for its low-cost mobile devices on Friday. The Qatari company pledges to provide affordable devices and SIM cards to...

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Cambodia News

Cambodian political rivals agree to hold fresh talks

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say their leaders will hold a fresh round of talks to end a yearlong political deadlock after last year's contentious...

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China News

China cracks down on online porn… again

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are tightening already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called "rumormongers" and "slanderous content."...

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Hong Kong News

20 injured after Hong Kong-bound flight hits turbulence

By Wed, Jul 16, 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African Airways says 20 people on a Hong Kong-bound flight were injured when the plane ran into severe turbulence. The airline said in a statement that...

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India News

WTO sides with China, India in 2 US trade disputes

By Tue, Jul 15, 2014

GENEVA (AP) — The world trade body has ruled against the United States in two disputes with India and China, telling the U.S. government it must abide by international rules....

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Indonesia News

Prabowo to challenge Indonesia election result

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Former general Prabowo Subianto will challenge the results of Indonesia's presidential election in the Constitutional Court after his rival Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo was declared the winner yesterday....

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Japan 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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Malaysia News

British experts to analyze flight MH17 black boxes

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators. ...

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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

Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says a Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militiamen in Libya has been beheaded by his captors. He’s the first Filipino casualty since the civil...

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Singapore News

Singapore says it won’t destroy 2 gay-themed book titles after all

By Fri, Jul 18, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's information minister says two children's books dealing with gay subjects that were ordered removed from public libraries won't be destroyed after all....

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South Korea News

SKorea: Body of Sewol ferry tragedy fugitive found

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they've found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead...

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Taiwan 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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Thailand News

A first look at Thailand’s new interim constitution

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Two months after Thailand's military has staged a coup on May 22, 2014, the country has now adopted a new interim constitution. Army chief and junta leader General Prayuth Chan-Ocha...

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Vietnam News

Bitcoin goes live in Vietnam despite government concerns

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Vietnam’s first online Bitcoin trading floor has gone live, allowing customers to buy and sell Bitcoins in Vietnamese dong....

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Other Countries News

Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in U.S.

By Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park, and eight people were hospitalized....

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