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Australia News

Australia detains Malaysian killer but won’t allow extradition

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A high-profile Malaysian fugitive detained in Australia has created a diplomatic problem for the Australian government which cannot by law extradite someone who could face capital...

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Burma News

Burmese soldiers suspected of brutal rape and murder of 2 Kachin teachers

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Burma army soldiers are the prime suspects in the brutal rape and murder of two young Kachin teachers in a case that has caused local and international outrage....

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Cambodia News

Thai soldiers accused of ‘burning alive’ 2 Cambodians amid border tensions

By Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Thailand's military has denied killing two Cambodians citizens by "burning them alive" after they allegedly crossed the border into Thailand illegally last week, according to Cambodian authorities quoted by The...

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China News

Phony Chinese bank cheats depositors out of $32m

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police say they have arrested five people in connection with a phony bank that used bogus offices and tellers to bilk depositors out of $32 million....

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong teen protest leader turns himself in

By Fri, Jan 16, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — The teenage face of Hong Kong's months-long democracy protests struck a defiant note as he turned himself in for possible arrest....

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India News

Australian PM: Turning away asylum seekers’ boats a success

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Australia's Operation Sovereign Borders, the policy of turning back the boats carrying asylum seekers has proven to be effective against people smuggling, at least from the point of view of...

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Indonesia News

Indonesian police arrest deputy of anti-graft body

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say they have arrested a deputy head from Indonesia’s top corruption-fighting body, days after the official said a national police chief hopeful was a graft...

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Japan News

Bangkok airport taxi driver boycotts Japanese passengers

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015

At least one taxi driver at Bangkok’s main airport is apparently boycotting Japanese passengers. A picture widely circulated on social media shows a sign in a taxi window in Thai,...

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Malaysia News

AirAsia jet fuselage to be lifted to surface

By Sat, Jan 17, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official says the crashed AirAsia jet's fuselage will be lifted to the surface after sea conditions again prevented divers from examining the large...

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Pakistan News

Pakistanis continue to protest over blasphemous caricatures

By Mon, Jan 19, 2015

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Different Pakistani political, religious and social organizations continue to protest against what they call blasphemous caricatures in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo....

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Philippines News

Manila: China’s reclamation in disputed reefs now ‘massive’

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says surveillance photographs have shown that China's land reclamation in contested reefs in the South China Sea has become "massive" with Beijing continuing...

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Singapore News

Singapore’s ‘Battle for Merger’ revisited – Part II

By Wed, Jan 14, 2015

For the benefit of the younger generation, it is necessary to describe the historical background at the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, i.e. the period...

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South Korea News

10 missing after boat collision off South Korean island

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ten people are missing after a Chinese fishing boat sank in international waters near the South Korean resort island of Jeju....

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Taiwan News

China says new air routes needed to ease its flight delays

By Fri, Jan 16, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry says that new commercial flight routes off China's southeast coast that Taiwan objects to are part of an effort to ease the country's chronic...

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Thailand News

Thai attorney general’s office to indict ex-PM Yingluck

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — The office of Thailand's attorney general has announced plans to indict ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a rice subsidy program that lost...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam fails to deliver on its education promise

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Despite its Confucian tradition and a young, tech-savvy population, Vietnam has abjectly failed to reform its education system....

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Other Countries News

Canadian held in Nepal on child sex abuse charges

By Sat, Jan 17, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say a Canadian tourist has been arrested on charges that he lured a 9-year-old boy to his hotel room and had sex with...

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