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Australia News

Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine for MH17 investigation

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to the Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a...

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Burma News

Burma: Troubled Rakhine state invites aid groups to return

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma's Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work...

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Cambodia News

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year's contentious election....

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China News

Hong Kong: Chicken off the menu at McDonald’s amid meat scandal

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Chicken nuggets and burgers are off the menu in McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong after a supplier in mainland was accused of selling expired meat....

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong asks Beijing for more democratic freedom

By Tue, Jul 15, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has sent a report to Beijing recommending changes to allow for greater democracy in the southern Chinese city, kicking off a process that will...

India News

13 school children die in train-bus crash in India

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say 13 children have been killed when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India....

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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

Emerging markets drive Google Play’s quest for dominance

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014

Significant increases in customer numbers in the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America are driving Google Play's growth as it bids to close the revenue gap on Apple's...

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Malaysia News

Silence for Malaysia Airlines jet victims at Glasgow Games

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash have been remembered at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a period of silence....

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Pakistan News

Pakistan, India agree on 6 series for cricket from next year

By Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Pakistan and India will revive cricketing ties next year after agreeing to play six series from 2015 until 2023....

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Philippines News

Philippines: Muslim militants free government aid workers

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted government aid workers in the south after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, prompting a poor...

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Singapore News

Singapore ranked among priciest cities for expats as locals feel the pinch

By Wed, Jul 16, 2014

A recent Mercer survey has placed Singapore as the fourth most expensive city in the world for expatriates and the second in Asia after Hong Kong. The top placed cities...

South Korea News

1 dead, dozens injured after trains collide in South Korea

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials say two trains have collided head-on in eastern South Korea, leaving one passenger dead and dozens of others injured. Fire officials say the collision...

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Taiwan News

At least 47 dead after plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

At least 47 people died Wednesday evening after a plane crashed in Taiwan while attempting to make an emergency landing, the Central News Agency reported....

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Thailand News

Bomb kills 2, hurts 8 in Thailand’s Deep South

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say two people were killed and eight other civilians wounded by a vehicle bomb in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Chamlong Suwalak says that...

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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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