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Australian university urged to sever ties with Sarawak’s elite

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

A top conservation group based in Tasmania is urging the University of Adelaide to dissociate itself from the ruling elite of Sarawak after a book exposed the corruption behind the...

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Burma News

Philippines warns ASEAN over China reef reclamation

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to jointly demand that China stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs....

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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

Alibaba promises action against fake goods after criticism

By Sat, Jan 31, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba has pledged to do more to stop sales of counterfeit goods following a public dispute with a Chinese regulator that accused it of failing...

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong court hears final arguments in high-profile maid abuse trial

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Defense lawyers for Law Wan-tung, the 44-year-old who is accused of abusing three domestic workers who worked in her Hong Kong home, accused 23-year-old Erwiana Sulistyaningsih of being dishonest and...

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India News

Obama presides over India’s grand Republic Day parade

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama is presiding over a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels as chief guest at India's annual Republic...

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Indonesia News

Malaysia to issue interim report on missing plane on March 7

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's civil aviation department will release an interim report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 7, a day before the flight's...

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Japan News

Japan says efforts to free Islamic State hostage deadlocked

By Sat, Jan 31, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A top Japanese diplomat says efforts to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."...

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Malaysia News

Philippines warns ASEAN over China reef reclamation

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to jointly demand that China stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs....

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Pakistan News

Pakistan cricketer Sohail flees ‘supernatural presence’ at team hotel

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pakistan team management says cricketer Haris Sohail was left "visibly shaken" after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room....

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Philippines News

Abdulbasit Usman: The one that got away in bloody Philippines raid

By Sat, Jan 31, 2015

He was one of the ‘high-valued’ targets of the bloody raid that left 44 members of the elite Philippine police unit Special Action Forces dead in the aftermath. He was...

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Singapore News

Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks are weaker after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the euro currency bloc could unravel....

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South Korea News

UN official defends stance on North Korea rights abuses

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The United Nations’ official in charge of investigating human rights abuses in North Korea says he stands by U.N. findings on widespread abuses there despite recent backtracking...

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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 junta blocks forum on media censorship

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta has forced the cancellation of a prominent civic forum examining its repressive media policies since the military toppled an elected government last May....

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Vietnam News

Vietnam helicopter crashes, killing 4 soldiers

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s military says a helicopter has crashed on a training mission, killing all four soldiers aboard. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, army deputy chief of staff,...

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Other Countries News

Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills at least 13

By Sun, Feb 01, 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire official says at least 13 people are dead after a fire swept through a plastic packaging factory in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka....

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