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Australia News

Flight MH17 crash caused by external ‘high-energy objects’, says report

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Dutch authorities released a preliminary report Tuesday on their investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed all 298 people on board....

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Burma News

China, Southeast Asia brace for more flooding as death toll rises

By Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Floods and landslides have killed at least 10 people in China this week, adding to a steadily rising flood-related death toll this year. Heavy monsoon rains are expected to continue...

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Cambodia News

HRW: Migrant children in Thailand ‘suffer in filthy, overcrowded cells’

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Thousands of children across Southeast Asia have fled war, poverty and other dangers, hoping to find brighter prospects in neighbouring Thailand. But a new report from non-government organisation Human Rights...

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China News

China police jailed for torturing suspects

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China’s official news agency says three police officers and four other people helping them have been convicted of torturing suspects to obtain confessions. Xinhua News Agency said...

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Hong Kong News

China police formally arrest Jaycee Chan in drug case

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Prosecutors in Beijing say police have formally arrested the son of film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to take drugs....

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India News

Samsung may launch first Tizen phone in India

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A report says Samsung Electronics Co. will released its long-delayed Tizen-powered smartphone in India....

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Indonesia News

Indonesia steps up fight against forest fires

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian is intensifying fighting against forest and plantation fires by adding more helicopters to drop water in South Sumatra where the haze have affected daily life. ...

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Japan News

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The...

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Malaysia News

Russia says flight MH17 blame part of ‘an information war’

By Sat, Sep 20, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says Ukrainian rebels and the Russian government were blamed for involvement in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in July without any...

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Pakistan News

UN report: Disasters to displace more people

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International aid officials say that more people are being displaced because of climate change-driven natural disasters and growth in the world's poorest cities....

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Philippines News

Martial law in the Philippines: The horrors of the past

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Forty two years on, people who tasted firsthand the horrors of martial law can still recall in detail the agony they went through. Their stories have been told and retold countless...

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Singapore News

Singapore coroner: Bitcoin exchange CEO committed suicide

By Mon, Sep 15, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore Coroner's Court has found that the American CEO of a virtual currency exchange committed suicide last year in Singapore because of work and personal issues....

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South Korea News

Naver says no IPO for Line app in 2014

By Tue, Sep 23, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Internet company Naver Corp. says its popular Line instant messaging app won't go public on a stock exchange this year. ...

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Taiwan News

China-Taiwan relations turn sour

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014

If indeed there had ever been a “Chiwan” on the horizon – a tighter relationship between China and Taiwan – it is fast receding, with Taipei affronting Beijing on almost...

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Thailand News

Calling all bloggers and writers

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014

After four successful years, Siam Voices is looking to expand its writing team. We’re interested in hearing from journalists, bloggers and writers with a keen interest in current Thai affairs...

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Vietnam News

Police brutality pervasive in Vietnam, says HRW

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Police forces in Vietnam regularly commit acts of brutality and have killed detainees in their custody, Human Rights Watch has found. HRW documented police abuse in 44 Vietnamese provinces in...

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Other Countries News

Former king of Nepal suffers heart attack

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Doctors say Nepal’s former king has suffered a heart attack and has been hospitalized. Dr. Bharat Rawat at the Norvic Hospital in Katmandu said Gyanendra Shah...

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