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Surrogacy: Human right or reproductive exploitation?

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

What used to be a costly, sci-fi solution to childlessness has emerged as an everyday story. But as the procedure becomes more common, so do cross-border legal and ethical problems,...

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Burma News

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Burma

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the...

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Cambodia News

Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal has begun hearing the first genocide case against the country's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. ...

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China News

The other side of Beijing

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014

What is left to photograph in a city like Beijing, where millions of tourists take snapshots every year and nearly everyone carries a smartphone equipped with a camera? Much, if...

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Hong Kong News

Conspiracy oracle backs Beijing from Bangkok

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014

A shadowy “researcher” recycles doubtful claims about HK’s Occupy Central onto the world stage writes John Berthelsen for Asia Sentinel. For weeks, the China Daily and other top Chinese news organizations...

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India News

Modi steps up India’s defense preparedness

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is galvanizing his administration to clear long-pending defense projects that will bolster India's operational military capabilities, stepping up reforms and raising limits on foreign...

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Indonesia News

Indonesia’s new president unveils his Cabinet

By Sun, Oct 26, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's new president has unveiled his Cabinet, a lineup heavy on members of the political party that supported him, but with technocrats in key economic roles....

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Japan News

Japanese swimmer Tomita suspended for camera theft

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The Japan Swimming Federation has suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 after the swimmer was allegedly caught stealing a camera at the Asian Games....

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Malaysia News

Malaysia’s Anwar makes final appeal in sodomy case

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court has begun hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction widely regarded as politically motivated....

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Pakistan News

Bangladesh Islamist party chief sentenced to death

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country's largest Islamist party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during...

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Philippines News

QC businessman claims owning 804-ha disputed gov’t property

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014

A big-time Quezon City supplier of electrical parts and electronic gadgets and equipment is now claiming ownership of 804 hectares of government land held by the Alcantara-owned Alsons Development &...

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Singapore News

World Bank trims Asia growth outlook, urges reform

By Mon, Oct 06, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — The World Bank has trimmed its growth forecast for developing East Asian economies this year to 6.9 percent and urged governments to improve conditions for investment and...

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South Korea News

LG Electronics profit surges on smartphone sales

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. says its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent over a year earlier as smartphone sales set a record high....

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Taiwan News

China tells Taiwan: Reunifying will end antagonism

By Sat, Sep 27, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese president Xi Jinping says reunifying the mainland and Taiwan is about ending political antagonism rather than about territories and sovereignty. State media reported his remarks were...

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Thailand News

One charge down, several more to go for rights worker Andy Hall

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Thailand's Prakanong Court dismissed a defamation charge against British human rights activist Andy Hall due to unlawful interrogation practice. Hall has been embroiled in a long legal fight with the...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent businessman on suspicion of lending fraud....

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Other Countries News

Obama speaks to Burma’s political leaders

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders....

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