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Australia News

Missing plane’s black box batteries may have died

By Sun, Apr 13, 2014

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the...

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Burma News

Bus-car collision in Burma kills 12 people

By Sat, Apr 12, 2014

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A passenger bus has collided with a car and burst into flames along a Burma highway, killing 12 passengers and injuring five others. The Information Ministry...

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Cambodia News

Rainsy: Cambodian parties close to breaking political deadlock

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014

PHNOM PENH- Cambodia’s political deadlock is close to resolution according to opposition leader Sam Rainsy. Addressing the press at the CNRP party headquarters on Thursday he said while there was...

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China News

7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border

By Fri, Apr 18, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of...

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Hong Kong News

Biden meets with advocates of Hong Kong democracy

By Sat, Apr 05, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has dropped by a meeting at the White House with two of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates. White House officials say in a...

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India News

6 die as bus catches fire in India

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say at least six people were burned to death and another 12 seriously injured when a bus caught fire in southern India. ...

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Indonesia News

Better late than never: Indonesia gets new presidential plane

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's new presidential plane has arrived after several months of delay. The $91 million Boeing 737-800 plane landed Thursday at the Air Force's base of Halim...

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Japan News

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court...

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Malaysia News

Obama sets date for tricky Malaysia visit

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014

US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia this month as part of his push to increase US diplomatic, economic and security engagement...

Pakistan News

Indian troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir fighting

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say a nearly 20-hour gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir has ended after government troops killed two suspected rebels in the Himalayan region's main city....

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Philippines News

Philippines: Pacquiao ally, 6 others face murder charges

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Murder and multiple frustrated murder charges were filed last week against a Sarangani provincial board member for the ambush slaying of Maitum Mayor George McPerson ‘Mac’ Perrett. Charged was...

Singapore News

Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

By Fri, Apr 04, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say Southeast Asian defense leaders are pointing to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more...

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South Korea News

Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

By Sun, Apr 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Asia, where countries are keeping a close watch on the crisis in Ukraine amid territorial tensions with China. Obama leaves Washington...

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Taiwan News

Taiwan’s ‘sunflower occupation’

By Wed, Apr 02, 2014

The students who have taken over Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan to fight a yet-to-be ratified service trade agreement with China in what has come to be called the “sunflower occupation” have...

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Thailand News

Journalists in Thai Navy defamation case ‘disappointed’ in Reuters’ response

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Two Phuketwan journalists were charged today with defaming the Thai Navy, and face seven years in prison and a $3,000 fine if convicted. A Thai Navy captain brought charges...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam’s gay population hopeful about future

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014

For many years Vietnam’s gay community has had to put up with harassment and discrimination from much of the country’s society, including even from their own families. However, attitudes...

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Other Countries News

Partial results show tight race in Afghan election

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Partial results in Afghanistan’s crucial presidential election show a tight race between ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former finance minister Ashraf Ghani. Abdullah has received 41.9...

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