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3 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

Malaysians Await Arrival Of 20 Compatriots Killed In MH17 Tragedy

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 -- This nation of 30 million people is welcoming home Friday 20 of their compatriots who perished in a plane crash in eastern Ukraine, marking the sad occasion with a nationwide day of mourning.

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7 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee- Participants struggle to reach the prizes during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of the Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Pakistan, Ferguson, MO, India, Europe, Ukraine

11 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

M'sian jihadist Mat Soh killed in Syria lauded as a hero back home

Supporters of the jihadist cause in Syria lauded the death of a Muslim fighter from Selangor, known only as Mat Soh, who could soon become the first documented Malaysian killed while fighting in strife-torn Syria.

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15 hrs ago | Suria

Indonesia president says Islamic State...

The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Iraq, Middle East

19 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack, official says

Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Age

Tensions high in Jakarta as court ruling due on presidential election

Jakarta: The Indonesian capital is on tenterhooks today as the country awaits a "final and binding" ruling from the Constitutional Court about who won its presidential election.

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The Standard

Two charged in Malaysia with stealing from MH370 victims

A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged Wednesday with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the accounts of four people who were aboard missing flight MH370.

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Bangkok Post

Thai unrest hits Cambodia tourism

Cambodia's tourism industry, which for years has seen double-digit growth, is now showing signs of slowing down as Thai visitors to the kingdom decline, according to the latest government data.

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Business Times

More payment delays in Q2,...

Local companies were less prompt with their bill payments in the second quarter, with the construction sector being the most tardy 'Every second quarter, payment delays seem to be on the uptrend ... Anyway, it's only two quarters - hardly a trend.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the group's role is especially vital with the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq drawing foreign fighters from all over the world.

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The Age

ANZ says no to evicted Cambodian farmers

ANZ has ruled out helping hundreds of poor Cambodian families forcibly evicted from their land to make way for sugar-cane plantations that involved child labour and led to food shortages.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia,

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Age

Fiji police investigate high-seas shooting video

A mobile phone left behind in a Suva taxi by an Asian fishing boat crewman is at the heart of a horrific video showing the killing of four castaways on the high seas.

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Related Topix: World News, Fiji, Taiwan, Queen Elizabeth, Piracy News

The Daily Star

Malaysia 'foiled' attack plots by ISIS-inspired militants

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right, walks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Metal, Isis, Terrorism

Salisbury Journal

Mother's 'relief' over boat girls

A mother has spoken of her relief after her two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas while travelling between islands in Indonesia.

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Suria

Malaysian charged with murder of British...

A Malaysian fishmonger on Tuesday was charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of two British medical students, a crime that carries the death penalty, local media and police said.

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The Washington Post

Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country's defense minister said Tuesday.

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Bangkok Post

AirAsiaGo taps booming middle class

AirAsiaGo, one of Asia's fast-growing online travel portals, is expediting its expansion in Thailand to cash in on the trend for online travel booking.

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Related Topix: Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Thailand, Thailand Travel, Chiang Mai, Thailand Travel,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Australia, Indonesia hope to heal rift with pact

Australia and Indonesia have reached an agreement that will heal a bilateral rift sparked last November by accusations that Australia had tapped the cell phones of the Indonesian president, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009, an official said on Tuesday.

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Channelnewsasia.com

CPF scheme refinements could have positive spillovers on economy: Analysts

SINGAPORE: The Government's decision to give retirees the option to withdraw part of their CPF savings in a lump sum - one of the changes announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday night - could have some positive spillovers on the economy, analysts said.

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World Magazine

Southeast Asia fears ISIS recruits will bring Shariah terror home

Indonesia and Malaysia are no strangers to radical Islam, but ISIS recruiting in southeast Asia has caused a growing concern about the threat of terrorism in the region.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Terrorism, Iraq, Middle East, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

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