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31 min ago | KMIR 6

Thai police search for clues after 2 Brits slain

Police on a scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier. More than 70 police officers were deployed to Koh Tao, a popular diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand, as the country's leaders called for a swift investigation into the brutal killings that were a new blow to Thailand's tourism industry.

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4 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in - China attack' war games

A Taiwan Air Force US-made F-16 fighter jet takes off from a highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Chiayi County. Photo: Reuters Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed highway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a PLA attack that wiped out the island's air force bases.

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9 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Don't let disputes overshadow cooperation: PM Lee on China-ASEAN ties

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted the importance of the China-ASEAN relationship in a keynote address at the annual CAEXPO in Nanning. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli in Nanning, China.

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13 hrs ago | Reuters

Indonesian lawmakers approve Southeast Asia smog-fighting pact

Indonesian lawmakers have approved a pact for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to tackle smog pollution, becoming the grouping's final member to sign up to the regional co-operation effort. Indonesia has failed in previous attempts to stop the smog that results from annual slash-and-burn forest clearances which cause heavy smoke and pollution levels to rise across the region.

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16 hrs ago | Suria

Thousands evacuated as Philippine...

Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes on Tuesday as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption. Mayon volcano spews a small amount of white smoke on September 16, 2014, as seen from Legaspi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila - by Charism Sayat Mayon, a volcano famed in equal parts for its near-perfect cone and brutal volatility, had begun to stir again with magma rising to the top and small earthquakes rattling deep inside, authorities said.

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17 hrs ago | Eastern Daily Press

A holiday that turned to tragedy: Hemsby student murdered in Thailand

The tiny island of Koh Tao - meaning 'Turtle Island' - is just 21 sq km but one of Thailand's top scuba diving destinations. Located 45km north of the larger island of Ko Pha Ngan, Koh Tao attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Bangkok Post

TAA flies Krabi-Guangzhou

Guangzhou: Thai AirAsia is strengthening its network in China with the launch of a new route aimed at the renewed surge in arrivals from the world's most populous country. Thailand's largest low-cost carrier will begin non-stop daily service connecting Krabi with the southern-Chinese economic hub of Guangzhou on Nov 6. The Krabi-Guangzhou flight will its 14th Thailand-China air route and one of the 10 Chinese destinations served by TAA, forming what is believed to be the largest China network abroad by a non-Chinese carrier.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Travel, Asia Travel, Thailand, Thailand Travel

Yahoo!

Bali ups security, but knows of no plot

Bali police say they know of no plan to attack the holiday island but they are increasing vigilance as Islamic State ideology creeps into Indonesia. There are concerns Australia's deployment to the United Arab Emirates, in readiness to fight IS in Iraq, could make Australians a target when holidaying abroad.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Tourists killed at Thai resort

Koh Tao, Gulf of Thailand: The naked bodies of two British tourists have been found on a Thai beach, sparking a murder probe on the popular resort island of Koh Tao. The pair had attended a beach party with drinks and fire dancers on this resort island 250 kilometres south of Bangkok before they were hacked to death with a hoe.

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Suria

Thai king leaves Bangkok hospital for...

Thailand's revered but ageing King Bhumibol Adulyadej left a Bangkok hospital on Monday after a stay of almost six weeks for a check-up. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sits in his car as he leaves the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok, on September 15, 2014 - by Christophe Archambault The Royal Household Bureau said the 86-year-old king, the world's longest-serving monarch who is treated as a near-deity in politically turbulent Thailand, left the hospital for his coastal palace in the town of Hua Hin to the south.

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Evening News

Great Yarmouth woman, 23, one of two Britons murdered on Thai beach

Sky News story about two British tourists have been found dead on a beach on the island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand. Picture: SUPPLIED A 23-year-old woman from the Great Yarmouth area has been murdered in a bloody attack on a Thai beach.

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Asian Correspondent

Thailand: 2 British tourists found dead on Koh Tao

Police say the bodies of two British tourists were found naked with gruesome head wounds on a beach at a popular island in southern Thailand. Police Col.

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South China Morning Post

Naked bodies of two murdered British tourists found on Thailand beach

Police say the bodies of two British tourists were found naked with gruesome head wounds on a beach at a popular island in southern Thailand. Police Col.

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Ananova

British Tourists Found Dead On Thailand Beach

The naked bodies of two British tourists who had apparently been attacked with a hoe have been found on a beach, police have said. The man and woman were found with gruesome head wounds on a rocky beach on Koh Tao, an island in Surat Thani province known for its diving sites and stunning beaches.

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South China Morning Post

Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, blanketing the city-state's skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the pollutant standards index reached a high of 111 at 7am before easing to 80 a few hours later.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC News

Typhoon Kalmaegi Blows out of Philippines

A Filipino reacts as he is hit by waves along a promenade in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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The Age

The lucky country's guilty pleasures

As an Australian, whenever you visit a third world country you probably feel, as I do, an almost overwhelming sense of good fortune for being born in Australia or having acquired Australian citizenship. It is, for me, an uneasy sense of good fortune, because it comes from luck.

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Bangkok Post

Ex-guerrillas mark death of Chin Peng

A group of former members of the now-defunct Communist Party of Malaya will gather at Yala's Betong district tomorrow to commemorate the death one year ago of their leader Chin Peng. The ex-CPM members, who now live in four remote border villages, said their gathering will be a low-key one to remember Chin Peng, who died at a Bangkok hospital last year at the age of 88. "It's a small thing we could do in gratitude for our spiritual leader.

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Suria

Black-clad democracy activists stage...

More than 1,000 activists paraded through Hong Kong's streets on Sunday carrying huge lengths of black cloth, in a sombre protest against a recent decision by Beijing that crushed the city's hopes for full democracy. Democracy activists in the former British colony had expectations Hong Kongers would be able to vote for their leader cut short in August when China announced plans for a highly restricted form of universal suffrage.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Farmer hailed as 'hero' for exposing oil scandal

Taipei, Sept. 14 A 60-year-old farmer in Pingtung County was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it was revealed that he was a key figure behind the exposure of the recent scandal in Taiwan.

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