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55 min ago | The Straits Times

Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak that has killed more than 100 people

Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the government said on Friday.

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2 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued

Local police spokesman Lt. Col. Okto Riwu says the fishing boat was designed to hold only 30 people but had more than 70 onboard.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Indonesia, World News

3 hrs ago | The Star Online

Karpal Singh: He never feared defeat, says Guan Eng

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng relates how the news of Karpal Singh's death dealt a blow to him.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Age

Jakarta International School child rape claim shocks expat community

Police have urged parents of other students at the school to check the behaviour of their children and report anything suspicious, after the shocking child rape claim at Jakarta International School.

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Suria

US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

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NEWS.com.au

Dying in paradise: 248 killed, 2643 hurt in days

NO, THIS isn't a war-torn area. The dark side of a destination frequented by Australians has been revealed.

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Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Travel

Suria

Asylum-seeker registrations in Indonesia...

The number of asylum-seekers registering in Indonesia has fallen from around 100 a day to 100 a week in recent months, the UN said Thursday, as Australia implemented hardline policies aimed at deterring boatpeople.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Australia, Oceania

The China Post

Tsai registers for DPP chair election, urges generational shift

Democratic Progressive Party chairperson candidate Tsai Ing-wen yesterday listed a generation-shift within the party as her chief political promise if she were to win the chairperson elections once more.

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Related Topix: Democratic Progressive Party, World News, Taiwan

Malaysia Chronicle

Islamic state over Karpal's Dead Body: 'He, he' - Umno lawmakers poke ...

BN's Langkawi MP Nawawi Ahmad today deleted a Facebook posting he made which made light of the death of Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh, claiming that it was "not serious".

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Train Disaster

Channelnewsasia.com

Mental health problems plague Indonesian election hopefuls

Many of the approximately 230,000 candidates running for seats in local and national legislatures across Indonesia invested huge amounts of their own money to fund campaigns, but some are now paying an even greater price.

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Wall Street Journal

Old Feud Colors Presidential Election in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia-A feud between two Indonesian political giants is clouding the picture of who will assume leadership of the world's fourth most populous nation later this year.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Karpal Singh, veteran Malaysian lawyer, dies in car accident

Karpal Singh, a veteran Malaysian opposition leader and lawyer who led campaigns against the death penalty, has been killed in a car accident.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Death Penalty,

The China Post

Taiwan's competitiveness falls: trade association

Taiwan's overall export competitiveness ranking dropped from No. 8 in 2013 to No.

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LA Daily News

The party a " and Cambodian cuisine a " never ends at Hak Heang in Long Beach

Chinese Cambodian restaurant Hak Heang. 2041 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach Calif., Tuesday, April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Life, Food, Dining, Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Wedding

Suria

Singapore accepts Indonesia apology over...

Singapore on Wednesday welcomed an apology from Indonesia's military chief over the naming of a warship after two marines who staged a deadly bombing in the city-state in 1965.

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Asian Correspondent

Obama sets date for tricky Malaysia visit

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 with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Washington

Switched

Brunei Law To Allow Death By Stoning For Gay Sex

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah speaks during the first session of ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting at the state guest house in Tokyo on December 14, 2013.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, Death Penalty

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bangkok Post

38 hurt in Saraburi bus accident

Thirty-eight people were hurt when a coach skidded and landed on its side on the shoulder of a road in Kaeng Khoi, Saraburi province, on Tuesday.

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Mental Help Net

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Taiwan, World News

Suria

Continuing Education & Training campuses to be fully operational by H2 2014

SINGAPORE: The two national Continuing Education and Training campuses will be fully operational by the second half of this year, where they will be able to train some 50,000 workers annually.

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Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Indonesia, Lee Hsien Loong

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