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3 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
China's top legislative body on Sunday struck a blow to democracy advocates in Hong Kong, ruling that Beijing can effectively veto candidates it deems undesirable from seeking the region's top leadership job in a 2017 election.
6 hrs ago | Daily Times
BEIJING: The National People's Congress Standing Committee decided on Sunday to grant universal suffrage in selection of Hong Kong's chief executive on the basis of nomination by a "broadly representative" committee.
10 hrs ago | Asia News Network
Notorious cross-border kidnapping mastermind Apo Kahumbo was shot dead by Philippine security forces within 72 hours of his arrest in what is suspected to be a black operation to prevent his eventual release.
13 hrs ago | Sun-Star
And to celebrate that midlife journey, the Ateneo de Davao High School Batch 1984 partook in a two-day celebration of fun and camaraderie.
17 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian government has asked the federal police to investigate if lawyer Bernard Collaery and a former spy can be charged with disclosing classified information after revelations Australia spied on East Timor during sensitive oil and gas treaty talks.
21 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle
As Malaysia celebrated its 57th year of Independence from British rule, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim expressed concern at the re-surfacing of racial and religious bigotry in the country.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a significant investment plan for the northern mountain town of Sa Pa, one Vietnam's major tourist attractions.
That's a question on some people's minds, following the onslaught of news articles and videos and chatter about the Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech.
Three people were killed and eight others wounded after a jailbreak attempt in the southern Philippines turned into a deadly firefight, police said Saturday.
Two Thai men and a Malaysian have been arrested in southern Thailand in copnnection with the trafficking of 25 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine or "ice" destined for Malaysia.
Cambodian Inspectors examine suspected medicine in a crowded market along Thai-Cambodian border during an inspection July 23, 2010 in Pailin province, Cambodia.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the PPS appeared to have strayed from the original objective of its establishment four years ago, that is to serve the community.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 -- There will be no disruption to Malaysia Airlines' current service with the RM6 billion recovery plan unveiled Friday.
Indonesia's president will not intervene in the case of two Australian men on death row, and his office says improved relations between Canberra and Jakarta will have no bearing on their fate.
Armed pirates commandeered a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast and pumped out its cargo of oil, adding to a series of hijackings that has raised fears of a growing Southeast Asian piracy menace.
Umno should be barred from setting foot in Sarawak on four grounds - racial bigotry, religious extremism, corruption and nepotism - that the party practises.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 09:28 pm
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