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A Burmese pageant agency led by a 22-year-old man with links to some of the world's biggest beauty competitions is grooming five women in the country to compete internationally.
THE Malaysian jihadist killed in Syria during a firefight between his group and government forces near Hama on Tuesday was believed to be a member of Kumpulan Militan Malaysia .
Novelist Karen E. Bender has been out of town; her husband, Robert Anthony Siegel of UNCW's creative writing department, has been off in Taiwan on a Fulbright Fellowship.
One transport expert believes doing so would free up the land for better planning, especially if the area will become home to the future Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail station.
Called Project 2025, the partnership will see new levels of bilateral integration in sectors including the economy and defence.
With a legal challenge by his rival defeated, Indonesia's Joko Widodo has swept away the last barrier to the presidency and an ambitious reform agenda after an unlikely rise from his upbringing in a riverside slum.
Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 03:49 am
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