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31 min ago | Suria

Hong Kong urged to accept 'imperfect'...

Hong Kongers must accept Beijing's version of democracy even if they think it is imperfect because the interests of the city's business community have to be safeguarded, one of China's foremost legal experts said Thursday.


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4 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

Often-testy neighbors Indonesia and Australia signed a new security agreement on Thursday to mend a relationship badly damaged by allegations last year that Australia was listening to the telephone conversations of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife.


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8 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Principal arrested at airport

A Catholic brother and former principal of a Sydney school has been charged with child abuse offences dating back more than three decades.


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13 hrs ago | Suria

Malaysia jails six over 'nude games'

A Malaysian court sent six men to jail for a month on Thursday and will try four other people over a nudist gathering that triggered outrage in the Muslim-majority country, a defence lawyer said.


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16 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Dual-track railway study gets go ahead

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning will launch a feasibility study into two dual-track railway projects in October.


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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

a Failure Like Proton: Time to sell or liquidate Malaysia Airlines

When I think of the many needed functions of government, owning or running an airline is not one of them.

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The Independent

British backpacker Jack Davies, 21, found dead on Thai island

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BBC News

Tributes after backpacker Thai death

Backpacker Jack Davies, 21, who was known as Jay, had been travelling in Thailand for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket.


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Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.


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Monterey County Herald

Australia and Indonesia mending intel differences

Australia and Indonesia have reached a new agreement on how they'll use their intelligence operations in the future, even settling their disagreement on its name.


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Daily Reporter

Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.


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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Star Online

Trials start in Indonesian school sex abuse scandal

A cleaner went on trial Tuesday accused of sexual assault at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, the first case to go to court in a high-profile scandal.


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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam man gets death for killing ex-girlfriend, sharing on Facebook

Dang Van Khuyen, 29, was sentenced to death for killing his ex-girlfriend in a trial in Ho Chi Minh City on August 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Vietnam, Social Software, Death Penalty,

Bangkok Post

Rubber farmers feel betrayed by NCPO

Thai rubber farmers who supported anti-government protests that led to a military coup in May say they feel betrayed because the ruling military is failing to help soften the blow of plunging rubber prices.


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Bangkok Post

Semi-nude models hunted in Malaysia

Police in a northern Malaysian town were sent to look for a man and a woman, believed to be models on a photo shoot, who were seen walking half-naked down a busy street, news reports said Tuesday.


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Singapore boosts cyber security after...

Singapore on Tuesday announced new measures to strengthen cyber security to prevent a recurrence of attacks on government websites incuding those of its president and prime minister.


Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Anonymous, Pop/Rock, Lee Hsien Loong

Malaysia Chronicle

Trials & tribulations of Najib: Can he survive Dr M's attack or will he perish like Pak Lah?

One thing you can't take away from Dr Mahathir is his mastery over a subject matter.


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Mon Aug 25, 2014


Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline

The word ''sleepy'' could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago.


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Wall Street Journal

A Daunting Agenda for Jokowi

Indonesia's Constitutional Court affirmed Thursday that Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo won last month's presidential election and will take office in October.


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The China Post

Arrests made in billionaire murder case

Police yesterday arrested two suspects surnamed Lin and Cheng in Pingtung and Yulin who allegedly kidnapped and killed billionaire Shih Chia-chin .


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