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2 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

At least 12 dead in northern Vietnam bus accident

The scene of the accident, where a bus ferrying 53 passengers plunged into an abyss, leaving at least 12 dead and 41 others injured on September 1, 2014.


Related Topix: Vietnam, World News, 9

6 hrs ago |

PM Lee talks CPF and retirement adequacy in first radio Q&A

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking call-in questions from members of the public on Capital 95.8FM SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government is prepared to study the issue of private housing and how to monetise it for retirees - similar to the existing Lease Buyback Scheme for seniors to unlock the value of their HDB flats.


Related Topix: Lee Hsien Loong, Personal Finance, Retirement, Singapore, World News

9 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

Will the issue of a 'Weak Najib' be raised at the Umno assembly?

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad's criticism of the Najib leadership has caught the attention of Malaysians, reigniting the mantra of the Prime Minister being weak among detractors of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Canada,

13 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Checkpoints to upgrade in trade push

The military regime has vowed to upgrade all temporary border checkpoints to permanent status as part of its commitment to boost border trade.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand,

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

China limits options for Hong Kong election

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.


Related Topix: Hong Kong, World News

Daily Times

Committee to decide HK election candidates: NPC decision

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.


Related Topix: Hong Kong, World News

Asia News Network

Kidnapping mastermind shot dead in Philippines

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.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News


Addu HS' 84 pearl homecoming

And to celebrate that midlife journey, the Ateneo de Davao High School Batch 1984 partook in a two-day celebration of fun and camaraderie.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Life, Charity

Sydney Morning Herald

AG George Brandis wants East Timor spy charged

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.


Related Topix: World News, East Timor

Malaysia Chronicle

On 57th Merdeka, Anwar warns of rising racism, religious bigotry:...

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.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk hairstylists help sex-trade victims in Cambodia

From left, AOC stylists Sarah Mitchell and Jessica Lutzow, and owner Dalbe Markman stand outside AOC Salon in Ghent.


Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Virginia, Non-Profit,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Thanh Nein News

A terraced rice field in the northern Vietnam's resort town, Sa Pa.

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.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Vietnam, Vietnam Travel, Nguyen Tan Dung, Hanoi, Vietnam Travel

The Straits Times

It's never the last chance to get a degree, says PM. Believe him?

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.


Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Opinion

News Max

Three Dead in Foiled Philippines Jailbreak

Three people were killed and eight others wounded after a jailbreak attempt in the southern Philippines turned into a deadly firefight, police said Saturday.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News

Bangkok Post

Thai-Malaysian 'ice' ring busted

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Thailand,

New Statesman

Unregulated fake medicines are threatening the fight against diseases like malaria

Cambodian Inspectors examine suspected medicine in a crowded market along Thai-Cambodian border during an inspection July 23, 2010 in Pailin province, Cambodia.


Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Angola,


Myanmar census shows population 9 mn...

Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate.


Related Topix: Burma, World News,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

IGP: Cops to arrest PPS members if activities continue

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.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News

Malaysian National News Agency

Malaysia Airlines: No Disruption To Current Service

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 -- There will be no disruption to Malaysia Airlines' current service with the RM6 billion recovery plan unveiled Friday.

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Bali Nine clemency bids still 'in process'

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.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Australia, Oceania, Prison, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono