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34 min ago | Yahoo!

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.


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4 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said.


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4 hrs ago | Key 103

Taiwan: Fifteen Dead As Gas Blasts Hit City

Multiple gas explosions in Taipei are thought to have killed at least 15 people and injured 212, according to reports.


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8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Thai bus firm to expand into Cambodia

Kruewan Wongrakmit, managing director of Nakhonchai Air Co, said he hoped to launch new services on routes between Bangkok and Siem Reap and Bangkok and Phnom Penh, and another from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City, early next year.


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12 hrs ago | Nikkei Net Interactive

Expansion-minded TransAsia reels from crash

A crash that killed 48 has left Taiwan's TransAsia Airways with uncertain prospects for following through on plans to explore new routes and tap into the budget carrier market.


Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft,

17 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Engineers at Vietnam's sole oil refinery Dung Quat in central Vietnam. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

State-owned fuel giant PetroVietnam has reported more than US$1.1 billion in profit during the first-half of the year, thanks mostly to gains in sectors where it faces no competitors or enjoys preferential policies.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014


Go Hotels opens in Ortigas Center

The value hotel chain of property developer Robinsons Land Corp. has ventured into Ortigas Center, taking advantage of business travellers in the key central business district .


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Death toll rises to 23 in Philippine road attack

A soldier looks at bodies of victims killed in the brazen attack by about 40 to 50 Abu Sayyaf militants at a makeshift morgue in Talipao township in Jolo in southern Philippines Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Ramadan, Life, Holidays

Foreign Policy

Dirty Old Town

In eastern Myanmar, just a stone's throw from the Chinese border, lies a den of drug smuggling, gambling, and vice.


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Malaysia Chronicle

Australia shields top ASEAN leaders incl M'sian PM from being exposed by media over BRIBERY case

Australia has secured a super-injunction order barring its media from reporting on a multi-million-ringgit corruption case implicating top leaders from Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam in deals with the Reserve Bank of Australia , whistleblower site WikiLeaks revealed yesterday.


Related Topix: Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, World News, Indonesia, WikiLeaks, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Khmer Rouge tribunal clears way for genocide trial

A United Nations-assisted tribunal on Wednesday cleared the way to begin the genocide trial of two elderly former top leaders of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), World News, Cambodia

The Washington Post

Haze Fines Win Indonesia's Support With Caveats: Southeast Asia

The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia's pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore's plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Environment, Science, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Soldier singled out for fatal shooting charged

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier was charged yesterday by Preah Vihear Provincial Court and held in pretrial detention for the fatal shooting of a teenage soybean farmer.


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The Straits Times

Singapore and US armed forces begin 11-day joint exercise

About 1,400 soldiers and several battleships and aircraft from the Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Navy and Marine Corps began an 11-day joint exercise yesterday.


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The China Post

Independent candidate quits Chiayi mayoral election

A former member of the Kuomintang announced Tuesday that she will drop out of the mayoral race in Chiayi , head of the Chiayi City Farmers' Association, denied speculation she had been pressured by KMT officials and she decided to quit the race simply because she was not ready for it.


Related Topix: Taiwan, Kuomintang, World News

Business Times

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies [KUALA LUMPUR] Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching ... (more)


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Filipino rebels free 4 policemen taken 3 weeks ago

Regional military commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo Visaya said the New People's Army rebels released the police officers before dawn in a remote village in Kitcharao town in Agusan del Norte where a five-day cease-fire was declared to avoid clashes.


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Bangkok Post

Chinese gold miner flees Laos

A Chinese firm suspected of illegally mining gold along the Mekong River in Laos has fled the country, state media reported Tuesday.


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News Times

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

In this March 20, 2012 file photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, a former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, gestures as testimony is given during his trial at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh.


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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Taiwan plane crash: Black box data deciphered

Taipei, Jul 28: Taiwan has finished decoding the data from the two black boxes of its ill-fated plane that crashed last week, the island's aviation council said on Monday.


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