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3 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Viet, Chinese held in B9m ivory bust

A Vietnamese man and a Chinese woman have been arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport for trafficking in African elephant tusks and ivory bracelets worth about nine million baht.

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7 hrs ago | WMDT

Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

MANILA, Philippines - An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.

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8 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Thai soldier among four killed in clash in Muslim south

A Thai soldier and three suspected Muslim separatists were killed on Monday in a clash in southern Thailand, police said, as security forces in the region were on alert for attacks marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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12 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

HK pro-democracy news site folds over pressure

It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong's heart with a major rally.

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12 hrs ago | Suria

Sixteen dead in Philippine militant ambush

Sixteen people, including children, were killed when Islamic militants opened fire on two vehicles in a remote southern Philippine town on Monday, the military said.

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12 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Hong Kong pro-democracy news website folds in face of rising political pressure

It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong's heart with a major rally.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Star Online

Grief and terror dampens mood

Signs of the times: A family walking past a billboard posted with messages of condolence for the flight tragedies and a message against the atrocities in Palestine in George Town, Penang.

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Bangkok Post

Chopper pilots fight for oil rig skies

The labour union of Thai helicopter pilots is seeking military help because it says foreigners are taking their jobs, which are protected by law.

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The Nation

Trip to Japan is an enticing carrot for Thai students

With the Asean Economic Community coming into effect at the end of next year, Toshiba is offering high school students and their peers in Asean a chance to bond and learn together in Japan.

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The Straits Times

Taiwan TransAsia plane crash: Likely impact point discovered, says investigator

Officials search through the wreckage where TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed on July 23 in poor weather near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 25, 2014.

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Evening Sun

Malaysia: Rebels to let police secure MH17 site

Malaysia said Sunday that it would send dozens of police to the Malaysian airliner's crash site in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia separatists agreed to allow international police personnel to provide protection for investigators.

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Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Insurgency in south Thailand not a religious conflict

Over the last couple of weeks, Thai authorities in the southernmost provinces have been boasting how they have stepped up security measures to ensure that the last 10 days of Ramadan will be a peaceful period.

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Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Malaysia,

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Star Online

Last batch of body bags reaches the Netherlands

Respect for the departed: A motorcade leading a column of funeral hearses near Waardenburg after leaving the Dutch Eindhoven airbase to Hilversum on the third day of transfer of the bodies of the Dutch victims of MH17.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.N. envoy warns of deepening ethnic divisions in Myanmar

A senior U.N. official on Saturday warned of a growing polarization between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims were deplorable.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnamese soldiers at a ceremony to commemorate 206 Vietnamese MIAs. Photo: Giang Phuong

Tay Ninh authorities held a burial ceremony on Friday to commemorate 206 Vietnamese war martyrs being interred in the south-western province.

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Reuters

Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role

Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

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Denver Post

Malaysian prime minister to travel to Netherlands

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.

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WTOP-FM Washington

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bangkok Post

Not without a fight

Prabowo Subianto, the former general who has refused to concede defeat in Indonesia's presidential contest, is seeking voting to be redone in as many as six provinces with a legal challenge today.

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Bangkok Post

Cool dip banned in Ranong

Ranong municipality has prohibited people from taking a cool dip in a canal in front of Ranong's mineral hot springs, because a strong current could cost them their life.

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