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3 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

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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8 hrs ago | SFGate

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.

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

12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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.

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

20 hrs ago | 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.

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

21 hrs ago | 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.

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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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Related Topix: Singapore, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News, US Marine Corps

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.

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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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Tri-cityherald.com

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

India.com

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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Pnompenh Post

Teenager shot dead in land dispute

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier shot a 19-year-old farmer dead in Preah Vihear province's Kulen district on Sunday during a disagreement over a neighbour's apparent land dispute, witnesses and authorities said yesterday.

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GantDaily.com

Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security

The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say.

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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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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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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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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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