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7 min ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnamese woman missing in Korea ferry disaster, daughter saved

A photo of Kwon Ji-yeon, who was rescued from the sunk South Korean ferry, was circulated on Twitter to find her relatives.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News, Asia, Vietnam,

4 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Couple, infant niece slain in Yala attack

Police said the attack occurred on Highway 401 at Ban Bannang Kuwae in tambon Bannang Sata of Bannang Sata.


Related Topix: Thailand, World News,

8 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnam seeks legislative exchange with US

During US Senator Patrick Leahy's visit to Hanoi on Thursday, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung suggested both legislative bodies enhance their cooperation to promote a swift recognition of Vietnam as a market economy.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Vietnam, Vietnam Travel, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Hanoi, Vietnam Travel, Nguyen Sinh Hung

12 hrs ago |

Militants free kidnapped engineer in Philippines

Manila: Suspected Islamic militants have freed a Filipino engineer they abducted in the southern Philippines 53 days ago, the military said today.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News, US Military, US Marine Corps

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Age

Thai police arrest two in alleged terror plot

Danger zone?: the Kao San Road, seen here during the recent Songhran new year celebrations, is popular with Western tourists.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand

Bangkok Post

The cycle of life is not ...

They start around the Bearing T-junction then go tearing on down to the Theparak intersection a kilometre or so away.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand,

Watauga Democrat

Marina's Malaysia

For Marina Batchelor of Boone, the recent international headlines streaming from her homeland of Malaysia following what she calls "the perplexing mystery of Malaysian Airline MH370"are distressing.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Travel, Asia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Boone, NC, Air Accidents, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel

Malaysia Chronicle

What Can You Expect from Umno? Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues to insult Karpal - FB user

A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News

Malaysian National News Agency

Sakini Mohd Said, Model Of Humble And Dedicated Journalist

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 -- She is known at work as a humble and committed person, often clocking in long hours to ensure her articles are of the highest quality.


Related Topix: Journalism, World News, Malaysia,

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Bangkok Post

Rubber futures slump to five-year low

Rubber futures in Tokyo and Shanghai declined to the lowest level since 2009 on Friday on concern that slowing economic growth in China will reduce demand from the top user amid a global surplus.


Related Topix: Thailand, World News

Star Tribune

Film, play explore the generational impact of war

This undated photo released by Bophana Center shows a scene of “The Missing Picture” directed by Cambodian film director Rithy Panh.


Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Oscars, Theater, Arts, Minnesota, Opinion


Opinion: Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

Penitents in San Fernando, Philippines, hang from wooden crosses on Good Friday, April 18, as they take part in a re-enactment of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.


Related Topix: Life, Good Friday, Holidays, Philippines, World News, Indonesia, Spain, Opinion

The Peninsula

Malaysia, Australia in deal on black box custody

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal specifying who handles any wreckage from missing flight MH370 that may be recovered, including the crucial "black box" flight data recorders, local media reported Friday.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

Seven killed in Indonesia boat accident, say police

Seven people died including three children when a boat carrying dozens of Christian worshippers celebrating Easter sank on Friday off eastern Indonesia, police said.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Indonesia, World News,

The Star Online

Get moving! Septuagenarian goes the extra mile to encourage people to exercise

Datuk Sieh Kok Chi is actively involved in Move Malaysia, a programme that aims to motivate Malaysians to be physically active.


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

The Straits Times

Vietnam battles fatal measles outbreak that has killed more than 100 people

Vietnam is scrambling to contain a deadly outbreak of measles that has killed more than 100 people, mostly young children, and infected thousands more this year, the government said on Friday.


Related Topix: Vietnam, World News

Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued

Local police spokesman Lt. Col. Okto Riwu says the fishing boat was designed to hold only 30 people but had more than 70 onboard.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Indonesia, World News

The Star Online

Karpal Singh: He never feared defeat, says Guan Eng

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng relates how the news of Karpal Singh's death dealt a blow to him.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Age

Jakarta International School child rape claim shocks expat community

Police have urged parents of other students at the school to check the behaviour of their children and report anything suspicious, after the shocking child rape claim at Jakarta International School.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia,


US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.


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