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33 min ago | The Age
Jakarta: The Indonesian capital is on tenterhooks today as the country awaits a "final and binding" ruling from the Constitutional Court about who won its presidential election.
4 hrs ago | The Standard
A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged Wednesday with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from the accounts of four people who were aboard missing flight MH370.
8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post
Cambodia's tourism industry, which for years has seen double-digit growth, is now showing signs of slowing down as Thai visitors to the kingdom decline, according to the latest government data.
13 hrs ago | Business Times
Local companies were less prompt with their bill payments in the second quarter, with the construction sector being the most tardy 'Every second quarter, payment delays seem to be on the uptrend ... Anyway, it's only two quarters - hardly a trend.
17 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the group's role is especially vital with the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq drawing foreign fighters from all over the world.
A mobile phone left behind in a Suva taxi by an Asian fishing boat crewman is at the heart of a horrific video showing the killing of four castaways on the high seas.
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right, walks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott inside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014.
A mother has spoken of her relief after her two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas while travelling between islands in Indonesia.
A Malaysian fishmonger on Tuesday was charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of two British medical students, a crime that carries the death penalty, local media and police said.
The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country's defense minister said Tuesday.
Australia and Indonesia have reached an agreement that will heal a bilateral rift sparked last November by accusations that Australia had tapped the cell phones of the Indonesian president, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009, an official said on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE: The Government's decision to give retirees the option to withdraw part of their CPF savings in a lump sum - one of the changes announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday night - could have some positive spillovers on the economy, analysts said.
Indonesia and Malaysia are no strangers to radical Islam, but ISIS recruiting in southeast Asia has caused a growing concern about the threat of terrorism in the region.
The organiser of a nudist sports festival has apologised for holding the event, which triggered outrage in Muslim-majority Malaysia and led to the arrest of eight people.
JAKARTA/SEOUL - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones mainly for Indonesia, one of the world's fastest growing markets for the devices.
Covered up: Two female nude games participants being escorted out of the magistrate's court in George Town after they were remanded.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 09:49 pm
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