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20 min ago | Daily Express

Sex Harassment Act needed

Kota Kinabalu: Penampang Umno Wanita called on the Government to formulate a "Sexual Harassment Act" to fully address sexual harassment cases either at workplaces or public.

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4 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Beijing brings voting irregularities to Hong Kong

Pro-democracy lawmakers hold up a banner and signs during a protest as Li Fei , deputy general secretary of the National People's Congress standing committee, speaks during a briefing session in Hong Kong September 1, 2014.

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7 hrs ago | Yahoo!

French journalists held in Papua 'likely to face trial'

Two French journalists arrested in Indonesia's Papua while reporting on the separatist movement are likely to go on trial, their lawyer said Tuesday, with the pair facing up to five years in jail.

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11 hrs ago | Sun-Star

More sea routes between Mindanao, BIMP-EAGA eyed

The government is planning to open more shipping routes in the next two years between Mindanao and other key areas within the surging Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area .

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11 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Southeast Asia IPOs to debt deals seen picking up by Maybank

Shoppers sit in front of the Siam Center shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. The country's economy is showing signs of recovery after a military coup in May. Increasing share and debt sales in Malaysia and Singapore and growing stability in Thailand are set to underpin a pickup in investment banking in Southeast Asia in the rest of the year, ... (more)

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15 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Philippines kills impeachment bills

Lawmakers allied with Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday threw out three impeachment motions in the House of Representatives, the first political challenge to the popular leader in four years.

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19 hrs ago | Asian Correspondent

Jokowi's Challenge - Part 3: An end to impunity or same old injustices?

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo with members of his campaign team, including former general and spy chief Hendropriyono, far right.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

OpEdNews

Dys-topia, dat-topia, Utopia, meh

Scenery / setup for the movie about urban decay, dystopia, standby. Just this limited area.

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Malaysia Chronicle

PDRM or Lynch Mob when Igp starts taking the law into own hands?

Negarawan: It is obvious that this is part of a calculated move by Umno-BN to destabilise the Penang state government, just as they had done in Selangor.

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Newrydemocrat.com

Joe brings football to Philippines thumbnail

A FORMER underage football manager from Newry is in the process of starting up a youth soccer league in one of the poorest regions of the Philippines as part of an ongoing aid mission in the country.

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Thanh Nein News

At least 12 dead in northern Vietnam bus accident

The scene of the accident, where a bus ferrying 53 passengers plunged into an abyss, leaving at least 12 dead and 41 others injured on September 1, 2014.

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Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee talks CPF and retirement adequacy in first radio Q&A

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking call-in questions from members of the public on Capital 95.8FM SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Government is prepared to study the issue of private housing and how to monetise it for retirees - similar to the existing Lease Buyback Scheme for seniors to unlock the value of their HDB flats.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Will the issue of a 'Weak Najib' be raised at the Umno assembly?

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad's criticism of the Najib leadership has caught the attention of Malaysians, reigniting the mantra of the Prime Minister being weak among detractors of Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

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Bangkok Post

Checkpoints to upgrade in trade push

The military regime has vowed to upgrade all temporary border checkpoints to permanent status as part of its commitment to boost border trade.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

China limits options for Hong Kong election

China's top legislative body on Sunday struck a blow to democracy advocates in Hong Kong, ruling that Beijing can effectively veto candidates it deems undesirable from seeking the region's top leadership job in a 2017 election.

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Daily Times

Committee to decide HK election candidates: NPC decision

BEIJING: The National People's Congress Standing Committee decided on Sunday to grant universal suffrage in selection of Hong Kong's chief executive on the basis of nomination by a "broadly representative" committee.

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Asia News Network

Kidnapping mastermind shot dead in Philippines

Notorious cross-border kidnapping mastermind Apo Kahumbo was shot dead by Philippine security forces within 72 hours of his arrest in what is suspected to be a black operation to prevent his eventual release.

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Sun-Star

Addu HS' 84 pearl homecoming

And to celebrate that midlife journey, the Ateneo de Davao High School Batch 1984 partook in a two-day celebration of fun and camaraderie.

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Sydney Morning Herald

AG George Brandis wants East Timor spy charged

The Australian government has asked the federal police to investigate if lawyer Bernard Collaery and a former spy can be charged with disclosing classified information after revelations Australia spied on East Timor during sensitive oil and gas treaty talks.

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Malaysia Chronicle

On 57th Merdeka, Anwar warns of rising racism, religious bigotry:...

As Malaysia celebrated its 57th year of Independence from British rule, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim expressed concern at the re-surfacing of racial and religious bigotry in the country.

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