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  1. Australian filmmaker testifies in his Cambodian trialRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KDWN

    An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June last year for flying a camera-equipped drone over a political rally held by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.

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  2. Cambodian king pardons imprisoned land rights activistsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Washington Times

    A prominent leader of Cambodia 's land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon. The pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen came less than a week after the second anniversary of Tep Vanny's imprisonment on a charge of aggravated intentional violence in connection with a March 2013 protest outside Hun Sen's residence.

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  3. Malaysia seizes rhino horns worth $12 million in largest such haulRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Malaysia has seized rhinoceros horns worth nearly $12 million bound for Vietnam, the Southeast Asian nation's largest haul of such contraband, officials said on Monday. Wildlife experts say Malaysia is a major transit point for the illegal trafficking of endangered species to other Asian countries.

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  4. Aussie filmmaker 'good man', not a 'spy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | NEWS.com.au

    A CAMBODIAN court has heard that an Australian filmmaker facing espionage charges "helps the poor" and is "not involved" in politics. Cambodia wakes to another chapter of rule by strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen, a day after his party declared victory in a general election that rights groups said was neither free nor fair.

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  5. Cambodian King grants pardon to jailed prominent land rights activistRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on Monday signed a royal decree to deliver a pardon to prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny at the request of the country's Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. In the royal decree, the monarch granted amnesty to convict Tep Vanny, 37, who was convicted of two counts -- insulting and obstructing public officials, and committing intentional violence during protests -- and was sentenced to a total of three years in prison in Sept. 2016.

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  6. Central Mindanao U grad tops August 2018 veterinarian board examsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    The Professional Regulation Commission on Monday announced that 455 out of 950 examinees passed the Veterinarian Licensure Examination given this month. Rachel Monique Palamiano Ajero and Arvin Tabilas Cuevas placed second and third with ratings of 83.52 and 82.84 percent, respectively.

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  7. Multiple quakes jolt Indonesian islands, killing at least 12Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of several powerful earthquakes Sunday in the northeast of Lombok that also caused landslides.

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  8. 3 Ways To Plan For Retirement In A Volatile MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    Palm trees are silhouetted at dawn on a beach in Koh Samui, Surat Thani province, Thailand. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg People always want to know the best way to plan for their retirement.

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  9. Australian filmmaker testifies in his Cambodian trialRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

    An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June last year for flying a camera-equipped drone over a political rally held by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.

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  10. Owners of old HDB flats now know 'there is some future': Experts on new housing schemesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    SINGAPORE: The new housing schemes announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday could see older flats retain their value for a longer period of time and become viable alternatives for prospective buyers, said analysts. In his National Day Rally speech , Mr Lee said that the Home Improvement Programme will be expanded to cover more Housing and Development Board flats, to include those that were built up to 1997.

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  11. "Rainbow village" attracts many tourists in Taichung, SE China's TaiwanRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Children pose for photos in a residential community called "rainbow village" in Nantun District of Taichung City, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 20, 2018. The colorful paintings on the walls and grounds of the village attract many tourists. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

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  12. Palace says burden of proof lies with NagaRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte does not need to prove his claim that Naga was a hotbed of illegal drugs, Malacanang said Monday, August 20. Speaking to Palace reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. maintained that the President has access to all "available" information on the supposed prevalence of illegal drugs in Naga. "He doesn't have to do that.

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  13. Tibaldo: Dateline Mindanao: Destination DipologRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    IT IS without regret that my wife and I pushed through with our Dipolog travel for a scheduled weekend wedding of our foster son despite the news of possible flight delays due to the stalled Chinese Plane at the NAIA air field. Our travel was like repetition to an earlier wedding of another foster son who is also a junior officer of the Philippine Coast Guard but the recent one happened islands away down south.

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  14. video Thailand drops as country Chinese feel most welcomedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Chinese tourists visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, one of their favourite destinations in Bangkok. Thailand and Japan have swapped their top positions as the countries Chinese travellers felt comfortable visiting in the latest survey by Hotels.com.

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  15. PM in Ranong day ahead of mobile meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Nation

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was in the southern province of Ranong on Monday to meet the locals before holding a mobile Cabinet meeting today to three local development projects. Going to a province one day ahead is a usual ritual for the Prayut-led Cabinet, which is also seen as a means to boost his government's popularity.

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  16. Verdict scheduled for next week in Myanmar reporters' trialRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Guardian

    YANGON, Myanmar - A judge in Myanmar said he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists accused of possessing secret state information, a case that has become a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship. Closing arguments were heard Monday in the trial of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are charged with illegal possession of official documents and face possible jail terms of up to 14 years under a law dating back to British colonial rule, when the country was called Burma.

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  17. Asian Games: Pinoy mountain bike best finish sixthRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    The Philippines' John Derrick Farr and Leah Belgira settled for identical sixth-place finishes in mountain bike cycling's downhill event, where host Indonesia exploited a tremendous home-field advantage to sweep the gold medals offered in the sport on Monday in the 18th Asian Games. Farr, 22, finished eight seconds slower that gold medal winner Khoiful Mukhib, who won gold in two minutes and 16.687 seconds.

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  18. Police say suspected serial pedophile also targeted minors overseasRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Court extends by a week the remand of youth sports coach Beno Reinhorn, who is accused of molesting dozens of girls online Beno Reinhorn, a youth sports coach suspected of molesting dozens of underage girls online, is seen at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court on August 20, 2018. A court in Thailand sentences two Israelis to 25 years in prison for the murder of an Israeli mob boss in the country earlier this year.

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  19. Another shipment of smuggled sugar seizedRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    ZAMBOANGA. Contracted laborers unload on Monday, August 20, the apprehended smuggled sugar aboard M/B Fatima Shakira at the port of Zamboanga.

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  20. Philippine Army trains 291 new recruitsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    THE 14-week training of the 291 Philippine Army aspirants kicked off on Monday, August 20, at the Army's 1st Infantry Division Training School in Kuta Sang-an, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. Major Ronald Suscano, Army's 1st Infantry Division information officer, said the new recruits will comprise the Candidate Soldier Course Classes 567-18 and 568-18 of the command.

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