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925 held in Malaysia security swoop

Nearly 1,000 people were detained on Saturday when security forces swooped on a squatter settlement in eastern Malaysia, suspected to be a haven for criminals, a security official said.


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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burmese Pageant Agency Grooms Five Ladies for World Stage

A Burmese pageant agency led by a 22-year-old man with links to some of the world's biggest beauty competitions is grooming five women in the country to compete internationally.


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Malaysia Chronicle

M'sian jihadist killed in Syria was KMM member

THE Malaysian jihadist killed in Syria during a firefight between his group and government forces near Hama on Tuesday was believed to be a member of Kumpulan Militan Malaysia .


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Where pets replace children

Novelist Karen E. Bender has been out of town; her husband, Robert Anthony Siegel of UNCW's creative writing department, has been off in Taiwan on a Fulbright Fellowship.


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Could realigned AYE segment be moved underground?

One transport expert believes doing so would free up the land for better planning, especially if the area will become home to the future Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail station.


Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Indonesia, Lee Hsien Loong

New strategic partnership in store for Singapore and Australia

Called Project 2025, the partnership will see new levels of bilateral integration in sectors including the economy and defence.


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Indonesia's Widodo clears last hurdle to...

With a legal challenge by his rival defeated, Indonesia's Joko Widodo has swept away the last barrier to the presidency and an ambitious reform agenda after an unlikely rise from his upbringing in a riverside slum.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Daily Journal

MH17 remains return home as govt battles fallout

Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.


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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Malaysian MH17 passengers repatriated

More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia observed a national day of mourning.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Boeing 747, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Big News

Local polls announced in Taiwan

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.


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Malaysian National News Agency

Malaysians Await Arrival Of 20 Compatriots Killed In MH17 Tragedy

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 -- This nation of 30 million people is welcoming home Friday 20 of their compatriots who perished in a plane crash in eastern Ukraine, marking the sad occasion with a nationwide day of mourning.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP10ThingsToSee- Participants struggle to reach the prizes during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of the Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.


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Malaysia Chronicle

M'sian jihadist Mat Soh killed in Syria lauded as a hero back home

Supporters of the jihadist cause in Syria lauded the death of a Muslim fighter from Selangor, known only as Mat Soh, who could soon become the first documented Malaysian killed while fighting in strife-torn Syria.


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Indonesia president says Islamic State...

The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, on Thursday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Iraq, Middle East

The Globe and Mail

Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack, official says

Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Iraq, Middle East,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Age

Tensions high in Jakarta as court ruling due on presidential election

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.


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The Standard

Two charged in Malaysia with stealing from MH370 victims

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.


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Bangkok Post

Thai unrest hits Cambodia tourism

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.


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Business Times

More payment delays in Q2,...

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.


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Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee

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.


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