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3 min ago | BBC News

Tributes after backpacker Thai death

Backpacker Jack Davies, 21, who was known as Jay, had been travelling in Thailand for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket.

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Related Topix: Thailand, World News,

4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

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8 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Australia and Indonesia mending intel differences

Australia and Indonesia have reached a new agreement on how they'll use their intelligence operations in the future, even settling their disagreement on its name.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News, Australia, Oceania, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

10 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, China, Asia

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Star Online

Trials start in Indonesian school sex abuse scandal

A cleaner went on trial Tuesday accused of sexual assault at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, the first case to go to court in a high-profile scandal.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam man gets death for killing ex-girlfriend, sharing on Facebook

Dang Van Khuyen, 29, was sentenced to death for killing his ex-girlfriend in a trial in Ho Chi Minh City on August 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Vietnam, Social Software, Death Penalty,

Bangkok Post

Rubber farmers feel betrayed by NCPO

Thai rubber farmers who supported anti-government protests that led to a military coup in May say they feel betrayed because the ruling military is failing to help soften the blow of plunging rubber prices.

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Bangkok Post

Semi-nude models hunted in Malaysia

Police in a northern Malaysian town were sent to look for a man and a woman, believed to be models on a photo shoot, who were seen walking half-naked down a busy street, news reports said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia,

Suria

Singapore boosts cyber security after...

Singapore on Tuesday announced new measures to strengthen cyber security to prevent a recurrence of attacks on government websites incuding those of its president and prime minister.

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Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Anonymous, Pop/Rock, Lee Hsien Loong

Malaysia Chronicle

Trials & tribulations of Najib: Can he survive Dr M's attack or will he perish like Pak Lah?

One thing you can't take away from Dr Mahathir is his mastery over a subject matter.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline

The word ''sleepy'' could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Malaysia,

Wall Street Journal

A Daunting Agenda for Jokowi

Indonesia's Constitutional Court affirmed Thursday that Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo won last month's presidential election and will take office in October.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

The China Post

Arrests made in billionaire murder case

Police yesterday arrested two suspects surnamed Lin and Cheng in Pingtung and Yulin who allegedly kidnapped and killed billionaire Shih Chia-chin .

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News

Suria

Trials to start in Indonesian school sex...

Five cleaners will go on trial this week over allegations of sexual assault at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, the first cases in a long-running scandal to go to court.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Sex Scandal,

WorthyNews

Laos: Christians Accused of Murder Found Not Guilty, But

Five Christians in Laos who were exonerated after falsely being accused of murder still remain in custody, according to BarnabasAid.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Christians, Laos, World News

ABS-CBN News

Less than piso: AirAsia Zest offers fares for only P0.25

In a statement, AirAsia Zest said it is offering seats for only P0.25 base fare for flights to and from Manila to domestic destinations of Kalibo , Puerto Princesa , Tagbilaran , Tacloban and Cebu, as well as Macau and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia to celebrate National Heroes' Day.

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Related Topix: Travel, Philippines Travel, Asia Travel, Manila, Philippines Travel, Tagbilaran, Philippines Travel, World News, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia, Malaysia Travel

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Deseret News

Carbon monoxide leak suspected in death of 2 Mormon missionaries

From left, Elder Yu Peng Xiong, 24, of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and Elder Connor Thredgold, 19, of Springville, died in their apartment over the weekend while serving as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Taiwan Taipei Mission.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), World News, Taiwan,

News9 Oklahoma City

Police: Carbon Monoxide Caused Missionary Deaths

The government-owned Central News Agency reported Sunday that Taiwanese authorities found a faulty gas water heater in the apartment shared by the two missionaries.

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Mirror.co.uk

Malaysia Airlines steward accused of sexually assaulting passenger in midair

Mohammed Rosli Bin Ab Karim is alleged to have attacked Laura Bushey after she mentioned she was scared to fly after MH370 and MH17 disasters The chief steward of a Malaysia Airlines flight is under investigation by police after a passenger said he sexually assaulted her in midair.

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Express India

Time for 'Act East Policy' and not just 'Look East': Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the time has come for India to adopt an "Act East Policy" as she began her three-day visit to Vietnam during which she will hold talks with the top leadership of the Communist nation.

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Related Topix: World News, Vietnam, Asian-American, Indian-American, Nguyen Tan Dung

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