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2 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

5 Myanmar journalists jailed 10 years

All five men from the Yangon-based Unity journal were sentenced by a court Thursday for violating the 1923 Burma State Secrets Act pertaining to trespassing in a prohibited area with prejudicial purpose.

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2 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Cambodia to build memorial at genocide museum

The museum, formerly a high school in Phnom Penh, was turned into a prison after the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975.

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6 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Student nurses slain in Yala

Two nursing students of Sirindhorn Health College were shot and killed at a market opposite Yaha Hospital in Yala province Wednesday, Manager Online reported.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Malays & non-Malays are tearing apart but for schemers Umno-BN, it's not victory but the Death Knell

If you live in Kuala Lumpur and use public transport to move around the Klang Valley, it is inevitable that you get to stop off at KL Sentral, Malaysia's landmark transportation hub where nearly all modes of transport are stationed.

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The Age

'Australia, adopt our babies'

Pregnant asylum seeker women on Christmas Island pleaded with medical experts to adopt their children out to Australian families four months ago, as they became anxious about their future.

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Bangkok Post

Cronyism and leniency let rapist on train

Transport authorities admitted on Wednesday that cronyism and leniency were behind the employment of a man charged with the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a southern train on Sunday morning.

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Reuters

UPDATE 5-Both candidates in Indonesia election claim victory; Jokowi ahead in more counts

Both candidates claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday, suggesting there could be a drawn out constitutional battle to decide who will next lead the world's third-largest democracy.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Yahoo!

Malaysian sentenced to death for French tourist murder

A Malaysian shopkeeper on Wednesday was sentenced to death after a court found him guilty of murdering a French tourist on a popular resort island.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Tribune

Indonesians vote for president in tight race

After the most polarizing campaigning in Indonesia's history, millions of people voted to elect a new president Wednesday in a race too tight to predict, hoping for change after years of corruption and poverty.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Bangkok Post

Green light for border trade

The military regime is committed to making checkpoint expansion a top priority in a move to spur border trade, but it has yet to make a decision on the ambitious Dawei development plan.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

Girl raped, killed on overnight train in Thailand

The rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, who was shoved off a moving train on an overnight trip from southern Thailand, has sparked public outrage and calls for capital punishment for rapists.

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The Age

Tight Indonesian presidential election expected to attract record number of voters

Contrasting campaigns ... from left, Indonesian presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces commander, and Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo.

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Channelnewsasia.com

In Indonesia vote, ballots travel on horseback and by boat

Carrying ballot boxes on their backs, Indonesian tribesmen climbed barefoot up a mountain in a remote part of Borneo island to ensure a small village would not miss the chance to take part in Wednesday's presidential poll.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Travel, Asia Travel, Indonesia Travel, Jakarta, Indonesia Travel,

ABC News

Man Hit by Stray Bullet During Temple Opening

A stray bullet struck and injured a man selling food at the opening of a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Charlotte, and police say it appears to have come from celebratory Fourth of July gunfire.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Life, Holidays, 4th of July

Malaysia Chronicle

Under fire for repeated breaches, M'isa to revamp security agency ESSCOM

In a bid to allay growing unease over the recent string of kidnappings in Sabah, Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today a restructuring of the Eastern Sabah Security Command , giving added focus to security in the state's porous maritime border.

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Iol.co.za

Sex scandal rocks children's charity

The Cambodian director of a school charity has been arrested for allegedly selling the sexual services of his teenage students to foreigners who disguised their payments as donations, local media reported on Thursday.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Impeachment move filed against Philippines' Aquino

Philippine President Benigno Aquino listens on his headset during the opening plenary session of the World Economic Forum on East Asia, at Manila's Makati financial district May 22, 2014.

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Bangkok Post

Missing girl on train found dead, raped

An subcontracted railway employee has confessed to raping and killing a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train from the southern province of Surat Thani to Bangkok early Sunday morning.

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Newsday

Suharto casts shadow over Indonesia's election

For more than a decade Indonesia has enjoyed a lively democracy. But as millions prepare to vote in the third direct presidential election, memories of former dictator Suharto linger on, as the BBC's Karishma Vaswani reports.

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Bangkok Post

Two soldiers hurt by Pattani bomb

A regular soldier and a volunteer ranger were seriously wounded when a bomb exploded at Ban Kalapho School in Pattani's Sai Buri district on Monday afternoon, police said.

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