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2 hrs ago | Malaysia Chronicle

Govt to Wipe Out gunmen! - Hisham vows revenge for Semporna attack:

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the ministry and Malaysian Armed Forces will work to wipe out the armed gunmen invading Sabah.


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2 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Taiwan starts using drones to spy on China: reports

Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday.


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5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

1 killed, 1 kidnapped in Malaysia attack

One soldier was killed and another one remained missing in an attack by suspected Filipino militants in eastern Malaysia, police said on Sunday.


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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Star Online

Mabul attack: Massive hunt for gunmen after cop killed, another feared kidnapped during shootout

SEMPORNA: A massive air and sea hunt for Filipino gunmen possibly holding a Malaysian marine police constable is on as all escape routes off Semporna has been cut off.

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Bangkok Post

Manhattan prices in Yangon

International NGOs are facing strong criticism in Myanmar not for the work they do, but for the large amounts of donor money they spend on renting offices.


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Myanmar's vice president to visit Singapore

Dr Sai Mauk Kham heads the Myanmar government's committees on health, education, culture and anti-corruption, and is visiting Singapore at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.


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Asia News Network

TAIPEI: 7-Eleven's opening of first store on Orchid Island in Taiwan is opposed by locals

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven opened its 5,000th Taiwan store in Kaohsiung's Neimen District yesterday, and will open a store on Orchid Island on Aug 8. However, residents on the island, which currently has no convenience stores, expressed opposition to the idea.


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Bangkok Post

10-year-old war weapons found

A cache of war weapons has been found hidden in a house once owned by a retired paratrooper in Ayutthaya province.


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The Age

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto promises tough action on asylum seekers

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, second from right, holds hands with top members of his coalition party at a rally in Jakarta on Friday.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Cambodian police investigate death of American man

Police in Cambodia said Saturday that they were investigating the death of an American teacher whose body was found wrapped in a curtain at a garbage dump in the capital.


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The Straits Times

Playing the wrong cards at the Indonesian election

Supporters of Mr Prabowo Subianto and Mr Joko Widodo trying to out-cheer one another at a hotel lobby in Jakarta following a debate by the two presidential candidates on June 22. Indonesia's presidential election was different in many ways, one being that it saw extensive use of "black campaign" methods.


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The Nation

Second man charged in train rape-murder

Police have charged a second State Railway of Thailand employee over his alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train to Bangkok.


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Thanh Nein News

Petty bribery: It's not pretty

Reducing tax procedures will not only save time and costs for companies but also help curb petty corruption and enhance Vietnam's business environment.


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The Baltimore Sun

Philippines arrests Australian over ties to militant group ISIS

The Philippines on Friday arrested an Australian national with suspected links to foreign Islamist militants after he urged Philippine Muslims on social media sites to support conflicts in Iraq and Syria, recruiting them to go to the Middle East.


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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Four Burmese Workers Killed Brutally in Malaysia This Month

Myo Pai, a leader of a Kuala Lumpur-based free funeral services group, standing right in a white shirt, beside the coffin of Ko Tony on Wednesday, before he was killed.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Questions about vote rigging raised in Indonesian presidential election

Election commission official Dedi Saidi, left, checks a document stating the number of votes collected in ballot boxes at Bendungan Hilir in Jakarta on Thursday.


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Bangkok Post

US confirms F-16 servicing schedule

US Ambassador Kristie Kenney met Thai air force chief ACM Prajin Juntong in Bangkok on Thursday evening and confirmed Washington would go ahead with a service update for some of Thailand's F-16 fighter jets.


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Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gestures after a news conference in Jakarta on Thursday.


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Malaysia police arrest seven over Estonian model murder

Malaysian police said Thursday they had arrested seven people in connection with the murder of an Estonian model whose body was found on a resort island.


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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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