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3 hrs ago | EDGE

Brunei Lawmakers Postpone Violent Anti-Gay Measure

Lawmakers from Brunei announced this week that they will postpone implementing a measure that would make it legal to punish those convicted of gay sex by stoning, according to Gay Star News.


Related Topix: Brunei, World News, Gay/Lesbian

5 hrs ago | Malaysia News

Karpal's dead body still no walkover

Karpal had essentially thrown a challenge to Pas and other advocates of the Islamic state, who either out of ignorance or for political points had made the hudud as the end-all of their faith, writes Abdul Rahman Koya .


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News

9 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Philippines arrests extremist in Malaysia resort kidnapping

Freed captive Filipino-Algerian sisters Nadjoua and Linda Bansil clad in masturah and nijab veils are presented by their brother Mohammed Bansil with military chief, Lieutenant General Rustico Guerrero during a briefing in a military camp in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines on February 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News,

9 hrs ago |

Philippines arrests extremist in Malaysia resort kidnapping

Philippine forces on Wednesday arrested a Muslim extremist believed to have taken part in the kidnapping of 21 people from a Malaysian resort in 2000, a senior commander said.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News,

13 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found

An "object of interest" in the search for missing Malaysian Airlines plane has been recovered on the coast of Western Australia, several hours drive south of Perth, officials said.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Australia, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Age

Navy woman overcomes personal adversity to aid the East Timorese

As a young girl, Tamara Sloper Harding was enchanted by the women who had served in the French Resistance during World War II.


Related Topix: East Timor, World News

Business Times

Foreigners' share of home purchases creeping up

Although this is still low compared to the pre-ABSD proportion of 19 per cent [SINGAPORE] Private home purchases fell across the board in the first three months of this year to just over 2,000 units - the first time in more than five years that the number has dropped below 3,000 homes.


Related Topix: Singapore, World News

Science Daily

Taxonomic study of green algae (chlorophyta) in Langkawi, Malaysia

Tourism is bringing rapid development to the islands of Langkawi, which puts pressure on the marine ecosystem.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News

Bangkok Post

Monks nabbed smuggling migrants

Tak immigration police have arrested two monks reportedly from the controversial Wat Phra Dhammakaya sect for allegedly smuggling 30 illegal immigrants into Thailand.


Related Topix: Thailand, US News, Illegal Immigration


Future of Southeast Asia remains...

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says the future of Southeast Asia remains unpredictable.


Related Topix: Brunei, World News, Hassanal Bolkiah

The Daily Star

MH370 relatives reject Malaysian conclusions on plane

A Chinese relative of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 reacts as he attends a meeting at the Metro Park Hotel in Beijing on April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Air Accidents

Business Wire

GSMA, Cyberport and Communications Association of Hong Kong Host 2014 Asia Innovation Forum

Under the theme of "Building a More Vibrant Mobile Ecosystem through Innovation and Collaboration", the event will bring together key players in the mobile ecosystem, including mobile operators, Internet companies, incubators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, regulators and academia, and will focus on innovation and the role of various sectors in ... (more)


Related Topix: Hong Kong, World News

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Daily Tribune

Burma rebel leader urges U.S. role in peace talks

General Gun Maw, vice chief of the staff of Kachin Independence Army, speaks during nationwide ceasefire talk with the Burmese government peace making group on April 5, 2014, in Rangoon.


Related Topix: Burma, World News,

Asian Correspondent

Indonesia: Candidates struggle with post-election blues

Electoral workers examine a ballot as they count votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Jakarta, Indonesia earlier this month.


Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

The Washington Post

Burmese journalist Win Tin dies

Win Tin, an uncompromising Burmese journalist who helped Aung San Suu Kyi launch a pro-democracy movement against the brutal military regime and then endured nearly two decades in jail as one of his country's longest-serving political prisoners, died April 21 in Rangoon.


Related Topix: Burma, World News, Journalism, Aung San Suu Kyi, Prison

What President Obama Should Do in Malaysia

U.S. president Barack Obama makes a statement to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on April 17, 2014 .


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama,


Azerbaijani president receives delegation led by Cambodian prime minister

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received a delegation led by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Hun Sen. Azerbaijani president stressed the historical importance of the first visit of the Cambodian prime minister to Azerbaijan in terms of development of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, expressing ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Azerbaijan, Asia, Cambodia, Ilham Aliyev, Hun Sen

New Brunei-Singapore youth leadership exchange programme to be set up

A new joint leadership exchange programme for youths in Singapore and Brunei will be set up in the second half of this year.


Related Topix: Singapore, World News, Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, Lee Hsien Loong

BBC News

Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

One of the founder members of the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy, Win Tin was seen as highly influential in the push for reform in the South East Asian nation.


Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy, Journalism,

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Star Online

Sabah's Mabul Island gets a marine biologist's protection

Marine biologist Choo Poh Leem is involved in an Anti-Fish Bombing campaign to stop the harmful method of harvesting fish.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, Marine Biology, Biology, Science