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3 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Singapore and US armed forces begin 11-day joint exercise

About 1,400 soldiers and several battleships and aircraft from the Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Navy and Marine Corps began an 11-day joint exercise yesterday.

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8 hrs ago | The China Post

Independent candidate quits Chiayi mayoral election

A former member of the Kuomintang announced Tuesday that she will drop out of the mayoral race in Chiayi , head of the Chiayi City Farmers' Association, denied speculation she had been pressured by KMT officials and she decided to quit the race simply because she was not ready for it.

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12 hrs ago | Business Times

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze obscures skies

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching "very unhealthy" levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies [KUALA LUMPUR] Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was "unhealthy" on Tuesday, with one town reaching ... (more)

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16 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Filipino rebels free 4 policemen taken 3 weeks ago

Regional military commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo Visaya said the New People's Army rebels released the police officers before dawn in a remote village in Kitcharao town in Agusan del Norte where a five-day cease-fire was declared to avoid clashes.

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17 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Chinese gold miner flees Laos

A Chinese firm suspected of illegally mining gold along the Mekong River in Laos has fled the country, state media reported Tuesday.

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21 hrs ago | News Times

Khmer Rouge tribunal to tackle genocide charges

In this March 20, 2012 file photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, a former head of state for the Khmer Rouge, gestures as testimony is given during his trial at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

India.com

Taiwan plane crash: Black box data deciphered

Taipei, Jul 28: Taiwan has finished decoding the data from the two black boxes of its ill-fated plane that crashed last week, the island's aviation council said on Monday.

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Pnompenh Post

Teenager shot dead in land dispute

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier shot a 19-year-old farmer dead in Preah Vihear province's Kulen district on Sunday during a disagreement over a neighbour's apparent land dispute, witnesses and authorities said yesterday.

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GantDaily.com

Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security

The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say.

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Bangkok Post

Viet, Chinese held in B9m ivory bust

A Vietnamese man and a Chinese woman have been arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport for trafficking in African elephant tusks and ivory bracelets worth about nine million baht.

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WMDT

Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

MANILA, Philippines - An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.

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Thanh Nein News

Thai soldier among four killed in clash in Muslim south

A Thai soldier and three suspected Muslim separatists were killed on Monday in a clash in southern Thailand, police said, as security forces in the region were on alert for attacks marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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KHOU-TV Houston

HK pro-democracy news site folds over pressure

It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong's heart with a major rally.

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Suria

Sixteen dead in Philippine militant ambush

Sixteen people, including children, were killed when Islamic militants opened fire on two vehicles in a remote southern Philippine town on Monday, the military said.

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Brandon Sun

Hong Kong pro-democracy news website folds in face of rising political pressure

It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong's heart with a major rally.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Star Online

Grief and terror dampens mood

Signs of the times: A family walking past a billboard posted with messages of condolence for the flight tragedies and a message against the atrocities in Palestine in George Town, Penang.

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Bangkok Post

Chopper pilots fight for oil rig skies

The labour union of Thai helicopter pilots is seeking military help because it says foreigners are taking their jobs, which are protected by law.

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The Nation

Trip to Japan is an enticing carrot for Thai students

With the Asean Economic Community coming into effect at the end of next year, Toshiba is offering high school students and their peers in Asean a chance to bond and learn together in Japan.

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The Straits Times

Taiwan TransAsia plane crash: Likely impact point discovered, says investigator

Officials search through the wreckage where TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed on July 23 in poor weather near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 25, 2014.

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Evening Sun

Malaysia: Rebels to let police secure MH17 site

Malaysia said Sunday that it would send dozens of police to the Malaysian airliner's crash site in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia separatists agreed to allow international police personnel to provide protection for investigators.

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