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News on Southeast Asia continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | Deseret News

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused plane crash that killed 48 people

Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.

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7 hrs ago | Reuters

Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands

Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Air Accidents

12 hrs ago | News Observer

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

A peaceful transfer of power in Indonesia would buck a worrying trend in a region marred by flawed elections and military meddling.

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

13 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Malaysia's Government, Opposition and People Unite to Demand Justice For MH17 Crash

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Reinforcing a culture of dishonesty in Malays: Ex-CJ - a 'dangerous and irresponsible' man

Want to know what has troubled the Malaysian judiciary all these years? Why it is the butt of jokes and why it has as much credibility as Datuk Ibrahim Ali? This is a man who shades the truth: who spews half-baked nonsense and tries to dress it up as fact.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News, Religion, Islam

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Science / Technology, NASA

ABC News

Business anxious over Indonesia election result

CHRIS UHLMANN: Australia and Indonesia have a growing business relationship, and some close observers are wondering if the election result will strengthen or weaken those ties.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, World News,

Cincinnati.com

TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan, at least 40 dead

Over 40 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed Wednesday while making an emergency landing in bad weather in the Penghu Islands off the coast of Taiwan.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Air Accidents, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

The Fresno Bee

Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

Taiwan's Transport Minister Yeh Kuang-shih was quoted by the government's Central News Agency as saying another 11 people were injured after the plane crashed and caught fire while making a second landing attempt.

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KION 46

Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, World News, Air Accidents

The Straits Times

Singapore leaders congratulate Jokowi, Kalla on election victory

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo waves with his running mate Jusuf Kalla after delivering his victory address aboard a traditional commercial boat in Jakarta's port district of Sunda Kelapa on July 22, 2014 as the General Elections Commission declared Widodo the winner of the presidential elections.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong

The China Post

Unemployment drops to 3.92%, lowest in 14 years

Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped to 3.92 percent in June, the lowest rate it has been in the same period in the past 14 years, according to a report released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics yesterday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bangkok Post

Trial in train-rape case begins

Court hearings began Tuesday in Hua Hin on the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a southern train by a former state railway bed-maker and his alleged accomplice.

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Daily Times

Cambodia opposition ends year-long boycott of parliament

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's main opposition party struck a deal Tuesday with strongman premier Hun Sen to end its year-long boycott of parliament triggered by a disputed election.

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Related Topix: World News, Cambodia, Hun Sen

Yahoo!

Joko to be named Indonesia president-elect

Joko Widodo will be named Indonesia's president-elect after his rival dramatically quit the race, claiming "massive and systematic cheating".

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WTEN-TV Albany

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian election

The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a... The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Sunherald.com

Jakarta governor Widodo wins Indonesian election

The numbers were released shortly after his opponent, former general Prabowo Subianto, declared he was withdrawing from the contest, saying there was massive fraud during the election and that it was unfair and undemocratic.

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News24

.com | Syria fly-over sparks criticism of Malaysia Airlines

The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, especially Russia.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Suria

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, World News, Taiwan, Weather

Malaysia Chronicle

Murdered Estonian model's Royal boyfriend offers to pay for funeral

The family of freelance Estonian model Regina Soosalu does not want fundraising for her funeral after her boyfriend's family agreed to bear all expenses.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, World News

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