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34 min ago | Bangkok Post

TAA flies Krabi-Guangzhou

Guangzhou: Thai AirAsia is strengthening its network in China with the launch of a new route aimed at the renewed surge in arrivals from the world's most populous country. Thailand's largest low-cost carrier will begin non-stop daily service connecting Krabi with the southern-Chinese economic hub of Guangzhou on Nov 6. The Krabi-Guangzhou flight will its 14th Thailand-China air route and one of the 10 Chinese destinations served by TAA, forming what is believed to be the largest China network abroad by a non-Chinese carrier.

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4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Bali ups security, but knows of no plot

Bali police say they know of no plan to attack the holiday island but they are increasing vigilance as Islamic State ideology creeps into Indonesia. There are concerns Australia's deployment to the United Arab Emirates, in readiness to fight IS in Iraq, could make Australians a target when holidaying abroad.

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7 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Tourists killed at Thai resort

Koh Tao, Gulf of Thailand: The naked bodies of two British tourists have been found on a Thai beach, sparking a murder probe on the popular resort island of Koh Tao. The pair had attended a beach party with drinks and fire dancers on this resort island 250 kilometres south of Bangkok before they were hacked to death with a hoe.

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11 hrs ago | Suria

Thai king leaves Bangkok hospital for...

Thailand's revered but ageing King Bhumibol Adulyadej left a Bangkok hospital on Monday after a stay of almost six weeks for a check-up. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej sits in his car as he leaves the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok, on September 15, 2014 - by Christophe Archambault The Royal Household Bureau said the 86-year-old king, the world's longest-serving monarch who is treated as a near-deity in politically turbulent Thailand, left the hospital for his coastal palace in the town of Hua Hin to the south.

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16 hrs ago | Evening News

Great Yarmouth woman, 23, one of two Britons murdered on Thai beach

Sky News story about two British tourists have been found dead on a beach on the island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand. Picture: SUPPLIED A 23-year-old woman from the Great Yarmouth area has been murdered in a bloody attack on a Thai beach.

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19 hrs ago | Asian Correspondent

Thailand: 2 British tourists found dead on Koh Tao

Police say the bodies of two British tourists were found naked with gruesome head wounds on a beach at a popular island in southern Thailand. Police Col.

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19 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Naked bodies of two murdered British tourists found on Thailand beach

Police say the bodies of two British tourists were found naked with gruesome head wounds on a beach at a popular island in southern Thailand. Police Col.

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19 hrs ago | Ananova

British Tourists Found Dead On Thailand Beach

The naked bodies of two British tourists who had apparently been attacked with a hoe have been found on a beach, police have said. The man and woman were found with gruesome head wounds on a rocky beach on Koh Tao, an island in Surat Thani province known for its diving sites and stunning beaches.

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21 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels on Monday, blanketing the city-state's skyline with clouds of smog from fires raging across giant rainforests in the neighbouring Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said. Singapore's National Environment Agency said the pollutant standards index reached a high of 111 at 7am before easing to 80 a few hours later.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC News

Typhoon Kalmaegi Blows out of Philippines

A Filipino reacts as he is hit by waves along a promenade in Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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The Age

The lucky country's guilty pleasures

As an Australian, whenever you visit a third world country you probably feel, as I do, an almost overwhelming sense of good fortune for being born in Australia or having acquired Australian citizenship. It is, for me, an uneasy sense of good fortune, because it comes from luck.

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Bangkok Post

Ex-guerrillas mark death of Chin Peng

A group of former members of the now-defunct Communist Party of Malaya will gather at Yala's Betong district tomorrow to commemorate the death one year ago of their leader Chin Peng. The ex-CPM members, who now live in four remote border villages, said their gathering will be a low-key one to remember Chin Peng, who died at a Bangkok hospital last year at the age of 88. "It's a small thing we could do in gratitude for our spiritual leader.

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Suria

Black-clad democracy activists stage...

More than 1,000 activists paraded through Hong Kong's streets on Sunday carrying huge lengths of black cloth, in a sombre protest against a recent decision by Beijing that crushed the city's hopes for full democracy. Democracy activists in the former British colony had expectations Hong Kongers would be able to vote for their leader cut short in August when China announced plans for a highly restricted form of universal suffrage.

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ETaiwanNews.com

Farmer hailed as 'hero' for exposing oil scandal

Taipei, Sept. 14 A 60-year-old farmer in Pingtung County was hailed as a hero on Sunday after it was revealed that he was a key figure behind the exposure of the recent scandal in Taiwan.

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The Times of Israel

Malaysia favors Palestinians but buys from Israel

In the winter of 2013, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stepped across the Egyptian border at Rafah and made a rare visit by a head of government to Hamas-ruled Gaza. Razak, whose country does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, told reporters: "We believe in the struggle of the Palestinian people.

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Connecticut Post

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, survivors from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, keep themselves warm with blankets as they arrive at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines.

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MindaNews

Sunken ferry update: 3 dead, 110 rescued; undetermined number still missing

Coast Guard authorities here cannot how many passengers were actually on board the ill-fated ship MV Maharlika which sank off Pintuyan town in Southern Leyte Saturday night, September 13. Capt. Joseph Coyme, Deputy District Commander for Nothern Mindanao of the Philippines Coast Guard, said that as of 11 a.m. Sunday, three persons had been confirmed dead while 110 were rescued.

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Suria

Indonesia arrests four Turks over...

Indonesia's anti-terrorism police have arrested four Turks suspected of being linked to the Islamic State jihadist group, a spokesman said on Sunday. Elite Indonesian Detachment 88 police escort four Turks, suspected to be linked to the jihadist Islamic State group, in Jakarta, on September 14, 2014 - by Bima Sakti The elite Detachment 88 police squad arrested the men, along with three Indonesians, after tailing their car on Saturday in central Sulawesi district of Poso, a known hotbed for militant activity, Boy Rafli Amar told AFP.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

100 people rescued from sinking ferry in the Philippines

Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Coast guard Capt.

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The Star Online

Blind group ready for uphill task

Raring to go Group adviser Untam Buah, 55, and Isak are climbing the mountain for the love of the country. KUALA LUMPUR: Sixteen years ago, Isak Ngau made the trek up Mount Kinabalu and he could still remember the feel of the fresh air on his face, the scent of flowers and the chirping of birds and insects.

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