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Twitter to set up shop in social-media-mad Indonesia

29 August 2014

JAKARTA: Twitter plans to open an office in Indonesia over the coming months as it seeks to boost revenues in the social-media-addicted nation, the company announced Friday.

Gunmen kill six worshippers at Pakistan shrine

29 August 2014

QUETTA, Pakistan: Gunman opened fire on worshippers at a shrine in southwest Pakistan, killing at least six members of a minority Islamic sect and wounding seven others, officials said on Friday.

Coroner blames negligence for Korean trawler sinking

29 August 2014

WELLINGTON, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - A New Zealand coroner on Friday blamed negligence for the loss of a South Korean fishing trawler that sank near Antarctica in 2010 with the loss of 22 lives.

Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock

29 August 2014

SYDNEY, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and flights to be re-routed, officials and reports said.

Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

29 August 2014

TOKYO, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.

Few murder cases and high solution rate, says minister

29 August 2014

THERE are few murders in Singa­pore, and the rate of solving such crimes here is also “very high”, said Law Minister K. Shanmugam in a Facebook post.

Erdogan sworn in as new Turkey president

28 August 2014

ANKARA: Turkey's outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president on Thursday to extend his more than decade-long dominant rule of the country.

China landslide kills seven: report

28 August 2014

BEIJING: Seven people died and another 20 were left missing by a landslide in China, state media reported Thursday.

Hong Kong media tycoon under graft investigation

28 August 2014

HONG KONG: Anti-corruption officers conducted an early morning raid Thursday on the Hong Kong home of Jimmy Lai, an outspoken mogul whose media empire is often highly critical of Beijing.

Indonesia, Australia sign deal to end spying row

28 August 2014

NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Indonesia and Australia on Thursday signed an agreement aimed at drawing a line under a damaging espionage row and paving the way for the resumption of full cooperation on issues such as defence.

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