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Thai students to be released from jail but sedition charges upheld

7 July 2015

BANGKOK (AFP) - A group of Thai students detained over a peaceful anti-coup rally will be released from jail later Tuesday but sedition charges against them will be upheld, their lawyer said, in a case that has sparked international condemnation.

Sentence backdated, Amos Yee released

7 July 2015

SINGAPORE: Teen blogger Amos Yee was on Monday sentenced to four weeks' jail and, with his sentence backdated, the 16-year-old was able to walk free from the State Courts after having spent some 50 days in remand.

Pakistan mechanic says blindness no roadblock to success

7 July 2015

KARACHI(AFP) - As a boy, Asif Patel would take apart toys and transistor radios, relying only on his sense of touch to rebuild them, having been robbed of his sight by a rare condition that meant he was born without eyes.

Japan reactor refuelled for restart, despite opposition

7 July 2015

TOKYO (AFP) - Atomic fuel was being loaded into a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday as its operator prepared to restart operations despite widespread public opposition to the technology.

Court rejects bid to block Samsung treasury stock sale

7 July 2015

SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean court on Tuesday rejected a US hedge fund’s request to block the sale of treasury stocks by construction firm Samsung C>T, clearing the path for the $8.0 billion merger of two Samsung affiliates.

World’s oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

7 July 2015

TOKYO, July 7, 2015 (AFP) - The world’s oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said Tuesday.

Gay couple sue for recognition in S. Korea

7 July 2015

SEOUL (AFP) - Buoyed by a landmark US Supreme Court ruling, a prominent South Korean gay rights campaigner and movie director is suing officials for refusing to recognise his 2013 same-sex marriage.

Aussies move towards recognition for Aborigines

7 July 2015

SYDNEY: Australia moved closer to recognising Aboriginal people in its constitution after talks with indigenous leaders, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said as he urged an end to the “echoing silence” in the founding document.

Amos Yee jailed 4 weeks for wounding religious feelings, uploading obscene image

6 July 2015

SINGAPORE: Teenage blogger Amos Yee was sentenced to four weeks in prison on Monday afternoon.

China using animals to predict earthquakes: report

6 July 2015

BEIJING, July 6, 2015 (AFP) - Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

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