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Aquino pushes for peace pact after bloodbath

29 January 2015

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino urged parliament to save a Muslim rebel peace deal after it was jeopardised by a bungled anti-terror raid that killed 44 police commandos.

Lawyer wants to meet China tour guide in jail

29 January 2015

THE lawyer acting for Hedy Mok wants to meet former China tour guide Yang Yin in jail.

Secret British bunker in Woodlands to be open to public

29 January 2015

HIDDEN behind lock and key lies a 1942 British bunker where explosives were stored. Back then, carts on a railway track would send ammunition into the underground bomb-proof facility.

Ex-bank exec fights charge

29 January 2015

A FORMER senior bank executive accused of taking an upskirt video on an escalator told the court that he was filming women in different clothes in preparation for a shopping trip with a friend.

Japanese teen axe murderer: I just wanted to kill someone

29 January 2015

TOKYO: A 19-year-old college girl murdered an elderly woman with an axe and a scarf because she “just wanted to kill someone” news reports in Japan said.

Hopes of finding more AirAsia crash victims fade

29 January 2015

JAKARTA: Hopes faded of finding 92 victims still missing from the Indonesia AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.

Criticism from US diplomat ‘upsets’ junta chief

29 January 2015

BANGKOK: Thailand’s junta chief said he was “upset” by comments from a senior US diplomat during a recent visit criticising the military regime, as Washington’s top envoy in Bangkok was summoned for a meeting with Thai officials.

Thai junta chief 'upset' by US criticism

28 January 2015

Thailand's junta chief said Wednesday he was "upset" by comments from a senior US diplomat during a recent visit criticising the military regime, as Washington's top envoy in Bangkok was summoned for a meeting with Thai officials.

Japan teen axe murderer 'just wanted to kill someone'

28 January 2015

A 19-year-old college girl murdered an elderly woman with an axe and a scarf because she "just wanted to kill someone" news reports in Japan said Wednesday.

Australian PM takes royal knighthood storm 'on the chin'

28 January 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday he stood by his controversial decision to award Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood and was taking the firestorm of criticism "on the chin".

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