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Report: Stolen Generations survivors facing prolonged trauma

24 May 2017

Sydney: Aborigines belonging to Australia’s so-called “Stolen Genera­tions” have accused the government of prolonging their suffering by failing to implement recommendations from a landmark report 20 years ago that investigated the forced removal from their families.

China gasps at grad’s ‘airy’ speech in US

24 May 2017

BEIJING: A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland’s air and politics to those in the United States during her graduation speech at an American university.

HK police arrest 21 Uber drivers in operation

24 May 2017

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police arrested 21 Uber drivers for carrying passengers without a proper permit following an undercover operation in the latest setback for the ride-hailing giant.

Vessels clash in Natuna

24 May 2017

Jakarta: Only days after the Indonesian military (TNI) staged a massive exercise in the Natuna Island, Vietnamese coast guards appear to have freed five Vietnamese-flagged boats that had been caught by Indonesian authorities for allegedly poaching in the area.

Making their point: Anti-coup students holding posters and a cake to mark the third anniversary of the military coup in Thailand during a demonstration at Thammasat University in Bangkok. — Reuters

Junta gravely hurt Thailand, say experts

24 May 2017

Bangkok: Thailand would have performed much better if the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) had not seized power in 2014 and taken firm control over the country during the past three years, academics said yesterday.

Govt flexes serious muscle in spy games against US

24 May 2017

BEIJING: A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they might be spies.

Indian army commends ‘human shield’ officer

24 May 2017

New Delhi: India’s army has commended an officer accused of tying a Kashmiri man to a jeep and using him as a human shield, media reports said, sparking strong criticism.

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

24 May 2017

Yangon: Myanmar’s army cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking a motorbike.

Philippine authorities are locked in a dogfight with Abu Sayyaf militants in Marawi, Mindanao as they hunt for one of their leaders, Isnilon Hapilon. PHOTO: AFP.

Philippine forces clash with dozens of gunmen protecting Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon in southern city

23 May 2017

MANILA: Philippine troops and police battled dozens of gunmen protecting one of the world's most wanted Islamic militants in a built-up area of a southern city on Tuesday, authorities said.

An ISIS flag is seen displayed at an apartment in Marawi City where a fierce gun battle between government security forces and ISIS-linked groups is raging.

5 gov’t troops wounded in clashes with Abus, Maute in Marawi City

23 May 2017

MANILA: Five government troops were injured as police and military clashed with members of the Maute and terrorist groups in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on Tuesday.

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