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Tommy Suharto to represent Papua in polls

JAKARTA: Indonesian dictator Suharto’s youngest son – who was convicted of ordering the assassination of a supreme court judge – will run for a seat in parliament, his political party has announced.

Macau adopts over 600 greyhounds from race track

HONG KONG: Authorities in Macau, the world’s largest gambling hub, said they will care for more than 600 greyhounds after their owner renounced them ahead of the closure of China’s only dog-racing track.

Women from ethnic armed group killed

Yangon: Several women were among those killed in Myanmar’s restive eastern region in renewed clashes between the army and an ethnic rebel group, with both sides providing conflicting accounts of the battle.

Election monitoring groups close to Hun Sen

PHNOM PENH: Three of the groups approved to monitor Cambodia’s election have close ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen, one headed by his son and the other two led by a man who was appointed by the South-East Asian country’s strongman ruler as a “goodwill ambassador”.

S’porean accused of selling luxury items to country

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean company director was hauled to court for allegedly supplying luxury items such as musical instruments, wines and perfumes to North Korea.

American to be deported from Vietnam over protest

Hanoi: A Vietnamese court ordered the deportation of an American student found guilty of “causing public disorder” during rare violent protests which caught the communist authorities off-guard.

Not welcome: Policemen escorting Nguyen to the courthouse in Ho Chi Minh City. He has been ordered to leave Vietnam. — AFP

Korean families’ reunion cast in doubt

SEOUL: North Korea said that an August reunion of Korean families separated by war may not happen if South Korea doesn’t immediately return some of its citizens who arrived in the South in recent years.

Hyperloop capsule travel project goes to China

Beijing: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies said it will team up with a southwestern Chinese city to build a new 10km track for its high-speed hyperloop transportation system.

Robot-made vs human-made drinks

Beijing: Located in the basement of the K11 Art Mall in downtown Shanghai is Ratio, a new pop-up store that operates as a cafe by day and cocktail bar by night.

Your latte, sir: A robotic arm serving a cup of coffee to a customer at Ratio at the K11 Art Mall in downtown Shanghai. — China Daily/Asia News Network

Singapore says hackers stole 1.5 million health records in massive cyberattack

SINGAPORE: Hackers have stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, authorities said Friday, with the leader specifically targeted in the city-state’s biggest ever data breach.

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