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    Record 6 million turn out for pope's final day in Manila

    Published on 18/01/2015

    » MANILA — A record 6 million people poured into Manila's rain-soaked streets and its biggest park Sunday as Pope Francis ended his Asian pilgrimage with an appeal for Filipinos to protect their young from sin and vice so they can instead become missionaries of the faith.

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    Thousands march for HK democracy

    Published on 01/02/2015

    » HONG KONG — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months.

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    Men jailed for Myanmar bus murders

    Published on 28/10/2014

    » YANGON — Myanmar has jailed seven men for lynching 10 Muslim bus passengers in an attack that sparked mass unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine two years ago, authorities said Tuesday.

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    Nepal projects 40% drop in tourist arrivals

    Published on 17/06/2015

    » KATHMANDU — Massive earthquakes in April and May that killed 8,792 people and caused extensive damage to cultural heritages and infrastructure along key trekking routes in Nepal are projected to decrease the number of tourist arrivals by at least 320,000 in 2015, the Tourism Ministry said Wednesday.

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    India to build 100 smart cities

    Published on 29/04/2015

    » NEW DELHI — The Indian government on Wednesday approved plans to build 100 smart cities and upgrade 500 towns and cities in a major initiative to improve urban infrastructure and boost economic growth.

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    Brunei woos tourists with rainforest

    Published on 18/11/2014

    » BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN — Largely ignored by tourists for decades, Brunei is finally stirring as a holiday destination, drawing more tourists with its pristine rainforest as well as quiet and safe image.

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    Dragon boats racing again in P. Penh

    Published on 05/11/2014

    » PHNOM PENH - Traditional dragon boat racing resumed in Phnom Penh in front of the Royal Palace on Wednesday after it was suspended for three years following a fatal crowd stampede in 2010.

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    Vietnam prepares for Haiyan

    Published on 09/11/2013

    » HANOI - More than 200,000 people crammed into storm shelters in Vietnam and soldiers helped reinforce vulnerable homes as a super typhoon bore down on the country after leaving a deadly trail of devastation in the Philippines.

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    Cambodian opposition appeals poll results

    AFP, Published on 14/08/2013

    » PHNOM PENH - Cambodia's opposition party on Wednesday appealed against preliminary official election results that handed a narrow victory to strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen despite allegations of widespread fraud.

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    36 countries concerned at Cambodia's political tension

    Published on 15/09/2016

    » PHNOM PENH - A group of 36 countries, including the United States and Japan, has issued a statement expressing their concern about the current escalation of political tensions in Cambodia.

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