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    Myanmar reporters banned after filming sleeping MPs

    Published on 27/05/2015

    » The Myanmar parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday denied reporters access to the legislature's media room after photos of MPs falling asleep during parliamentary debates went viral on social media.

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    Ex-principal in paid sex spree

    News, Published on 09/04/2015

    » YOKOHAMA, Japan - Police arrested a 64-year-old former schoolmaster in Yokohama on Wednesday for possessing pornographic pictures of an underage girl in the Philippines, part of around 147,600 photos of more than 12,000 Filipino girls and women he paid for sex.

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    1,000 quakes recorded in Japan in 2 weeks

    Kyodo News, Published on 28/04/2016

    » More than 1,000 seismic events had been recorded in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures by Thursday in the two weeks since a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck southwestern Japan, while over 30,000 people remain evacuated from their homes.

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    Scores feared buried alive after new Japan quake

    Kyodo News, Published on 16/04/2016

    » KUMAMOTO, JAPAN — Scores of people were feared buried alive on Saturday after two powerful earthquakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 35 people, and as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.

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    'Warning shots' fired in Hong Kong riots

    Kyodo News, Published on 09/02/2016

    » HONG KONG - Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in a tourist hotspot Monday night following a parade celebrating the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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    Singapore marks anniversary of Lee Kuan Yew's death

    Published on 22/03/2016

    » SINGAPORE — Singapore commemorates the first anniversary of the death of its founding father Lee Kuan Yew this week even as the legacy of his authoritarian leadership style and economic success lives on.

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    Malaysia 6.0 quake injures tourists, strands climbers

    Published on 05/06/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — Tourists were injured and scores stranded on one of Southeast Asia's highest mountains on Friday when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island.

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    Japan railway appoints cat as stationmaster

    Published on 11/08/2015

    » WAKAYAMA, JAPAN — A local Japanese railway, which mourned the death in June of a cat credited with rescuing it from financial difficulties by serving as a stationmaster, appointed another cat as its successor Tuesday, hoping the feline legacy will continue attracting passengers.

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    Frantic search for Nepal quake survivors

    Published on 26/04/2015

    » KATHMANDU — Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically Sunday for survivors of a huge quake that killed more than 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.

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    Japanese humanoid robots start work

    Published on 19/07/2015

    » TOKYO — Humanoid robots have started work in a bank in Tokyo and a hotel in the southwestern island of Kyushu on the back of a growing demand for them amid concerns over a labour shortage in Japan's aging society.

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