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    Germany voices Rohingya concerns

    dpa, Published on 11/02/2014

    » YANGON - German President Joachim Gauck on Tuesday raised concerns over clashes between Myanmar's majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities, especially the Rohingyas.


    AEC set to miss deadline for free-trade bloc

    dpa, Published on 20/11/2015

    » The Asean Economic Community was scheduled to set up a free-trade bloc by the end of 2015 to rival the European Union or the United States. But legislative foot-dragging and obstructive border practices have effectively prevented the free movement of goods, services and workers, with no chance to meet the deadline, experts say.


    Haze blocks out Hat Yai, Trang

    dpa, Published on 04/09/2015

    » A haze caused by forest and plantation fires in Indonesia's Sumatra province on Thursday reached unhealthy levels in Malaysia and southern Thailand Thursday, officials said.


    Haze closes Indonesian airport

    dpa, Published on 08/09/2015

    » JAKARTA — Thick smog from forest fires on Indonesia's Sumatra has paralysed one of the island's airports, officials said Tuesday.


    27 dead after 2 trains derail in India

    dpa, Published on 05/08/2015

    » Two passenger trains derailed after being hit by flash floods on a bridge in central India, killing at least 27 people in the latest deadly accident on the nation's crumbling rail network.


    Indonesia bans maids from working in Mideast

    dpa, Published on 05/05/2015

    » JAKARTA – Indonesia will aim to stop domestic workers from going to 21 Middle Eastern countries over concerns about poor working conditions and abuse, the government said Tuesday.


    Britain winds up closest election in decades

    dpa, Published on 08/05/2015

    » LONDON - Polls have closed in Britain, where voters cast their ballots Thursday in a tightly contested general election that appeared unlikely to yield a workable parliamentary majority for either of the main parties.


    Myanmar fishery exports drop again

    dpa, Published on 28/04/2015

    » YANGON — Myanmar's fishery industry suffered another year of falling exports, official figures showed Tuesday, with poor investment and growing domestic tourism blamed for the shortfall.


    Beckham fan drives Vietnam nuts

    dpa, Published on 17/11/2014

    » HANOI — A photograph posted on David Beckham's official Facebook page showing a woman in Hanoi taking a picture of him from her scooter while not wearing a helmet and carrying an infant between her knees has sparked widespread criticism in Vietnam.


    Migrants struggle to get unpaid wages

    dpa, Published on 05/10/2014

    » Bao Da Liang was looking forward to a decent income to send home to his family in China when he first came to Singapore in April 2013 to work on construction sites.

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