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    20 die in Myanmar army-rebel clashes

    Published on 05/02/2015

    » YANGON — Heavy fighting between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic insurgents this week has killed at least 20 people near the northeastern border with China, the government and an organisation representing the rebel groups said on Thursday.

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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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    Myanmar army kills dozen ethnic rebels

    AFP, Published on 15/02/2015

    » YANGON - Around a dozen ethnic rebels have been killed in a firefight with Myanmar troops and a further eight captured after renewed clashes in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border, state media said on Sunday.

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    Vietnam grounds Huey choppers

    Published on 30/01/2015

    » HANOI — Vietnam's military announced Friday it has temporarily grounded Vietnam War-era US-built helicopters after a crash killed four personnel.

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    Twist and chant: India gears up for Modi's Yoga Day

    AFP, Published on 19/06/2015

    » NEW DELHI - The heart of India's capital will transform into a sea of colourful mats Sunday as thousands perform the camel, cobra and other postures for the first International Yoga Day championed by Narendra Modi.

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    Curfew in Indian Kashmir as killings heighten tensions

    AFP, Published on 19/06/2015

    » SRINAGAR (INDIA) - Indian Kashmir was largely under curfew on Friday with top separatist leaders detained to halt a planned protest march over a series of recent killings in the restive territory.

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    Nepal quake leaves remote villages cut off as rains begin

    AFP, Published on 18/06/2015

    » GORKHA (NEPAL) - For the villagers of Sirdibas in Nepal, one of hundreds of isolated mountain communities dotting the vast Himalayan region, a trip to the nearest market meant a difficult three-day journey by donkey even before the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

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    India all set to celebrate Yoga Day

    AFP, Published on 21/06/2015

    » NEW DELHI - Thousands are set to roll out their mats in the heart of the Indian capital Sunday to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    Suu Kyi eyes landslide election win

    AFP, Published on 21/06/2015

    » YANGON - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on her party Sunday to push for a landslide victory at crucial elections expected later this year as she celebrated her birthday with supporters.

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    Okinawans still haunted by horror of war 70 years on

    AFP, Published on 22/06/2015

    » ITOMAN (JAPAN) - Seventy years after the Battle of Okinawa, Yoshiko Shimabukuro still has terrifying nightmares of watching friends and Japanese soldiers die as they hid in caves to escape fierce American shelling.

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