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Chinese ex-minister gets death sentence for corruption

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A court in Beijing has sentenced China's former railway minister Liu Zhijun to death over charges of bribery and power abuse. The death sentence...
Thailand’s Hitler restaurant now called ‘H-ler’

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A chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself "Hitler" and displayed the German Nazi leader's portrait in a way resembling the...
Sumatran tigers trap Indonesian men in tree for 5 days

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Five Indonesian men were rescued on July 8 after holding out for 5 days atop a tree from baying Sumatran tigers, officials told media. The...
Japan: Woman forced to put on bunny ears for missing sales targets

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A woman employed by Japanese cosmetics maker Kanebo was forced to wear bunny ears as a penalty for missing her sales targets, local media...
Chevrolet enters Myanmar market

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General Motors' Chevrolet is the second US car brand after Ford to make it onto Myanmar roads. The automotive giant announced that it will...
Bank of Thailand concernced about growing private debt

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Financial authorities in Thailand are getting increasingly concerned about rising household debts in the nation, a regional evelopment that has already led Singapore and...
Myanmar’s ‘Godfather of Heroin’ dies, bounty on successor

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Branded the “Godfather of Heroin” by the US government, the notorious drug kingpin and shadowy business tycoon Lo Hsing Han died at his home...
Phnom Penh slum kids’ video goes viralvideo

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A video featuring 160 slum kids from a poor district in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh received almost 240,000 hits on Youtube as of July...
Business woman wins Miss Universe Singapore title

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Twenty-four-year-old Shi Lim on July 6 won the Miss Universe Singapore beauty pageant, giving her the right to represent the country in the contest’s...
Pop culture dictates the American version of the Vietnam War

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For generations born after the Vietnam War (1954-75), the dominant source of information about that war comes from popular culture. There are novels, music,...
Thailand’s high-speed train tickets ‘too expensive’

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The Thai government's ambitious plan to construct a high-speed train network in the country will be a big failure, critics claim, as ticket prices...
How Southeast Asia’s wealthy like to fly

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The battle for low-budget passengers is only one side of Asia's thriving air travel business. Airlines are increasingly targeting the wealthy and are beefing...

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“I was a monk for six years, first in Trang and then in Pattani. I came to Phuket on June 29 to visit a...
65% of Thais are fine with corruption

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A survey among around 2,100 people all over Thailand conducted from July 1 to 5 by Abac Poll Research Center, a department of the...
Vietnam wants to be Hollywood of Southeast Asia

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Officials from Vietnam's Department of Cinema have announced they want to draft a plan to make the local film industry the "leading one in...
Hitler restaurant causes stir in Thailand

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A chicken takeaway restaurant that calls itself Hitler after the German Nazi leader reportedly opened in June in Thailand and made it into a...
Former Miss Malaysia wants $760m from ex-husband

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In what could be the most expensive divorce battle ever in the UK, former Miss Malaysia Pauline Chai, now 66, demands $760 million from her...
Yellow Sea turns green from algae disaster

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The largest algae bloom in China's history has turned the Yellow Sea coast off the eastern city of Qingdao into a green swamp. The...