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Victims killed by falling bricks and furniture

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Her 10-minute walk to school for the past three years always took nine-year-old Rina Miyake past a cheerful mural of a garden on a sunny day.
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Lessons Singapore learnt in building smart city

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said yesterday the United States-North Korea summit, held in Singapore last week, showed the country can organise a "complex operation at short notice".
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Cheaper option to high-speed rail proposed to KL govt, say sources

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

PETALING JAYA • A cheaper option to upgrade the railway line between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore has been mooted to the Malaysian government, say sources, at less than half the cost of a planned high-speed rail link between the two countries.
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Asia Briefs: Altantuya's father to meet Malaysian A-G

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

PETALING JAYA • The father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu is meeting with Malaysian Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today, to discuss how the case could be reopened.
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Investment by Chinese firms show of faith in Mahathir govt: Envoy

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

Companies from China have invested at least RM1.4 billion (S$473 million) in Malaysian bonds and industry since the Pakatan Harapan government took power last month, a gesture Chinese envoy Bai Tian said yesterday was a show of faith in the new administration.
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China on track for rail boom

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

Every week, eight cargo trains loaded with China-made electronic devices from smartphones and laptops to television sets pull out of Zhengzhou's railway station. Their destination - Hamburg and Munich, some 10,000km away.
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Malaysia could soon export fresh Musang King durians to China

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Malaysia's Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is expected to receive approval to export fresh whole Musang King durian - known popularly as Mao Shan Wang - to China next year.
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Belt and Road paves way for Chinese firms to seek new markets

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

ZHENGZHOU (Henan) • In a massive hangar just outside Zhengzhou, engineers could be seen working furiously to put the finishing touches to a two-storey-high tube resembling a super-sized jet engine.
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Taiwan fights back against China pressure

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

TAIPEI • Taiwan will encourage its people to boycott airlines that list the island as a Chinese territory on their websites due to pressure from Beijing, the Financial Times (FT) reported.
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Huawei slams Aussie plan to bar it from telecoms project

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies has refuted Australian claims that it poses a security risk, calling the criticism "ill-informed" in an open letter yesterday that threatens to inflame already heightened Sino-Australian tensions.
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One dead, dozens missing in Lake Toba boat capsize

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

JAKARTA • A boat carrying some 80 passengers capsized in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, yesterday afternoon, with reports that at least one person had drowned.
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Beijing guidelines specify crime of inciting terrorism

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

BEIJING • China has issued guidelines on the persecution of those who use online platforms to promote or incite terrorism or extremism, three years after the country named the acts as a criminal offence.
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Four dead, at least 350 injured in Osaka quake

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

Four people were killed and at least 350 injured after a strong earthquake hit Osaka yesterday morning, rattling one of Japan's industrial heartlands and halting trains and factories across the region.
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Injured Cambodian prince airlifted to Thai hospital

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

PHNOM PENH • The condition of injured Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh, president of the Funcinpec Party, is "stable" and he has been airlifted to a hospital in Thailand, a senior party official said yesterday.
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Seoul aims to formally declare Korean War over by year end

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

SEOUL • South Korea aims to declare a formal end to the Korean War by the end of this year, and the leaders of North Korea and the United States have discussed the issue, media reports quoted the country's Foreign Minister as saying.
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Sperm whale found beached on Aceh

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

A man taking a closer look at the decomposing carcass of a beached sperm whale, estimated to weigh about 10 tonnes, on a Nurussalam beach in Indonesia's Aceh province yesterday.
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Tumbling walls, chaos as quake rocks Osaka

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

Everything came to a halt as a strong earthquake rattled Osaka yesterday morning, toppling walls, bursting water pipes and sparking rush-hour transport chaos.
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Top legal minds likely to face off

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

HEADLINE ACTS
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Monsoon rains trigger landslides, floods in Myanmar

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

MAWLAMYINE (Myanmar) • Flooding in southern Myanmar caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains battered the country.
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Python selfie puts forest ranger in tight spot

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 42 min ago
June 19, 2018 5:00 AM

An Indian forest ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for selfies with it.
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