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Pulwama attack: India’s Supreme Court orders protection for Kashmiris from violence

SCMP Asian News - 29 min 1 sec ago
India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered bolstered protection for Kashmiris who have faced a violent backlash from a suicide bombing in the troubled territory that killed 40 paramilitaries.More than 700 Kashmiri students, workers and traders have returned to the Himalayan region from the rest of India to escape reprisals for the attack, which has escalated tensions with Pakistan.The top court told state governments and police chiefs to ensure there are no “attacks, threats or social boycott”…
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Tyrant tees: Vietnam T-shirt designer earns bread from Trump-Kim mania

Straits Times Asian News - 48 min 42 sec ago
February 22, 2019 6:09 PM

HANOI (REUTERS) - A T-shirt bearing the face of one of the world's most infamous dictators would normally be a tough sell, one would think.
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ANA flight delayed in Japan after pilot drank despite new rules

Straits Times Asian News - 51 min 24 sec ago
February 22, 2019 6:07 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's All Nippon Airways said Friday (Feb 22) it was forced to delay a domestic flight earlier this week after a co-pilot failed an alcohol breath test despite new rules.
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Asia Insider Feb 22: A Washington consensus?

Straits Times Asian News - 53 min 7 sec ago
February 22, 2019 6:05 PM

Good day! In today’s Asian Insider, trade talks could be nearing the end game, MBS wraps up his Asian tour and Asia's three tsunamis.   
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Cambodia to be put on money-laundering watchlist, in move that may curtail foreign investment

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 10 min ago
February 22, 2019 5:47 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - A global money-laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will place Cambodia on its watchlist on Friday (Feb 22) because of concern it is highly vulnerable to money laundering, a high-level official with knowledge of the issue said.
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Funerals held for Dhaka fire victims amid demands for crackdown

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 26 min ago
February 22, 2019 5:31 PM

DHAKA (AFP) - Funerals started Friday (Feb 22) for victims of a devastating fire in a historic district of Dhaka in which almost 70 people died, burned alive by exploding chemical canisters or trapped by flames.
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Japanese police arrest man who took Wagyu cattle sperm to China, as demand for ‘Rolls-Royce of beef’ pushes prices up

SCMP Asian News - 1 hour 27 min ago
Japanese police have arrested a man trying to take to China genetic material that could have been used to breed Japan’s renowned Wagyu cattle, causing consternation in an industry that guards its reputation jealously.Police in Osaka searched the home of the man, who has not been named but is understood to be in his 60s, after he attempted to export the fertilised eggs and sperm of Wagyu cattle to China last year. The man took a ferry from Osaka to Shanghai in July with a metal container filled…
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Pulwama attack: India government must protect Kashmiris - top court

BBC Asia News - 1 hour 43 min ago
Kashmiris have been attacked after a bombing killed Indian forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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'Tinnie terrorists' jailed in Australia for Philippines boat plot

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 15 min ago
February 22, 2019 4:43 PM

SYDNEY (AFP)- Four Australians with almost no seafaring experience were jailed on Friday (Feb 22) for hatching a "foredoomed" plot to sail a boat to the southern Philippines and overthrow the local government.
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Could President Joko be facing a 'Mahathir-like' upset in Indonesian election?

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 23 min ago
February 22, 2019 4:34 PM

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Mr Prabowo Subianto could pull off a "Mahathir-like" surprise win in Indonesia's presidential election in April, according to a former member of President Joko Widodo's Cabinet.
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Chinese-Australian political donor wins defamation case

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 36 min ago
February 22, 2019 4:21 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - A Chinese-Australian billionaire businessman on Friday (Feb 22) won a high-profile defamation case against a newspaper that alleged he was co-conspirator in a plot to bribe a top United Nations official, amid fears of Beijing meddling in domestic politics.
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Singaporean driver pleads not guilty over Aussie crash which killed friend, critically injured two others

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 52 min ago
February 22, 2019 4:06 PM

Nasser has been charged with seven offences, including driving in a dangerous manner causing death and negligent driving causing serious injury.
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Singaporean driver to plead not guilty over Aussie crash which killed friend, critically injured two others

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 52 min ago
February 22, 2019 4:06 PM

The Singaporean driver who was charged in court after a car crash in Australia last November has indicated that she will not plead guilty to her charges.
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India's top court orders protection for Kashmiris

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 53 min ago
February 22, 2019 4:04 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court on Friday (Feb 22) ordered bolstered protection for Kashmiris who have faced a violent backlash over a suicide bombing in the troubled territory that killed 40 paramilitaries.
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Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng's home raided in 1MDB investigation

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 4 min ago
February 22, 2019 3:54 PM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The house of former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng has been raided by the police.
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Guangdong's healthy hongbao: China Daily contributor

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 5 min ago
February 22, 2019 3:53 PM

In the article, the writer highlights the increasing financial burden that hongbaos create, with some packets containing as much as 10,000 yuan ($2,000).
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Philippines rejects Abu Sayyaf ransom despite threat to kill hostages

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 7 min ago
February 22, 2019 3:50 PM

MANILA (DPA) - The Philippine government on Friday (Feb 22) stressed it would not give in to demands from Islamic State-allied militants for a ransom to free Malaysian and Indonesian hostages despite a threat to kill the captives.
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Holidaying in Malaysia? Why not visit its controversial palm oil farms

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 10 min ago
February 22, 2019 3:48 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Want a unique way to spend your holiday in Malaysia? How about traipsing around some controversial palm oil plantations.
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Britain should avert a no-deal Brexit: Yomiuri Shimbun

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 19 min ago
February 22, 2019 3:39 PM

In its editorial, the paper highlights the exodus of Japanese businesses in Britain because of the uncertainty over Brexit.
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Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing wins defamation case against Sydney newspaper which alleged he helped bribe UN official

SCMP Asian News - 3 hours 25 min ago
A Chinese-Australian billionaire businessman on Friday won a high-profile defamation case against a newspaper that alleged he was co-conspirator in a plot to bribe a top United Nations official, amid fears of Beijing meddling in domestic politics.Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, was ordered to pay Chau Chak Wing A$280,000 (US$199,000) in damages after a judge at the Federal Court of Australia ruled that the 2015 article was defamatory.“The natural and ordinary meaning of…
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