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Rights-busting President Quang dies

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Indonesia quiet ahead of elections

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Duterte withdraws suspension of rice imports

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday withdrew his earlier pronouncement to stop the further entry of rice commodities into the Philippines, and instead sought for...

Junta faces first electoral test

How the Thai military would respond to a ‘no’ vote is unknown. Source: Wikimedia   Thai voters will return to the ballot booths on Sunday for...

Philippines eyes rosy economic future

Can the Philippines scale new economic heights? Volcano Mayon, Albay Province, Philippines. Source: Pixabay The Philippines is trying to sell itself as a manufacturing hub...

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