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  1. POWs lay wreaths in Thailand

    Former Australian POWs have returned to Hellfire Pass in Thailand to lay wreaths for Anzac day commemorations.

  2. Teen whizz Guan eyes Asian Games, long haul

    Teen whizz Guan eyes Asian Games, long haul

    Shenzhen (China) (AFP) - Masters sensation Guan Tianlang said he hopes to represent China at this year's Asian Games but pledged not to play too many big events this year as he focuses on building a long-term career.

  3. Malaysia to release MH370 report

    Malaysia to release MH370 report

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia will release a preliminary report next week on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as his government battles criticism over the transparency of its investigation.

  4. Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row

    Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row

    Jakarta (AFP) - Indonesia's military chief came under fire Friday after rejecting claims he had been pictured wearing a luxury Swiss watch and insisting that the timepiece was a Chinese-made fake.

  5. 'Tortured' Indonesian maid listed on Time's top 100

    'Tortured' Indonesian maid listed on Time's top 100

    Hong Kong (AFP) - Time magazine has named an Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer as one of the world's 100 most influential people, putting the spotlight on the city's treatment of its migrant workers.

  6. Bolivia sacks hundreds of military after protest

    Bolivia sacks hundreds of military after protest

    La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia sacked 702 members of the military in a quick, firm response to a march by non-commissioned officers protesting alleged discrimination against indigenous members.

  7. Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom

    Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom

    Seoul (AFP) - Dive teams raced Friday to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loomed and the victims' families angrily pressed officials to wrap up the recovery effort.

  8. Death toll rises to eight in east India poll attack

    Death toll rises to eight in east India poll attack

    Patna (India) (AFP) - The death toll from an ambush by Maoist rebels rose to eight in an insurgency-hit region of eastern India, police said Friday after the latest deadly attack targeting ongoing elections.

  9. Cambodian garment industry protesters go on trial

    Phnom Penh (AFP) - Twenty-three Cambodian activists and workers arrested during a deadly crackdown on a garment industry strike in January went on trial Friday despite international appeals for their release.

  10. Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow

    Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow

    Seoul (AFP) - Barack Obama arrived in Seoul Friday to growing signs North Korea was defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning over the sinking of a ferry full of schoolchildren.

  11. S. Korean navy fires warning shots on N. Korean ships

    S. Korean navy fires warning shots on N. Korean ships

    Seoul (AFP) - A South Korean naval vessel fired warning shots after two North Korean patrol boats crossed the disputed maritime border Friday, just before US President Barack Obama arrived in Seoul for a two-day visit.

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