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Thai Form Panel To Investigate Alleged Pirate Incident In M'sian Waters

Thai oil tanker CP41 (right) was robbed of 1.5 million litres of diesel by pirates.

BANGKOK -- A joint panel has been formed to investigate the theft of diesel oil from a Thai tanker  by a group of suspected pirates in the waters off Pahang last Friday.

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US Approves Sale Of C-17 Transport Aircraft To India

NEW DELHI -- The United States has approved the sale of a Boeing C-17 transport aircraft to India in a potential deal worth US$366.2 million.

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Australia's Census Results Show Increasing Diversity, Aging Population

CANBERRA -- Australia continues to live up to the reputation of being one of the world's most culturally diverse nations, after the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) released the results of the nation's controversial first online census on Tuesday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Seoul Hopeful Of North-South Korean Olympic Team

Moon Jae-in.

SEOUL – South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday it was "expecting" North Korea to agree to form a joint team at next year's first Winter Olympics on the peninsula, Turkey’s Anadolu (AA) news agency reported.

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Thailand Seizes 296kg Of 'Ice' Meant For Australia

BANGKOK -- For four suspected Thai drug traffickers, the party was over when the police short-circuited an attempt to smuggle 296kg of  the party drug, methamphetamine, better known as ‘ice’ in the underworld, into Australia.

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Trump Hails US-India Relationship After Meetings With Modi

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump said Monday that the US-India relationship "has never been stronger" after holding talks here with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Muslims In China; Azerbaijan Mark Eid Al-Fitr On Monday

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ANKARA -- Muslims in certain Asian and African countries celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Monday, unlike most others which marked the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Sunday, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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Chinese Nobel Rights Activist Liu Xiaobo's Cancer Beyond Surgery: Wife

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Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo's liver cancer can not be treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Liu's wife said, as questions increased among his supporters over his treatment by the Chinese authorities.

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Troops In Myanmar's Rakhine On High Alert After Killings Of Rohingya

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Troops in Myanmar's northeastern Rakhine state were put on high alert on Tuesday, police and sources said, after nearly 200 Rakhine Buddhist villagers fled the area after a recent spate of killings and amid fears of fresh attacks by Rohingya insurgents.

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Philippines Says Duterte 'Alive And Well', Amid Health Rumors

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is alive and well and experiencing no health problems, the government said on Tuesday, amid concerns about his disappearance from the public eye for unusually long periods this month.

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