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Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.
 

Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain, howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky Sunday as Singapore staged a grand farewell for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Singapore gives Lee a hero's funeral

 

Australia said Sunday it will sign an agreement to become a prospective founding member of a China-backed infrastructure bank, but stressed that no one nation should control the institution.
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Just a few weeks ago, the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, was seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic, corruption-tainted world of Indian politics, promising to root out graft and display complete transparency.
India's upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling

 

Trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy thanked Lee Kuan Yew for increasing the income of the Indian community in his eulogy for Singapore's founding father on Sunday.
 

Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched — or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler.
In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue

 

The “Missing Man” formation by the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights, one of the most anticipated elements of the state funeral procession for Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, was not performed on Sunday.
Singapore Air Force not able to perform formation during funeral

 

Michael Clarke raised his bat to acknowledge the massive crowd, and nodded to a fallen teammate he credited for inspiring Australia's run to a fifth World Cup title that culminated with an emphatic win over New Zealand.
Australia beat NZ to win their 5th Cricket World Cup title

 

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an ax in what authorities said was a personal dispute.
 

Malaysian police arrested three leading opposition politicians in a bid to thwart a protest march on Saturday demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his party said.
 

Rice farmer Nguyen Hien Thien is so busy growing his crops that he has never even visited Can Tho, a town only a few miles from his farm in the southern Mekong Delta.
Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

 

The Philippines' struggling flag carrier said Sunday it has purchased an additional two Airbus jets as part of its re-fleeting program.
 

Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.
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Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

 

Vietnam has become the world's top outsourcing location for the first time in terms of costs, risks and operating conditions, according to a study by global real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield.
 
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