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Singapore overwhelmed by huge crowds mourning Lee
SINGAPORE - Overwhelmed by the huge crowds who have turned out to pay respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore tried Friday to discourage citizens from joining the queues but many said they were undeterred by the up to 10-hour wait.
 

Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑集團) confirmed Thursday that a scaffolding collapse that occurred at a steel mill that has FPG investment in central Vietnam had killed at least 12 people.
FPG confirms dozen deaths in Vietnam factory accident

 

Cambodia unveiled a new memorial at a notorious Khmer Rouge prison Thursday to remember the thousands who were tortured and murdered there during the ruthless regime's rule in the late 1970s.
Cambodia unveils memorial at Khmer Rouge prison site

 

Australia's upper house Thursday passed a controversial law requiring telecommunication firms to retain customers' digital data for two years as part of a range of counter-terrorism measures, despite fears by privacy advocates of abuse.
 

North Korea on Thursday denied involvement in cyberattacks on South Korea's nuclear power plant operator, accusing Seoul of fabricating a story to shift the blame for high cross-border tensions.
 

South Korea announced Thursday it would seek membership of the Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), despite U.S. opposition to the new multinational lender which Washington sees as a threat to the World Bank.
 

Michael Clarke's Australian lineup ended India's reign as World Cup champion with a 95-run victory that set up a showdown in the final with tournament co-host New Zealand.
Australia beat India, meet New Zealand in final

 

Indian police have arrested a suspect in connection with the rape of an elderly nun, a senior officer said Thursday, their first breakthrough in a case that has shocked the country.
 

Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found.
 

Hanoi - At least 14 people were killed and 30 injured in a scaffold collapse in a steel complex that has investment from Taiwan-based conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group , media in the Southeast Asian country reported early Thursday.
Scaffold collapse in FPG Vietnam factory kills 14

 

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said Wednesday.
 

Thailand's junta chief warned detractors Wednesday that he would hold onto power indefinitely if they continued to oppose his plans for the kingdom in a heated press briefing ahead of an overseas trip.
 

Japan's prime minister is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said on Wednesday, as the former World War II enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history.
 

Angry relatives gathered outside a Myanmar court Wednesday to show support for dozens of activists, arrested after a police crackdown on a student-led protest and facing charges that could see them jailed for nearly a decade.
 
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