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A Malaysian activist who is facing sedition charges for allegedly insulting the monarchy is currently seeking asylum in Sweeden, The Star reports. The Jakarta Post notes that Indonesia President Joko Widodo is expected to announce his cabinet line-up on Sunday afternoon. Health authorities in Taiwan revealed that more than nine tonnes of allegedly tainted tallow have been made into food products that have been shipped to various bakeries and food vendors in the country and Hong Kong, writes The China Post. Security forces in Pakistan foiled a major terrorism plot when they seized a huge cache of arms and explosives from Balochistan’s Mastung district, says Dawn. Around 3,000 people staged a protest in Yangon to call for the enactment of the interfaith marriage bill, according to Eleven Myanmar.
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The dough is kneaded with a bamboo stick to make the noodles chewier than those made by machine
Stand-up soba noodle shops are getting a makeover and no longer exclusively cater to male office workers
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Ikea Singapore ad goes viral
Ad that spoofs horror film The Shining is spooktecular
Doors that ‘Saigon’ opened for Filipino actress
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M'sian crafter crochets her way into the pages of Hello Kitty
Lee Mei Li brings her love for the Japanese art of amigurumi and Hello Kitty together in the book, Hello Kitty Crochet.
Korean heartthrobs ready to dominate screen
Films of Joo Won, Lee Min Ho and Kim Woo-bin have been pre-sold in Asian countries
GOT7 popular abroad, but not in Korea?
The worldwide attention focused on the idol band is noteworthy, given the septet has not won much acclaim in its home country