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The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the Thai junta to ensure its compliance with international human rights law, saying that the recent prosecution under the lese majeste law threatens freedom of expression, says The Nation. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs will include incidents of Chinese harassment of Filipino fishermen exercising their right to fish in Philippine seas in a new diplomatic protest to be filed this week against China, Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. Simple, yet dignified – this is how Malaysia wants to receive the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 victims when they arrive at the KL International Airport on Friday, according to The Star. Jakarta-based Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) will submit 20 recommendations to the next administration to help it root out the country's systemic corruption within its first 100 days, writes The Jakarta Post. China's antitrust regulator is expected to slap penalties on 12 Japanese auto suppliers for collusive conduct, China Daily says quoting sources.

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Sharapova adds oomph to Manila Mavericks

Boost to team of Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kirsten Flipkens, Filipino Treat Huey and former world beaters Daniel Nestor and Carlos Moya

Lontong for Eid al-Fitri

Try as we may, there's no way we can recreate the delicious dishes prepared by our mum, but that doesn’t mean that we can't attempt them

Serenity in the snow

Eight luxury townhouses add to the range of luxury accommodation for the winter sports enthusiast in Hokkaido's Niseko Village

Ahok set to be Jakarta's first Chinese governor

Ahok set to be Jakarta's first Chinese governor
He downplays role of ethnicity, says he wants clean, capable leaders

Writer Mahtab Narsimhan chases perfection

Writer Mahtab Narsimhan chases perfection
This author is so passionate about her craft that she once scrapped a 70,000-word manuscript

Robots getting serious in China

Robots getting serious in China
In the next 10 years, the country's annual growth in robots is forecast to be about 40 per cent per year

Monks’ 11-hr prayers soften pain of 2010 hostage tragedy in Manila

Monks’ 11-hr prayers soften pain of 2010 hostage tragedy in Manila
27 monks from Gig Lok Monastery performed rituals for the souls of the victims in a prayer marathon

Too sloppy for a star?

Too sloppy for a star?
Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun's casual get-up at McDonald's causes a stir online, but celebs defend her right to dress down when not working

Big plans for tiny times

Big plans for tiny times
The latest installment of the highly criticised but immensely popular film series about a group of wealthy Shanghai youngsters is about to hit Chinese cinemas




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