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Thai PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha said he was considering an alternative to martial law, including giving himself "absolute power", The Nation reports. Police and military sources revealed that Philippine President Benigno Aquino III was in Zamboanga to monitor the operation to take out terrorist Marwan which killed 44 police commandos, writes Philippine Daily Inquirer. Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak admitted that state investment arm 1MDB has accumulated US$1.37 billion of debts with local banks, says The StarSouth Korea President Park Geun-hye called on Pyongyang to renounce “reckless” provocations and nuclear ambitions on the anniversary of the torpedo attack on the corvette Cheonan, according to The Korea Herald. China and Sri Lanka have agreed to put the suspended $1.4 billion Colombo infrastructure plan back on track, China Daily reports.
 
 
 
 

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New Korean drama aims to address school violence and bullying

'Angry Mom' aims to open a discussion on the problems that plague students

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More senior Chinese head for Hainan in winter

Many of them have been heading to the south for warmer weather

Chinese sports star gets model makeover

Chinese sports star gets model makeover
China's badminton star chucks his sportswear for Dolce & Gabbana suits

Vulnerability of planet seen at the world’s ends

Vulnerability of planet seen at the world’s ends
Photographer captures the alarming changes in the environment

Pakistani cuteness wins in Burberry's latest ad campaign

Pakistani cuteness wins in Burberry's latest ad campaign
Five-year-old Laila Naim is the first Pakistani model for the brand

LKY's red box and his unwavering dedication to Singapore

LKY's red box and his unwavering dedication to Singapore
A remnant from the British government, red briefcases are used for transporting government documents

Hologram concerts to thrill K-pop fans

Hologram concerts to thrill K-pop fans
Mobile network operator KT works with YG Entertainment and 4-D technology developer d’strict to produce hologram concerts

 Stefanie Sun remembers LKY

Stefanie Sun remembers LKY
Singapore pop singer looks to her parents as living testimonials of LKY's legacy




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