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The Indonesian government has not elaborated on the telephone call made by Australian PM Tony Abbott to president Joko Widodo about the planned executions of two Australian drug-trafficking convicts, The Jakarta Post reports. Photographs of good-looking men are apparently being used to lure young girls to join militants in Syria, says The Star. Prince William has arrived in Japan on Thursday for a four-day visit, writes The Yomiuri Shimbun. South Korea's constitutional court struck down the controversial adultery law in a 7-2 decision, according to The Korea Herald. Thailand's parliament voted in favour of a bill that puts restrIctIons on publIc assembly, The Nation reports.

 

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Tongin Market reinvents itself with old-fashioned street food

The market is still small in scale but features quick-bite food stalls and shops selling knick-knacks

More senior Chinese head for Hainan in winter

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

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At her first runway show in Beijing, young designer Ding Youqiao tries to blend Chinese culture with Western style

Popular items Chinese shoppers buy overseas

Popular items Chinese shoppers buy overseas
From Japanese electronic toilet seats to Swiss luxury watches, Chinese tourists have been globe-trotting in the name of retail therapy

The clock is ticking

The clock is ticking
A loyal clock winder keeps the famous clock of Kuala Lumpur's iconic landmark ticking

Portrait of a S'porean middle class man

Portrait of a S'porean middle class man
IT consultant Luke Yip, 39, believes that anyone who is hardworking, and who has some education and aptitude for their job, can achi ...

Ascent of Korean-American actors

Ascent of Korean-American actors
More Asian-Americans are taking lead roles in Hollywood playing multidimensional characters

Bollywood trying to woo China filmgoers

Bollywood trying to woo China filmgoers
Indian movie industry hopes to repeat success of Dhoom 3 and 3 Idiots, which overcame language and cultural barriers




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