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Typhoon “Luis” and tropical storm “Mario” exacted a heavy toll on farms amounting to 1.14 billion pesos (US$25.6 million) in damages, Philippine Daily Inquirer reports. Police have identified the Malaysian who received money from an Australian money remittance company linked to the family of a convicted terrorist, says The Star. Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva enjoyed a surge in popularity according to a poll conducted recently, writes The Nation. Chinese police have seized 88 suspects in an international manhunt since July which targets corrupt officials and suspects in economic crimes who have fled the country, according to China Daily. Suzhou Industrial Park's former CEO Bai Guizhi has been investigated for graft in the most serious scandal to hit the first bilateral project between China and Singapore, The Straits Times reports.

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Remembering the birth of MAS, as told by its founder

Remembering the birth of MAS, as told by its founder
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Reel women, real Malaysians

Reel women, real Malaysians
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Seniors backbone of childcare in China

Seniors backbone of childcare in China
The elderly now form the backbone of childcare in China

What it was like to be a child of colonial rulers in Malaya

What it was like to be a child of colonial rulers in Malaya
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Korean drama fever hits US

Korean drama fever hits US
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What is the truth behind Kim Hyun-joong’s alleged assault?

What is the truth behind Kim Hyun-joong’s alleged assault?
News that the famous Korean actor beat up his girlfriend came as a shock to his fans




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