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05 August 2014

Publication Date : 05-08-2014


Former Thai Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang and academic Worachet Pakeerat yesterday became the first civilians to be tried in a military court under martial law, according to The Nation. A new court will be set up in Singapore to deal with family disputes in less acrimonious ways to ease the pain of those concerned, better protect the vulnerable and cut costs and delays in cases of family conflict, The Straits Times reports. Overseas Filipino workers in Libya prefer to stay in the strife-torn North African country, claiming they have “better chances of surviving” there than in the Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted the Department of Foreign Affairs as saying. Indonesian police arrested a male Koran recital teacher in Cigudeg, Bogor regency, West Java for allegedly sexually abusing 14 of his students, writes The Jakarta Post. South Korea says it intends to toughen quarantines and expand travel alerts to citizens who plan to visit West Africa to prevent the entry of the deadly Ebola virus into the country, according to The Korea Herald.



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