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26 January 2014

Publication Date : 26-01-2014


The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front complete an agreement in Kuala Lumpur to end four decades of fighting in central Mindanao that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The head of Thailand's Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order warns an anti-government leader that his arrest was imminent "in the near future" and asked him to surrender, The Nation reports. A 35-tonne truck slams into the main gate of Taiwan's Presidential Office building Saturday morning, injuring the driver but nobody else, says The China Post. Japanese police arrest a man in his late 40s on suspicion of obstructing business by lacing frozen foods with a pesticide at a major food maker’s subsidiary plant in the town of Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, The Yomiuri Shimbun writes. Briton loses Singapore job amid furore over online remarks, The Straits Times says.


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