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INDONESIA | Both rivals claim victory in election

The rival candidates in Indonesia's presidential election each claimed victory yesterday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the ... Full story

THAILAND | Raid by police exposes human trafficking ring

A raid at a palm plantation in southern Thailand exposed a ring that trafficked Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims into the country, police said yesterday.The ... Full story

INDONESIA | Country divided in close presidential race

As the world's third-largest democracy prepares to elect a new president today, Indonesians are divided between two very different choices: a one-time furniture maker and ... Full story

MYANMAR | Camp baby a brief chapter in painful story

Hours after Shamshu Nahad gave birth to her second child, a beautiful baby girl, her husband was digging its grave.The tiny corpse, wrapped in white ... Full story

Australia, Japan sign free trade, defense deals

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe met with his Australian counterpart yesterday to sign agreements bolstering defense and trade ties between the countries.The defense deal, which ... Full story

JAPAN | Powerful typhoon pounds Okinawa islands

A powerful typhoon pummeled the southern Japanese islands of Okinawa yesterday, paralyzing transport and prompting U.S. forces based there to cancel all outdoor activity.The Okinawan ... Full story

Australia returns asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Australia’s government confirmed yesterday that it had handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea, drawing outrage ... Full story

KOREAS | North to send cheering squad to South’s Asian Games

North Korea said yesterday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend.A ... Full story

INDONESIA | ELECTIONS: Risks of Suharto dynasty rerun as son-in-law also rises

Sixteen years after the overthrow of the dictator Suharto, Indonesia is turning back toward that regime as his former son-in-law pulls level in the race ... Full story

ISRAEL | Jewish attackers suspected in teen death

Israeli authorities yesterday announced the arrests of several Jewish suspects in the death of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed last week, marking ... Full story

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