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THAILAND: From beaches to Bangkok, tourists ask ‘What coup?’ 

When Thailand’s military staged a coup last week, Phil Koenighaus was on a beach enjoying the debauchery of the country’s infamous “Half Moon” festival.Not a ... Full story

GAMING ALERT: Queensland eyes USD14 billion China-backed casinos to rival Echo

The government of Australia’s Queensland state will study proposals for two new casinos backed by Chinese and Hong Kong investors, challenging Echo Entertainment Group Ltd.’s ... Full story

FLIGHT MH370: Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet 

The Malaysian government yesterday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, ... Full story

VIETNAM: Hanoi accuses China of sinking fishing boat 

Vietnam and China traded accusations yesterday over who was the aggressor in a clash that led to the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat in ... Full story

Australian senator produces fake bomb at hearing

An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing yesterday. Sen. Bill Heffernan, who represents the ruling Liberal ... Full story

THAILAND | Military general: Don’t protest, it’s no use 

Bolstered by a royal endorsement yesterday to run the country after last week’s coup, Thailand’s junta leader warned citizens not to cause trouble, not to ... Full story

JAPAN: Pop group AKB cancels fan events after slasher attack

Japan’s hugely popular pop group AKB48 canceled fan events yesterday after a saw-wielding man attacked two members and a staffer, shocking the nation and raising ... Full story

THAILAND | Coup official: Democracy caused ‘losses’ 

A spokesman for Thailand’s coup leaders said yesterday that democracy had caused “losses” for the country, as the junta sought to combat growing international condemnation ... Full story

INDIAN ELECTIONS: Pakistan PM to attend Modi inauguration, a first

Pakistan’s prime minister will attend the inauguration of India’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said Saturday.Pakistan and India have ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Markets drift as Thai currency sinks after coup

Thailand’s currency sank yesterday after the country’s military seized power in a coup it said was necessary after six months of political unrest.Stock markets in ... Full story

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