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    Brunei shines in services, environment in travel index

    Brunei scored a perfect 100 in the services category (such as in airport and prayer places) as well as in environment (faith and safety), according to the Mastercard.

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    Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

    Malaysia's embattled leader was accused of treason and urged to quit Thursday after the king denounced his crisis-hit government for misleading parliament, a rare public.

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    President Xi makes rare trip to Tibet

    President Xi Jinping is on a rare trip to China’s politically sensitive region of Tibet, state media reported on Friday, the first such visit by the country’s top leader in more than.

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    Devastating flooding in China leaves 25 dead as nearly a year of rain falls in 3 days

    At least a dozen people drowned in the subway in Zhengzhou, Henan province, and about 100,000 people have been evacuated. Social media videos showed extreme

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    ‘Darling, You're the PM… Take Charge’: Rosmah Tells Najib in Leaked Audio Linked to 1MDB Scandal

    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission released nine audio recordings of conversations involving former prime minister, which the graft buster said was evidence of “abuse of power and fabrication of false evidence”.

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    Pro-independence group forms political party in Taiwan

    The pro-independence Formosa Alliance formed a political party on July 20, saying that it hoped to field at least 10 candidates in the legislative election next January and give independence-leaning.

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    From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure

    Australia’s government on Wed­nesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on Beijing days after Canberra co-signed.

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    From 'Asia's finest' to 'black dogs': Hong Kong police under pressure

    Hong Kong's vaunted police force is facing a crisis of confidence and leadership amid the city's worsening political tensions, according to serving and retired officers, politicians and security analysts.

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    Indonesia can now jail errant foreign researchers

    The House of Represen­tatives has passed into law the nat­ional system of science and technology Bill, which imposes criminal char­ges against foreign researchers found guilty of violating visa regulations.

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    China rebuked at UN over Uighur detention

    More than 20 countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic minority Uighurs in the country's Xinjiang region in the first such joint move on the issue at the United Nations.

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    Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

    Brunei on Wednesday introduced strict new Sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.

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    China says 13,000 'terrorists' arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

    China says it has arrested tens of thousands of “terrorists” since four years ago in its volatile western Xinjiang region, which is home to millions of Muslim minorities, including Uighurs.

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    China hikes military spending by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

    China, the world's second-largest military spender after the US, on Tuesday announced a 7.5 per cent increase in its defence budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion.

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    Saudi crown prince defends China's right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

    Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’’s crown prince, on Friday defended China’s use of concentration camps for Muslims, saying it was Beijing’s “right”.

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    Malaysia enthrones new king after historic abdication

    Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen.

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    Suu Kyi’s party clashes with military over proposal to change army-drafted charter

    Myanmar’s ruling party clashed with military lawmakers on Tuesday as it proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the army’s power.

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    US charges China's Huawei, top executive with bank fraud

    The US Department of Justice has filed a series of criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and top executive Meng Wanzhou, who are accused of misleading banks.

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    Malaysian royals pick new king after historic abdication

    Malaysia’s royal families were electing a king on Thursday after the last monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian ex-beauty queen, with a sports-loving sultan in pole.

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    Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

    A Myanmar judge dismissed an appeal on Friday by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya, dashing slim hopes that the pair could be freed early.

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    China passes law to make Islam 'compatible with socialism'

    China's main English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials "agreed to guide Islam to be compatible.

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    Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigns

    "The National Palace informs that his majesty has resigned as the 15th king effective January 6," the National Palace said in a statement. No reason for his abdication was given.

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    Death toll from Indonesian tsunami nears 400

    The desperate search for survivors continued in Indonesia Monday, with dozens still missing following the sudden tsunami that hit the country's Sunda Strait on a busy holiday weekend.

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    Philippines to deploy ‘hijab troopers’ nationwide

    The so-called “hijab troopers” will provide vital support to communities traumatized by war. Their placement in key areas across the country follows the success of their deployment during the Marawi.

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    China Sends 1.1 Million Party Members to Share Uighurs’ Homes

    One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social media account along.

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