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Cambodian Student Held Over Facebook Post Calling For ‘Colour Revolution’

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian authorities have charged a student with incitement to commit a crime over an alleged Facebook post calling for a "colour revolution" in the country, a right groups said today.

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Thai Bomber Hunt Hampered By Faulty CCTV Cameras

BANGKOK — A week after a deadly bomb tore through central Bangkok, Thailand's police chief today admitted that his force's frantic search for those responsible has been hampered by faulty security cameras.

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Mohamed Nasheed, Former Maldives President, Back Behind Bars

MALE — Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been thrown back in jail a month after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest, his party said today.

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Huge Blaze Breaks Out At Tokyo Steel Plant

TOKYO — A huge blaze broke out today at steel plant near Tokyo’s Haneda airport, a fire department official said, as television images showed plumes of thick black smoke and flames shooting up into the air.

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France Honours ‘Heroes’ For Train Attack Courage

PARIS — President Francois Hollande bestowed France's highest honour on a group of Americans and a Briton today saying the whole world "admires their courage and cool composure" in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train.

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Britain Reopens Embassy In Iran Ransacked In 2011

TEHRAN: Britain reopened its embassy in Tehran on Sunday, a striking signal of how Western ties with Iran have thawed since protesters stormed the compound nearly four years ago.

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Steenkamps: Pistorius Deliberately Killed Our Daughter

SYDNEY: Reeva Steenkamp’s devastated parents remain adamant Oscar Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter, telling Australian television their life has been ruined and they are not ready to talk to the Paralympian.

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UK Airshow Crash: Death Toll Could Approach 20

LONDON — The number of people killed when a jet aircraft crashed onto a busy road near an airshow in southern England on Saturday could climb to nearly 20, British police said today.

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Thai Police Arrest HK Photographer For Ballistic Vest

BANGKOK: A Hong Kong photographer Monday said he had been detained in Thailand for carrying a ballistic vest and helmet while covering the aftermath of last week’s deadly shrine bombing.

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British Muslim Drag Queen Braves Backlash To Inspire Gay Community

LONDON: Death threats are nothing new for Asif Quaraishi, but the gay Muslim hopes that a documentary about Muslim drag queens will encourage gay British Asians to come out of the closet rather than provoke a backlash against Britain's "hidden" community.

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