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Australia Causing Refugees 'Severe and Lasting Harm': Human Rights Watch

Australia's poor treatment of refugees in offshore detention camps is "draconian" and is causing lasting damage to refugees and to Australia's reputation as a rights-respecting country, Human Rights Watch said on Friday (13/01).

13 January 2017 | 11:30 PM

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Ex-UN Chief Ban to Make Decision on Political Future 'Soon'

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived home in South Korea on Thursday (12/01) and said he will make a decision soon on his political career, amid expectations he will run in an election that may come early if President Park Geun-hye is forced from office.

13 January 2017 | 11:00 PM

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Myanmar Awards Fourth Telecoms License as Mobile Market Heats up

Myanmar on Thursday (12/01) awarded its fourth - and final - telecoms license to a joint venture between Vietnam's telecom company Viettel and two local firms, heating up competition in a rapidly growing market by adding a second majority-Myanmar operator.

13 January 2017 | 10:30 PM

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Thailand's Tisco Sees Stable or Slightly Lower Loan Spread in 2017

Thailand's Tisco Financial Group expects its loan spread to remain stable or fall slightly in 2017 from last year.

13 January 2017 | 10:00 PM

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Ahok Volunteers Report Unknown Group to Police for Intimidation

Volunteers involved in incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama's re-election bid filed a report with the police on Friday (13/01).

13 January 2017 | 09:45 PM

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Thai Crackdown on Budget Tours Hits Chinese New Year

Chinese hotel bookings to Thailand for the Lunar New Year have tumbled as a crackdown on cheap package tours hits visitor numbers from its biggest source of holiday-makers.

13 January 2017 | 09:30 PM

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Education Ministry Set to Improve Vocational Training in 2017

The Ministry of Education and Culture has set the improvement of vocational training as one of its top priorities for 2017.

13 January 2017 | 09:14 PM

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Thailand's PTT Picks Marubeni-Itochu Venture to Supply Natural Gas Pipeline

Thailand's largest energy firm PTT has chosen a Marubeni and Itochu joint venture to supply a natural gas pipeline, the Thai company said on Thursday.

13 January 2017 | 09:00 PM

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Anies-Sandiaga Vows to Focus on Maritime Jobs

Anies Baswedan has emphasized the focus on education and to create more job opportunities, especially in maritime fields.

13 January 2017 | 08:40 PM

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Ahok Talks on Key Programs

Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has revealed his key policies which will be continued if he is re-elected as governor during campaign at Rumah Lembang, Central Jakarta.

13 January 2017 | 08:37 PM