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Coutts Ordered to Pay by Swiss Watchdog for 1MDB Breaches

Private bank Coutts & Co Ltd was ordered to pay 6.5 million Swiss francs ($6.56 million) by Swiss watchdog FINMA on Thursday (02/02) for breaching money laundering regulations in its relationships with scandal-tainted Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

03 February 2017 | 07:00 AM

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Philippine Leader to Use Troops in Drug War, Says Willing to 'Kill More'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday (02/02) he would issue an executive order for military support in his fight against illicit drugs, which he said was a national security threat and he would "kill more" people if he had to.

03 February 2017 | 06:00 AM

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Australia Celebrates Record Trade Surplus as Exports Boom

Australia boasted its biggest trade surplus on record in December as surging commodity prices showered the resource-rich nation in cash, a windfall that could lessen the risk of a downgrade to its triple A credit ratings.

03 February 2017 | 05:00 AM

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Australia-US Ties Hit New Low After Reported Acrimonious Trump Call

US ties with ally Australia were strained on Thursday (02/02) over a reported acrimonious phone call between their two leaders and US President Donald Trump's assertion that an existing refugee swap deal was "dumb."

03 February 2017 | 04:00 AM

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Fonterra Raises Australia Farmgate Milk Price to A$5.20

Dairy giant Fonterra on Wednesday (01/02) raised its Australian farmgate milk payout slightly to A$5.20 ($3.97) per kilogram of milk solids, in line with its forecasts, as falling production pushed up prices.

03 February 2017 | 03:00 AM

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Bird Flu Virus Found in Belgium, Steps Taken to Contain It: Statement

Belgian authorities found the H5N8 bird flu virus at a farm north of Brussels on Feb.1 and imposed measures to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus, the Belgian agriculture ministry said on its website on Thursday (02/02).

03 February 2017 | 02:00 AM

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Submerged

A rickshaw rider traverses a flooded road in Kendit village in Situbondo, East Java, on Tuesday (31/01).

03 February 2017 | 01:44 AM

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Living the Moment

Street musician Luki Giri plays his saxophone on a pedestrian bridge in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Tuesday evening (31/01).

03 February 2017 | 01:38 AM

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Lippo Group Awards Study Grants to Samarinda State Polytechnic Students

Several students of the Samarinda State Polytechnic received Lippo Group study grants in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, on Thursday.

03 February 2017 | 01:02 AM

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Zika Ebbing in Latin America but Vigilance Needed: WHO

Brazil and Latin America are recording lower numbers of Zika infections than last year, but all countries must remain vigilant against the virus which can cause birth defects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (01/02).

03 February 2017 | 01:00 AM