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Singapore, Malaysia to build high-speed rail link

Singapore, Feb 19 (IANS) Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to build a high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur by 2020, the prime ministers of the two countries announced Tuesday.

Google launches indoor maps feature in Singapore

Singapore, Feb 19 (IANS) Google launched its indoor maps feature in Singapore Tuesday, making the city state the second country in Asia to have it.

Lee Kuan Yew discharged from hospital

Singapore, Feb 17 (IANS) Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has been discharged from hospital and is resting at home, the Prime Minister's Office said Sunday.

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew in hospital, but recovering

Singapore, Feb 16 (IANS) Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was hospitalized on Friday after an irregular heartbeat led to a brief stoppage of blood flow to the brain, the Prime Minister's office said Saturday.

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AFC vows to fight match fixing

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has vowed to combat match fixing in Asian football, at a time when European football has been hit with the scandal.

Australian senator detained at Malaysian airport

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 16 (IANS) Australian Senator Nick Xenophon was detained at a Malaysian airport Saturday and would be deported as the immigration declared him a "security risk", Malaysian opposition said.

AFC to elect new president in May

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 1 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has decided to elect a new president in May, turning a new page for the Asian governing body after its former chief Mohamed Bin Hammam was banned.

'Vishwaroopam' removed from cinemas in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27 (IANS) Kamal Hassan starrer Tamil movie "Vishwaroopam", which focuses on international terrorism, has been withdrawn from cinemas in Malaysia following a directive from the home ministry, a media report said.

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Myanmar News

Myanmar, India parliamentary delegations hold talks

Yangon, Feb 15 (IANS) Parliamentary delegations from Myanmar and India held talks in Nay Pyi Taw and exchanged views on further bilateral cooperation between the two counties and the two parliaments, official media reported Friday.

Myanmar, India to speed up construction projects

Yangon, Feb 14 (IANS) Myanmar and India will speed up implementation of some construction projects, the official daily New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday.

Myanmar president stresses political stability

Yangon, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Tuesday stressed upon the importance of political stability and end of armed conflicts for democracy to flourish in the country.

Myanmar parliament approves loan from Japan

Yangon, Feb 9 (IANS) Myanmar parliament has approved 66 billion yen ($704.28 million) loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), official media reported Saturday.

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Thailand News

Sutil confident of Force India return

Bangkok, Dec 17 (IANS) German driver Adrian Sutil is confident of returning to Sahara Force India for the 2013 Formula One season

Grosjean wins Race of Champions

Bangkok, Dec 17 (IANS) French Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean put in a stunning performance to eclipse 15 fellow superstars of motorsport and win the Race Of Champions on an evening of thrills at the Rajamangala Stadium here.

Karthikeyan, Chandhok win Race of Champions Asia

Bangkok, Dec 14 (IANS) India's best known drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok Friday won the Race of Champions (ROC) Asia, beating Japan in the finals. The victory also helped the duo qualify for the ROC Nations Cup.

Narain, Karun set for Champions Asia race

Bangkok, Dec 13 (IANS) Drivers from all over Asia have assembled here for the Race Of Champions Asia and Thailand to be held here Friday, ahead of the ROC Nations Cup Saturday and the individual ROC Sunday.

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Indonesia News

10 killed in Indonesia

Jakarta, Feb 17 (IANS) Landslide and floods in Manado in central Indonesia Sunday killed 10 people, officials said here.

NRI women in Indonesia seek justice for Delhi victim

Jakarta, Feb 1 (IANS) The campaign for justice for the young woman who died days after her brutal gang-rape in Delhi Dec 16 continues to find echo around the world. Women of Indian origin in Indonesia met the Indian ambassador and handed over a petition condemning the crime.

Indonesia to import 2,500 ships from China

Jakarta, Jan 28 (IANS) Indonesia will import 2,500 ships from China to improve the logistics and distribution among ports scattered throughout the archipelago.

16 killed in Indonesia landslides

Jakarta, Jan 27 (IANS) At least 16 people died in two landslides triggered by heavy rains in Indonesia's Sumatra island Sunday, officials said.

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Cambodia News

Frenchman jailed in Cambodia for child sex abuse

Phnom Penh, Feb 8 (IANS) A court in Cambodia Friday convicted a 58-year-old French national of child sex abuse and sentenced him to 18 months in jail, Xinhua reported.

US experts wounded in Cambodia de-mining exercise

Phnom Penh, Jan 15 (IANS) Four American land mine removal experts were injured Tuesday when an unexploded ordnance (UXO) blew up at a mine clearance training field in Cambodia, Xinhua reported.

Thai-Cambodia single visa for visitors

Phnom Penh, Dec 27 (IANS) Cambodia and Thailand Thursday launched a single visa scheme for tourists, the Cambodian foreign ministry said. Indians are among people from 35 countries who are eligible for this visa.

Cambodian PM asks $57 mn loan from India

Phnom Penh, Dec 22 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen asked for $57 million concessional loan from India for two development projects and urged India to consider direct flights to Cambodia.

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Laos News

India for boosting energy cooperation between Asia, Europe

Vientiane (Laos), Nov 6 (IANS) Energy cooperation between Europe and Asia should include "sharing of best energy practices" and promoting greater dialogue between energy exporting and importing countries, India said Tuesday.

India calls for more cooperation between Asia, Europe members

Vientiane (Laos), Nov 6 (IANS) India Tuesday said the future destinies of Europe and Asia are connected and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) grouping needs to orient itself 'definitely' towards giving a push to such cooperation.

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