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Families of victims carry out last rites

Families of the 20 Malaysian victims of the downed MH17 brought back to the country yesterday were finally able to carry out the last rites for their loved ones who perished...

Jokowi eyes swift fuel price hike to boost budget

Jokowi eyes swift fuel price hike to boost budget

JAKARTA — President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will sit down with Indonesia’s outgoing leader next week in the hope of reaching an agreement to raise fuel prices before the...

Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

KUALA LUMPUR — The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur, the first...

Thai army leader named as PM

BANGKOK — Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was yesterday elected Prime Minister in Parliament, in a move that has been widely expected since he seized power in May.

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