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  • Japan hostage wife begs for husband

    30 Jan 2015 : TOKYO - The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being threatened with execution by Islamic State militants, broke her silence Thursday hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life.

  • Prosecutors indict Pongpat, 5 cohorts

    29 Jan 2015 : Public prosecutors on Thursday indicted the former Central Investigation Bureau chief and five others of an alleged crime network in two separate cases involving three charges.

  • Makati mayor escorted to graft hearing

    29 Jan 2015 : MANILA — The mayor of the Philippines' main financial district was arrested Thursday for contempt and escorted to a Senate hearing to answer allegations of corruption after he repeatedly snubbed the legislature.

  • Oil prices approach six-year low

    29 Jan 2015 : LONDON - New York oil prices tumbled close to six-year lows on Thursday, as record-high US crude inventories deepened worries over the global supply glut.

  • Vietnam seizes 'thousands' of live cats

    29 Jan 2015 : HANOI - Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance.

  • UPDATE: NCPO halts media event

    29 Jan 2015 : The Thai Journalists Association on Thursday urged the military council to review its decision to ban a media freedom survey in Thailand by a respected German non-governmental organisation.

  • SCB key evidence yet to be revealed

    29 Jan 2015 : Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) retains documents that could identify a core culprit in the 1.4-billion-baht embezzlement scandal at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), an investigator said on Thursday.

  • 13 Koreans held in illegal casino raids

    29 Jan 2015 : Chiang Mai police raided three online gambling dens and arrested 13 Koreans for allegedly operating them.

  • Mitsubishi launches new Philippine plant

    29 Jan 2015 : LAGUNA, Philippines — Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Thursday launched its new manufacturing plant in the Philippine province of Laguna, south of Manila, which the company says is capable of producing 50,000 cars per year.

  • Malaysia declares MH370 an "accident"

    29 Jan 2015 : KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.

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