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Singaporean dies in selfie accident
A Singaporean has been swept to his death by a wave in Indonesia after trying to take a selfie on a cliff face.


Korean activists live-stream peace meeting
The use of live streaming technology like Periscope appears to pose an intriguing challenge for authorities in North Korea.


US envoy urges end to Rohingya exodus
A senior US diplomat is urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to the Rohingya as a way to end their exodus and the current refugee crisis.


Myanmar navy rescues migrants on boat
Myanmar's navy has rescued a boat carrying 208 migrants for the first time, but fears still remain for many more still stuck on boats in the Bay of Bengal.


Korea DMZ peace marchers rebuff criticism
A group of women hoping to walk across the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas have rejected criticism that they are being used by the North.


Asia stocks rally on record US close
Asian stocks have rallied as an early US rate hike seemed unlikely, prompting a record close on Wall Street.


China-backed bank to operate by year end
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will be operational by the end of 2015, the bank's secretariat says.


Malaysia jails woman over MH370 bank theft
A Malaysian couple has been jailed for stealing from the bank accounts of some of the passengers on flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8 last year.


India's street dentists fill gap in market
Street dentists may be dying in New Delhi and Mumbai, but they are still thriving in India's smaller cities and towns.


Boat people grateful for SE Asia sanctuary
Everything will be better now, asylum seekers offered belated shelter by Malaysia and Indonesia say.


Court frees Korean exec over nut rage
A Seoul court has overturned a jail term handed to a former Korean Air executive over a "nut rage" attack, instead handing her a suspended sentence.


Cambodia to accept Aust deal refugees
Four refugees currently being held by Australia will soon be transferred to Cambodia as part of a deal between the two countries.


Bangladeshis thrown off migrant boat
A group of 17 Bangladeshi men say they were thrown off a refugee boat by people smugglers and had to swim two hours to reach Myanmar's shore.


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