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First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over MH370
The sons of a Malaysian man missing on flight MH370 is suing the government and beleaguered national carrier, in the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.


Myanmar president opens talks with Suu Kyi
Myanmar leader Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi have begun talks which are the first of their kind as the nation moves to emerge from military rule.


North Korea orders Ebola quarantine
All foreign travellers entering North Korea from Ebola-affected regions will be quarantined for 21 days, the reclusive regime says.


Rain hampers Sri Lanka mudslide rescuers
A search operation for people buried by a landslide in Sri Lanka has been suspended amid more heavy rain.


Girlfriend fronts Aussie's Java drug trial
The girlfriend of an Australian man facing drugs charges in Indonesia says she didn't think he had used marijuana throughout their five-year relationship.


Asia shares mixed after Fed decision
Asia's stsick markets have finished mixed on Thursday following the US central bank's policy meeting.


Samsung posts 48.8% drop in Q3 net profit
Samsung, the world's largest manufacturer of smartphones and TVs, has posted a 48.8 per cent drop in its third-quarter net profit from a year ago.


Hunt for Sri Lanka mudslide victims
Sri Lanka has brought in heavy diggers in the search for 100 people believed to have been buried in a mudslide on a tea plantation.


Bangladesh Islamist leader to hang
A special Bangladesh court has sentenced to death the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, Motiur Rahman Nizami, for war crimes.


300 feared missing in Sri Lanka mudslides
Sixteen people are dead and 300 others are feared missing after mudslides swept through a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka.


LG profit surges on smartphone sales
South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. says record smartphone sales are behind a third-quarter profit jump of 87 per cent.


Thai court dismisses case against Briton
A court has dismissed the case brought by a Thai fruit company against British activist Andy Hall over a news story on abuses in the food industry.


Softbank invests in India's Snapdeal
Japan's Softbank has invested $US627 million in India's Snapdeal hoping it will prove to be another Alibaba.


Criminals dig tunnel to loot Indian bank
Indian officials say burglars have tunnelled into a bank in the northern state of Haryana to steal cash and valuables.


India boat capsize kills 3 Russia tourists
A tourist boat has capsized off India's west coast, killing three Russian women, police say.


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