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India arrests 5 for plotting IS attacks
Five men have been arrested in India on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks, with officials saying the suspects were working for Islamic State.


N Korea awards Kim Jong Un fresh title
North Korea has made Kim Jong Un chairman of the state affairs committee, adding to his already long list of roles and titles.


Malaysian opposition politician arrested
Prominent Malaysian opposition politician Lim Guan Eng has been arrested, accused of graft, by the government.


Stocks gain as Brexit nerves settle
Japan's Nikkei index, gaining 1.6 per cent, has led Asian stocks higher as Brexit nerves settled; sterling and the euro recoup just 0.4 per cent.


Asian fires emitted most carbon since 1997
Fires lit in Indonesia last year that blanketed Southeast Asia in toxic smog produced more carbon dioxide than did all 28 EU countries in the same period.


Men caught trying buy boat to get to Aust
Indonesian authorities say they have foiled a plan by four Bangladeshi men to buy a boat and sail to Australia.


Cyanide-coffee murder trial to go ahead
A former Australian student accused of murdering her friend with a cyanide-laced coffee has lost her bid to have the high-profile case thrown out.


Grenade attack on Malaysian pub wounds 8
Malaysian police have ruled out terrorism in a grenade attack that wounded eight people in a town near Kula Lumpur.


Indonesian fake vaccine syndicate busted
A couple have been targeted on social media after they were arrested for allegedly masterminding the supply of fake vaccines to Indonesian hospitals.


SKorea proposes $8.4b extra budget shield
South Korea has proposed an $US8.4bn budget shield in response to Brexit and weak exports.


Talent shortage stymies Indon's tech scene
One of the biggest headaches for tech start-ups in Indonesia is finding the talant, because of a mis-matched education system, inexperience and low pay.


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