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Bangladesh: Suspected Islamic extremists strike Eid prayers, kill one police officer

ONE police officer was killed and several others injured after suspected radical Islamists threw homemade bombs at them in northern Bangladesh today. The post Bangladesh: Suspected Islamic extremists strike Eid prayers, kill one police officer appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Thailand film festival bans ‘Twilight Over Burma’, but will show latest Steven Seagal flick twice

THE organizers of Thailand’s International Destination Film Festival have dropped ‘Twilight Over Burma’ from its line-up, making it the fourth film to be cut from the original list of 14 movies to be screened The post Thailand film festival bans ‘Twilight Over Burma’, but will show latest Steven Seagal flick twice appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Angkor Wat authorities to implement ‘appropriate’ dress code for tourists

TOURISTS looking to visit the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia will have to follow a dress code from Augsut 4, in a bid to encourage respect for the sanctity of the UNESCO world heritage site and Cambodian culture The post Angkor Wat authorities to implement ‘appropriate’ dress code for tourists appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Dhaka attack: Family of Canadian survivor calls for his release by authorities

THE family of a University of Toronto student say he is being held by police in Bangladesh after he survived a militant attack on a restaurant in Dhaka last weekend, and have called for his release The post Dhaka attack: Family of Canadian survivor calls for his release by authorities appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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US places North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on sanctions blacklist for first time

THE U.S. is upping the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, placing him on its sanctions list for the first time in the wake of what it says are a long list of human rights abuses The post US places North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on sanctions blacklist for first time appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Japanese politician uses cat as election mascot to win over voters

POLITICS are normally a serious affair, and this is no different in Japan. The seriousness of it all can sometimes be translated as dull, so one Japanese politician is determined to cut through the boredom with none other than the country's favorite animal: cats The post Japanese politician uses cat as election mascot to win over voters appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Damning report exposes Hun Sen clan’s stranglehold on Cambodia’s business world

A NEW report by research and advocacy group Global Witness says the family of Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen uses a business empire worth at least US$200 million along with influential positions they hold in the military and government to keep a lock on power The post Damning report exposes Hun Sen clan’s stranglehold on Cambodia’s business world appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Meet our students from India

We asked current students from India to talk about their experience of studying at the University of Bath. Joseph James Alenchery, Meenakshy Venkiteswaran, Bharat Bajaj and Kapil Reddy discuss the campus, the city of Bath and main differences between India and the UK. Watch our new film: Explore our courses here > The post Meet our students from India appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Why does Area Studies matter?

The Director of SOAS University of London, Valerie Amos, spoke at the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) on the subject of Why Does Area Studies Matter? Area Studies remains at the heart of SOAS academic life. In a world that is both increasingly interconnected but also increasingly fragmented, SOAS... Read more » The post Why does Area Studies matter? appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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Chinese police warn of escaped alligators as flooding continues

POLICE in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui have issued a warning that alligators have escaped from a farm due to severe flooding that has affected swathes of China over the past week The post Chinese police warn of escaped alligators as flooding continues appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

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