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Private search for MH370 to end next week
The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by a private US firm will finish on May 29.

Attacks on Afghan security forces kill 5
At least five people have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan.

Thai bay made famous by The Beach to close
Thailand's Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh island will close to tourists for four months from June 1.

Seoul backs North on media nuke site visit
North Korea has invited a handful of media from a number of countries to witness the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site.

Malaysians show sweet spot for police
A #chocs4cops campaign is trending in Malaysia in reference to a complaint by ex-PM Najib Razak who alleged that police raided his fridge and ate chocolates.

Philippines mulls nuclear revival
Phillipines holds the only nuclear power plant in Southeast Asia, and some in the power hungry country are looking at reviving the mothballed facility.

Iron ore dynamics shift under calm facade
There is plenty of action bubbling beneath the seemingly benign exterior of the iron ore market.

Bitcoin mining rig supplier plans IPO
Canaan, a leading cryptocurrency mining rig supplier, is apparently planning an initial public offering for July.

Police shoot nine dead at Indian protest
Police in southern India have shot and killed nine people at a protest to demand the closure of a copper smelter.

Accidental blast kills 16 in Afghanistan
An attempt by Afghan security forces to dispose of explosives has caused a blast that has killed 16 people and wounded many others in Kandahar.

Minibus bomb kills six in Afghan city
At least six people are dead and many more have been wounded after a bomb in a parked minibus went off in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

Cambodian media controls to be on internet
All local and International internet traffic in Cambodia is to be directed through the state-owned telecom, in a further clampdown on the media.

Former Malaysian PM questioned on graft
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak could face criminal charges after being questioned over a corruption scandal.

Journos to witness nuke test site closure
The planned dismantling of a North Korean nuclear test site is set to be witnessed by a group of foreign journalists who are on their way there.

Pakistan heatwave kills dozens
A heatwave in the Pakistani city of Karachi has killed more than 60 people, with high temperatures forecast to continue.

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