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Widely-hailed AirAsia boss facing first major crisis
Widely-hailed AirAsia boss facing first major crisis

Tony Fernandes has been hailed for transforming AirAsia from a floundering carrier into the region's largest budget airline, but now faces his biggest challenge.

Widely-hailed AirAsia boss facing first major crisis
Indonesia resumes search for missing AirAsia plane
Indonesia resumes search for missing AirAsia plane

Indonesia resumed a sea and aerial search at dawn for an AirAsia plane that went missing in the Java Sea with 162 people on board.

Indonesia resumes search for missing AirAsia plane
No escape for those stuck in Malaysian 'forced labour'
No escape for those stuck in Malaysian 'forced labour'

Toiling 12 hours a day in a Malaysian electronics factory amid broken promises on wages and working conditions, Manu dreams of returning to his poor Nepal village.

No escape for those stuck in Malaysian 'forced labour'
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. ©REUTERS
PM under fire as 100,000 flee worst Malaysia floods in decades

Malaysia's worst flooding in decades forced more than 100,000 people to flee as premier Najib Razak came under fire after photos showed him golfing with US President.

PM under fire as 100,000 flee worst Malaysia floods in decades
Obama, Malaysian PM hit the links in Hawaii
Obama, Malaysian PM hit the links in Hawaii

Barack Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, tends to golf with buddies and aides, but mixed things up, hitting the links with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Obama, Malaysian PM hit the links in Hawaii
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside.

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia
Madina Saibulatova. Photo from personal archives
Almaty native to represent Kazakhstan at Miss Tourism International

Madina Saibulatova, 26, will represent Kazakstan at the Miss Tourism International – 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Almaty native to represent Kazakhstan at Miss Tourism International
MH17 remains arrive in Netherlands from Ukraine
MH17 remains arrive in Netherlands from Ukraine

Six more coffins carrying body parts of victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands from Ukraine.

MH17 remains arrive in Netherlands from Ukraine
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Malaysians accused of hacking US news website

The US-based Environment News Service accused Malaysian government hackers of shutting down its website .

Malaysians accused of hacking US news website
Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site: report
Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site: report

A Dutch relative of a victim of downed flight MH17 has travelled to the crash site in eastern Ukraine to search for the remains of his missing cousin.

Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site: report
'Maximum cooperation' demanded on MH17: Dutch PM
'Maximum cooperation' demanded on MH17: Dutch PM

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has met Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand "maximum cooperation" in the probe into doomed Malaysia flight MH17.

'Maximum cooperation' demanded on MH17: Dutch PM
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Dutch return to MH17 crash site as search resumes

Dutch officials returned to the crash site of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine where the search for remains and belongings resumed despite sporadic exchanges of fire.

Dutch return to MH17 crash site as search resumes
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MH17 victim found with oxygen mask: Dutch FM

One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask.

MH17 victim found with oxygen mask: Dutch FM
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Visa free entrance may be extended till October 2015

Kazakhstani Tourism Association has suggested extending visa free entrance for 10 countries till October 2015.

Visa free entrance may be extended till October 2015
©Reuters/Samsul Said
New phase of MH370 search to start in 2 weeks: Australia

An intensified underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will start in about two weeks' time.

New phase of MH370 search to start in 2 weeks: Australia
©Reuters/Samsul Said
'Hard spots' found in MH370 search, most likely geological: Australia

The Australian authority leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said that "hard spots" had been found on the Indian Ocean seabed.

'Hard spots' found in MH370 search, most likely geological: Australia
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MH370 may have turned south 'earlier' than thought

Australia said the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new information.

MH370 may have turned south 'earlier' than thought
First Australian MH17 victims due home this week: PM
First Australian MH17 victims due home this week: PM

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday said the first remains of Australians killed in the MH17 crash will return home this week.

First Australian MH17 victims due home this week: PM
Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead
Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead

Malaysians paused for a minute of silence on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens.

Malaysia falls silent in honour of returning MH17 dead
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Idrissov. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit ASEAN countries

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerlan Idrissov is going to visited ASEAN countries.

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit ASEAN countries