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Indonesia says 1 soldier killed in Papua clash

Apr 2, 2018

Indonesia says one solider has been killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and Papuan independence fighters near the U.S.-owned Grasberg copper mine in the country's east

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Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group

Mar 27, 2018

Greenpeace withdraws from Forest Stewardship Council, says it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation

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Malaysia's push to outlaw fake news, jail offenders decried

Mar 27, 2018

Malaysia's government has proposed legislation to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail term, a move slammed by critics as an attempt at silencing dissent ahead of an election

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Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources

Mar 19, 2018

Greenpeace says some major household brands including Johnson & Johnson have failed to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity

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Indonesia faces challenge to seizure of yacht wanted by US

Mar 19, 2018

Indonesian police say a luxury yacht seized as part of a U.S. probe into the alleged multibillion-dollar theft of funds from a Malaysian state investment company has not been handed over to the U.S. because of a legal challenge from its owner

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Vietnamese recruited 2 months before Kim Jong Nam's murder

Mar 14, 2018

The lawyer for a Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says she was recruited by a North Korean suspect at a Hanoi bar two months before the killing

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Southeast Asian ride-hailing app Grab expands into lending

Mar 13, 2018

Southeast Asian ride hailing app Grab said it is expanding into financial services in partnership with a Japanese credit card company, hoping to offer credit to millions of people without bank accounts

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Indonesia seizes illegally logged wood from Papua

Mar 9, 2018

Indonesian authorities foiled the shipment of 21 containers of prized ironwood from Papua, highlighting what environmentalists say is a rampant illegal trade in the easternmost region

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Malaysia opposition pledges to axe tax, investigate scandal

Mar 9, 2018

Malaysia's opposition coalition has pledged to axe an unpopular good and services tax and reopen investigations into a multibillion-dollar financial scandal linked to the prime minister if it wins the next elections

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Singapore company cancels blue diamond initial coin offering

Mar 7, 2018

Singapore-based company calls off $2 million initial coin offering backed by blue diamond

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