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Illegal gold rush hits Indonesia's forest
A large chunk of lush national park in Indonesia has been transformed into a moon-like landscape as illegal miners scramble underground in search of gold.


World News Update, what you need to know
World News Update, what you need to know


Fight goes on after Myuran and Andrew
A year after Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were shot by firing squad in Indonesia, the country is once again flagging further executions.


Two North Korea missile test failures
North Korea has carried out another test-firing of what was thought to be two intermediate-range ballistic missiles.


LG Electronics' 1Q profit soars 96 fold
LG's operating profit jumped 66 per cent to 505 billion won even as sales declined 5 per cent to 13.4 trillion won.


Video shows UK family bashed in Thailand
Thai police have arrested three men and are looking for one more who are said to have savagely attacked a UK family on holiday in the country.


New NKorea missile crashes, says South
A suspected powerful mid-range North Korean missile has crashed after launch, South Korea says.


McDonald's targets buyout firms for Asia
McDonald's is looking to private equity firms as it adopts a new business model for Asia and seeks to sell 2,800 restaurants in the region.


Global smartphone market shrinks in first
Strategy Analytics says the global smartphone market has shrunk annually for first time in the first quarter.


Women opt for uni after factory disaster
A new Pathways for Promise program at the Asian University for Women is helping some female garment workers in Bangladesh study for a better future.


No Thai gold mine pollution: Kingsgate
Kingsgate Consolidated has defended its mining operations in Thailand, saying it is looking to extend the mining area.


'Invisible' women kiln workers protest
A huge invisible workforce has had enough: the women who work in India's hundreds of thousands of brick kilns are protesting for better pay, conditions.


Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistan
Pakistani officials have welcomed a decision to return an ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints to the country.


Galaxy S7 sales boost Samsung Q1 profit
Analysts say strong initial Galaxy S7 sales have been key to Samsung's earnings.


UN says N. Korea food security worsening
Water scarcity has caused a drop in North Korea's food production, potentially worsening the reclusive nation's food security, warns the UN.


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