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1. 05-22 Myanmar rescues two migrant boats at Bangladesh border Rakhine, Myanmar
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3. 05-19 More than 430 migrants have been rescued and taken to Indonesia Simpang Tiga Redelong, Aceh
E. 05-19 Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
F. 05-18 Speeding bus hits garment workers' van, killing at least 16 Svay Rieng, Cambodia
G. 05-18 Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for trial
H. 05-17 SE Asia migrants 'killed in fight for food' on boat Langsa, Aceh
8. 05-14 Thailand moves away stranded migrant boat Koh Lipe, Southern Thailand
05-13 72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire Valanezuela, Manila

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Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador Map of Nusakambangan Island Indonesia  Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew   The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital
Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for trial  Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has arrived at court in the capital, Bangkok, for the start of her trial on negligence charges 72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire Map of Valanezuela Philippines
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  The bodies had been recovered from inside the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. factory. At least 30 people had been injured
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 A frail Lee was hospitalized in early February with severe pneumonia
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 Pope Francis had dedicated the service in part to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan


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2014 Dec.30   AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane  Indonesian officials have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea off Borneo are from AirAsia flight that went missing on Sunday 2014 Dec.27   Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing  The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over the Java Sea
 Flight QZ8501 lost contact at 07:24 (23:24 GMT), Malaysia-based AirAsia tweeted
2014 Dec.6   Philippines typhoon makes landfall  Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines, the country's weather agency says 2014 Aug.6   Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity  Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan have been jailed for life after being convicted by Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity
 Nuon Chea served as leader Pol Pot's deputy and Khieu Samphan was the Maoist regime's head of state



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Top Thai court bans ruling party
Former President Suharto dies at 86
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Myanmar rescues two migrant boats at Bangladesh border  Myanmar has rescued two migrant boats holding more than 200 people in its waters near the border with Bangladesh Malaysia orders search and rescue for boats  Prime Minister Najib Razak has said his country will conduct search and rescue missions for Rohingya migrant boats in the Andaman Sea More than 430 migrants have been rescued and taken to Indonesia  A flotilla of Indonesian fishermen rescued more than 430 migrants who were stranded at sea and brought them ashore to safety Wednesday Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting  Foreign ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are holding an emergency meeting in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the region's migrant crisis Speeding bus hits garment workers' van, killing at least 16  The bus overtook another car and then hit the van head-on. The overcrowded van was carrying more than 30 factory workers Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra arrives for trial   Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has arrived at court in the capital, Bangkok, for the start of her trial on negligence charges Thailand moves away stranded migrant boat  A boat carrying about 300 Rohingya Muslims that was stranded off the coast of Thailand for a week has been moved away by Thai officials 72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire Map of Valanezuela Philippines


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  The bodies had been recovered from inside the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. factory. At least 30 people had been injured
2015 May. 10   Super Typhoon Noul makes landfall in northeastern Philippines  Noul is prompting evacuations and warnings of flooding and landslides in the mountainous region 2015 May. 2   Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas  Floyd Mayweather emerged victorious from the most lucrative fight in history, beating Manny Pacquiao via a wide unanimous decision

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2015 Apr. 28     Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador
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  Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling


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2015 Mar.28   Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds for funeral procession  Singapore is bidding farewell to its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Despite rain, thousands are lining the streets 2015 Mar.22     Singaporeans mourn death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew
  The government announced that Lee, 91, 'passed away peacefully' early Monday at a Singapore hospital
 A frail Lee was hospitalized in early February with severe pneumonia
2015 Mar.7   MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM  Najib Razak has said his country remains committed to finding flight MH370, on the first anniversary of its disappearance

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2015 Jan.20       AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast'
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  The AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia's transport minister has said
2015 Jan.18       Six million attend outdoor Pope Francis' Mass Map of Rizal Park Philippines
  Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds. That would be a record for a papal event
 Pope Francis had dedicated the service in part to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan
2015 Jan.12   AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found  Divers in the Java Sea have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials 2015 Jan.11   Divers retrieve 1 black box from crashed AirAsia jet  Divers have retrieved one of the black boxes, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt 2015 Jan.7   Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found  Part of the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say. The tail houses the black boxes 2015 Jan.2   More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found  The investigation into the crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for wreckage

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2014 Dec.30   6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash  A massive hunt for the 162 victims of Flight 8501 resumed, with 6 bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her red uniform, recovered       AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane
Map of Karimata Strait Indonesia  Indonesian officials have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea off Borneo are from AirAsia flight that went missing on Sunday 2014 Dec.29   Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet spotted  Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet has been spotted in the Java Sea, Indonesia Search and Rescue says 2014 Dec.28   Missing plane likely at bottom of sea  Indonesia's top rescue official believes the missing AirAsia jet is likely at the bottom of the sea, based on radar data from the plane's last contact 2014 Dec.27       Singapore-bound AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing
Map of Java Sea Indonesia  The single-aisle Airbus A320-200 asked air traffic controllers if it could divert from its flight path due to weather before disappearing over the Java Sea
 Flight QZ8501 lost contact at 07:24 (23:24 GMT), Malaysia-based AirAsia tweeted
2014 Dec.26   Severe flooding hits Malaysia's east  Malaysia is battling some of the worst floods in decades along its east coast, with more than 100,000 people forced to leave their homes. 2014 Dec.25   Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary  A memorial has been held for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster 2014 Dec.7   Typhoon sweeps across Philippines  Hagupit is sweeping across the Philippines, toppling trees and power lines and threatening areas with heavy rain, flooding and mudslides 2014 Dec.6       Philippines typhoon makes landfall
Map of Dolores Philippines  Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines, the country's weather agency says

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2014 Nov.14   7.3 quake hits Indonesia waters; tsunami possible  A 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters Saturday morning and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts

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2014 Oct.5   The search for MH370: Next phase gets underway  The GO Phoenix search vessel arrived in the search area in the southern Indian Ocean and started its search Monday morning

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2014 Sep.13   Rescue on for dozens aboard listing Filipino ferry  An inter-island M/V Maharlika II with more than 50 passengers was listing and is feared to sunk off a central province

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2014 Aug.20   Thailand's army ruler to take up new post as prime minister  Three months after overthrowing last elected government, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha is poised to step out of his army uniform for good 2014 Aug.6       Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity   Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan have been jailed for life after being convicted by Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal of crimes against humanity
 Nuon Chea served as leader Pol Pot's deputy and Khieu Samphan was the Maoist regime's head of state


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2014 Jul.17       Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine near Russia border
Map of Grabovo Donetsk Ukraine  A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
 Malaysia Airlines lost contact with Flight MH17. All 295 passengers and crew are believed dead as a nairliner crashes in the east Ukraine conflict zone, amid claims of a missile attack An aviation source in Moscow said the plane had been found burning on the ground in east Ukraine Separatist rebels have been fighting government forces in the region


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2014 Jun.25   Search shifted for Malaysia plane  Hunt for missing #MH370 Malaysian plane shifts farther south in Indian Ocean following new data analysis - Australia

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2014 May.28   Missing plane 'not in ping zone'  The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place 2014 May.23   Thai army detains ex-PM Yingluck  Yingluck Shinawatra and a number of family members and politicians have been detained, as leaders of the military coup tighten their grip on power 2014 May.19     Thailand army declares martial law   The Thai army says that it is imposing martial law amid a political crisis 'to preserve law and order'. The army granted itself wide-ranging powers
 Soldiers have taken over TV and radio stations, and blocked off roads in the capital
2014 May.16   Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash  A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the Douangchay Phichit has crashed in Laos 2014 May.7   Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra  The Constitutional Court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down

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2014 Apr.29   Firm claims to have found commercial airliner wreckage  A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search are dismissing the claim 2014 Apr.27   Missing plane's search area to be expanded  Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 has finished scouring the initial search area far off the Australian west coast 2014 Apr.13   Flight MH370: Submersible to begin undersea search  Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are to deploy a submersible Bluefin-21 drone for the first time 2014 Apr.12       Long search for missing jet looms as pings go silent   After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet 2014 Apr.8   Missing plane: Search 'regains recorder signal'  Teams searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have reacquired signals that could be consistent with 'black box' flight recorders 2014 Apr.7   Plane MH370 search has 'best lead so far'  An Australian vessel searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has detected signals consistent with those from 'black box' flight recorders 2014 Apr.6       Malaysia Airlines searchers say more pings consistent with black boxes   The Australian official said that a search ship had detected more signals consistent with those emitted from aircraft cockpit voice and flight data recorders   Ships racing toward site of latest lead in Malaysia Airlines search  Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet 2014 Apr.5   Malaysia missing plane search China ship 'picks up signal'  A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse signal, Chinese media say 2014 Apr.3   Underwater search begins for MH370  Search teams have begun using towed pinger locators to hunt for the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

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2014 Mar.29   New MH370 navy search draws blank  A Chinese and an Australian ship have failed to identify remains from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight after their first day in a new search area 2014 Mar.28   Plane 'spots objects' in new area  Five planes spot unidentified objects in a new area of the Indian Ocean being searched for missing flight MH370 2014 Mar.27   Search for Malaysia plane shifted  The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been moved following a 'new credible lead', Australian officials say   Missing jet: '300 objects' spotted  It will be at least Friday before planes can try to find the materials -- rough weather in the remote spot is once again hindering search efforts 2014 Mar.26   More than 120 objects spotted in plane search  New satellite images provided by a French defense firm show 122 objects floating in the Indian Ocean, not far from other satellite sightings 2014 Mar.24       Flight MH370 'crashed in south Indian Ocean' - Malaysia PM   Najib Razak said this was the conclusion of fresh analysis of satellite data tracking the flight. A text message sent to families by the airline
 a text message sent to families by the airline saying it had to be assumed "beyond reasonable doubt" that the plane was lost and there were no survivors. There were 227 passengers on flight MH370, many of them Chinese. Relatives of those on board who watched the announcement at a Beijing hotel wept with grief, and some were taken away on stretchers by medical teams
2014 Mar.19       Australia sees possible plane debris   Two objects have been seen that could possibly relate to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian PM Tony Abbott has announced
 Two pieces of debris possibly linked to Malaysia flight MH370 seen off Western Australia. Malaysia deploys six navy ships, three helicopters to join MH370 search in southern Indian Ocean
2014 Mar.15   Malaysian jet probe sharpens focus on passengers, crew  Investigators are concluding that the Boeing 777 had its communications deliberately disabled and was airborne for hours after it vanished 2014 Mar.13     Search for missing jet heads west
  Malaysian authorities expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon
 U.S. believes the plane's data reporting system and transponder were shut down separately. That would indicate the plane did not disappear due to some kind of catastrophic failure
2014 Mar.8   Two aboard missing Malaysia Airlines jet traveling with stolen passports  Two people aboard Boeing 777 were traveling with passports reported stolen in Thailand, foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said 2014 Mar.7     Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people
Map of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia  Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with MH370 with 239 aboard travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
 A Boeing 777-200ER had lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control outside Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft had last been heard from less than an hour after takeoff. The aircraft carried 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations


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2014 Feb.14   Java volcano sends thousands fleeing  Tens of thousands have fled their homes. 3 people have been killed after their home collapsed from the weight of volcanic ash 2014 Feb.2   Protests disrupt Thailand election  Protests have disrupted general election, halting voting in Bangkok and the south, but officials say that 89% of polling stations operated normally

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2014 Jan.12   Protesters begin Bangkok 'shutdown'  Protesters have begun blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on February 2
 The protesters have built barricades and occupied road junctions, and want to replace the government with a 'People's Council'


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2013 Dec.4   Protest-hit Thailand marks king's birthday  Thailand is marking the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, amid a truce after days of violent demonstrations in the capital Bangkok

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2013 Nov.24   Demonstrators fill Bangkok streets  Crowds opposed to the administration of Prime Minister Shinawatra are on the streets for a second day, amid tensions between rival political camps 2013 Nov.16   Philippines aid effort gathers pace  The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact 2013 Nov.11   Philippines declares state of calamity  President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan 2013 Nov.9       Hundreds feared dead in typhoon   Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday
 The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on Samar and Leyte. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless


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2013 Oct.16   More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines  The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.   At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash  Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m. in the southern province of Champasak. Bad weather appeared to be a factor

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2013 Sep.17   Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police chief  As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief captive

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2013 Aug.16   Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines  Rescue crews have found 24 bodies, and are looking for 217 other people, after the ferry they were on collided Friday with a cargo ship 2013 Aug.11   Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing  A powerful typhoon Utor made landfall in the northern Philippines, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities

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2013 Apr.5   20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises  Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu
 Shanghai markets close over bird flu


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2012 Dec.28     Woman gang-raped in India dies  A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died
 The woman had been in 'extremely critical condition' since being admitted Thursday to the Singapore hospital
2012 Dec.5   Philippine storm toll passes 300  Hundreds more are missing in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which cut a swathe of devastation across the southern Philippines
 People were killed in eight provinces but eastern Mindanao was worst-hit


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2012 May.9   Russian plane missing in Indonesia  Sukhoi Superjet 100, passenger airliner went missing Wednesday after it disappeared from radar screens over a mountainous region of Indonesi

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2012 Apr.11   Tsunami scare tests emergency plans  Fears that Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake and resulting tsunami alert could bring a repeat of the 2004 disaster dissipated quickly 2012 Apr.1   Suu Kyi wins Myanmar election  Opposition leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won a seat in Myanmar's parliament Sunday, her party said
 The formerly banned National League for Democracy was vying for 45 seats in the election


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2011 Dec.22   Floods: More than 1,000 remain missing  The Philippines government says 1,079 people are still missing in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Washi 2011 Dec.17   Philippines storm kills hundreds  A tropical storm has killed at least 430 people in the Philippines, with flash floods leaving many others missing. Tens of thousands of people have fled
 Many villagers on the coast of Mindanao were swept into the sea after Tropical Storm Washi brought heavy rain. Victims asleep as the floods swept into their homes. Tens of thousands have fled to higher ground


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2011 Oct.20   Thai flooding threatens capital  Thais waded through flooded streets, their belongings and children perched on their shoulders
 Officials ordered floodgates opened to relieve pressure on dams and levees as enormous amounts of water flowed towards the sea in Thailand's worst flood in half a century. Government workers fought to contain flooding inching towards the capital


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2011 Jul.3   Thailand elects its first woman PM  PM Abhisit Vejjajiva conceded that Yingluck Shinawatra had won the nation's election. Pheu Thai party had garnered a majority
 Yingluck's brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, was ousted as prime minister in a 2006 military coup. Yingluck's Pheu Thai party had won 260 seats, giving it a majority in the 500-seat parliament


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2010 Nov.22   350 die in stampede at festival  A stampede that occurred in capital city during the Water Festival has killed 339 people. Another 329 people were injured in the crush
 Huge crowds had gathered on a small island for the final day of the one of the main events of the year in Cambodia; a bridge become overcrowded. The swaying of the bridge near Phnom Penh, triggered a panic. Some people were crushed on the bridge, while others fell into the river and drowned
2010 Nov.13   Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi  The military authorities have released the pro-democracy leader from house arrest. She told thousands of supporters they had to 'work in unison'
 The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years. US President Obama welcomed her release as 'long overdue'


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2010 Oct.26   Thousands flee Indonesia volcano  The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted at least three times, forcing thousands of nearby residents to flee. 15 people were killed
 Some journalists, who were staying in a guesthouse to get close to the volcano, get killed
  112 dead, 500 missing after quake  Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, triggering a tsunami
 The missing may include people who are unaccounted for after fleeing to higher ground. Some witnesses reported seeing a wave 6 meters high


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2010 May.14   Death toll rises amid red-shirt clashes  Thai troops are clashing with anti-government protesters in the capital, on a third day of violence that has killed at least 16 people

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2009 Nov.24   Death toll rises in massacre  Bodies lie scattered in a rural field, some unearthed from a shallow grave hastily dug by the gunmen who seized the group of men and women
 Search teams had found a total of 46 bodies, and it was still unclear if there were more victims


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2009 Oct.1   Quake deaths pass 1,000  Corpses lay stacked outside hospitals, as night fell casting nearly the entire city in darkness hours after the region's second strong earthquake
 Rescuers free man trapped in 'pancaked' Indonesian hotel. Rescuers are working into the night to find survivors in the rubble of hundreds of collapsed buildings


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2009 Sep.30   Indonesia quake death kills thousands  Thousands more trapped by collapsed buildings and houses. The quake caused widespread power and phone outages
 Buildings, including at least two hospitals, were brought down by the 7.6 magnitude quake


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2009 Jul.16   Deadly blasts hit Jakarta hotels  Explosions tore through Ritz-Carlton and J.W. Marriott, two luxury hotels, killing at least eight people. The number of injured was in the 40s
 The Manchester United team was due to arrive in Indonesia and was booked to stay at the Ritz-Carlton. Newly re-elected President Yudhoyono has visited the scene of the explosions


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2009 Apr.10   Thai protests disrupt Asian summit  Political demonstrations in Thailand disrupted the Association of South East Asian Nations summit

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2009 Jan.11   Ferry disaster leaves 246 missing  21 have been rescued. Rescue crews continued their search for the missing a day after The Teratai Prima capsized off the coast of Majena

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2008 Dec.1   Top Thai court bans ruling party  Constitutional court has dissolved the People Power Party and 2 of its coalition partners for fraud during the last election
 The parties' leaders, including Prime Minister Wongsawat, were banned from politics for 5 years; most of its MPs can keep their seats under another party, and should be able to form another government


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2008 Jun.21   Ferry hit by typhoon  Fears are growing for more than 700 passengers on Princess of Stars which officials say has capsized in the wake of a typhoon Fengshen
 A rescue vessel was expected to reach stranded ferry by late Sunday morning. 4 bodies washed up on shore on the Sibuyan island


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2008 May.6       Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000   41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
2008 May.3   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access


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2008 Jan.26   Former President Suharto dies at 86  Former dictator Haji Muhammad Suharto, the 'smiling general' who ruled his country with an iron fist for 3 decades died at a hospital in Jakarta

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2007 Dec.23   Thaksin ally wins Thai election  Samak Sundaravej's People Power Party won 228 seats in the 480-seat house, short of the 241 needed for an absolute majority
 the result is a big setback for the military, which has tried to curb Mr Thaksin's influence


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2007 Sep.24   100,000 protest junta  Anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched through Yangon, the largest crowd to demonstrate since a 1988 uprising
 The ruling junta has warned it is ready to 'take action' against Buddhist monks leading mounting protests
2007 Sep.18   '1,000 monks' march  Military officials in Burma have used tear gas to disperse more than 1,000 Buddhist monks marched peacefully in two cities
 Part of a wave of anti-government protests
2007 Sep.16   87 killed in plane crash  A passenger jet crashed at the Phuket Airport in southern Thailand shortly after landing, killing 87 of the 130 people on board
 The aircraft crashed shortly after landing in heavy winds and strong rains. Many of the 43 survivors escaped by climbing out an exit door onto the wing. The aircraft was operated by Thai budget carrier One-Two-GO


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2007 Feb.4   Floods: 340,000 homeless  Boats ferried supplies to desperate residents of flood-stricken Jakarta as rivers burst their banks
 The rivers burst their banks following a rain. 20 people have been killed. Hundreds found themselves trapped,


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2006 Dec.29   Ship 'sinks in storm'. 600 missing  A ferry carrying around 850 passengers was travelling from Semarang in Central Java to the port of Kumai in Kalimantan
 Storms and high winds were hampering the rescue effort. The boat sunk about 40 km off Mandalika island. Only 66 people recovered


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2006 Sep.19   Army chief leads coup while PM away  The chiefs of the army, navy and air force met with King Adulyadej to declare they were taking over the country
 Army chief Gen. Boonyaratkalin announced that the military and opposition Party of Democratic Reform were taking over while Thaksin Shinawatra was at a U.N. meeting. Thaksin canceled a scheduled speech to the U.N. General Assembly. He said that his government was still in control and announced he was firing Sonthi. Tanks and troops patrolled Bangkok. Police were closing stores


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2006 Jul.17   650 dead as quake triggers tsunami  A 7.2 earthquake off the coast of Java and a tsunami has killed 37 people, but the death toll is expected to rise
 Most of the deaths have been caused by the tsunami, but some may have died in the quake or the crush of people rushing for higher ground as the waves approached


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2006 May.27     Java quake kills 6,000   20,000 people have been hurt and 200,000 left homeless. The quake hit at 0554 local time
 The quake, measuring 6.3, is hitting a densely-populated area on the southern coast. People fled as their homes collapsed around them. Electricity and communications across the city of Yogyakarta were also down. The airport was closed. The runway had cracked. Rain compounds quake misery
2006 May.25   Fierce gunbattles  3 people killed, as international troops started arriving to help quell a rebellion by disgruntled ex-soldiers 2006 May.12   Red alert for volcano Mount Merapi  The authorities have ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes of the 9,700ft peak

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2006 Feb.16   Mud wipes out village, 1,000 dead  A major landslide in the central Philippines is reported to have buried an entire village of Guinsaugon

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2005 Oct.1   20 dead in blasts  A string of blasts on the resort island killed at least 26 people and wounded about 103 others

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2005 Mar.28   Quake kills at least 300 on island of Nias  A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia but fears of another tsunami have faded

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2004 Dec.26       9.0 Quake leaves 212,000 dead   People across Asia are flocking to morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean
 A great undersea earthquake occurred at an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered tsunamis along the coasts of landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing large people and inundating coastal communities. The tsunami devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand with waves up to 30 m and caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa


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2004 Nov.30   Storm kills 1000  50 others missing after landslides and flash floods in the eastern Philippines

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2003 Mar.13   First alert over SARS  Virulent flu and pneumonia has swept through hospitals in Hong Kong and Vietnam
 Health officials have issued a global warning about the flu and pneumonia. The precise origin of the infection is unknown


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2002 Oct.12   183 people dead after bomb blasts  250 people are injured, many with severe burns after a series of nearly-simultaneous blasts on the tourist island
 An explosion occurred at a nightclub. As people streamed out, larger blast tore through the Sari Club. U.S. and regional intelligence officials linked the bombings to the al Qaeda. Many of the dead and wounded were Australians. Bush offered U.S. assistance to the Indonesian government


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2001 Jul.23   Megawati takes presidency  Megawati Sukarnoputri has been sworn in as the 5th president after a parliamentary vote to force out Wahid