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India, Japan PMs to Boost Defense Ties Amid China Tensions

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, tries to play a soprano recorder before school children at a music class during a visit at Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo on Sept. 1, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Issei Kato)

Tokyo. Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe will hold formal talks in Tokyo on Monday to cement a blossoming relationship between India and Japan, on a visit that began with a bear hug and a tour of Kyoto.

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Honor Badge, Bilateral Meetings Waiting for SBY in Singapore

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. (Antara Photo/Andika Wahyu)

Jakarta. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will visit Singapore on Tuesday to receive the city-state’s highest award and hold a series of high-level meetings.

The visit will last for three days, presidential spokesman for international affairs Teuku Faizasyah said on Monday.

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Criticism leads to a new tender process for Yangon’s new township

Photo: Nyain Thit Nyi/Mizzima
 

The tendering process for a new Yangon township, covering 30,000 acres of land located now in the townships of Seikgyikanaungto and Dalla, will be put backout to tender in a transparent manner, the Yangon regional government has announced after criticism followed its original choice of operator.

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Jokowi Urges Clerics to Stand Up to Specter of Islamic State

President-elect Joko Widodo waves to residents in Depok, West Java on Aug. 30, 2014. (Antara Photo/Indrianto Eko)

Jakarta. President-elect Joko Widodo has called on local Muslim leaders to do more to stop the spread of radical Islamic teaching in Indonesia, as politicians warn of a rising tide of support in the country for the extremist group Islamic State.

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Malaysia Airlines to Meet Staff to Discuss Restructuring

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft is seen on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, on June 27, 2014. (Reuters Photo/Samsul Said)

Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Airline System top management is expected to make an offer to the staff that may include voluntary redundancies when it meets with pilots and cabin crew today.

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