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Everyday, I go through countless headlines detailing the barbarism and atrocities committed by belligerents from around the world. Yet statistics show that the world has never been safer or more prosperous. Perhaps the reason such stories make such an impact is because our appetite for such wanton crimes are on the wane and speaks to our growing civility.
Cod Satrusayang
ANN Managing Director
  Protests continue in Pakistan after victims autopsy  
  A postmortem examination conducted on 6-year-old Zainab, whose body was recovered from a trash heap in Kasur days after she went missing, suggests she may have been raped before she was strangled to death. District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Medico Legal Officer (MLO) Dr Quratulain Attique told on Thursday that the examination revealed the minor girl had died of strangulation.

Protests and a shutter-down strike which began in Kasur on Tuesday turned violent on Wednesday and continued Thursday as residents agitated against perceived police inaction over the alleged rape and murder of the child. At least two people died of gunshot wounds on Wednesday when a group of 200 protesters armed with sticks and stones ─ led by the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah ─ attempted to storm the deputy commissioner's office and clashed with police.
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Guangzhou aims to be next high tech hub
Chinese city sets about transitioning from 'factory of the world' to centre for innovation and entrepreneurship. Guangzhou risks losing its talents to Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, and Nanjing in Jiangsu province if it does not focus more attention on improving its policies.
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Former oil exec in Vietnam faces 22 years in jail
Proposed sentences for 22 defendants involved in serious economic mismanagement and misappropriation at the State-owned oil group were announced by prosecutors yesterday as the high-profile trial enters the open-debate process.
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Myanmar to take action after investigation into Rohingya killings
Action will be taken against security members and villagers involved in killings in Maungdaw township in Rakhine state
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  Hun Sen's son rubbishes talk of revolution; backs ruling party  
  Senior military official and son of the prime minister Hun Manet yesterday joined his father in using an event to commemorate the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge as an opportunity to voice authorities’ commitment to thwarting any attempts to topple the current government through a so-called “colour revolution”. At a military exhibition and sporting event to commemorate the “Victory over Genocide Regime” holiday, officially marked on January 7, Manet told reporters the army would not allow any elements in the country to affect its “stability and development” by breaking the country’s democratic principles.

However, it is the ruling party that has been accused of stymieing democracy in wake of the widely condemned dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in November, which was accused – with little evidence – of fomenting a foreign-backed “lotus revolution”. Multiple international observers, governments and rights groups have called the ruling Cambodian People’s Party’s stifling of the opposition, civil society and independent media a major threat to the credibility of this year’s elections, which will feature no viable competitor to the CPP.
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