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Southeast Asia Globe - - Panorama -

The Philip­pines has signed a new agree­ment with Kuwait to reg­u­late work­ing con­di­tions of mi­grant work­ers af­ter re­peated re­ports of abuse.

The con­ser­va­tive In­done­sian prov­ince of Aceh is con­sid­er­ing ex­pand­ing its list of ex­treme pun­ish­ments to in­clude be­head­ing mur­der­ers.

A Thai of­fi­cial try­ing to ar­rest a street­side mango ven­dor for sell­ing road­side fruit got more than he bar­gained for when the man bran­dished a sa­mu­rai sword at him and promptly drove off.

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