Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead.
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Officials picked through the wreckage of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in Myanmar's ancient capital Bagan on Thursday after a powerful earthquake rattled the top tourist destination, leaving three dead.
Three members of a family have died after being viciously attacked by a man in Malacca.
"Rather than having SPV (special purpose vehicles) in some unknown areas, why not have it in Indonesia, and we will treat them as if they are in the British Virgin Islands, but in Indonesia," Bambang Brodjonegoro told Channel NewsAsia.
Activists who have advocated independence for Hong Kong say they have been harassed or followed by pro-China local newspapers in recent months, while Beijing has stepped up its rhetoric against what it calls the "dangerous absurdity" of independence.
The MT Vier Harmoni was initially feared to have been hijacked after setting sail from Malaysia, in waters that have suffered a string of pirate attacks in recent times.