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  • Dr Sudarat Keyuraphan sat out of politics for most of the past decade before becoming Pheu Thai's election strategy chief this year.
Thailand's biggest political party, hit by defections ahead of an election that will allow the kingdom to emerge from military rule, remains confident of its chances even as a new polling system threatens to confuse long-time supporters.

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MANILA - Three church bells seized as war trophies by the United States from the Philippines following one of the worst routing of American soldiers more than a century ago arrived in Manila on Tuesday (Dec 11), bringing to a close a contentious chapter in the two allies' shared history.
  • The coastal sea wall in Kali Baru, North Jakarta. The structure is part of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development project to reduce coastal flooding in Jakarta. Above: An aerial view of the $55 billion land reclamation project in Jakarta
The Indonesian capital banks on mega land reclamation to control water levels.
The speed at which the Chinese learnt and progressed since their country launched reforms and opened up in 1978 has been transformational.
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