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India NDTV 24-hour broadcast ban is suspended by government

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Critics described the one-day ban on NDTV as "uncalled-for censorship"



The Indian government has suspended a one-day ban on NDTV's Hindi channel due on Wednesday, which had been widely condemned by other news outlets.

Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu took the decision, the channel said.

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Brunei's second-largest daily newspaper shuts down abruptly

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Brunei's second-largest daily newspaper, the Brunei Times, published its final edition on Monday, after abruptly announcing plans for closure over the weekend, triggering online speculation about the reason.

The daily, which was launched in 2006, announced on its Sunday front page that it would cease publication the next day.

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Thais mourn death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Until 1932, Thailand had been ruled by an absolute monarchy, with the king exercising power over the judiciary



The people of Thailand are mourning the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, their head of state for 70 years and the world's longest-reigning monarch.

An emotional crowd held a late-night vigil in Bangkok for the king, who died on Thursday aged 88.

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