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Launch of ASEAN Economic Community an historic occasion

December 31, 2015 - MALAYSIA

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations signed a declaration for establishing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in Nov 2015. A single market that allows the free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital across the region, it is due to become fully functional on the last day of 2015.

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Design contest for new Fijian flag closes

December 31, 2015 - FIJI

Coup-prone Fiji had planned to fly its redesigned flag on Oct 10 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of its independence from Britain and to proclaim its emergence as a democracy, but the flag flying has been postponed until 2016 so more designs can be considered. The extended design contest closes at the end of 2015.

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Presidential run-off in landmark presidential election

December 27, 2015 - HAITI

Haitians vote in a presidential run-off between political newcomer Jovenel Moïse and former government executive Jude Célestin following a first round in October. The landmark elections could cement democracy in the western hemisphere’s poorest country.

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Mission: Impossible 5

December 25, 2015 - MOVIES

Mission: Impossible 5, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, is released. The fifth film in the Mission: Impossible series with Tom Cruise reprising the role of Ethan Hunt.

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