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  • Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

    By Aug 28, 2014

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    Study: Global trash burning even more polluting than expected

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study shows that rampant trash-burning is releasing more polluting emissions than governments are reporting.

  • Thai junta: Democracy will be changed to reflect the views of a ‘well-informed population’

    By Aug 28, 2014

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    Pic: AP.

    FT: Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong said a new National Reform Council would push developments including sea ports, greatly increased airport capacity and new fibre optic connections to Europe, the US and big Asian countries. … He said changes made to the democratic system would reflect the views of a “well-informed population” and promote “unity

  • The road to hell is paved with ‘good intentions’

    By Aug 27, 2014

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    The road to hell is paved with ‘good intentions’

    Nikkei Review on July 24: Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military junta which staged a putsch on May 22 to break a political deadlock hanging over from 2013, has plans for a raft of long-term economic and political reforms, according to Narongchai Akrasanee, a former commerce minister who has been appointed

  • Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    By Aug 27, 2014

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    Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research says that so far its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for Developmental Biology said Wednesday they were still trying to match results reported in two papers published

  • Indonesia, Australia disagree on name of new accord

    By Aug 27, 2014

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    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, left, talks with her Indonesian counterpart Marty Natalegawa after a meeting in Jakarta last year. Pic: AP.

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia and Indonesia have settled their disagreement over what to call their latest agreement. A rift between the countries was sparked last November by accusations that Australians tapped the cellphones of the Indonesian president, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009.

  • Malaysia PM condemns ‘appalling’ actions of James Foley’s killers

    By Aug 27, 2014

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    Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. Pic: AP.

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak condemned the “appalling” actions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria in a statement Wednesday.

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