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China says ‘harmful info’ must be managed after VPNs blocked

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 7:41PM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official says that “harmful information” must be managed following reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users access censored online content.

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC Japanese students from an international school in Singapore on a cultural exchange in Thailand. Pic: AP.

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of children of expat families, diplomats, politicians and society’s elite.

Canada finds case of H7N9 bird flu in traveler

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:05PM UTC Pic: AP.

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian health authorities say they have diagnosed a case of bird flu in a British Columbia woman who recently returned from China.

Motorola unveils 3 smart phones for return to China

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 11:41AM UTC Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Motorola, acquired last year by computer maker Lenovo Group, has unveiled three smartphones for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market. Motorola said Monday that buyers of its flagship Moto X model will be able to pick colors, features

Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015 11:10AM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks are weaker after Greece’s anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the euro currency bloc could unravel.

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