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Australia News

Sri Lankan asylum seekers fly to Australia

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers that languished on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks have been temporarily brought to a detention center...

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Burma News

UN Burma envoy worried over camps for displaced

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.'s new human rights envoy for Burma has described conditions as deplorable in camps for persons displaced by sectarian strife, and warned that the country's...

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Cambodia News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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China News

US meat supplier says China unit violated standards

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier says a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards....

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Hong Kong News

Leaks confirm attacks on Hong Kong’s press

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

It has long been known that big business in Hong Kong, obviously worried about Big Brother over the border, has boycotted Apple Daily, the territory’s most popular newspaper, because of...

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India News

Clash over land leaves 2 dead in northern India

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say a land dispute triggered a violent clash between two communities that left two people dead and a dozen injured in northern India. ...

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Indonesia News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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Japan News

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine unrest

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine. ...

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Malaysia News

Malaysia: Rebels to let police secure MH17 site

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it will send dozens of police to the Malaysian airliner's crash site in eastern Ukraine after pro-Russia separatists agreed to allow international police...

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Pakistan News

New survey reveals fear of conflict in Asia… and some unlikely alliances

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014

If you haven't yet read the latest public opinion survey released by the Pew Research Center earlier this week, then it's time you did. Based on interviews with over 48,000...

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Philippines News

Extremists kill at least 16 villagers southern Philippines

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say Abu Sayyaf gunmen have killed at least 16 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack as the civilians traveled in...

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Singapore News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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South Korea News

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone....

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Taiwan News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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Thailand News

Thailand visa crackdown likely to impact English education

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Thailand's crackdown on people living and working on tourist visas will have far-reaching effects in several sectors, not the least of which is education. English teachers who have not been...

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Vietnam News

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications...

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Other Countries News

Should Asia-Pacific countries ban the plastic bag?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow...

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