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Australia News

Tasmania dreams of becoming world’s eco-tourism capital

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Tasmania is dreaming big time. The Liberal government is plotting to transform the state into an environmental tourism capital to attract globe trotters. It comes as no surprise that conservation...

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Burma News

Burma rebels deny attack on Red Cross-protected refugees

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Kokang ethnic rebels battling Burma's government in the country's north have denied a claim that they attacked a truck flying the Red Cross flag that was...

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Cambodia News

Cambodian PM: No construction of mega-dam until at least 2018

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that work on a controversial mega-dam project in southwest Cambodia will not start until at least 2018....

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China News

China’s ‘mistress killer’ makes international headlines

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Zhang Yufen has been nicknamed China’s “mistress killer,” but that chilling moniker doesn’t reflect any violence or crimes she has committed....

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Hong Kong News

HK leader calls on residents to be like ‘mild and gentle’ sheep

By Wed, Feb 18, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's unpopular Beijing-backed leader has called on residents of the southern Chinese city, rocked last year by months of pro-democracy protests, to be more like...

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India News

Jesuits: abducted Indian priest is released in Afghanistan

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015

ROME (AP) — The Jesuit religious order says an Indian priest who was abducted in Afghanistan eight months ago has been released...

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Indonesia News

Crowded bus overturns in western Indonesia, killing 16

By Sat, Feb 21, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a crowded bus overturned on a toll road on Indonesia's main island of Java and 16 people were killed....

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Japan News

Oscar-winning movies upset South Korean film fans

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015

As the dust settles after another Oscar night in Los Angeles it seems that some in South Korea are not too happy with at least two of the winning...

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Malaysia News

Southeast Asia palm oil industry faces new era of accountability

By Fri, Feb 20, 2015

After years of rampant deforestation and environmental degradation, Southeast Asia's most notorious industry may be turning over a new leaf. ...

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Pakistan News

Reuters Afghanistan-Pakistan bureau chief Maria Golovnina dies in Islamabad

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The Reuters news agency says Maria Golovnina, its bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died at the age of 34....

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Philippines News

Philippine court enters not-guilty plea for US Marine

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has entered a not-guilty plea for a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender in a case that has tested...

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Singapore News

Singapore’s 1st prime minister hospitalized with pneumonia

By Sun, Feb 22, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, has been hospitalized for severe pneumonia....

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South Korea News

Oscar-winning movies upset South Korean film fans

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015

As the dust settles after another Oscar night in Los Angeles it seems that some in South Korea are not too happy with at least two of the winning...

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Taiwan News

Chinese participants removed from Harvard event amid Taiwan row

By Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Taiwan is a truly contentious topic when it comes to mainland China foreign policy and, if further proof of this was ever needed, it came on January 29, when a...

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Thailand News

Upcoming FCCT panel to feature Thai political heavyweights – if the junta allows it…

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015

The Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand (FCCT) has just announced this upcoming panel discussion in March. The Future of Politics in Thailand 7pm, Wednesday March 11, 2015 Non-members: 350 Baht...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam releases partially paralyzed blogger on medical parole

By Wed, Feb 11, 2015

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralyzed and was jailed for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party says he has been released after two months...

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Other Countries News

New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand plans to send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group....

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