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Australia News

Indonesia, Australia disagree on name of new accord

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

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...

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Burma News

State-owned Burmese telecom lowers prices in face of outside competition

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

A state-owned telecom in Burma will start a price war with Ooredoo, the Qatari company that launched services in Burma earlier this month, Eleven Myanmar reported....

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Cambodia News

Interpol probes Thailand ‘baby factory’ case

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol says it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand calls the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies. ...

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China News

US cashes in on surge in Chinese tourists

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

COSTA MESA, California (AP) — Tourism from China to the U.S. has soared since the countries signed an agreement in 2007 promoting travel....

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Hong Kong News

The Red beatification of Xi Jinping

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

He is not yet one of the “saints” of the Chinese Communist Party along with Mao and Deng. But already, after less than two years in office, Xi Jinping is,...

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India News

Mumbai Jewish center reopens 6 years after attacks

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rabbis from across Asia are celebrating the reopening of a Jewish center targeted by rampaging Pakistani gunmen who stormed through Mumbai on a 60-hour killing spree...

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Indonesia News

Indonesia, Australia disagree on name of new accord

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

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...

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Japan News

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

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...

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Malaysia News

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

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

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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Pakistan News

Pakistan cleric at rally warns of 48-hour deadline

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

A Pakistani cleric leading a mass anti-government rally in front of parliament has issued a 48-hour deadline for the country's prime minister to step down or he says he's prepared...

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Philippines News

Pacquiao to help set up boxing academy in China

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao says he will help train boxers in China and expressed confidence that the country's 1.4 billion people can produce world champions. ...

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Singapore News

Philippines businesses seek clear policies ahead of ASEAN integration

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - Businessmen from all over Mindanao are seeking clear cut government policies on five major agenda as the country prepares for economic integration under the ASEAN...

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South Korea News

NKorea protests UN refusal of meeting on exercises

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

North Korea is criticizing the U.N. Security Council for not accepting its latest request for an emergency session on U.S.-South Korean military exercises this month....

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Taiwan News

Taiwan police: Carbon monoxide caused Mormon missionary deaths

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries. The government-owned Central News Agency reported Sunday that Taiwanese authorities found a...

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Thailand News

Thai Studies, Harvard University and the problem with political lobbyists

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

It is an unfortunate reality that many areas of study at universities across the world will never have the same draw than others. Very often, the more exotic the area,...

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Vietnam News

US Embassy, rights groups protest jailing of Vietnamese dissidents

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States has expressed alarm over prison terms handed down against three Vietnamese democracy activists for obstructing traffic. Human rights groups have described the charges...

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Other Countries News

Asian migrants detained in South America

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Salvadoran police have detained two Nicaraguan men who authorities say were transporting nine Nepalese and three Bangladeshi migrants who were bound for the United States....

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