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Australia News

Sri Lankan asylum seekers to be taken to Australia

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s immigration minister says Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to the mainland....

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Burma News

US senator urges Burma to amend constitution

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Burma to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and...

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Cambodia News

Cambodia defamation ruling raises media freedom concerns

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Media watchdogs have voiced concern after a Cambodia-based journalist and blogger was ordered to pay 100 million riel (US$25,000) to a French property developer after he was convicted of defamation...

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China News

Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew....

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Hong Kong News

Almost 100 sickened by chemical leak from ship near Thai port

By Thu, Jul 17, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities say more than 90 people, including primary school students, have been sickened by a chemical leak from a Hong Kong ship in eastern Thailand....

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India News

Surgeons in India remove 232 ‘tooth-like structures’ from teen

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Dental surgeons in India’s largest city say they have removed 232 small “tooth-like structures” from the mouth of a teenage boy with a rare medical condition....

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Indonesia News

Prabowo appeals election result at Indonesia’s highest court

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lawyers say the losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election has filed a legal challenge of the outcome in the country's highest court....

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Japan News

Fukushima study: Think the unthinkable

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly...

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Malaysia News

Australia readies 50 police to send to Ukraine for MH17 investigation

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sent 50 police to London in anticipation of deploying them to the Ukraine to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a...

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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

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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Singapore 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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South Korea News

South Korea lab fails to determine how Sewol tragedy ferry owner died

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's state-run forensic lab says it has failed to find out how a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster died....

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Taiwan News

Investigators examine Taiwan plane crash black boxes

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people....

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Thailand 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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Vietnam 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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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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