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Australia News

A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Despite the nearly universal shift towards neoliberalism in Western countries and specifically the Anglosphere (The US, British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there are still important differences between political...

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Burma News

Myanmar confirms 2015 election will not be delayed

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it will hold a general election in late 2015 as planned, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed. Tin Aye, chairman of the Myanmar...

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Cambodia News

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns...

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China News

China’s economic growth expected to slow

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

A research group says it expects China's economy to slow over the next decade....

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong protesters have little hope of success in talks with officials

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks to try to end pro-democracy protests gripping the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though...

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India News

The buzz around India’s e-retailers: well-earned, or a lot of empty noise?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

There is no bigger MBA lesson than negotiating with a hard-bargaining-to-the-last-lemon or -onion housewife. ...

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Indonesia News

Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus. In Jakarta...

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Japan News

Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Japan's trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws....

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Malaysia News

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns...

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Pakistan News

Pakistani and Indian armies discuss border clashes

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Military officials in Pakistan say that country's armed forces have discussed with India recent clashes along the border with the Himalayan region of Kashmir that have killed...

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Philippines News

Philippine militants free 2 kidnapped Germans

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014

A Philippine official says two Germans kidnapped for six months have been released by a militant group just hours after it had threatened to behead one if no ransom payment...

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Singapore News

Pirates release missing Vietnamese oil tanker

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese sailor says his oil tanker has been released after pirates stormed the ship and siphoned off some of its cargo of gas oil. Deputy...

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South Korea News

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data. The South Korean company said...

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Taiwan News

Taiwanese air force pilot killed in aerial collision

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets on Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew...

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Thailand News

Body of Korean tourist found after Thai boat crash

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — The body of a South Korean woman who went missing when a tourist boat collided with a fishing vessel in southern Thailand has been found. A South...

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Vietnam News

Official aims to outlaw warm beer in Vietnam

By Wed, Oct 08, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A ministry official is proposing that the temperature in restaurants selling beer in Vietnam should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), a rule that will...

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Other Countries News

Thilafushi: An island of trash in the Maldives

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

The Republic of the Maldives is the smallest country in Asia, both by landmass and population. It is also the country with the lowest elevation on Earth, rising to only...

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