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Australian university urged to sever ties with Sarawak’s elite

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

A top conservation group based in Tasmania is urging the University of Adelaide to dissociate itself from the ruling elite of Sarawak after a book exposed the corruption behind the...

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Burma News

Australian PM: Turning away asylum seekers’ boats a success

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Australia's Operation Sovereign Borders, the policy of turning back the boats carrying asylum seekers has proven to be effective against people smuggling, at least from the point of view of...

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Cambodia News

Australian PM: Turning away asylum seekers’ boats a success

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Australia's Operation Sovereign Borders, the policy of turning back the boats carrying asylum seekers has proven to be effective against people smuggling, at least from the point of view of...

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China News

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of...

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Hong Kong News

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of...

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India News

Obama presides over India’s grand Republic Day parade

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama is presiding over a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels as chief guest at India's annual Republic...

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Indonesia News

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of...

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Japan News

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A special Japanese envoy in Jordan has expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a...

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Malaysia News

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of...

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Pakistan News

Pakistan cricketer Sohail flees ‘supernatural presence’ at team hotel

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Pakistan team management says cricketer Haris Sohail was left "visibly shaken" after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room....

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Philippines News

Young police officer among the dead in Philippines carnage

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015

A police senior inspector (equivalent to captain in the military) is among the five officers of the police special forces who were massacred during a police dragnet that went haywire...

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Singapore News

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of...

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South Korea News

UN official defends stance on North Korea rights abuses

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The United Nations’ official in charge of investigating human rights abuses in North Korea says he stands by U.N. findings on widespread abuses there despite recent backtracking...

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Taiwan News

6 firefighters killed in Taiwan after rescuing 2 from fire

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A report says six firefighters were killed in Taiwan when a metal roof collapsed on them in a bowling alley where two people were rescued. The...

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Thailand News

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam allows new casino, ban on local gamblers may be lifted

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam’s biggest island has drawn mixed reactions from citizens, who weigh its potential economic benefits against...

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Other Countries News

Human rights groups demand UN action on abuses in Laos

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015

The Laos government is moving backward on human rights, says Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia Division. ...

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