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Australia News

Australian mining lawmaker apologizes to China

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

An Australian mining magnate turned lawmaker, Clive Palmer, has apologized to China over an extraordinary tirade on national television in which he accused the Chinese of shooting their own people...

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Burma News

High stakes in Burma’s peace process

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014

The Burmese government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years but has missed the timetable...

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Cambodia 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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China News

China Telecom profit rises as mobile data grows

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of the country’s three main state-owned carriers, says its profit rose 11.8 percent in the first half of the year as its Internet...

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Hong Kong News

China NPC meeting could be writing on the wall for democracy in Hong Kong

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Although Sunday's pro-Beijing march through the streets of Hong Kong resembled more of an all-inclusive sightseeing tour with transport, group leaders and a paid lunch provided for all, the demonstration...

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India News

10 dead in India temple stampede, police say

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top police official says a pre-dawn stampede has killed 10 people at a temple in central India....

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Indonesia News

Indonesia janitor goes on trial in international school rape case

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The first of five janitors went on trial in Indonesia’s capital on charges he raped a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school facing...

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Japan News

Japan PM sent prayer note to controversial war criminal ceremony

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top government spokesman has acknowledged that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year sent a note to a temple ceremony honoring hundreds of World War II-era...

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Malaysia News

Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine...

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Pakistan News

Indian PM Modi says Pakistan is waging ‘proxy war’

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's new prime minister has accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war because it is too weak to fight a conventional one....

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Philippines News

Taiwan’s Luis Liu grabs 1st Philippine IPAC title

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

SARANGANI, Philippines – Luis Liu of Taiwan came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka of Japan and capture the individual title in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Competition held...

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Singapore News

Japan rated Asia’s most peaceful country, China falters

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the...

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South Korea News

Ex-top prosecutor in South Korea admits lewd acts

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean defense lawyer for a former top prosecutor accused of performing a lewd act in public says his client has admitted the charge....

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Taiwan News

Taiwan’s Luis Liu grabs 1st Philippine IPAC title

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

SARANGANI, Philippines – Luis Liu of Taiwan came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka of Japan and capture the individual title in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Competition held...

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Thailand News

Thai junta leader Prayuth takes over as prime minister

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has officially become the new prime minister following a royal endorsement from the country's monarch. ...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam sends envoy to China to smooth tensions

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is sending a senior Communist party official to China this week to try to rebuild relations badly bit by Beijing’s decision to deploy an oil...

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Other Countries News

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

The top U.S. military officer says the Pentagon has developed plans that will allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan a bit beyond the end of the year if the...

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