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Australia News

Australia set to create $2.25 billion green fund

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Senate has passed legislation to create a 2.55 billion Australian dollar ($2.25 billion) environment fund to replace the carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse...

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Burma News

Obama speaks to Burma’s political leaders

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders....

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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

Chinese court upholds death sentences following slashing attack

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has upheld the death sentences of three men convicted in brutal knife attacks that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the southern...

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong tycoon feels Beijing’s ire for criticism

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon is feeling Beijing's wrath after he failed to toe the official line by voicing doubts about the city's China-backed leader, who is...

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India News

China chides India over new border posts

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry is cautioning New Delhi over Indian plans to construct 54 new border posts along an eastern stretch of their disputed frontier....

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Indonesia News

US: Indonesia defense chief not involved in abuses

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says Indonesia's army committed abuses when it was commanded by the former general newly appointed as defense minister but he was not personally implicated....

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Japan News

FIFA launches campaign to combat match-fixing

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — FIFA, international players' union FIFPro and Interpol have launched a campaign to combat match-fixing....

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Malaysia News

FIFA launches campaign to combat match-fixing

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — FIFA, international players' union FIFPro and Interpol have launched a campaign to combat match-fixing....

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Pakistan News

3 rebels and an army officer killed in Kashmir

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An Indian army official says three suspected rebels and an army officer have been killed in a fierce gun battle near the heavily militarized line of...

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Philippines News

Pacquiao Watch: Another bully?

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Philboxing.com owner and founder of Pacland website (now www.pinoygreats.com) Dong Secuya was a recent visitor in General Santos City together with a friend from Cebu. At the airport before he...

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Singapore News

Asia, biodiversity and urbanization: Perspectives on the Living Planet report

By Tue, Oct 07, 2014

According to a recent report by the WWF, the Earth has lost more than half of its vertebrate wildlife over 40 years. One week ago, the organization’s Living Planet Report...

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South Korea News

Samsung profit sinks 49 percent on slowing mobile

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says its third-quarter income has plunged 49 percent to the lowest level in nearly three years as its handset business slows down....

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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

Thailand’s post-coup ‘reform’ process: Only a few ‘good’ men at the helm

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The "reform" plans by Thailand's military government continue to take shape. After the establishment of the so-called National Reform Council, a Constitutional Drafting Committee will be created soon. But developments...

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Vietnam News

US official urges Vietnam to improve human rights

By Sun, Oct 26, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.S. official says Vietnam has made progress on human rights, but that the country must do more if the former foes are to forge closer...

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Other Countries News

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is threatening to drop its offers of visits by United Nations human rights officials if a U.N. resolution on the country doesn't remove a...

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