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Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion. ...

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Burma News

NZ man charged with insulting Buddhism in Burma

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A New Zealand bar manager and two Burma men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a...

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Cambodia News

Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion. ...

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China News

Hong Kong maid abuse trial to resume next week

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the Hong Kong district court last week that she was so ill from her employer’s abuse that she had to wear adult diapers....

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Hong Kong News

Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion. ...

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India News

India launches rocket, tests unmanned crew pod

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has announced two more successes in its space program — launching the country’s largest rocket and testing the re-entry of an unmanned crew module, part...

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Indonesia News

Hong Kong maid abuse trial to resume next week

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the Hong Kong district court last week that she was so ill from her employer’s abuse that she had to wear adult diapers....

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Japan News

Sony hacked by ‘sophisticated actor’, says White House

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent."...

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Malaysia News

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success...

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Pakistan News

Pakistan grants bail to main Mumbai attack suspect

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Pakistani anti-terrorism court has granted bail to the chief suspect in the Mumbai attack trial. Rizwan Abbasi says judge Kausar Abbas in...

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Philippines News

Hong Kong maid abuse trial to resume next week

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Erwiana Sulistyaningsih told the Hong Kong district court last week that she was so ill from her employer’s abuse that she had to wear adult diapers....

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Singapore News

Are Asian universities really on the rise?

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk about the continuing rise of Asian universities. In The Conversation, Gerard Postiglione of the University of Hong Kong...

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South Korea News

SKorean group cancels plans for border tree

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean church group has canceled plans to erect a giant Christmas tree near the border with North Korea after locals complained that it...

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Taiwan News

New web service to boost access to higher education for Asian students

By Thu, Dec 04, 2014

A new web service launched this week is aiming to make international higher education more accessible and affordable for Asian students looking to earn their university degrees in the West....

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Thailand News

Opinion: Post-coup oppression teaches Thais a lesson in human rights

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014

In the past several weeks Thailand has witnessed a series of incidents that altogether signal the beginning of the public's shift in perception. Slowly, Thais are becoming more and more...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam tunnel collapses, trapping 12 workers

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say the tunnel of a hydropower plant that is under construction in central Vietnam has collapsed, trapping 12 workers....

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Other Countries News

Rights group protest judges’ sacking in Maldives

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international rights group has criticized the dismissal of two top judges in the Maldives, including the country’s chief justice, calling it an assault on...

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