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Australia News

Australia: Bob Brown Foundation honours outstanding environmentalists

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014

The Bob Brown Foundation honours three outstanding environmental defenders at the Third Annual Environment Awards at a ceremony in Hobart today. The Environmentalist of the Year 2014 was awarded posthumously to Joseph Roe,...

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Burma News

HRW: Migrant children in Thailand ‘suffer in filthy, overcrowded cells’

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Thousands of children across Southeast Asia have fled war, poverty and other dangers, hoping to find brighter prospects in neighbouring Thailand. But a new report from non-government organisation Human Rights...

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Cambodia News

Interpol probes Thailand ‘baby factory’ case

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol says it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand calls the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies. ...

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China News

Report: Water shortages threaten China’s fracking plans

By Wed, Sep 03, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — A research group says more than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country...

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Hong Kong News

China warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014

China is issuing harsh warnings against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics ahead of an expected announcement recommending restrictions to the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled...

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India News

1 of 2 Italian marines held in India falls ill

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

ROME (AP) — Italy's defense minister has rushed to India after one of two Italian marines, held there for 2 ½ years without charges, was hospitalized. ...

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Indonesia News

Indonesia, Australia sign new security agreement

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia have signed a new security agreement to mend ties damaged last year by spying allegations....

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Japan News

Modi promises red carpet for Japanese firms in India

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape India is notorious for. ...

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Malaysia News

6,000 jobs to go in Malaysia Airlines overhaul

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will shed 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. ...

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Pakistan News

Pakistani PM denies asking army to mediate

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Pakistan's prime minister has denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his resignation...

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Philippines News

Philippines: Anti-China group arrested for attempted firebombing

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest...

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Singapore 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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South Korea News

SKorea: North fires projectile into sea

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been...

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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

HRW: Migrant children in Thailand ‘suffer in filthy, overcrowded cells’

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Thousands of children across Southeast Asia have fled war, poverty and other dangers, hoping to find brighter prospects in neighbouring Thailand. But a new report from non-government organisation Human Rights...

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Vietnam News

How Asia has outpaced Latin America on education reform

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014

While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian...

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Other Countries News

Syrian rebels attack Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014

The Philippine defense chief says Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been attacked by Syrian rebels who are holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage....

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