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Australia News

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Senior officers say Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite...

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Burma News

Burma’s failed promise

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Burma’s path to democracy, born in considerable hope when the generals’ junta agreed to political reforms in 2011 and released democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, is...

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Cambodia News

Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal has begun hearing the first genocide case against the country's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime. ...

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China News

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other...

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Hong Kong News

HK leader: Room to discuss election committee

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss...

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India News

The buzz around India’s e-retailers: well-earned, or a lot of empty noise?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

There is no bigger MBA lesson than negotiating with a hard-bargaining-to-the-last-lemon or -onion housewife. ...

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Indonesia News

Kerry urges Asia to boost anti-Islamic State push

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is asking Asian nations to step up their efforts to combat Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus. In Jakarta...

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Japan News

Japan reactor near active volcanos ‘unsafe’

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — A prominent volcanologist says predicting eruptions is impossible, disputing Japanese nuclear regulators’ safety approval of two reactors based on the prediction that an eruption won’t happen in...

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Malaysia News

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he expects Malaysia’s top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will...

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Pakistan News

Nobel winner Yousafzai to get Canada citizenship

By Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Canada will bestow honorary citizenship on Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani education activist who was awarded this year's Nobel Peace prize....

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Philippines News

Philippines subpoenas US Marine murder suspect

By Sat, Oct 18, 2014

The Philippine government has served a subpoena for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the...

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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 phones cleared for US government use

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved to use with classified U.S. government networks and data. The South Korean company said...

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Taiwan News

China tells Taiwan: Reunifying will end antagonism

By Sat, Sep 27, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese president Xi Jinping says reunifying the mainland and Taiwan is about ending political antagonism rather than about territories and sovereignty. State media reported his remarks were...

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Thailand News

Thailand: Breaking the silence

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

In the wake of the coup in Thailand, a calm has descended over the country, with little visible dissent or opposition. But will this silence last, or is it just...

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Vietnam News

Vietnam tanker missing, likely hijacked by pirates

By Wed, Oct 08, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A maritime watchdog agency says a Vietnamese tanker carrying gas oil has lost contact and may have been hijacked by pirates after leaving Singapore port...

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Other Countries News

Afghan opium poppy cultivation hits all-time high

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. report shows that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight...

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