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Australia News

Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says he is considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola....

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Burma News

US think tank faults Burma on Rakhine response

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar's government for presiding over a "humanitarian catastrophe" in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of...

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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

Beijing combats garbage crisis with new trash incinerator

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Beijing’s ecologists say officials will worsen the city’s deadliest environmental issue in their efforts to solve another. In November, the world’s biggest trash incinerator will begin operating at full capacity...

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Hong Kong News

What is the Hong Kong government waiting for?

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Talks were scheduled between the Hong Kong government and the protesters. They were held. Yet, so far, they have failed. Everyone expected it: when the administration led by Chief Executive...

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India News

India’s Modi tightens his grip on power

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Narendra Modi and his fellow leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party believe they are on a 10-year mission to turn India into a successful world power with a strong nationalist...

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Indonesia News

Call me Jokowi, says Indonesia’s president

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer....

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Japan News

Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — The head of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020...

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Malaysia News

Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Authorities in Malaysia say a man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village....

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Pakistan News

5 dead following Afghanistan insurgent attack

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan said that five people were killed and two injured when gunmen opened fire on a car in the eastern province of Nangahar on...

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Philippines News

Philippines pushes arbitration in China sea row

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says an international arbitration Manila has initiated to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea and a proposed legally-binding...

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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

US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying...

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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

Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Since the military coup, the number of lèse majesté cases has been rising in Thailand as the chances of the accused grow even slimmer under the junta’s rule. The trial...

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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

Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans....

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