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Australia News

Australia: A special Saturday night for Tarkine

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015

The Tarkine has inspired passion and protest in people campaigning to protect the place for four decades. Brown will speak about Tarkine at the Salamanca Arts Centre on Saturday night....

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Burma News

Burma captures 9th rare white elephant

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region....

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Cambodia News

Cambodia deports outspoken Spanish activist

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Police in Cambodia say that an outspoken Spanish environmental activist was deported after the expiration of his visa....

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China News

Survey shows China manufacturing improving

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A new survey shows China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in several months....

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong woman gets 6 years in Indonesian maid abuse case

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court has sentenced a woman to 6 years in prison for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its...

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India News

Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015

AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A court in western India has acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002....

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Indonesia News

On death row: the main players in the fate of the Bali Nine duo

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015

The fate of Australian duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, awaiting execution orders in Indonesia, is a complicated interplay of many legal, moral, political, social and other positions. Whatever your...

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Japan News

Chinese tourists opt for luxury Japanese toilet seats

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015

On February 26, Global Times, a Chinese state-run outlet, published an editorial in both Chinese and English decrying a horrible habit many Chinese have fallen prey to: buying Japanese toilet...

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Malaysia News

2 Malaysian men charged over $50m ice shipment from China to Sydney

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities say two men from Malaysia and Hong Kong have been charged with smuggling more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, worth 65...

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Pakistan News

Reuters Afghanistan-Pakistan bureau chief Maria Golovnina dies in Islamabad

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The Reuters news agency says Maria Golovnina, its bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died at the age of 34....

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Philippines News

Mongolia pardons American, 2 Filipinos in tax case

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s president says he has pardoned an American mining executive and two Filipinos sentenced to jail for tax evasion in a case that raised questions...

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Singapore News

With Lee Kuan Yew on life support, what’s next for him and for Singapore?

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015

News of Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s hospitalisation for severe pneumonia has been making its rounds on Twitter, Facebook and even the international media. Reuters, AFP and almost...

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South Korea News

South Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has renewed a license of its second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022....

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Taiwan News

Official says hostage takers shoot themselves in Taiwan prison

By Thu, Feb 12, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A top justice official says six armed inmates who held a warden and a head guard hostage at a prison in southern Taiwan have committed suicide...

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Thailand News

Tourism Thailand’s creepy ‘stalker’ video’

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Tourism Thailand’s attempt to charm potential travellers with romantic plot twists and photogenic actors has had the opposite effect. MSN’s coverage of the ad says it “comes off as more...

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Vietnam News

Indonesian president says executions will go ahead

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president has rejected any attempts by other countries to intervene in the execution of foreign drug traffickers....

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Other Countries News

Maldives opposition resolves to continue protests

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives says her party has resolved to continue protests in the streets and in parliament until the government frees a...

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