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Australia 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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Burma News

Burma discovers it has only 51 million people

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Burma has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million....

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Cambodia 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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China News

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Officials say a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to...

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong waits to see impact of Beijing’s decision on political reform

By Sat, Aug 30, 2014

As Beijing prepares to hand down its decision this Sunday on whether or not Hong Kong will be granted political reforms for the 2017 election, pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong...

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India News

India’s big fat online wedding

By Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Proliferating websites guarantee romance    India’s thriving US$83-million online matrimony bazaar welcomed a new member to its club recently – a portal christened www.Iitiimshaadi.com. The service will cater exclusively to the...

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Indonesia 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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Japan News

Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't...

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Malaysia News

Argentina-Malaysia reach $550m shale oil deal

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has reached a deal with Malaysian national oil company Petronas to help develop what is believed to be among the largest shale oil deposits...

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Pakistan News

Pakistan cleric at rally warns of 48-hour deadline

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

A Pakistani cleric leading a mass anti-government rally in front of parliament has issued a 48-hour deadline for the country's prime minister to step down or he says he's prepared...

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Philippines News

Filipino forces in Golan Heights defied UN commander

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief says a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels...

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Singapore News

Japan rated Asia’s most peaceful country, China falters

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the...

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South Korea News

North Korea reverses decision to send cheerleaders to Asian Games

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it has scrapped an earlier decision to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea though it still plans...

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Taiwan News

Japan rated Asia’s most peaceful country, China falters

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the...

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Thailand News

British rights activist Andy Hall goes on trial in Thai court

By Tue, Sep 02, 2014

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a fruit processing factory in Thailand in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed...

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Vietnam News

China, Vietnam say they’re committed to resolving sea dispute

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China and Vietnam say they're committed to negotiating maritime disputes to avoid a recurrence of tensions that spiked when China deployed an oil rig in waters claimed...

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Other Countries News

Asian migrants detained in South America

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Salvadoran police have detained two Nicaraguan men who authorities say were transporting nine Nepalese and three Bangladeshi migrants who were bound for the United States....

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