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Australia News

China and Australia sign free-trade deal

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China and Australia have signed a preliminary deal after almost a decade of free-trade negotiations that will give Australia's service industry unsurpassed access to the Chinese...

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Burma News

UN committee urges Burma action on Rohingya

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee has approved a resolution urging Burma to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority "access to full citizenship on an...

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Cambodia News

Cambodia: Massive blaze guts Phnom Penh’s ‘Old Market’

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014

An early morning fire broke out in Phnom Penh’s Phsar Chas market early Monday, destroying an estimated 70 percent of its 900 stalls....

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China News

China lake: ‘If you jumped into this water, you’d shed a layer of skin’

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

So says Wu Lihong, the unofficial guardian of China’s Lake Tai, a polluted body of water in Jiansu province. Long stigmatized due its algae-induced green hue, Lake Tai (or Taihu),...

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Hong Kong News

Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong's government....

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India News

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists, say investigators

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top federal investigating agency says that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers actually committed suicide....

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Indonesia News

Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong's government....

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Japan News

ADB: Japan likely to return to growth in 4Q

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The president of the Asian Development Bank says Japan's economy is expected to return to growth in the fourth quarter of this year and its recession...

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Malaysia News

Malaysian censors target YouTube in Internet crackdown

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Malaysian censors are drawing up plans to block Internet content that does not adhere to guidelines set by the Film Censorship Board....

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Pakistan News

Thousands line up to vote in Indian Kashmir

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of voters have lined up to cast their votes in state elections in Indian Kashmir amid a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups who reject...

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Philippines News

Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code and computer programming as part of an international initiative called the 'Hour of Code'....

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Singapore News

Obama and other leaders wrap up Asia summit in Burma

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders wrapping up a series of summits in Burma are expected to offer tepid expressions of concern about issues...

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South Korea News

4 South Korean men arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Four South Korean men have been arrested in southern Japan on suspicion of stealing an ancient Buddha statue....

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Taiwan News

Climate change report: What are Asia’s risks?

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a synthesis report on the findings of over 800 scientists regarding the impacts of climate change....

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Thailand News

The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

On Monday, the 'Bangkok Post' ran what was touted as the "first interview" given by former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra since the military coup of May 22, 2014, which...

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Vietnam News

David Beckham Facebook post causes a stir in Vietnam

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014

A Vietnamese woman faces fines for taking photographs of David Beckham while riding a motorcycle without a helmet. An image, which was taken and posted on Facebook by Beckham, shows...

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Other Countries News

Nepal to ink India power deal during Modi visit

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say Nepal's government will sign an agreement with an Indian company to build a hydroelectricity plant that will export power to India....

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