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Australia News

A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Despite the nearly universal shift towards neoliberalism in Western countries and specifically the Anglosphere (The US, British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there are still important differences between political...

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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

Cambodia detains 3 over death of journalist

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police have detained three men believed to be linked to the shooting death of a local journalist who was investigating illegal logging in the...

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China News

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese...

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Hong Kong News

Hong Kong protest talks reveal gap between students and government

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the...

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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 trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Japan's trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws....

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Malaysia News

Human rights institutions in Southeast Asia: Are the “paper tigers” coming to life?

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” -- accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns...

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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

World Bank trims Asia growth outlook, urges reform

By Mon, Oct 06, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — The World Bank has trimmed its growth forecast for developing East Asian economies this year to 6.9 percent and urged governments to improve conditions for investment and...

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South Korea News

Royals’ biggest Korean fan is headed back to Kansas City

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

A die-hard long-time Kansas City Royals fan from Seoul who was superstitiously credited with sparking the team's playoff run is headed for Missouri to watch the Royals appear in their...

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Taiwan News

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The...

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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

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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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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