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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

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten....

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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

Why are people really protesting in Hong Kong?

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Ask anyone in Hong Kong why so many people have taken to the streets and the answer will often be the same: “for democracy,” “for universal suffrage,” or “to elect...

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Hong Kong News

Why are people really protesting in Hong Kong?

By Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Ask anyone in Hong Kong why so many people have taken to the streets and the answer will often be the same: “for democracy,” “for universal suffrage,” or “to elect...

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India News

In major economic reform move, India deregulates diesel, raises gas prices

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

India has deregulated prices for diesel fuel while raising the cost of natural gas in the biggest-yet economic reform announced by new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government....

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Indonesia News

Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday. ...

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Japan News

Japan PM sends offerings to war shrine

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent religious offerings to a Tokyo shrine honoring the war dead including convicted wartime leaders, while dozens of lawmakers prayed at...

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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

Kidnapped German freed in Afghanistan

By Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Germany's government says a German man who was kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago has been freed in Afghanistan....

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Philippines News

Protesters demand Philippine custody of US Marine

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people have protested at the American Embassy in Manila and demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippine government a U.S. Marine implicated in...

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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

Body of Korean tourist found after Thai boat crash

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — The body of a South Korean woman who went missing when a tourist boat collided with a fishing vessel in southern Thailand has been found. A South...

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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

Nepal officials scaling down blizzard rescue operations

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Officials in Nepal say rescue operations have been scaled down at the trekking trail where hundreds of hikers were caught in a blizzard last week....

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