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Australia News

Australia: PM says hostage taker was ‘deeply disturbed’

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister says the gunman who took hostages in a Sydney cafe was "a deeply disturbed individual' known to the police but he was not on...

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Burma News

Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion. ...

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Cambodia News

New web service to boost access to higher education for Asian students

By Thu, Dec 04, 2014

A new web service launched this week is aiming to make international higher education more accessible and affordable for Asian students looking to earn their university degrees in the West....

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China News

Serbia jails 11 rights activists during China summit

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An international rights group has demanded the immediate release of 11 activists who planned protests against China at an economic summit in Serbia. Amnesty International says...

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Hong Kong News

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success...

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India News

Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion. ...

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Indonesia News

Indonesia: Report highlights link between palm oil and illegal logging

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar...

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Japan News

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success...

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Malaysia News

Are Asian universities really on the rise?

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk about the continuing rise of Asian universities. In The Conversation, Gerard Postiglione of the University of Hong Kong...

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Pakistan News

Obama offers support after Pakistan terror attack

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering the U.S.'s continued support to Pakistan in its fight against extremism after a terrorist attack that killed scores of schoolchildren....

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Philippines News

Philippines: NUJP calls for random inspections of Ampatuan jail

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) wants random and unscheduled inspection of the detention facilities where the suspects in the Ampatuan Massacre are now being held....

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Singapore News

Uber faces mounting legal obstacles in India and Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Uber, the popular ride-sharing service that has swept American and international cities, faced a glitch in its Thailand operations this week. The government demanded that Uber suspend its services in...

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South Korea News

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success...

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Taiwan News

Taiwan president quits as party chair after poll loss

By Wed, Dec 03, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou has resigned as chairman of the Beijing-friendly ruling Nationalist Party after surprisingly harsh local election losses....

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Thailand News

Thailand police: Foreigners not required to carry passports at all times

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014

A police spokesman has said that foreigners in Thailand are not required to carry their passports with them at all times, according to reports....

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Vietnam News

Vietnam detains Australian for drug trafficking

By Mon, Dec 15, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Customs officials in Vietnam's southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City have detained an Australian woman for heroin trafficking....

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Other Countries News

Asian nations lose out as Australia slashes foreign aid

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014

To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion. ...

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