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Australia News

Aussie miner lawmaker Clive Palmer criticized for China tirade

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A larger-than-life Australian mining magnate turned lawmaker Clive Palmer has been widely accused of threatening Australia's relationship with its biggest trading partner through an extraordinary tirade...

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Burma News

Ooredoo launches mobile services in Burma; Telenor to follow next month

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Foreign telecoms Ooredoo and Telenor will soon both be up and running in Burma. Ooredoo launched its commercial services in Burma on Aug. 15, making good on its promise to...

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Cambodia 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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China News

Japan PM sent prayer note to controversial war criminal ceremony

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top government spokesman has acknowledged that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year sent a note to a temple ceremony honoring hundreds of World War II-era...

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Hong Kong News

Jackie Chan ‘ashamed’ after son’s drug arrest

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Action star Jackie Chan says he's ashamed and saddened over his son's arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public....

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India News

Siding with Sachin Tendulkar

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

There has been some talk about former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar not attending India's Parliament as nominated member of the Rajya Sabha. In my view, the right place for Sachin is...

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Indonesia News

Japan PM visits landslide site after criticism

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, is visiting Hiroshima to see search and cleanup operations following landslides around the city that killed at least 50 people. ...

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Japan News

Teenage girl infected with dengue in Japan; 1st case in over 60 years

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years. ...

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Malaysia 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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Pakistan News

Pakistan open murder case against cleric

By Mon, Aug 11, 2014

A top Pakistani official says authorities opened a murder investigation against an anti-government cleric after a police officer was killed in clashes with the cleric's supporters....

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Philippines News

Philippines targets online extortion ring; arrests 8

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into...

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Singapore News

Are we winning the war against shark fin soup?

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The swelling tide of new money in Asia has resulted in some serious conservation concerns. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and Vietnam has equipped millions who were previously...

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South Korea News

North Korea insults John Kerry’s ‘hideous lantern jaw’

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a "hideous...

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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

Abhisit compares the coup and the military junta to Sarit

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

The Nation on July 9: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday that it was not necessary for the interim charter to grant the ruling National Council for Peace and...

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Vietnam News

9 footballers face match-fixing trial in Vietnam

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – State media reports that nine Vietnamese professional football players were put on trial Monday on charges of match fixing. Online newspaper VnExpress says players from the...

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Other Countries News

Mongolian blogger imprisoned for tweets criticising transport minister

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014

A Mongolian man was sentenced to three months in prison on Tuesday for defaming a high-profile politician on social media. Ts. Bat (@batengineer), an engineer and blogger, was found guilty...

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