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China, India drive Australia’s best tourism year since Sydney Olympics

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A boom in cashed-up visitors from China and India has helped Australia record its strongest tourism year since the Sydney Olympics, officials said Wednesday, with more than [...]
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Australia’s economy slows as China stumbles

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s economy expanded at its slowest quarterly pace in more than two years, data showed Wednesday, with exports dragged down by weakening growth in key trading [...]
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Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s president on Wednesday urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years [...]
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Tropical forests in trouble in SE Asia, west Africa: analysts

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America, analysts said [...]
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Australia alarmed by strategic rivalry in South China Sea

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia expressed alarm on Wednesday at escalating strategic rivalry in the South China Sea, saying it puts Asia at the risk of a military blunder with potentially serious [...]
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India sees auto industry growing to up to $285 billion by 2026

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Indian auto industry is expected to grow as much as 4 times from its current value to hit 18.9 trillion rupees ($285 billion) by 2026, assuming the economy grows at 7.5 [...]
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Russia, Vietnam Strategic Partnership to Make Asia-Pacific Safer – Putin

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Sputniknews | 6:00 AM

According to the statement, Putin gave a high assessment of Vietnamese achievements in socioeconomic, science and technology development in a telegram to Vietnamese President [...]
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Australian PM says IS militants worse than Nazis

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott was slammed by Jewish groups Thursday after saying that Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria were worse than Nazis as they [...]
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Australia-Indonesia ties back in ‘very good shape’: FM

04-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Foreign minister Julie Bishop on Thursday said ties with Indonesia were in “very good shape” after plunging this year when Jakarta executed two Australians, [...]
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New Zealand flag designs take leaf from rugby union

03-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of them depicting a silver fern leaf similar to that used on the All Blacks rugby jersey. The [...]
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Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead

Monsoon floods swamp northeast Indian villages, 21 dead

03-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Monsoon floods have inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam, killing at least 21 people in the last four days and forcing some 800,000 [...]
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Rioters rampage against residence law in northeast India

03-Sep-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Rioters set fire to the homes of seven lawmakers during a rampage to protest new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, [...]
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India-Vietnam Ties Will Strengthen: President Pranab Mukherjee

03-Sep-2015 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the “fruitful partnership” between India and Vietnam will “continue to strengthen” in the years to come. In [...]
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India’s oil exploration off Vietnam ‘illegal’, Chinese mouthpiece says

03-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

Terming India’s plans to conduct oil exploration off Vietnam coast in the South China Sea as “illegal”, a state-run Chinese daily today said it is an [...]
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India ready to move oil platform into South China Sea

03-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Want China Times | 6:00 AM

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is ready to move an oil platform into the South China Sea to help the Vietnamese government explore for natural resources [...]
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