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Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with [...]
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Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an [...]
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Asia agribusiness giants tie up to boost China-Australia trade

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Three of Asia’s leading agribusinesses have joined iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest in what he described Thursday as an “unprecedented” 100-year partnership [...]
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Some WTO members discussing customs deal without India: sources

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A group of World Trade Organisation (WTO) members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India if New Delhi goes ahead with threats to [...]
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Ooredoo SIM Cards Go on Limited Sale in Burma

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

Some shops in Mandalay have already begun selling a limited number of Ooredoo SIM cards, as the Qatari company remains tight-lipped about when its mobile phone cards will go [...]
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Burma Shuffles Cabinet Amid Press Crackdown, Aid Dispute

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Myanmar presidential spokesman Ye Htut was nominated Wednesday to be the country’s new minister of information after his predecessor resigned, part of a cabinet shuffle [...]
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Kerry presses India on global trade deal as deadline looms

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was [...]
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Amazon Ups the Ante in India With $2 Billion Investment

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

In the past two days, Amazon.com Inc. AMZN +0.78 percent and local rival Flipkart Internet Pvt. have both made billion-dollar bets that online shopping is poised to take off [...]
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India drops sea claim to unlock offshore oil in China contrast

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Livemint | 6:00 AM

If good fences make good neighbours, that may explain why much of Asia’s recent territorial tension has centred on the ocean. India took a step toward tighter ties with [...]
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Cambodia’s Hydroelectric Question: China Power and the Environment

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Discussion about hydroelectric power plants in Cambodia tends to focus on two aspects, both negative. One is an overdependence on Chinese investment, and the other is a [...]
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Australia tried to get India to take Tamil asylum seekers while still on Customs ship: Morrison

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Immigration minister Scott Morrison has revealed Australia unsuccessfully tried to get India to take 157 asylum seekers while they were being held on a Customs ship for [...]
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Cambodians hear case against Khmer Rouge

Cambodians hear case against Khmer Rouge

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Associated Press | 6:00 AM

Buddhist monks and ordinary Cambodians attended a hearing Wednesday in which a UN-backed tribunal prepared for the genocide trial later this year of two surviving leaders of [...]
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India set to become Amazon’s fastest-growing market: CEO Jeff Bezos

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Timesofindia | 6:00 AM

Amazon.com on Wednesday said it will invest a further $2 billion in India just a day after the country’s largest e-tailer Flipkart attracted $1 billion of fresh funds, [...]
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Vietnam Says It Owns The Seas, But Will Anybody Notice?

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

As I climbed the stairs of the Ho Chi Minh museum, a large, life-size poster of the man himself greeted me at the top of the stairs. It quoted him saying: “Our sea is [...]
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Vietnam, China to witness stronger military ties: defense official

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

The relations between the armies of China and Vietnam will continue to witness new developments, a senior Vietnamese defense official said here Wednesday. The friendly [...]
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