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Burma rebels say 22 recruits dead in army attack

Burma rebels say 22 recruits dead in army attack

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ethnic minority Kachin rebels in the far north of Myanmar said 22 of their troops were killed in an army heavy artillery attack Wednesday, amid foundering efforts to reach a [...]
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Police arrest guru ending India standoff

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indian police have arrested a controversial religious leader at his sprawling ashram in the northern part of the country, ending a days-long standoff in which six people died [...]
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Bain Capital hires advisers for $2.6 billion IPO of Australia’s MYOB – source

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US private equity giant Bain Capital hired Reunion Capital Partners to advise on a listing of Australian accounting software firm MYOB Ltd worth up to A$3 billion ($2.58 [...]
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Suu Kyi party admits cannot win fight to change constitution

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party admitted Wednesday it cannot win its fight to change a constitutional provision barring her from Myanmar’s presidency, as the [...]
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Australia tightens asylum seekers access, leaves refugees in Indonesia

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia’s conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could [...]
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Indonesian says Australia has created a burden after decision to cut resettlement intake of asylum seekers

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Indonesia says Australia has burdened it with the responsibility of looking after thousands of refugees and asylum seekers, after the Federal government decided to cut its [...]
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Russian navy ships steam off after G20 in Australia

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Four Russian navy ships that appeared off Australia’s northern coast amid heightened tensions ahead of the G20 summit have now left, military officials said Thursday. [...]
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Indian police arrest ‘godman’ after violent stand-off

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Police on Wednesday arrested a guru after a violent stand-off with thousands of followers at his sprawling ashram in northern India, where the bodies of four women and a [...]
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ANZ suspends traders in Australia interest rate probe

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

ANZ Bank has suspended seven traders pending the outcome of an investigation by Australia’s corporate watchdog into possible rigging of the country’s benchmark [...]
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Burma rules out lifting ban on Suu Kyi’s presidency bid

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AGENCIES | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Constitution cannot be changed until after next year’s general election, the Speaker of Parliament said, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate [...]
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A Free Press for Vietnam

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The Vietnamese government must allow the media to operate freely. This is essential to the country’s continued economic and political liberalisation, and to the [...]
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Hollande on first state visit by French president to Australia

Hollande on first state visit by French president to Australia

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Francois Hollande on Tuesday became the first French president to make a state visit to Australia, pushing to strengthen ties almost two decades after nuclear tests in the [...]
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US, Japan, Australia Boost Maritime Cooperation

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

For the first time since 2007, the leaders of the United States, Australia, and Japan met on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Brisbane, Australia and agreed to deepen [...]
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Burma needs to complete its transition to democracy

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The National | 6:00 AM

For a while, Myanmar seemed to be a good example of peaceful transition from military rule to democracy. When military commander Thein Sein dissolved the ruling junta in [...]
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Burma currency rate fall becomes worsening

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | .Eleven | 6:00 AM

Myanmar currency rate fall has become worsening in the reign of President Thein Sein and the currency rate has remained between K 1,070 and K 1,075 on one US dollar in the [...]
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