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Australia tycoon apologises for calling Chinese ‘mongrels’

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer on Tuesday apologised for calling the Chinese government “mongrels” who “shoot their own people” after a fierce [...]
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Vietnam envoy to visit China to seek thaw in testy ties

Vietnam envoy to visit China to seek thaw in testy ties

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

Vietnam will send a special envoy to China this week to try to rebuild battered diplomatic ties with its communist neighbour after they sank to their lowest in three decades, [...]
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Australia follows EU, US in allowing mobile devices in-flight

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia from Tuesday will be allowed to use mobile electronic devices in-flight with limited restrictions after a relaxation of the rules by [...]
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Flak for woman who accused MAS steward of sexual assault on telly

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Social media users have lashed out at Laura Bushney, the Australian woman who went on TV, accusing a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) chief steward of sexually assaulting her while on [...]
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Australia steps up efforts against radicalisation

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Australian government on Tuesday announced a Aus$64 million (US$60 million) package to help prevent youngsters from being radicalised and joining extremist groups in the [...]
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NEFIT plans car rally to boost ties with Burma, Thailand

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Economictimes | 6:00 AM

With an aim to promote trade ties between India’s North-East region and South East Asia, regional trade body NEFIT is planning a three-nation car rally in November. The [...]
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Australia unveils measures to tackle rise of foreign fighters

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

Australia unveiled counter-terrorism measures on Tuesday to prevent young people from becoming radicalised and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as Iraq and Syria, [...]
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WB: Vietnam Demonstrates Climate Leadership in Building Resilience; and Embarks on Low Carbon Path

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Worldbank | 6:00 AM

The World Bank today congratulated Vietnam on the high-level attention to building resilience of vulnerable areas like the Mekong Delta – which are especially impacted [...]
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Indian FM wants Vietnam to be India’s security-defense partner

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Thanh Nien News | 6:00 AM

India wants Vietnam to be its partner in security and defense, Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj told prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung during her visit to Hanoi on Monday. [...]
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India claws back BPO business from arch rival Philippines

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

India has watched a large exodus of BPO business to the Philippines thanks to the country’s more employable youth who are equipped with fluent English and perfect [...]
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Ambani, Adani, Kochar part of PM’s biz delegation to Japan

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Zeenews | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Narendra Modi, who will embark on a four-day trip to Japan from August 31 to bolster bilateral ties in key areas of civil nuclear cooperation, security, [...]
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Vietnam keen to tap India’s Bollywood tourism

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Economictimes | 6:00 AM

India and Vietnam could see a welcome jump to the poor tourist figures to each other’s countries with direct flights set to take off from November even as this pretty [...]
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Japan, China in race to sell India their high-speed trains

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

China and Japan are once again in competition, this time for the lucrative high speed rail network market in India. The Japanese are already working on a feasibility study [...]
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What Abe’s ‘Proactive Contributor To Peace’ Doctrine Means for China, Asia, and Japan

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

It has been a challenge to make sense, even in the original language, of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s new defense and foreign policy doctrine. A literal [...]
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Australian legislator launches broadside against China

27-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Irish Times | 6:00 AM

One of the more lively verbal spats in the region last week was sparked by the Australian legislator and mining magnate, Clive Palmer, who went on television and launched a [...]
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