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Burma says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners

09-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar pledged on Tuesday to release thousands of prisoners, a move announced just over a month before it hosts an East Asia summit that US President Barack Obama and other [...]
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Vietnam-flagged tanker goes missing, hijack feared

09-Oct-2014 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

A Vietnam-flagged tanker has gone missing en route from Singapore to the Vietnamese port of Quang Tri and is feared hijacked, a world piracy watchdog said on Tuesday, amid [...]
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Myanmar frees 3,000 prisoners, including ex-military figures

Myanmar frees 3,000 prisoners, including ex-military figures

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:07 AM

Myanmar began releasing hundreds of prisoners — including a political detainee and former military intelligence figures — on “humanitarian” grounds, [...]
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Vietnam tanker and 18 crew missing amid piracy fears

Vietnam tanker and 18 crew missing amid piracy fears

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 8:03 AM

A Vietnamese oil tanker has gone missing en route to Vietnam from Singapore, prompting fears that pirates may be responsible. The Sunrise-689 was carrying 5,226 tons of oil [...]
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India and America, Beginning Again

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

President Obama and India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, have done the minimum needed to infuse new energy into a bilateral relationship that had run aground. [...]
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Australia’s Clean Energy Investment Plummets Below Algeria, Burma, Thailand, And Uruguay

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s investment in clean energy projects has slumped 70 percent since 2013, according to a new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). This means the [...]
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Aussie Open boosts prize money, aims to lure China fans

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Australian Open’s prize money will swell 10 percent to Aus$36.3 million (US$31.7 million) next year, organisers said Tuesday as they launched the 2015 tournament [...]
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Australian interest rates kept on hold at 2.5pct

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s central bank on Tuesday left interest rates on hold for the 13th-straight meeting, and suggested they would be kept at a record low of 2.5 percent for some [...]
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Australian Central Bank Holds Rates Steady

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Australia’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a 14th straight month Tuesday, saying that while a recent sharp fall in the Australian dollar [...]
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Cambodia land grab victims seek ICC ‘crimes against humanity’ probe

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Victims of land grabs by Cambodia’s “ruling elite” called on Tuesday for the International Criminal Court to probe their mass evictions as a crime against [...]
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Australia finalising legal go-ahead for special forces in Iraq

Australia finalising legal go-ahead for special forces in Iraq

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian special forces are ready for action in Iraq, but they await final legal approval, prime minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday. “Our forces are ready to [...]
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Burma Invites Foreign Banks, Faces ‘Bumpy Road’ of Regulations, States Moody’s

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The move by Myanmar’s central bank to grant operating licenses for nine foreign banks in the country will improve the domestic financial sector – but expansion of [...]
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Kashmiris flee India-Pakistan violence; 9 dead

Kashmiris flee India-Pakistan violence; 9 dead

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of villagers fled their homes in Kashmir on Monday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each other with gunfire and mortar shells over the border [...]
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India-Pakistan border shooting ‘kills nine’

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indian and Pakistan security forces traded fire along their troubled frontier, leaving nine civilians dead on both sides and stoking tensions during the festival of Eid, [...]
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Earthquake Machine: Scientists Drill 1.3km Hole into New Zealand’s Alpine Fault

08-Oct-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

An international team of scientists have begun drilling a 1.3km-deep hole into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand, in a pioneering project to better understand the earthquakes [...]
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