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Suicide bombers kill 15 people outside Pakistani churches

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A pair of suicide bombers attacked two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers prayed inside – killing 15 people in the latest assault [...]
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GE sells Australia-New Zealand lending arm for $6.3 bn

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

General Electric has sold its consumer lending arm in Australia and New Zealand to an investment consortium including Germany’s Deutsche Bank and US investment firm KKR [...]
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Austria may need opposition support for tax cut plan

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Austria’s government will likely need opposition support to pass parts of a 5 billion euro ($5.3 billion) tax-relief package to spur the economy, Finance minister Hans [...]
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India life insurers seek quick capital fix from PE investors after law change

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Several Indian life insurance firms are courting private equity investors to boost their capital ahead of potential IPOs, which became more feasible after a new law allowing [...]
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Burma jails New Zealander for 2.5 years over Buddha insult ad

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in jail by a Yangon court over using a Buddha image to promote a [...]
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TV show reunites Cambodian families scattered by Khmer Rouge

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Palms clasped together, tears welling in her eyes, Sam Somaly looked into the camera and issued a desperate plea to three siblings she had not seen in nearly 40 years – [...]
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New Zealander faces Burma court verdict over Buddha ad

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A New Zealand bar manager accused of insulting religion in Myanmar by using an image of the Buddha to promote a cheap drinks night was set to face the court’s verdict [...]
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India Should Play Bigger Role in South China Sea, Says Singapore

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore said it wants India to play a bigger role in the South China Sea as China hastens land reclamation in the disputed waters that carry some of the world’s [...]
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Rescue teams reach cyclone stricken Vanuatu islands, official toll lowered

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

International aid agencies began emergency flights on Tuesday to some of the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that [...]
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Prince Harry will train with Australian army next month

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Prince Harry will be embedded in Australian army units on the north, west and east coasts of the country during the British royal’s hectic four-week secondment to the [...]
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Salvation Army failed to halt child sex abuse: Australian inquiry

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Salvation Army failed to protect children from brutal sexual and physical abuse in four of its Australian homes, and instead punished them for complaining, a national [...]
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Fears of food shortages in Vanuatu as huge damage revealed

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vanuatu warned Tuesday it faces imminent food shortages as accounts emerged of huge damage to a large outer island, days after one of the fiercest cyclones on record [...]
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Relief teams reach Vanuatu’s cyclone-hit outer islands

Relief teams reach Vanuatu’s cyclone-hit outer islands

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Relief workers who have struggled for days to access remote areas of Vanuatu that were ravaged by a fierce cyclone finally reached some of the islands on Tuesday, where they [...]
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Pakistan executes 10 death-row prisoners

Pakistan executes 10 death-row prisoners

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged 10 convicted murderers from prisons across the country, the highest number in a single day after the government lifted a six-year-old moratorium on [...]
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Mumbai Is Being Buried Under a Mountain of Its Own Trash

18-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A memorable scene in the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” set in Mumbai, depicts the boy hero plunging into a ghastly pool of liquid excrement. Truth isn’t much [...]
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