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World Bank pegs India’s GDP growth at 7.5pct in 2015-16

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Economictimes | 6:00 AM

The World Bank projects India’s GDP to expand to 7.5 per cent in the current fiscal on account of increased economic activity and greater stability. [...]
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‘India Has Demonstrated Its Global Leadership’, Says US, as India Helps Quake-Hit Nepal

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

The United States of America has praised India’s leadership role in helping earthquake-hit Nepal and persons of different nationalities stranded in war-ravaged Yemen. [...]
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China protests over shelling as Burma battles insurgents

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China repeated demands yesterday for Myanmar to take steps to prevent fighting with rebels from spilling over the border after more shells fell on Chinese territory during [...]
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Power struggles ahead as dozens join Burma election race

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s landmark elections have pulled in scores of political parties, complicating the battle for control of an ex-dictatorship whose resources and markets are much [...]
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Nobody can prevent oil exploration in our waters: Vietnam

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

China had earlier cautioned that it would firmly oppose any exploration activity in South China Sea if it undermines its sovereignty and interests. In an apparent reference [...]
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Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the “gold standard” in efforts to [...]
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Australian condemnation after Indonesia execution reports

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A top official from Australia’s foreign ministry called the death penalty an “abuse of state power” Wednesday after the reported execution of two Australian [...]
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Free trade deal with Gulf ‘very close’: NZ PM

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A free trade pact between the Gulf states and New Zealand, the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, is “very close”, prime minister John Key said in [...]
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Australia’s police work abroad under spotlight with Indonesia executions

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The case of two Australians on death row in Indonesia has cast a spotlight on the foreign work of Australia’s police force, whose tip off to their Indonesian [...]
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Celebrities urge Australia PM to do more to save execution pair

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Celebrities including Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush released a video Tuesday urging Australian prime minister Tony Abbott to fly to Indonesia to help save two citizens facing [...]
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40 years later: Communism’s hollow victory in Vietnam

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its [...]
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Asia’s people smugglers exploit rising migration, raise trafficking fears – UN

30-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Migrant smugglers are capitalising on a lack of legal migration avenues to demand fees of up to $50,000 a person, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in [...]
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Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed: Australia

29-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia urged Indonesia Monday to delay the execution of two men for drug offences until a corruption probe into their case is complete, after a report that judges sought [...]
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The Latest on Nepal Quake: US soldiers stay in Nepal to help

29-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Army troops are loading blue tarpaulin sheets, medical kits and dehydrated food, water bottles, sacks of rice and blankets at a flat area that is being used as a helipad in [...]
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Aid agencies prepare ‘massive’ operations in quake-hit Nepal

29-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Humanitarian agencies said Monday they were preparing a large-scale aid operation to earthquake-ravaged Nepal, with more relief planes arriving in the coming hours. [...]
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