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Australia in a fog over ban on branded cigarettes

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than a year after Australia became the first country to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, there is little hard evidence to prove the trailblazing move is worth [...]
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Australia eyes Cambodia as asylum-seeker host

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s Immigration minister Scott Morrison made an unannounced visit to Cambodia on Friday, raising speculation that Phnom Penh will join Papua New Guinea and [...]
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Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia’s recent annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more [...]
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India’s princeling Rahul Gandhi seeks ‘poison’ of power

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

He has never held public office, has likened power to “poison” and seen his father and grandmother assassinated by extremists. Now Rahul Gandhi wants to become [...]
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India’s Modi: abrasive Hindu nationalist tipped to be PM

India’s Modi: abrasive Hindu nationalist tipped to be PM

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Few deny that Narendra Modi, the son of a tea seller tipped to be India’s next prime minister, has overcome formidable obstacles. Almost everything else about him is [...]
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INDIA PRESS-BJP may reverse UPA’s decision on FDI in multi-brand retail – Economic Times

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM

The BJP plans to reverse the decision to allow majority foreign ownership in the supermarkets sector if it comes to power, its manifesto for the 2014 elections is expected to [...]
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Indonesia military worries over Asia arms race, territorial tensions

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s military is concerned that a rebalancing of power in the Asia-Pacific is driving an arms race in the region and that increasingly tetchy territorial [...]
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Exclusive: US states probing security breach at Experian unit

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A number of US states are jointly investigating a data breach involving a subsidiary of Experian Plc that exposed the social security numbers of some 200 million people to [...]
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Scores fall sick at Cambodian garment factories

05-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Scores of garment workers have fallen sick this week at factories in Cambodia, including two that produce clothing for sportswear groups Puma SE and Adidas, workers and the [...]
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Malaysian PM visits Australian base for jet search

Malaysian PM visits Australian base for jet search

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s prime minister said Thursday the search for the missing jetliner will not stop until answers are found, as his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott called it [...]
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Malaysia PM visits search base for missing jet; sub joins hunt

Malaysia PM visits search base for missing jet; sub joins hunt

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s prime minister visited the Australian search base for missing Flight MH370 on Thursday as a nuclear-powered submarine joined the near-four week hunt that has [...]
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Sheer size is just 1 complexity in Indian election

Sheer size is just 1 complexity in Indian election

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

In a country where men have long told their wives whom to vote for, Sheila Kumar says she has no intention of letting her husband dictate her vote in next month’s [...]
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Huntington-Whiteley ‘inspired by Cambodia visit’

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Cover Media | 6:00 AM

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was deeply “inspired” by a recent trip to Cambodia. The model-and-actress visited the country to record an appeal film for charity [...]
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Cambodia repatriates 3 possible US MIA remains

Cambodia repatriates 3 possible US MIA remains

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A ceremony was held in Cambodia on Wednesday to repatriate what are believed to be the remains of three American servicemen who went missing in action more than 40 years ago [...]
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BP to shut Australian refinery with loss of 355 jobs

04-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

BP plans to end operation of a small Australian refinery by the middle of next year, causing the loss of 355 jobs, the British energy group said on Wednesday. “BP [...]
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