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Bangladesh at Risk

Bangladesh at Risk

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections on January 5, everyone lost. The vote was marred by bloodshed, boycotted by the opposition, and notable for a dearth of actual [...]
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Cambodians Risk Their Lives for $160 a Month

Cambodians Risk Their Lives for $160 a Month

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Phoung Sreymom, 23, is a seamstress in Building 32 of the massive Canadia Industrial Park outside Phnom Penh. She lives with her husband and 2-year-old son in a small room [...]
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Maid claims she suffered while working for Devyani Khobragade

Maid claims she suffered while working for Devyani Khobragade

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

As Devyani Khobragade heads back to India, her domestic worker Sangeeta Richard on Friday broke her silence and claimed that she suffered while working for the Indian [...]
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Three Indians allege police abuse in Singapore riot case

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

Three Indians, facing charges in Singapore court for their alleged roles in December 8 riots here, have filed a formal complaint of police assault with the Internal Affairs [...]
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Shares of Indian gold lenders up on central bank rule change

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shares of India’s gold-based finance companies soared on Thursday after the central bank eased rules on amounts they could loan in return for gold deposits. The Reserve [...]
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US, India reach deal to end feud over diplomat

US, India reach deal to end feud over diplomat

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Indian diplomat whose arrest in New York sparked an intense row was leaving the United States as she was hit with federal charges over treatment of her servant, officials [...]
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India to seek foreign investment in giant, creaking rail network

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India will soon invite foreign businesses to help expand its once-mighty but now outdated railways, government sources said, in a move that would mark the opening up of one [...]
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Canada’s Saputo keeps Australian dairy war alive with offer extension

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Canada’s Saputo Inc extended its offer for Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Holdings Co on Friday, just hours before the bid deadline, ensuring [...]
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Lawyer for indicted Indian envoy says she will return home

Lawyer for indicted Indian envoy says she will return home

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

A lawyer for the Indian envoy indicted on criminal counts said Thursday she will be returning home after being given clearance by the State Department and a federal court. [...]
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Sign language frees Cambodian deaf from ‘prison’

Sign language frees Cambodian deaf from ‘prison’

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At a hairdresser’s shop in the Cambodian capital, there is none of the usual chit chat you might expect when getting a haircut — because the barbers are all deaf. [...]
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Australian PM likens people-smuggling crackdown to war

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott on Friday likened the fight against people-smugglers to war, while defending the detention centres asylum-seekers are held in as [...]
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Southeast Asia startup investments 2013: It’s all about e-commerce, fashion, and women

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Click for full-sized version. Note that categories are not mutually exclusive, which means a deal can belong to multiple categories at the same time. As the candle snuffed [...]
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UN wants inquiry into strikers’ deaths in Cambodia

UN wants inquiry into strikers’ deaths in Cambodia

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The UN human rights agency urged Cambodia to launch an investigation into the “disproportionate” use of force by security forces last week against garment factory [...]
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Bangladesh to swear in new MPs after disputed polls

Bangladesh to swear in new MPs after disputed polls

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh’s newly elected lawmakers were set to be sworn in Thursday as the victorious ruling party moved to form a government days after a general election marred by [...]
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Moody’s downgrades Qantas to ‘junk’ status

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Embattled Australian carrier Qantas faces a further increase in its borrowing costs after Moody’s downgraded its credit rating to “junk” status Thursday, [...]
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