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No Asia trade pact expected on Obama’s trip to region

No Asia trade pact expected on Obama’s trip to region

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

The White House downplayed any expectations Thursday of progress on a much-awaited pan-Pacific trade deal during President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to Asia. The [...]
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AP Exclusive: Burma aiding Rohingya trafficking

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

The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia [...]
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Senior Burma officials guilty of war crimes, Harvard report says

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An independent investigation by the Harvard Law School has found that troops commanded by Myanmar’s powerful interior minister and two other senior officials tortured [...]
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Wife: Signs of torture on body of Burma reporter

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

The body of a freelance journalist shot by Myanmar’s army showed signs that he was tortured before he died, his wife said Thursday. Ma Thandar said the body, which was [...]
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Australian government under pressure to hold submarine tender after eyeing Japan deal

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tony Abbott is under pressure from regional officials, labour unions and members of his own party to have an open tender to build Australia’s [...]
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Burma Reacts to Leaked Asean Document

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has given a reserved reaction to the leak of an Asean document that notes progress on a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea. Myanmar’s [...]
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Australian government under pressure to hold submarine tender after eyeing Japan deal

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tony Abbott is under pressure from regional officials, labour unions and members of his own party to have an open tender to build Australia’s [...]
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Human Rights in Burma Under Scrutiny Ahead of Asean Summit

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Just days before Myanmar will host major regional summits, the country – where the military still holds considerable sway – is facing renewed scrutiny about its [...]
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US commission urges Obama to meet persecuted Rohingya in Burma

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

- A US government agency called on President Barack Obama on Thursday to meet with Rohingya Muslims and other minorities when he visits Myanmar this month and to press the [...]
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Mongolian MPs open talks to choose new PM, official says

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

Mongolian lawmakers will meet Friday to start talks on choosing a new prime minister for the resource-rich country, an official told AFP, but observers say it could take [...]
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6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

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

A 6.4-magnitude quake struck Friday off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said, but no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected. The [...]
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Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped, his lawyer says

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

A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped Friday after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence, his [...]
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Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC’s Phil Rudd

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

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not [...]
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US Natural Gas Exports Will Fire Up in 2015

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

On an otherwise barren strip of the Louisiana coast, a crew of more than 4,000 workers has spent the past two years building what will be the largest supercooling facility [...]
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Telekom Austria announces 1 billion euro cash call

08-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Telekom Austria announced its long-awaited 1 billion euro ($1.24 billion) capital increase on Friday, with Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim’s America Movil as well as [...]
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