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India urges neighbours to help hunt down rebels after massacre

India urges neighbours to help hunt down rebels after massacre

29-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

India urged Bhutan and other neighbours Friday to help track down separatist rebels who killed 69 villagers in Assam as it stepped up its military offensive in the restive [...]
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Burma city to hold rare but ‘flawed’ polls

29-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s main city is poised to go to the polls on Saturday for the first municipal vote in six decades, but observers warn the process is riddled with flaws and could [...]
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Lawyer confident of testimony to clear Burma duo of Britons’ murders

29-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A lawyer for two Myanmar nationals indicted over the murder of two British tourists on a Thai holiday island said on Friday he was confident of persuading scared witnesses to [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi says wants West to spur reform not reimpose sanctions

Burma’s Suu Kyi says wants West to spur reform not reimpose sanctions

29-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday called on the West to encourage her country’s government to enter meaningful reform talks but told it not [...]
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Video game networks still spotty after Kim Dotcom offer

29-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

On the day after Christmas – when millions wanted to test drive new video game systems or games – service remained spotty on Microsoft’s Xbox Live and [...]
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Meets PM Narendra Modi

29-Dec-2014 Intellasia | NDTV | 6:00 AM

Keen to invest more in India, Microsoft’s chief Satya Nadella today pledged support to prime minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative. Besides PM Modi, [...]
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23 militants killed in army air raid in NW Pakistan

23 militants killed in army air raid in NW Pakistan

29-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

At least 23 militants were killed when Pakistani army launched an airstrike in the country’s northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan on Friday, the military said. [...]
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China vows to boost ties with Vietnam along correct path

China vows to boost ties with Vietnam along correct path

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China’s top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng vowed in Hanoi on Thursday to enhance high-level exchanges with Vietnam and promote bilateral ties along a correct path. Yu, [...]
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Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with prayers, memorial services

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Survivors of Asia’s 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims gather along shorelines of the Indian Ocean on Friday for prayers and memorial services to mark [...]
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Afghans hope for change after bloody year

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

When Graeme Smith arrived in Afghanistan in 2005, he drove across the country from Kabul south to the Talban’s former capital Kandahar on a newly paved road that cut [...]
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PM Narendra Modi advocates five-years teachers training course, says world looking at India with expectations

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Indian Express | 6:00 AM

Making a strong pitch for producing good teachers in large numbers, prime minister Narendra Modi today launched a mission in this regard amid his assertion that the whole [...]
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Prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prayers, tears and solemn visits to mass graves marked the start of commemorations Friday across tsunami-hit nations for the 220,000 people who perished when giant waves [...]
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Comanche first out of Sydney Harbour in annual Hobart race

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

American entry Comanche took the lead after an impressive start and was the first to leave Sydney Harbour in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race Friday. By late afternoon [...]
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Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a [...]
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In Asia, ‘The Interview’ is watched illegally online, and panned

27-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people viewed illegal copies of “The Interview” in China and South Korea on Friday, just hours after the controversial movie on the [...]
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