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Burma: Riot police break up student protest with batons in Letpadan

12-Mar-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of riot police in Myanmar charged at students and beat them with batons as they broke up a group of about 200 protesters who had been locked in a standoff with [...]
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Businessman Tied to Kokang Rebel Leader Dies in Custody of Burma Authorities

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A prominent ethnic Chinese businessperson with family ties to the leader of a rebel group fighting government troops in northern Myanmar’s Shan state has died while in [...]
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New Zealand police probe threat to poison baby formula

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

New Zealand has received an “eco-terrorist” threat to poison baby formula, prime minister John Key said Tuesday, in a scare that risks further denting the [...]
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Australia throws ailing auto industry lifeline

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Australian government threw the country’s ailing auto industry a lifeline Tuesday, reinstating Aus$500 million (US$383 million) in funding to ensure it can continue [...]
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UN brushes off Australia PM’s angry asylum-seeker response

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture Tuesday brushed off Australia’s “intemperate” response to his finding it had violated the rights of [...]
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Australia restores some funding to ailing car industry

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Australian government on Tuesday partially reversed planned funding cuts to the automotive industry, allowing the sector to keep A$500 million ($383 million) as major [...]
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Australia’s Julie Bishop warns Indonesia over drugs executions

Australia’s Julie Bishop warns Indonesia over drugs executions

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia?s foreign minister has warned of diplomatic consequences should two of its citizens convicted of drugs offences be executed in Indonesia, amid growing anger over [...]
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Burma is sliding towards conflict, UN investigator says

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar is sliding towards conflict as the government backtracks on pledges to protect human rights and “fear, distrust and hostility” spread, a UN investigator [...]
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Forty years after escaping war, ‘boat people’ find fortune back in Vietnam

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As one of the Vietnam War’s final battles raged four decades ago, Quynh Pham lay with her mother in a field covered in a stranger’s blood. They survived only by [...]
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Death sentence over ‘blasphemy’ killing of Pakistan governor

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Pakistani court Monday upheld the death sentence for the killer of a politician who sought blasphemy law reform, but struck out a terrorism conviction, making it unlikely [...]
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India is not a country of rapists: German Ambassador to India

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Indiatoday | 6:00 AM

Reacting to a news report about a professor from Leipzig University refusing internship to an Indian student because of the country’s “rape problem”, the [...]
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India begins to play official role in Burma peace process: Zoramthanga

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Indian Express | 6:00 AM

As New Delhi begins to play an official role in peace talks between Naypyitaw and Myanmar’s ethnic rebel armies, the neighbouring country is gearing up to host prime [...]
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Burma to Repatriate 100,000 Ethnic Rakhines From Kachin State

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Western Myanmar’s Rakhine state will repatriate more than 100,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists from the country’s Kachin state, where fighting between rebels and [...]
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Modi Touring Indian Ocean to Keep China’s Submarines at Bay

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Narendra Modi begins a tour of three Indian Ocean countries today as he seeks to prevent China from establishing a military foothold in a region his nation has [...]
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India rape row: channel protests documentary ban with blank screen as 22 arrested over lynching

11-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

NDTV protest against government ban on Delhi bus rape documentary welcomed by many in India An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest at a [...]
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