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India police arrest three over alleged gang-rape at gunpoint

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indian police Tuesday arrested three men suspected of gang-raping a 16-year-old at gunpoint and filming the attack in New Delhi, the latest in a series of sexual assault [...]
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Climate concerns aired as Pacific summit opens

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A summit of Pacific leaders opened in Palau on Tuesday with a call for developed nations to take action on climate change and stop overfishing the world’s largest [...]
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Suicide bomber kills Afghan president’s cousin

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president’s cousin

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was [...]
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Kiwi Dollar Worst Performer in July, euro and Swiss Franc Next

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

After trading near its record high earlier in the month, the New Zealand dollar is on track to become the weakest performer among G10 currencies in July as the central bank [...]
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India’s Flipkart raises $1 bn to tackle Amazon

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

India’s top e-commerce company Flipkart said Tuesday it had raised $1 billion (60 billion rupees) in funds as it battles US giant Amazon for supremacy in the [...]
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Genworth Australia first half net profit up 41pct

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Home-loan insurer Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Ltd on Wednesday posted a 41 percent rise in first-half net profit, its first earnings report since listing two months [...]
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Burma earns $ 1.3 billion in jade exports

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Eleven | 6:00 AM

Myanmar has earned $1.3 billion from the export of jade stone over the last three years, according to the ministry of national planning and economic development. Export [...]
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Burma information and health ministers step down

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Bellingham Herald | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, state television reported Tuesday, in the country’s second Cabinet reshuffle in two [...]
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IWPA Launches Responsible Trade Initiative With Burma

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Hardwood Floor Smag | 6:00 AM

The International Wood Products Association launched a responsible trade initiative with Myanmar (Burma), the Southeast Asian country home to about 45 percent of the [...]
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Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Burma-China border

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong-based conservation photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the turbulent and crime-ridden border area of Shan State Special Region Four, between China and Myanmar, the [...]
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Vietnam’s Communists Urged to Sue China

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Voa News | 6:00 AM

Dozens of prominent members of Vietnam’s Communist Party (VCP), voicing concerns over China’s actions in the South China Sea, are calling on their leaders to file [...]
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Burma Parliament Sets Up Panel to Study Divisive Electoral System

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s parliament on Tuesday agreed to set up a committee to consider the possibility of introducing a controversial proportional representation (PR) electoral [...]
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Cambodia Looks to Put Its Rice on the World’s Plate

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

For as long as Cambodian rice farmers can remember, their product has had an unsavory reputation. Tough, dirty and unmilled, it was impossible to cook evenly, and even [...]
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Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputes

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will propose a freeze on all activity that raises tension in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of a three-part plan at a regional security [...]
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Cambodian Venture Less Likely for Philippine Airlines

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Philippine Flight Network | 6:00 AM

A report published by the Centre for Aviation suggests that a joint venture between the Royal Group of Cambodia and San Miguel Corporation, part owner of Philippine Airlines, [...]
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