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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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India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

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

India ordered the United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row that has brought faultlines in [...]
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Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

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

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott defended the government’s secrecy over its border protection policy Thursday after reports that boats had been turned back to [...]
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Danone to sue New Zealand’s Fonterra over baby formula recall

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

French food group Danone said it would sue wholesale dairy exporter Fonterra and stop buying products from the New Zealand firm following a contamination scare that sparked [...]
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Malaysia seeks Indian support in education, biodiversity

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

New Delhi, January 8 (IANS) Malaysia wants to collaborate closely with India in the areas of biodiversity and education, Malaysia’s minister for Natural Resources and [...]
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UN rights office alarmed by Cambodia crackdown

UN rights office alarmed by Cambodia crackdown

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

The United Nations’ human rights office Tuesday said it was alarmed by Cambodia’s crackdown on protests against strongman premier Hun Sen, and urged the [...]
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Australia’s Asylum-Seeker Policy Irks Indonesia

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Australia’s two-month diplomatic standoff with Indonesia is intensifying following reports that a boat carrying asylum seekers ran aground in Indonesian waters after an [...]
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Burma reporters protest new threats to press freedom

Burma reporters protest new threats to press freedom

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

Journalists in Myanmar staged a protest Tuesday to denounce new threats to press freedom and demand the release of a fellow reporter – the first to be jailed since [...]
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Cambodian garment workers dying for a pay rise

Cambodian garment workers dying for a pay rise

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

Cambodian workers demanding higher wages to toil in factories making Gap jeans and Nike trainers have found themselves on the frontline of a bloody crackdown on dissent by [...]
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