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Several dead in Burma sectarian unrest

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Several people including women and a child have been killed in an attack on Rohingya Muslims in strife-torn western Myanmar, a rights group said Friday, as the United States [...]
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Australia fire chief says ‘worst behind us’

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

The worst of the bushfires in Australia’s state of Victoria appeared to be over Saturday, officials said, as firefighters battling the blazes welcomed cooler conditions [...]
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India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

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

A stampede killed at least 18 people in India’s financial hub Mumbai as a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, police said. [...]
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Why Is It So Hot in Australia?

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Live Space | 6:00 AM

Record-high heat has scorched Australia this week, with temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for several days in a row in some areas. Relief is [...]
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Wildfires blaze across Australia, killing 1 person

Wildfires blaze across Australia, killing 1 person

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of wildfires were burning out of control in heat wave conditions across southern Australia on Friday, killing at least one resident. Fire authorities said 68 fires [...]
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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

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

Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms Friday after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents [...]
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‘High’ chance of second Pacific cyclone in a week

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

Meteorologists in the Pacific were keeping a close watch on a developing tropical storm near the Solomon Islands Friday amid concerns it would develop into the region’s [...]
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Australia sorry for ‘inadvertent’ violations of Indonesian waters

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

The Australian government said Friday it had apologised unreservedly to Jakarta after its navy “inadvertently” violated Indonesian waters, but vowed to pursue a [...]
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Crisis-hit Cambodia at a ‘crossroads’: UN envoy

Crisis-hit Cambodia at a ‘crossroads’: UN envoy

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Cambodia stands at “a crucial crossroads” following a bloody crackdown by security forces on street protests, a UN envoy said Thursday, urging political leaders [...]
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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

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

One person died and officials warned that more lives could be lost as major bushfires raged across southeastern Australia Friday in heatwave conditions, with residents urged [...]
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India, Korea sign nine pacts

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thehindu | 6:00 AM

India and South Korea signed nine pacts aimed at imparting forward momentum to their bilateral ties that have seen intensification over the past four years. During a meeting [...]
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India red-faced as Korea raises long-pending ‘minesweeper’ contract

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

The Posco steel plant imbroglio may have been resolved, but India was left red-faced again on Thursday when South Korea pushed for an early inking of the first-ever major [...]
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4 Indians jailed in Singapore for contraband cigarettes dealing

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

Four Indian-origin men in Singapore were on Thursday handed down prison sentences of up to three years for dealing in contraband cigarettes worth 1.4 million Singapore [...]
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Group says Burma army uses rape as weapon of war

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

A soldier in full uniform saw the 7-year-old in her front yard soon after her parents left to tend to their rice paddies in Myanmar’s restive state of Shan. She said he [...]
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Fresh cyclone brews as Tonga struggles to recover

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

A fresh cyclone was brewing in the Pacific near the Solomon Islands Thursday as humanitarian groups struggled to get relief supplies to outlying islands in Tonga devastated [...]
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