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Burma emerges as major travel destination

26-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar has been rejuvenating from the impact of travel sanctions imposed by European countries three years ago and is emerging as a favoured travel destination in Asia. [...]
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Burma’s Special Branch Investigates Finances of News Journals

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

The Special Branch of Burma’s police force is investigating the financial records of private local news journals, editors say. Editors of six private journals have been [...]
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US Withholds Judgment on China Oil Rigs

US Withholds Judgment on China Oil Rigs

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The United States says it will withhold judgment for now on the intended destination of four new Chinese oil rigs in the disputed South China Sea. It appears that Beijing is [...]
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Burma welcomes ancient cities entry on World Heritage list

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar on Monday welcomed the designation of its ancient Pyu kingdom cities as a UNESCO world heritage site, marking its first entry onto the UN cultural agency’s [...]
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Bangladesh Islamist leader faces death penalty

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh’s war crimes court is set to deliver a verdict Tuesday against the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party, who could face the death penalty for [...]
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Major quake strikes off N.Zealand’s Kermadec Islands: USGS

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A strong 6.9-magnitude quake struck off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The [...]
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Australian PM introduces bill to repeal carbon tax

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation’s worst greenhouse gas [...]
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Australian PM lobbies Egyptian leader on reporter

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said Monday that he told Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi that a jailed Australian journalist is innocent of charges that he [...]
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A flying beetle in India threatens to push up latte prices

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and a dozen workers are uprooting coffee plants, piling them in the corner of a field at M.G. Bopanna’s plantation in [...]
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‘King Coal’ in Australia faces rising investment backlash

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A farmer’s habit of rising before dawn finds Cliff Wallace alone most mornings while a rag-tag army of anti-coal activists camped in tents and tee-pees on his land [...]
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China is trying to catch up in disputed regions

China is trying to catch up in disputed regions

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Sir, Most Western media accounts of disputes in the South China Sea are one-sided. They present China as the bully, and urge the US to redouble its “pivot” to [...]
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Insight – Inspection tensions add to Bangladesh garment industry’s woes

Insight – Inspection tensions add to Bangladesh garment industry’s woes

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

It took Western safety inspectors only about an hour to tour a factory the size of three football fields before ordering a partial shutdown of Sonia & Sweaters Ltd, a [...]
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Reporter’s father says stunned by Egypt decision

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The father of an Australian journalist jailed in Egypt said his family was stunned by the court’s decision to imprison his son, and Australia’s prime minister [...]
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‘King Coal’ in Australia faces rising investment backlash

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A farmer’s habit of rising before dawn finds Cliff Wallace alone most mornings while a rag-tag army of anti-coal activists camped in tents and tee-pees on his land [...]
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India may extend price caps to more drugs-sources

25-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s health ministry has formed a committee that is meeting for the first time on Tuesday to consider raising the number of drugs deemed essential and subject to [...]
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