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Taliban kills Afghan official in country’s south

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An official in Afghanistan says Taliban gunmen have killed a district chief and his security guard in the country’s southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for [...]
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Centuries-old ‘Chinese’ fishing tradition fades on Indian shores

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tugging ropes and bellowing chants, five men hoist from the water a huge spidery frame gripping a web of fishing net – a centuries-old custom on the southern Indian [...]
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Australia says forces sent to Iraq standing idle in UAE over legal status

Australia says forces sent to Iraq standing idle in UAE over legal status

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that 200 special forces sent to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq had not entered the country because Baghdad had [...]
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Indian online retailer Snapdeal to raise $600-$650 million investment -sources

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indian online retailer Snapdeal is close to raising $600 million to $650 million from existing investors, led by Japan’s SoftBank Corp, to expand operations, three [...]
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Australia asylum cases challenged in court

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia faced two court challenges to its controversial asylum-seeker policies, with both seen as test cases. The High Court in Canberra on Tuesday began hearing a case on [...]
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Firing restarts on disrupted India-Pakistan border

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cross-border firing re-erupted in the disputed region of Kashmir Tuesday, wounding four children, as senior Pakistani and Indian military officials spoke by phone following [...]
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Australia fast-tracks visas for super rich

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia said Tuesday it would introduce a “premium investor visa” to give immigrants permanent residency after a year if they invest Aus$15 million (US$13 [...]
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Russian diplomat calls Australian leader immature

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Russian diplomat on Tuesday dismissed the Australian prime minister’s threat of a physical confrontation with the Russian president as immature, warning that Vladimir [...]
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Death Toll Rises from Cyclone in India

Death Toll Rises from Cyclone in India

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The death toll from the powerful cyclone that ripped through the eastern coast of India rose to 25 on Tuesday, with most of the deaths caused by falling trees and collapsing [...]
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Australia’s Hoyts plans record cinema IPO as Netflix waits in wings

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An Australian private equity firm is preparing the world’s biggest listing of a cinema chain, in a shrinking market that’s already the world leader in Internet [...]
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India inflation rate falls to five-year low

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

India’s inflation rate fell to a five-year low in September because of lower food and fuel prices. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI), India’s main gauge of [...]
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US chicken exports to India more likely after WTO ruling

16-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India broke World Trade Organisation rules by blocking imports of US poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on [...]
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KFC to open first Burma outlet in 2015

15-Oct-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

KFC’s parent company, Yum! Brands, has teamed up with Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings to bring the franchise to Myanmar, also known as Burma. Both parties are [...]
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More Bangladeshis found in Thailand on human trafficking route

15-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai police found scores of sick and exhausted boat people hiding on a remote island on Monday, and all but one of the 79 suspected human-trafficking victims were from [...]
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India Inflation Eases to Near Three-Year Low in September

15-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

India’s consumer inflation reached its lowest level in nearly three years in September on declining food and fuel prices, generating hope that it could ease even more [...]
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