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Chinese capital to ban coal use to curb pollution -Xinhua

Chinese capital to ban coal use to curb pollution -Xinhua

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Beijing will ban coal use in its six main districts by the end of 2020, state media cited the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau as saying, as the Chinese [...]
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Japan’s security fears grow as neighbours build up arms

Japan’s security fears grow as neighbours build up arms

06-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

- Japan finds itself surrounded by a worsening security environment as North Korea pushes forward with missile development and China and Russia step up military activity in [...]
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Nearly 120 feared drowned in Bangladesh ferry disaster

Nearly 120 feared drowned in Bangladesh ferry disaster

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 1:51 PM

Rescuers in Bangladesh searched Tuesday for the wreckage of a heavily overloaded river ferry that sank, with nearly 120 people still missing. Around 100 survivors have been [...]
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Rescue efforts after nearly 400 die in China quake

Rescue efforts after nearly 400 die in China quake

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An intense rescue operation was under way in China Monday after an earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a [...]
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China sends in troops after quake kills hundreds

China sends in troops after quake kills hundreds

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

Chinese authorities on Monday dispatched thousands of soldiers to a remote, mountainous part of China’s southwest after a strong earthquake struck Yunnan province, [...]
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S. Korea defence chief apologises for bullied conscript death

S. Korea defence chief apologises for bullied conscript death

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean Defence minister Han Min-Koo apologised Monday and the presidential Blue House urged a full inquiry following the death of a bullied young army conscript. [...]
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China offers $49m rewards for Xinjiang terrorist ‘hunt’: report

China offers $49m rewards for Xinjiang terrorist ‘hunt’: report

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China is offering more than 300 million yuan ($49 million) for residents of Xinjiang, the homeland of mainly Muslim Uighurs, who help a crackdown on “terrorists”, [...]
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State Dept.’s Kerry heading to Burma, Australia

State Dept.’s Kerry heading to Burma, Australia

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry will be focusing on Southeast Asia and the Pacific next week. He’ll be leaving Friday on a six-day trip to Myanmar, Australia, the Solomon [...]
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Japan to launch military space force: report

Japan to launch military space force: report

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said. [...]
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Death toll rises to 75 in Chinese factory blast

Death toll rises to 75 in Chinese factory blast

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The death toll in for an explosion at a Chinese auto parts factory has risen to 75 people, as investigators fault poor safety measures and news reports reveal that workers [...]
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‘No chance’ of finding 159 Nepal landslide victims

‘No chance’ of finding 159 Nepal landslide victims

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Rescuers recovered two more bodies, taking the death toll to 10 from a massive weekend landslide in northern Nepal, but said there was no chance of finding alive any of the [...]
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Super Typhoon to Bring Rain to Philippines as It Threatens Japan

Super Typhoon to Bring Rain to Philippines as It Threatens Japan

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Retailers billed it as the Great Singapore Sale. Chinese tourist Zhu Liang bought it, only to regret afterward. “We will never come here again to shop on [...]
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Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Taiwan’s second-biggest city zeroed in on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 28 [...]
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37 civilians, 59 ‘terrorists’ killed in earlier China attack

37 civilians, 59 ‘terrorists’ killed in earlier China attack

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese state media said Sunday that 37 civilians and 59 “terrorists” had been killed in an attack earlier in the week in Xinjiang, home to China’s mainly [...]
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Malaysia Airlines MH370: British Firm Tipped to Lead Underwater Search

Malaysia Airlines MH370: British Firm Tipped to Lead Underwater Search

05-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A British company is one of the companies bidding for an Australian government contract to locate the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Blue Water [...]
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