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S. Korea president eying nuclear business on India trip

S. Korea president eying nuclear business on India trip

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

South Korea’s president arrives this Wednesday in India on an official visit during which she is expected to push for some of the South Asian nation’s nuclear [...]
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ADB says China and Japan should tackle pollution together

ADB says China and Japan should tackle pollution together

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

China and Japan should put aside their diplomatic differences and find common ground in protecting the environment, the Asian Development Bank said Monday. Takehiko Nakao, [...]
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China chides Japan for carping over fishing curbs

China chides Japan for carping over fishing curbs

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

Beijing reacted sharply on Monday to criticism by Japan of new fishing restrictions imposed by China in the South China Sea, expressing “resolute dissatisfaction” [...]
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Japan, Ethiopia urge peace in South Sudan

Japan, Ethiopia urge peace in South Sudan

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

The leaders of Japan and Ethiopia on Monday urged South Sudan’s warring parties to sign a ceasefire to end weeks of fighting that has left thousands dead. “We [...]
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Cambodia suspends Russia tycoon extradition

Cambodia suspends Russia tycoon extradition

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

A Cambodian court on Monday suspended a request for the extradition of a Russian property developer wanted in his homeland for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars. The [...]
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Floods hit south Philippines; 20 dead, 13 missing

Floods hit south Philippines; 20 dead, 13 missing

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

Two days of heavy rains set off floods and landslides in the southeastern Philippines, leaving at least 20 people dead, 13 missing and thousands displaced, officials said [...]
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Thailand anti-government demonstrators stay out on Bangkok streets

Thailand anti-government demonstrators stay out on Bangkok streets

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of demonstrators slept on the streets of Bangkok on Monday night, continuing a protest intended to force Thailand’s prime minister from office, [...]
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India marks 3 years since last polio case reported

India marks 3 years since last polio case reported

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

India marked three years Monday since its last reported polio case, putting the country on course to being formally declared free of the disease later this year. India has [...]
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HK reports second H7N9 death

HK reports second H7N9 death

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

A Hong Kong man infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu died late Monday, less than a week after he was confirmed to be infected with the deadly virus, authorities said. The [...]
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China jails doctor for selling babies

China jails doctor for selling babies

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Usatoday | 6:00 AM

A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted a doctor guilty of baby trafficking and sentenced her to death with a two-year reprieve, after the obstetrician admitted in court that [...]
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1,500 N. Koreans escape to South in 2013: ministry

1,500 N. Koreans escape to South in 2013: ministry

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

More than 1,500 North Koreans fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un. [...]
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One dead, four missing as Australian blaze razes homes

One dead, four missing as Australian blaze razes homes

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

A man died and four other people were missing after a fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 46 homes in western Australia’s Perth, officials said Monday. The blaze, [...]
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N. Korea slams ‘militarist maniac’ Japanese PM

N. Korea slams ‘militarist maniac’ Japanese PM

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

North Korea on Sunday lashed out at Japan’s hawkish prime minister for seeking to revise Tokyo’s pacifist post-World War II constitution, calling Shinzo Abe a [...]
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US, China tensions risk accidental war

US, China tensions risk accidental war

14-Jan-2014 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

GEOPOLITICAL tensions in East Asia have ratcheted up considerably in the last several weeks. On November 23, the Chinese government announced the creation of an Air Defence [...]
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China, US move toward cooperation in space

China, US move toward cooperation in space

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

China – which until now has worked alone as it pursues an ambitious space programme – seems more open to international cooperation, especially with the United [...]
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