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N. Korea says bird flu spreading following additional outbreak: report

N. Korea says bird flu spreading following additional outbreak: report

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

North Korea has informed the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that bird flu is spreading in the country following an additional outbreak of the disease, a US radio [...]
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China jails blogger in online ‘rumour’ crackdown

China jails blogger in online ‘rumour’ crackdown

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

A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet [...]
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S. Korea, Japan hold rare ‘comfort women’ talks

S. Korea, Japan hold rare ‘comfort women’ talks

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

South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks Wednesday on the extremely sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a virtual freeze in diplomatic [...]
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Thailand likely to hold new general election in July

Thailand likely to hold new general election in July

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Xin hua | 6:00 AM

Thailand is likely to hold a new general election on July 20 or July 27, an Election Commission (EC) member said Wednesday. If so, the parliament is expected to be opened in [...]
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248 killed and 2643 injured in five days during Thailand’s Songkran festival

248 killed and 2643 injured in five days during Thailand’s Songkran festival

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

IT’S a paradise to die for- literally. The shocking dark side of a destination frequented by Australian travellers has been revealed. The statistics say it all: There [...]
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Malaysia missing plane: Mini-sub completes third search mission

Malaysia missing plane: Mini-sub completes third search mission

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Two previous missions to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage were cut short by technical problems. The data from the sub’s latest mission is being [...]
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India goes to polls in biggest voting day

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

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

India hosts its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition [...]
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India struggles with rebel threats during election

India struggles with rebel threats during election

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Voters are casting ballots in India’s general election despite threats of violence in some areas by extreme leftist insurgents, who say the country’s democracy [...]
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Oil results may reveal first proof of MH370

Oil results may reveal first proof of MH370

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The West Australian | 6:00 AM

As the painstaking search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 enters its 39th day, it has been revealed that more than half of Malaysians believe their government is hiding [...]
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Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous [...]
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At Least 108 Children Dead in Measles Flare-Up in Vietnam

At Least 108 Children Dead in Measles Flare-Up in Vietnam

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

At least 108 children have died of measles complications at hospitals in the Vietnamese capital this year, more than four times the number previously reported by the [...]
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Hundreds feared drowned in ferry disaster

Hundreds feared drowned in ferry disaster

18-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Usa Today | 6:00 AM

Hopes had dimmed Wednesday that the nearly 300 missing passengers who were trapped aboard a sunken ferry had survived after divers spent hours searching the vessel and had [...]
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Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 7:39 AM

Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. With [...]
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N Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

N Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Latimes | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum [...]
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Toxic Asian Air Pollution Is Powering Pacific Ocean Storms

Toxic Asian Air Pollution Is Powering Pacific Ocean Storms

17-Apr-2014 Intellasia | American Livewire | 6:00 AM

Air pollution in China and other Asian countries has gotten increasingly worse in recent years and hazards from the toxic pollution are powering the storms over the Pacific [...]
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