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Hong Kong democracy activists protest outside British consulate

Hong Kong democracy activists protest outside British consulate

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 9:47 AM

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Hong Kong’s British consulate Friday, accusing the former colonial power of failing to pressure China to grant free elections in [...]
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Malaysian diplomat denies sexual assault in New Zealand

Malaysian diplomat denies sexual assault in New Zealand

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A former Malaysian diplomat in New Zealand accused of sexual assault denied the charge and elected a trial by jury when he appeared in court Friday. Muhammad Risalman Ismail, [...]
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Chief of Ferry Company in Korea Is Given 10-Year Jail Sentence

Chief of Ferry Company in Korea Is Given 10-Year Jail Sentence

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The head of the company whose ferry sank in April, killing more than 300 people in one of South Korea’s worst disasters in decades, was convicted on Thursday of [...]
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Thai Protesters Detained for Using ‘Hunger Games’ Salute

Thai Protesters Detained for Using ‘Hunger Games’ Salute

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A Thai theater chain has withdrawn the latest “Hunger Games” movie after several student protesters were detained for using a gesture taken from the films, a [...]
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Indonesia’s police humiliated with ‘virginity tests’

Indonesia’s police humiliated with ‘virginity tests’

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Mg.co.za | 6:00 AM

Women wanting to join the county’s security force have to undergo a traumatic and painful “virginity” test guised as being a test for STDs. Female recruits [...]
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At Least 22 Dead in Burma Army Attack on Kachin Rebels

At Least 22 Dead in Burma Army Attack on Kachin Rebels

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Laht | 6:00 AM

At least 22 guerrilla fighters from the militant wing of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) have died in a heavy artillery attack by the Myanmar army, local media [...]
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Former top China military officer hoarded cash, jade in basement – Phoenix

Former top China military officer hoarded cash, jade in basement – Phoenix

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

One of China’s most senior former military officers hoarded more than a tonne of cash and precious jade in his basement, a Hong Kong magazine reported on Thursday, the [...]
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Nine sentenced in Philippines over deadly 1996 disco fire

Nine sentenced in Philippines over deadly 1996 disco fire

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced nine people to jail for a fire that killed 162 people at a disco in 1996, in a decision that highlighted the country’s [...]
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Japan raises military profile in naval war games with US

Japan raises military profile in naval war games with US

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers that the US military described [...]
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China’s President Xi Visited New Zealand And Got A Very Warm Greeting

China’s President Xi Visited New Zealand And Got A Very Warm Greeting

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and New Zealand agreed to expand their burgeoning trade relationship during a state visit by President Xi Jinping Thursday, including a deal to allow television [...]
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Japan PM seeks referendum on ‘Abenomics’ in snap election

Japan PM seeks referendum on ‘Abenomics’ in snap election

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament’s lower house on Friday for a snap election expected on December 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling [...]
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Australia fears Islamist radicals joining forces with biker gangs

Australia fears Islamist radicals joining forces with biker gangs

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia is confronting what authorities say is a growing threat from homegrown Islamist radicals and fears a new danger is about to rumble over the horizon – would-be [...]
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N Korea Threatens to Conduct Nuclear Test

N Korea Threatens to Conduct Nuclear Test

22-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea said on Thursday that the country had no option but to consider another nuclear test after the recent “political provocation” by the United Nations to [...]
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Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights

Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:38 PM

Countries should not be afraid to stand up toChinaover democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory, Chris Patten, told aU.S.government [...]
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Hong Kong Protests: Occupy Central Site Faces Eviction Threat, But Protesters Plan For Long Fight

Hong Kong Protests: Occupy Central Site Faces Eviction Threat, But Protesters Plan For Long Fight

21-Nov-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 12:37 PM

The Occupy Central protest site in Mong Kok is calm — for now. Protesters sleep on plastic mats under makeshift tarpaulins, lounge in a pop-up library, or busy [...]
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