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At Least 22 People Are Reported Killed in Attack at a Market in Western China

At Least 22 People Are Reported Killed in Attack at a Market in Western China

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 8:37 AM

An attack on a farmers market in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang has reportedly left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, Radio Free Asia, the news service [...]
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H.K. protests, China slowdown takes sparkle off luxury market

H.K. protests, China slowdown takes sparkle off luxury market

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:26 AM

Protests in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown and anti-corruption drive in China and a coup in Thailand: Asia is no longer a market of constant growth for luxury goods firms. [...]
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Indonesia to inaugurate first president without ties to ex-dictator

Indonesia to inaugurate first president without ties to ex-dictator

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:23 AM

Joko Widodo will cap a remarkable rise from an upbringing in a riverside slum when he is sworn in as Indonesia’s president Monday, but takes power amid doubts about his [...]
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Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site

Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:20 AM

A Dutch relative of a victim of downed flight MH17 has travelled to the crash site in eastern Ukraine to search for the remains of his missing cousin, Dutch television [...]
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Germany says Ukraine rebels downed MH17 with seized missiles: report

Germany says Ukraine rebels downed MH17 with seized missiles: report

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:18 AM

German intelligence has accused pro-Russian rebels of shooting down a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine using missiles captured from government forces, a media report said [...]
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Storm toll jumps to 43 in Nepal’s worst trekking disaster

Storm toll jumps to 43 in Nepal’s worst trekking disaster

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:14 AM

The death toll from a devastating snowstorm in Nepal’s Himalayas climbed to 43 on Saturday, in the worst trekking disaster ever to hit the mountainous country. [...]
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Nine suspected Ebola cases cleared in Malaysia

Nine suspected Ebola cases cleared in Malaysia

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Therakyatpost | 6:00 AM

Although there have been nine suspected cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) here, all Persons Under Investigation (PUI) have been cleared by the National Crisis [...]
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Thailand agrees to British police help over murders

Thailand agrees to British police help over murders

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has agreed to allow British police to help with the investigation into the murder of two young Britons on the holiday island of Koh Tao, [...]
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In blow to Abe, Japan trade minister to resign over funds scandal – media

In blow to Abe, Japan trade minister to resign over funds scandal – media

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

In a blow to prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s newly appointed trade and industry minister plans to resign following reports that some of her support groups misused [...]
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After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust

After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust

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

India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their [...]
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Philippine militants release two German hostages: military

Philippine militants release two German hostages: military

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Two Germans held hostage by Islamic militants on remote southern Philippine islands for six months were released on Friday, the Philippine military said. Stefan Okonek, who [...]
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Leaders of China and Japan Are Likely to Meet, Briefly, for First Time

Leaders of China and Japan Are Likely to Meet, Briefly, for First Time

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NYtimes | 6:00 AM

The leaders of Japan and China are likely to meet for the first time next month on the sidelines of a regional summit in Beijing, shaking hands in a carefully negotiated [...]
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China angry over Japan lawmakers’ shrine visits

China angry over Japan lawmakers’ shrine visits

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a controversial war shrine on Friday as 100 lawmakers paid their respects there, in a move Beijing said ratcheted up [...]
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16 killed in vent collapse at S. Korea pop concert

16 killed in vent collapse at S. Korea pop concert

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when they plunged down a ventilation shaft after a grating gave way as they watched an outdoor pop concert Friday [...]
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HK Police Battle for Mong Kok as Protesters Return

HK Police Battle for Mong Kok as Protesters Return

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong police clashed with about 9,000 protesters in the Mong Kok district overnight after authorities cleared barricades, and student leaders asked the government to hold [...]
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