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Nationalist Ishihara retires from Japan politics

Nationalist Ishihara retires from Japan politics

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

Irascible former Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, who has made a decades-long career out of baiting China and offending Japan’s liberals, announced his retirement from [...]
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Japan: Another Four Years for Shinzo Abe

Japan: Another Four Years for Shinzo Abe

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

The snap election in Japan has proved a victory for Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). His ruling coalition, composed of the LDP and Komeito, returned to [...]
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HK’s protests are over, but the fight over free speech has just begun

HK’s protests are over, but the fight over free speech has just begun

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Qz | 6:00 AM

The Umbrella Movement’s pro-democracy protests have only widened the divide between Hong Kong’s largely pro-Beijing local news coverage and a few pro-democracy [...]
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Islamic State Fears Mounting in Indonesia, Malaysia

Islamic State Fears Mounting in Indonesia, Malaysia

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Officials from Indonesia and Malaysia, Southeast Asia’s two Muslim-majority states, have expressed concern that the threat from the Islamic State (IS) movement in Syria [...]
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MH370, MH17 among most talked-about Twitter topics of 2014

MH370, MH17 among most talked-about Twitter topics of 2014

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Malaymail Online | 6:00 AM

The twin aviation disasters of Flight MH370 and MH17 stunned the country in 2014, but Twitter is showing that Malaysia had not been alone in the mourning. The two Malaysia [...]
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China Ignores Deadline In South China Sea Arbitration Case, Dismisses Claims by Philippines

China Ignores Deadline In South China Sea Arbitration Case, Dismisses Claims by Philippines

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

China has ignored a deadline given by an international court to make its official territorial claims in the hotly disputed South China Sea to counter the claims made by the [...]
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Security stepped up as Australia vows transparent siege probe

Security stepped up as Australia vows transparent siege probe

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

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed a transparent probe into why a deranged Islamic gunman was not under surveillance, as security was stepped up after a [...]
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Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

First the Pakistani Taliban bombed or burned over 1,000 schools. Then they shot Malala Yousafzai, the teenage advocate for girls’ rights. But on Tuesday, the Taliban [...]
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Pakistan mourns 141 slain in Taliban school attack

Pakistan mourns 141 slain in Taliban school attack

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

The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood [...]
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Pakistan school attack: Terrorists sought terrified children from under benches

Pakistan school attack: Terrorists sought terrified children from under benches

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

As Pakistan started three days of national mourning Wednesday, the Taliban said they targeted a school that mostly admits soldiers’ children because its students [...]
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Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 141

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 141

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 9:29 AM

Taliban insurgents stormed an army-run school in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, almost all of them children, in the country’s bloodiest ever terror [...]
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Death ‘All Around Me’: Victims Relive Pakistan School Massacre

Death ‘All Around Me’: Victims Relive Pakistan School Massacre

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | NBC News | 9:27 AM

Pakistan was plunged into mourning Tuesday after Taliban militants in suicide vests laid siege to a school, massacring more than 130 children during eight hours of sheer [...]
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Shinzo Abe sets sights on Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win

Shinzo Abe sets sights on Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 7:02 AM

Japan’s re-elected prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has said he is determined to rewrite the country’s pacifist constitution – drawing an immediate sour response [...]
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N Korea wants UN Security Council to discuss CIA torture

N Korea wants UN Security Council to discuss CIA torture

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Monday asked the United Nations Security Council to add the issue of torture by the US Central Intelligence Agency to its agenda and to establish an [...]
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Widodo, Yudhoyono join forces to safeguard democracy

Widodo, Yudhoyono join forces to safeguard democracy

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s current and previous presidents have joined forces to save the country’s local direct elections, fighting to safeguard the process that helped bring [...]
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