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Six arrested after Hong Kong protesters smash into government headquarters

Six arrested after Hong Kong protesters smash into government headquarters

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 8:23 AM

A small group of masked protesters stormed Hong Kong’s government headquarters in the early hours of Wednesday, using metal barricades and hurling concrete slabs to [...]
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Hong Kong activists try to storm legislature

Hong Kong activists try to storm legislature

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 7:53 AM

Tensions spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as a small group of activists clashed with police while trying to break into the [...]
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Army officer, 2 soldiers killed by rebels in S. Philippines

Army officer, 2 soldiers killed by rebels in S. Philippines

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

An officer of the Philippine Army and two of his men have been killed by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in southern Philippines, a military [...]
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Australia shuts door on asylum-seekers in Indonesia

Australia shuts door on asylum-seekers in Indonesia

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

Australian Immigration minister Scott Morrison Wednesday said he was “taking the sugar off the table” in controversially announcing that Canberra was slamming the [...]
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Hard diplomacy ahead despite China showing its softer side

Hard diplomacy ahead despite China showing its softer side

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

From a military rules-of-the-road agreement with Washington to $20 billion in loans for Southeast Asia, Beijing has set aside the tensions of recent years to present a softer [...]
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Terrorism on the rise in Malaysia, research finds

Terrorism on the rise in Malaysia, research finds

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

A global index has shown that Malaysia is experiencing a growing impact of terrorism on its shores, with its rankings jumping from 91 last year to 48 out of 162 countries [...]
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US, Japan, Australia Boost Maritime Cooperation

US, Japan, Australia Boost Maritime Cooperation

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

For the first time since 2007, the leaders of the United States, Australia, and Japan met on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Brisbane, Australia and agreed to deepen [...]
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Burma rules out constitutional change before polls

Burma rules out constitutional change before polls

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

Myanmar’s parliament speaker said Tuesday the current junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, cannot be [...]
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China needs to cap coal use by 2020 to meet climate goals – think tank

China needs to cap coal use by 2020 to meet climate goals – think tank

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

China needs to hit its “peak coal” use by 2020 if it is to fulfil its commitment to end growth in climate-warming carbon emissions by the end of the next decade, [...]
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UN panel calls for N Korea referral to international court

UN panel calls for N Korea referral to international court

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

The UN general Assembly committee dealing with human rights on Tuesday called for the UN Security Council to consider referring North Korea to the International Criminal [...]
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Japan PM calls snap general election, delays tax hike

Japan PM calls snap general election, delays tax hike

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

Prime minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he was calling a snap general election and delaying an expected sales tax rise after figures showed Japan was in recession. Less than [...]
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Australia-China Free Trade Deal Prompts Fears Over Lowering Standards

Australia-China Free Trade Deal Prompts Fears Over Lowering Standards

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Reaction to Australia and China’s free trade deal, agreed in Canberra on 17 November, has been mixed. The China-Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is expected to [...]
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Indian leader wants closer links with Australia

Indian leader wants closer links with Australia

20-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for a closer strategic partnership between India and Australia as well as a closer trading relationship, warning that [...]
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Clashes as HK protesters attempt parliament break-in

Clashes as HK protesters attempt parliament break-in

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

Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators Wednesday after a small group attempted to break into the city’s legislature, as splits emerged within the [...]
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Hong Kong activists clash with police, 4 arrested

Hong Kong activists clash with police, 4 arrested

19-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 1:43 PM

Tension spiked at democracy protests that have gripped Hong Kong for nearly two months as police arrested four men early Wednesday after a small group of activists tried to [...]
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