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Japan’s Abe: new video of Islamic State captive Goto “despicable”

Japan’s Abe: new video of Islamic State captive Goto “despicable”

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:18 AM

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday termed “despicable” a new video appearing to show Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic [...]
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Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

Secret talks in Jordan try to win release of hostages

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 8:16 AM

 Japanese officials were tightlipped Wednesday as secret talks in Jordan sought to secure the freedom of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic [...]
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Over 10,000 sue Japan paper over sex slavery reports

Over 10,000 sue Japan paper over sex slavery reports

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 10,000 people are suing Japan’s leading liberal newspaper over stories on Tokyo’s system of wartime sex slavery, which they say have stained their [...]
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Official MH370 website now accessible in China – Bernama

Official MH370 website now accessible in China – Bernama

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The Chinese version of the official MH370 website, www.mh370.gov.my, is now available in China to provide information on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight. With [...]
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US Races to Aid Japan After ISIS ‘Kills’ One Hostage

US Races to Aid Japan After ISIS ‘Kills’ One Hostage

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

US intelligence is focusing its efforts today on helping to find and potentially rescue the surviving Japanese ISIS hostage, who in a new video released over the weekend was [...]
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China urges India to take steps to satisfy standards of nuclear group

China urges India to take steps to satisfy standards of nuclear group

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China called on India on Monday to take more steps to satisfy the standards of a global organisation that controls atomic exports after US President Barack Obama said the [...]
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Japan seeks Jordan’s help in gaining hostage’s release

Japan seeks Jordan’s help in gaining hostage’s release

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic [...]
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More than 40 Philippine police killed in clash with Muslims

More than 40 Philippine police killed in clash with Muslims

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 40 Philippine police commandos were killed in an 11-hour firefight with Muslim rebels which erupted while they were chasing one of the region’s most wanted [...]
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Ex-Thai PM’s party vows calm, US calls for inclusive politics

Ex-Thai PM’s party vows calm, US calls for inclusive politics

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate against a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, [...]
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Thai ex-PM impeachment could appear ‘politically driven’: US envoy

Thai ex-PM impeachment could appear ‘politically driven’: US envoy

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A top US diplomat Monday said Yingluck Shinawatra’s impeachment could be perceived as “politically driven” after meeting the former premier in Bangkok as [...]
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Hackers target Malaysia Airlines, threaten data dump

Hackers target Malaysia Airlines, threaten data dump

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The website of Malaysia Airlines was commandeered for several hours on Monday by hackers who referenced the Islamic State jihadists and threatened to expose data taken from [...]
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Obama wraps up India visit with town hall meeting

Obama wraps up India visit with town hall meeting

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama will host a town hall-style meeting in India on Tuesday, seeking to stress the shared values of the world’s largest democracies as he wraps up [...]
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AirAsia crash report won’t include black box data – investigator

AirAsia crash report won’t include black box data – investigator

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A preliminary report into last month’s crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people will not include an analysis of the black box flight recorders, an [...]
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Japan’s ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

Japan’s ISIS hostage crisis: Where things stand

28-Jan-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The Japanese government is grappling with an unpredictable hostage crisis whose terms are being dictated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS. The militants appear to have [...]
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No black box data in report on AirAsia crash, says Indonesia

No black box data in report on AirAsia crash, says Indonesia

27-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 2:11 PM

A preliminary report into last month’s crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people will not include an analysis of the black box flight recorders, an [...]
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