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A glance at presidential election in Indonesia

A glance at presidential election in Indonesia

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 3:01 PM

Some 190 million voters headed to the polls Wednesday in a hotly contested election for president in Indonesia. The race is pitting Jakarta Gov. Joko “Jokowi” [...]
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Polls open in Indonesian presidential election

Polls open in Indonesian presidential election

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:41 AM

Indonesians voted Wednesday in the tightest and most divisive presidential election since the downfall of dictator Suharto, pitting Jakarta governor Joko Widodo against [...]
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Secretary Kerry Travels to China

Secretary Kerry Travels to China

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | State.gov | 7:17 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Beijing, China on July 8 – 10, 2014. In Beijing, Secretary Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will join their Chinese [...]
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Expedience, pragmatism shape new Asian alliances

Expedience, pragmatism shape new Asian alliances

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Moscow is cozying up to its old rival China. China is holding hands with Seoul. Tokyo is striking deals with Pyongyang. In the ever-shifting game of Asian alliances, where [...]
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Japan’s Abe declares ‘special relationship’ with Australia on visit

Japan’s Abe declares ‘special relationship’ with Australia on visit

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe told Australia’s parliament on Tuesday that the two nations were launching a “special relationship” of cooperation on [...]
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Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter

Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan braced Tuesday for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its [...]
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Deadliest typhoons to hit the Philippines

Deadliest typhoons to hit the Philippines

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Florita, the first typhoon to hit the Philippine archipelago after a dry and dreary summer has given us a hard-hitting wakeup call- the dry season is over and the monsoon [...]
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Chinese hackers turned focus to US experts on Iraq: security firm

Chinese hackers turned focus to US experts on Iraq: security firm

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A sophisticated group of hackers believed to be associated with the Chinese government, who for years targeted U.S experts on Asian geopolitical matters, suddenly began [...]
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China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Xi Jinping criticised people who “beautify the history of aggression” as China on Monday marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan [...]
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China president Xi heading to South America for BRICS summit

China president Xi heading to South America for BRICS summit

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping will visit South American nations including Brazil next week, where he will meet India’s new prime minister for the first time before [...]
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IBM to work to curb China pollution

IBM to work to curb China pollution

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

IBM said Monday it had signed an agreement to help curb pollution in China, starting with the dangerous smog that afflicts Beijing. The US computing giant said it would [...]
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Super Typhoon Threatens Three Of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants

Super Typhoon Threatens Three Of Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A super typhoon is heading north for Japan’s mainland, and it could cause damage to three of the country’s nuclear power plants. Typhoon Neoguri was spotted about [...]
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Super typhoon takes aim at Japan, emergency warnings issued

Super typhoon takes aim at Japan, emergency warnings issued

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s weather agency on Monday issued emergency warnings to urge people in the country’s southern islands to take maximum precautions as a super typhoon [...]
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Pope’s visit seen encouraging Catholics in Asia

Pope’s visit seen encouraging Catholics in Asia

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asia has a special spot in the heart of Pope Francis, who looks forward to visiting the region to encourage Christians, especially those suffering or being persecuted, [...]
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Thailand’s Junta Struggles to Turn Around the Economy

Thailand’s Junta Struggles to Turn Around the Economy

09-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

The generals who now run Thailand seem to admire the way military leaders next door stage their coups. When the army in Myanmar (aka Burma) crushed a pro-democracy movement [...]
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