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Korea rejects North’s demand for delay of joint drills with US

Korea rejects North’s demand for delay of joint drills with US

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Euronews | 6:00 AM

South Korea has rejected a demand by its northern neighbour to postpone this month’s military drills with the United States to avoid overlap with planned reunions of [...]
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Thai riot police clear anti-government protest sites

Thai riot police clear anti-government protest sites

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of riot police were deployed in the Thai capital on Friday to clear areas occupied for weeks by opposition protesters, reclaiming the besieged government [...]
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Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed at least two people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports on [...]
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Kerry visits Korea to discuss pressure on the North, will push for China’s help next

Kerry visits Korea to discuss pressure on the North, will push for China’s help next

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with South Korean leaders Thursday to reinvigorate efforts to deter North Korea from pursuing nuclear arms. But how exactly the United [...]
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Obama Visit to Philippines May Jump-Start Base Talks

Obama Visit to Philippines May Jump-Start Base Talks

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama’s arrival in the Philippines this April should lend fresh impetus to faltering talks over the deployment of US military forces to Subic Bay, a [...]
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US, SKorea warn NKorea against aggression

US, SKorea warn NKorea against aggression

15-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his South Korean counterpart warned North Korea on Thursday against any possible aggression as the North sent mixed signals over whether [...]
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China smog makes capital ‘barely suitable’ for life: report

China smog makes capital ‘barely suitable’ for life: report

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital “barely suitable” for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world’s [...]
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China announces $1.6 billion air pollution fund

China announces $1.6 billion air pollution fund

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s Cabinet has announced that 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) has been set aside this year to reward cities and regions that make significant progress in [...]
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Boy, monk among five killed in Thai south

Boy, monk among five killed in Thai south

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Suspected Thai militants shot dead five people, including a nine-year-old boy and a Buddhist monk, in the latest attacks in the kingdom’s insurgency-torn deep south, [...]
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At North’s Suggestion, Koreas Open Dialogue

At North’s Suggestion, Koreas Open Dialogue

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

North and South Korea on Wednesday started their highest-level government dialogue since the North’s nuclear test last year prompted fears of armed conflict on the [...]
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Rare Korean talks hamstrung by row over military drills

Rare Korean talks hamstrung by row over military drills

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North and South Korea wrapped up their highest level talks for seven years Wednesday without any specific agreement, as they struggled to overcome a row over looming South [...]
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China’s Jade Rabbit rover comes ‘back to life’

China’s Jade Rabbit rover comes ‘back to life’

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has survived a bitterly cold 14-day lunar night, officials said on Thursday, prompting hopes it can be repaired after suffering [...]
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Japan Mulling Lifting Defense Export Ban: ‘Proactive Pacifism’ In Action?

Japan Mulling Lifting Defense Export Ban: ‘Proactive Pacifism’ In Action?

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Japan’s self-imposed ban on weapons exports dates back to 1967 when it declared its Three Principles under which no “arms,” broadly defined as actual [...]
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Thai court: government, protesters didn’t defy charter

Thai court: government, protesters didn’t defy charter

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected petitions by both the ruling and main opposition parties accusing each other of attempting to overthrow the [...]
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Boy becomes Cambodia’s first bird flu death of year

Boy becomes Cambodia’s first bird flu death of year

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An eight-year-old boy has died from bird flu in Cambodia, the country’s first confirmed fatality from the deadly virus this year, a health official said Wednesday. The [...]
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