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Japan faces deadline to free Islamic State hostages

Japan faces deadline to free Islamic State hostages

23-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 9:10 AM

The deadline for paying ransom for two Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State group was fast approaching early Friday with no signs of a breakthrough. With time running [...]
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Japan: No word from ISIS on hostages as deadline draws nearer

Japan: No word from ISIS on hostages as deadline draws nearer

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

Japan says it has had no contact with ISIS as the Islamic militant group’s deadline nears for Tokyo to pay a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two hostages. [...]
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Japan says looking at all possible ways to free hostages

Japan says looking at all possible ways to free hostages

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

Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try [...]
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Ousted Thai PM slams impeachment vote

Ousted Thai PM slams impeachment vote

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

Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday attacked impeachment proceedings against her ahead of a crunch vote that could see her banned from politics for five years [...]
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N Korea threatens to reconsider dialogue with South

N Korea threatens to reconsider dialogue with South

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

North Korea threatened Wednesday to reconsider proposals for dialogue with South Korea, condemning this week’s propaganda balloon launch by US and South Korean [...]
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US, Philippines Vow to Strengthen Military Alliance

US, Philippines Vow to Strengthen Military Alliance

23-Jan-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The US and the Philippines vowed to deepen their military alliance despite tension over a stalled defense pact and allegations that a US Marine murdered a Filipino [...]
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Philippines says China expanding South China Sea reclamation

Philippines says China expanding South China Sea reclamation

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

Philippine officials accused China on Wednesday of expanding reclamation work in disputed waters of the South China Sea, as the United States again called for restraint in [...]
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Divers find bodies belted in seats near AirAsia fuselage

Divers find bodies belted in seats near AirAsia fuselage

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

Indonesian divers today found five bodies still belted into their seats near the main section of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on [...]
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Indonesia investigator: No signs of sabotage in plane crash

Indonesia investigator: No signs of sabotage in plane crash

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

Indonesia’s top accident investigator said Wednesday that there are no indications of foul play in last month’s crash of an AirAsia jetliner carrying 162 people. [...]
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AirAsia jet’s alarms ‘screaming’ before crash: investigator

AirAsia jet’s alarms ‘screaming’ before crash: investigator

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

Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were “screaming” as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last [...]
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UN rights chief slams Burma monk for ‘sexist’ remarks

UN rights chief slams Burma monk for ‘sexist’ remarks

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

(Editors note: The third and fourth paragraphs contain language that some readers may find offensive.) United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein sharply [...]
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Netherlands to pursue ‘thorough investigation’ into MH17 crash – Bernama

Netherlands to pursue ‘thorough investigation’ into MH17 crash – Bernama

23-Jan-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

The Netherlands will carry out a “thorough investigation” into the cause of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July last year. [...]
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Australia calls for tenders for potential MH370 recovery

Australia calls for tenders for potential MH370 recovery

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

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) today called for expressions of interest in the recovery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from the bottom of the Indian [...]
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Disillusioned HKers press UK for escape route

Disillusioned HKers press UK for escape route

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

With Hong Kong increasingly polarised on political reforms and fears growing over the influence of Beijing, frustrated residents are pressing former colonial power Britain to [...]
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UN panel on N Korea rights says report still stands

UN panel on N Korea rights says report still stands

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

The head of the UN commission that produced a damning report on North Korean rights abuses has dismissed Pyongyang’s claim that doubts about the credibility of a [...]
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