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Malaysia Airlines MH17: ‘Rebels Shot Down Plane with Seized Ukrainian Military BUK Missile’ says Germany

Malaysia Airlines MH17: ‘Rebels Shot Down Plane with Seized Ukrainian Military BUK Missile’ says Germany

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A German intelligence report has alleged that pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 using an air-defence missile system seized from a Ukrainian [...]
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US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement. Pritzker, who is leading the [...]
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N Korea warns of ‘unpredictable’ retaliation

N Korea warns of ‘unpredictable’ retaliation

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea warned Monday of an “unpredictable” retaliatory strike against South Korea following a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military [...]
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HK students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

HK students, officials set for first talks on political crisis

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Senior Hong Kong government officials will meet student leaders for the first time on Tuesday in an attempt to defuse more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests which [...]
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HK leader says poor would dominate free vote

HK leader says poor would dominate free vote

22-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying has said open elections would result in the city’s many poor dominating politics, as he ruled out democratic reforms before [...]
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Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 2:15 PM

When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong’s pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water. But as police began wielding pepper spray [...]
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Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 2:14 PM

Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, [...]
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China ‘executed 2,400′ last year: rights group

China ‘executed 2,400′ last year: rights group

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 2:09 PM

The world’s top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a [...]
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China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 2:08 PM

China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line [...]
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Thailand’s junta-picked council starts work on reforms

Thailand’s junta-picked council starts work on reforms

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 2:05 PM

A council selected by Thailand’s ruling junta Tuesday started work on reforms to close the nation’s festering political divide, a task critics dismiss as aimed at [...]
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Indonesian president ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern

Indonesian president ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:02 PM

New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs after an anti-graft agency raised concern about possible [...]
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Taliban blast in Kabul kills four Afghan soldiers

Taliban blast in Kabul kills four Afghan soldiers

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 2:01 PM

At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and around a dozen people including six civilians wounded when a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded in the Afghan capital [...]
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Hong Kong Protesters See ‘No Hope’ In Negotiations

Hong Kong Protesters See ‘No Hope’ In Negotiations

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 8:34 AM

Leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy protests are scheduled to begin long-awaited negotiations with representatives of the city government on Tuesday. But with [...]
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After clashes, Hong Kong students, govt stand their ground before talks

After clashes, Hong Kong students, govt stand their ground before talks

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:30 AM

Hong Kong students and the government stood their ground on Monday ahead of talks aimed at defusing more than three weeks of pro-democracy protests that have blocked traffic [...]
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Key Chinese Communist Party meeting opens in Beijing

Key Chinese Communist Party meeting opens in Beijing

21-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:27 AM

Leaders of China’s ruling Communist Party opened a highly-anticipated meeting Monday, as state media emphasised the need to tighten control over the country’s [...]
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