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Korean activists’ propaganda balloons anger N Korea

Korean activists’ propaganda balloons anger N Korea

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

South Korean activists have succeeded in sending thousands of propaganda leaflets across the border into North Korea. South Korean activists launched balloons to send the [...]
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Just 500 Miles Apart, Japan Holds Drills With Russia, US

Just 500 Miles Apart, Japan Holds Drills With Russia, US

28-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan will today begin exercises with the US Army on its northernmost island of Hokkaido, a day after it started naval maneuvers with Russia 500 miles (800 kilometers) away [...]
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Indonesia to release French journalists held in Papua

Indonesia to release French journalists held in Papua

28-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Manila Standard Today | 6:00 AM

Two French journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in prison Friday for illegally reporting in Indonesia’s Papua province on tourist visas but will be [...]
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Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

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

The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected [...]
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China to keep closer eye on military spending: Xinhua

China to keep closer eye on military spending: Xinhua

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

China intends to improve efficiency in military spending through tighter monitoring of how funds are used, state media reported Sunday. Under the new “results-based [...]
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US says ‘scaled-down’ military drills to go ahead in Thailand

US says ‘scaled-down’ military drills to go ahead in Thailand

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

The United States said Saturday a “scaled-down” version of annual military exercises in Thailand will go ahead next year, after mulling moving the drills outside [...]
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Indonesian president appoints technocrats to top economic posts

Indonesian president appoints technocrats to top economic posts

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday assigned professional technocrats to lead the top economic ministries and carry out much-needed reforms that address costly fuel [...]
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Indonesia’s Widodo unveils new cabinet, female foreign minister

Indonesia’s Widodo unveils new cabinet, female foreign minister

27-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 7:57 AM

New Indonesian President Joko Widodo Sunday unveiled a cabinet including the country’s first female foreign minister, as well as political allies and technocrats in key [...]
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16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

27-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 7:55 AM

A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a [...]
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Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on what to do next

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on what to do next

27-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 7:53 AM

The leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Sunday canceled a vote on what the next step should be in their monthlong street occupation, saying they [...]
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Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

27-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 7:51 AM

How do you defend yourself against scores of tear gas wielding police while manning the barricades at Hong Kong’s protest camps? Unleash the wrath of Chinese deity Guan [...]
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China’s president pledges $81m in Ebola aid

China’s president pledges $81m in Ebola aid

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

China’s president on Friday pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis. President Xi [...]
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Detained Burma reporter Aung Naing shot dead

Detained Burma reporter Aung Naing shot dead

27-Oct-2014 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

A Burmese journalist has been shot dead while trying to escape from custody, the army has said. A military statement said that Aung Naing was arrested in Mon state at the end [...]
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French journalists jailed in Indonesia’s Papua

French journalists jailed in Indonesia’s Papua

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

Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua. Thomas [...]
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Japan Leader Faces Crisis Over minister For Trade

Japan Leader Faces Crisis Over minister For Trade

27-Oct-2014 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

The government of prime minister Shinzo Abe faced a new political crisis on Friday amid revelations that his recently appointed trade minister owns stock in the company whose [...]
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