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Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane foiled by depth

Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane foiled by depth

16-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5 km (2.8 [...]
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Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

Japan confirms first bird flu case since 2011

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two chickens have tested positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan where more than 1,000 chickens have died, marking the country’s first case of bird flu in three [...]
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US plans first cabinet visit to Taiwan in 14 years

US plans first cabinet visit to Taiwan in 14 years

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

The top US environmental official will visit Taiwan in the first trip by a cabinet-level leader from Washington to the Chinese-claimed island in 14 years, officials aid [...]
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Anti-nuclear states demand N. Korea halts weapons programme

Anti-nuclear states demand N. Korea halts weapons programme

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

Twelve countries seeking to abolish nuclear weapons on Saturday denounced North Korea’s atomic programme at the close of a meeting in Hiroshima, saying it endangered [...]
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China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

China ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard

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

Three Chinese coastguard ships sailed through disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said, the latest such [...]
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Japanese Cabinet minister visits Tokyo war shrine

Japanese Cabinet minister visits Tokyo war shrine

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Japanese Cabinet minister on Saturday visited a Tokyo war shrine that honors executed war criminals among others in a move that could reignite tensions with Japan’s [...]
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Cyclone warning lifted on Australia’s Barrier Reef coast

Cyclone warning lifted on Australia’s Barrier Reef coast

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

Cyclone Ita rolled out into the Coral Sea on Monday leaving thousands of homes without power and floods down Australia’s Barrier Reef coast, officials said, as danger [...]
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Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

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

Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was [...]
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Abu Sayyaf extremist killed in new Philippines clashes

Abu Sayyaf extremist killed in new Philippines clashes

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

A Muslim extremist has been killed in fighting between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf rebels in the southern Philippines, a day after 12 people died in a similar shootout, the [...]
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Indonesian parties in pact, clear way for top presidential candidate

Indonesian parties in pact, clear way for top presidential candidate

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A small Indonesian political party has struck a deal with the main opposition party, clearing the way for its popular presidential candidate to run for the top job in July, a [...]
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Officials consider underwater robot launch in search for MH370

Officials consider underwater robot launch in search for MH370

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Australian officials leading the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth [...]
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Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning [...]
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False leads in search for missing jet

False leads in search for missing jet

15-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list [...]
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Nine Cambodians killed in Thai road accident

Nine Cambodians killed in Thai road accident

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Nine Cambodians were killed Friday when a mini-bus carrying migrant workers returning home for the Buddhist New Year crashed and burst into flames in eastern Thailand, police [...]
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5 dead in Philippine gun battle with Abu Sayyaf extremists

5 dead in Philippine gun battle with Abu Sayyaf extremists

14-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Three Muslim rebels and two soldiers were killed Friday in a day-long gun battle between troops and Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for beheadings and [...]
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