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S. Korea activists launch leaflets and USB drives into North

S. Korea activists launch leaflets and USB drives into North

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean activists launched thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets and Wikipedia-loaded USB keys across the border Wednesday, despite past North Korean threats to shell the [...]
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Japan says it will approve Fukushima operator’s revival plan

Japan says it will approve Fukushima operator’s revival plan

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s trade ministry said it would approve on Wednesday a revival plan for the utility responsible for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co , its [...]
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Philippines seeks more US navy ships amid China threat

Philippines seeks more US navy ships amid China threat

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines wants to acquire two more navy ships from the United States to boost its maritime protection amid threats from China, the country’s military chief said [...]
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US, India meet to get ties back on track after dispute

US, India meet to get ties back on track after dispute

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A senior US diplomat met India’s ambassador to the United States on Tuesday with the aim of getting bilateral ties back on track after the arrest and strip search of a [...]
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Firefighters battle blazes in scorching Australia

Firefighters battle blazes in scorching Australia

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Lightning strikes ignited more than 250 fires across southeast Australia overnight, officials said Wednesday, as firefighters battled to put out the flames and the country [...]
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Danish woman gang-raped in Indian capital

Danish woman gang-raped in Indian capital

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Danish woman was gang-raped in the Indian capital after getting lost and asking a group of men for directions, police and reports said Wednesday, the latest high-profile [...]
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Taiwan could negotiate with China over air defense zone

Taiwan could negotiate with China over air defense zone

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 6:00 AM

Taipei, January 14 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday that Taiwan will not rule out the possibility of negotiations over China’s air defense identification zone [...]
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16 dead in China shoe factory fire

16 dead in China shoe factory fire

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sixteen people died Tuesday in a fire at a shoe factory in eastern China, state media reported, a blaze which highlights poor workplace safety standards in the country. A [...]
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Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods up to 22

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods up to 22

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated as floods and landslides hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, [...]
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Police lie low as protesters occupy Bangkok

Police lie low as protesters occupy Bangkok

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At an abandoned police post by a key intersection occupied by anti-government protesters in the Thai capital, rally guard Ton had no doubt who was in charge of security. [...]
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Indonesian volcano spews fresh lava

Indonesian volcano spews fresh lava

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted more than 30 times Tuesday spewing lava and ash clouds over a wide area, officials said, with more than 26,000 people now forced to [...]
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Thai tensions rise after gun attack on protesters

Thai tensions rise after gun attack on protesters

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Gunshots rang out in the heart of Thailand’s capital overnight in an apparent attack on anti-government protesters early Wednesday that wounded at least two people and [...]
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Australia braces for fire danger as heatwave hits

Australia braces for fire danger as heatwave hits

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

Australian authorities warned Tuesday of some of the worst fire danger since a 2009 inferno which killed 173 people, with most of the continent’s southeast sweltering [...]
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Could Taiwan Solve the East China Sea?

Could Taiwan Solve the East China Sea?

15-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

Beijing’s unanticipated, unilateral announcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on November 23 over maritime areas in the East China Sea further [...]
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S. Korea president eying nuclear business on India trip

S. Korea president eying nuclear business on India trip

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

South Korea’s president arrives this Wednesday in India on an official visit during which she is expected to push for some of the South Asian nation’s nuclear [...]
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