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Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people

10-Mar-2014 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Authorities are searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 bound for Beijing after air traffic controllers lost contact with the airliner carrying 227 passengers and 12 [...]
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China ‘two-child policy not imminent’

China ‘two-child policy not imminent’

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s health ministry on Thursday dampened speculation that the country could dump its one-child policy and allow families to have two. The world’s most [...]
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National Service could be shortened ‘by a few weeks’: Defence minister Ng

National Service could be shortened ‘by a few weeks’: Defence minister Ng

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is looking to hire more regulars to conduct full-time National Service training, said Defence minister Ng Eng Hen in Parliament on Thursday. [...]
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Prominent Indian in Thailand faces expulsion over protests

Prominent Indian in Thailand faces expulsion over protests

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A prominent member of Thailand’s Indian community is fighting efforts to force him out the country for joining anti-government protests and appealed on Thursday to King [...]
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Senior N Korean official reappears, belies reports of another purge

Senior N Korean official reappears, belies reports of another purge

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A senior North Korean official, believed to be the No. 2 in the country after leader Kim Jong Un, has reappeared in official television footage, belying reports he had fallen [...]
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China warns prominent Internet users over Kunming attack

China warns prominent Internet users over Kunming attack

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Beijing police have told prominent users of the microblogging site Weibo to cease comments deemed hurtful, including suggestions that authorities misled the public with [...]
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Indonesia deports Australian reporters Nathan Richter and Dan Sutton

Indonesia deports Australian reporters Nathan Richter and Dan Sutton

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

TWO members of the Australian media pack covering Schapelle Corby’s release are being deported from Bali for visa violations. Indonesian Immigration Department [...]
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S. Korea police arrest two over mass telecom data theft

S. Korea police arrest two over mass telecom data theft

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean police on Thursday arrested two men for allegedly stealing the personal data of 12 million people from a top South Korean telecoms company and selling it for [...]
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China takes aim at pollution after years of growth

China takes aim at pollution after years of growth

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Huge chunks of concrete and broken machinery are all that is left of a cement plant that once spewed clouds of pollution over China’s most polluted province, Hebei. [...]
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‘China’s defence splurge good for world peace’

‘China’s defence splurge good for world peace’

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The latest double-digit increase to China’s defence budget serves world peace and is no threat to anyone, state media argued Thursday after the 12.2 percent spending [...]
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Dalai Lama urges US to show ‘self-confidence’

Dalai Lama urges US to show ‘self-confidence’

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Dalai Lama encouraged the United States on Thursday to show self-confidence in defending democracy as top lawmakers rallied behind his calls to preserve Tibetan culture. [...]
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Philippines to upgrade navy base facing disputed waters

Philippines to upgrade navy base facing disputed waters

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. [...]
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‘US envoy Kennedy urges Japan, S. Korea to mend ties’

‘US envoy Kennedy urges Japan, S. Korea to mend ties’

08-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Thursday urged Tokyo and Seoul to patch up their troubled relations, a report said, amid simmering tensions between the Asian [...]
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US businessperson sold trade secrets to China: jury

US businessperson sold trade secrets to China: jury

07-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A US jury has convicted a California businessperson of selling stolen trade secrets to Chinese firms so they could develop a pigment used to whiten a wide range of products. [...]
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N Korea’s Jang had lost influence before purge: US

N Korea’s Jang had lost influence before purge: US

07-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had been losing influence before he was executed in a shock purge last year, according to a Pentagon report released Wednesday. [...]
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