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Burma president backs constitutional amendment

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

Myanmar’s leader on Thursday lent his support to reform of the country’s junta-era constitution, indicating he would back changes to allow opposition leader Aung [...]
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Indian tea tastes success in China

03-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The British brought tea to India from China, but Indian tea traders are now coming back to the Land of the Dragon with ever greater quantities of their black tea. “I [...]
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Eight Indians injured in Thailand escalator mishap

03-Jan-2014 Intellasia | India | 6:00 AM

The New Year revelry turned sour for eight Indian tourists, including five women, when they fell down from an escalator and sustained minor injuries at a skytrain station [...]
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Indian president signs historic anti-graft law

Indian president signs historic anti-graft law

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

India’s president took the final step to create a powerful anti-graft watchdog on Wednesday, signing it into law two years after a mass anti-corruption movement swept [...]
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Australia condemns WikiLeaks Party talks with Syria’s Assad

Australia condemns WikiLeaks Party talks with Syria’s Assad

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

Australian Foreign minister Julie Bishop has condemned as “reckless” and “counterproductive” a WikiLeaks Party delegation which met with Syrian [...]
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Strong cyclone hits western Australia

Strong cyclone hits western Australia

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

A powerful cyclone lashed Australia’s resources-rich west coast Tuesday, bringing torrential rain and gales that ripped up trees and roofs and closed major global iron [...]
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Sparkling Sydney kicks off glitzy global 2014 party

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

Sydney kicked off a promised unprecedented spectacular to mark New Year celebrations Tuesday, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world [...]
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Timeline: India’s moves to curb iron ore mining, exports

03-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India, in its crusade against illegal mining, has choked its iron ore output and exports so hard that many companies are giving up on the sector. The mining and export bans [...]
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Stung by curbs, Indian iron ore companies throw in towel

03-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Top Indian trader MMTC’s (MMTC.NS) $80 million iron ore export terminal, ready since 2010, has never handled a cargo. Now the company wants to spend $16 million to [...]
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India scraps AgustaWestland helicopter deal, agrees to arbitration

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

India cancelled its $770 million helicopter deal with Italian defense group Finmeccanica’s (FNC.MI) AgustaWestland unit on Wednesday over what it termed a breach of [...]
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Burma announces broad prisoner pardon

Burma announces broad prisoner pardon

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:38 AM

Myanmar on Monday announced a sweeping amnesty for prisoners who were charged under draconian laws used to imprison activists, after the reformist president vowed to free all [...]
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US ‘to prosecute’ Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 8:31 AM

The US is proceeding with the prosecution of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade after her arrest earlier this month caused a huge diplomatic row, media reports say. Ms [...]
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Burma to free most political detainees in end of the year amnesty

Burma to free most political detainees in end of the year amnesty

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:31 AM

Myanmar is expect to release most of its prisoners of conscience on Tuesday and scores more awaiting trial, activists said, after the government announced a end of the year [...]
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Bangladesh capital cut off to prevent opposition march

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:31 AM

Bangladesh’s capital was cut off from the rest of the country Monday, with transport services into Dhaka halted to thwart the second day of a protest march against next [...]
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Powerful cyclone bears down on western Australia

02-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 8:31 AM

A powerful cyclone packing expected winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour was threatening Australia’s west coast Monday, forcing towns into lockdown and shutting [...]
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