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Indonesia says Australian Navy ‘pushed’ back asylum seeker boat

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | ABC.net | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities say the Australian Navy forced an asylum seeker boat back towards Indonesia, where it ran out of fuel and ran aground. The incident allegedly happened [...]
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Cambodia temporarily detains land activists

Cambodia temporarily detains land activists

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

Five Cambodian land rights campaigners were detained for several hours Monday in the latest move by the government of strongman premier Hun Sen to suppress street protests, [...]
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Bangladesh PM defiant after violent election victory

Bangladesh PM defiant after violent election victory

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

Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina insisted Monday her walkover win in an election boycotted by the opposition was legitimate and blamed her rivals for the [...]
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Bangladesh PM says new election depends on end to violence

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

A day after rolling to victory in an election that was boycotted by the main opposition party and marred by deadly unrest, Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina held to her [...]
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An Arms Race Gets Into Gear and Other Predictions for Asia in 2014

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Just like 2013, the new year promises to be one of enormous dynamism and change in Asia. The region is not only the biggest engine of global growth but also the centre of [...]
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Burma protesters call for end to harsh laws

Burma protesters call for end to harsh laws

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

Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar’s main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests. The [...]
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11 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us or tell us about your [...]
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Cambodian opposition leaders summoned to court

Cambodian opposition leaders summoned to court

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

Cambodia’s opposition leaders have been summoned to court on suspicion of inciting civil unrest, their party said, after the government of strongman premier Hun Sen [...]
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Stranded pilot whales die in New Zealand

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

A pod of 39 pilot whales died after stranding themselves at a remote beach on New Zealand’s South Island, conservation officials said Monday. The whales, which are [...]
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Bangladesh ruling party defiant after vote bloodshed

Bangladesh ruling party defiant after vote bloodshed

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

Bangladesh stared into the political abyss Monday after the ruling Awami League romped to victory in a blood-soaked election which was dismissed as a farce by the opposition. [...]
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Bangladesh election could lead to more violence (+video)

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

The polls closed in Bangladesh’s general election with reports of poor turnout and questions about whether the election has increased the chances of deeper political [...]
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India successfully launches cutting-edge cryogenic rocket

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

India on Sunday successfully launched its first rocket using domestically produced booster technology after several previous missions had failed, taking another step forward [...]
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Bangladesh ruling party wins poll hit by violence, boycott

Bangladesh ruling party wins poll hit by violence, boycott

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

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League won a violence-plagued parliamentary election whose outcome was never in doubt after a boycott by the main opposition party. With fewer [...]
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India, Japan defence minister-level talks tomorrow

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | India Times | 6:00 AM

Ways to strengthen military ties and sale of Japanese amphibious aircraft to Indian Armed forces are expected to be discussed during the meeting of the defence ministers of [...]
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Bangladesh hit by general strike on eve of polls

Bangladesh hit by general strike on eve of polls

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Dozens of polling booths were torched on the eve of Bangladesh’s violence-plagued election Saturday as the opposition staged a general strike in a final act of defiance [...]
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