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Mining giant BHP posts record Australian iron ore output

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

Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday posted record half-year iron ore production from Western Australia, but held back from improving the full-year outlook [...]
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Australia to go ahead with shark ‘kill’ zones

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

A controversial policy to catch and kill sharks off popular west coast beaches got the green light in Australia, in a move the Humane Society Tuesday termed a “complete [...]
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Russia hacked hundreds of Western, Asian companies – security firm

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

A US cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been [...]
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Naval breach: Australia could gain from increased Indonesian patrolling

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Defence experts are playing down tensions over Australia’s accidental breaches of Indonesia’s waters and say Jakarta’s vow to boost its southern sea patrols [...]
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Boeing 787 transponder failure causes Air India return to London

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

A Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India Ltd this week returned to London due to a communications problem, but has since been operational, the Indian state-run [...]
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Indonesia jails mastermind of Burma embassy bomb plot

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

An Indonesian court Tuesday jailed the mastermind of an Islamic extremist plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy for seven-and-a-half years, but the militant pledged to [...]
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India-Japan Ties Strengthen

23-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

It is useful to remember that way back in 2006 US President George Bush and Shinzo Abe, then in his first term as Japanese prime minister, each in their own way achieved [...]
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Stopping boats is a matter of sovereignty: Australia

Stopping boats is a matter of sovereignty: Australia

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

Prime minister Tony Abbott has declared Australia will pursue the crackdown on boats carrying asylum-seekers into its waters, saying Indonesia should understand it is a [...]
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People still want to move to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore in Asia

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

People’s desire to migrate has cooled globally, according to pollster Gallup. However, if everyone who wanted to move did move to where they wanted, populations would [...]
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Australian inflation higher than expected

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

Australian inflation hit a stronger-than-expected 0.8 percent in October-December from the previous quarter, official figures showed on Wednesday, dampening hopes of an [...]
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E.Timor demands Australia return documents at top court

E.Timor demands Australia return documents at top court

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

East Timor was “shocked” when Australian agents raided one of its lawyer’s offices, the top UN court heard Monday, with Dili demanding the return of [...]
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India still leads global outsourcing sector, Philippines a close 2nd

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

Throughout Asia as well as globally, India and the Philippines have both been popular destinations for business process outsourcing (BPO) by global companies. And a recent [...]
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Cambodian ‘sorcerer decapitated by villagers’

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

A Cambodian man was decapitated in a frenzied attack by villagers after he was accused of being a sorcerer in a nation where belief in black magic remains strong, police said [...]
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India minister’s wife died of drug overdose

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

The wife of Indian minister Shahshi Tharoor, found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of being unfaithful, appeared to have died of drug overdose, news agency [...]
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Bangladesh opposition leader Zia demands fresh polls at rally

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

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia urged supporters on Monday to stage fresh protests to try to force new elections, at her first public rally since authorities eased [...]
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