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Obama to visit Japan, three other Asian countries in April

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April, six months after a scrapped tour of the region raised [...]
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Embraer says India’s Air Costa places firm order for 50 jets

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Embraer, the world’s largest maker of regional aircraft, said on Thursday India’s Air Costa had a placed firm order for 50 jets, in a deal valued at $2.94 [...]
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Growth of biotech crops plateaus in US, climbs in Asia -report

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The growth of biotech crops in the United States appears to have hit a plateau, but farmers are accelerating plantings of genetically modified corn and rice in Asia, notably [...]
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Burma Surpasses Malaysia, Philippines on Press Freedom

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Myanmar, a country where basic freedoms were suppressed for decades under military rule, has for the first time surpassed more developed Southeast Asian neighbours Malaysia [...]
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Police say attack on Burma national linked to Rakhine riots

Police say attack on Burma national linked to Rakhine riots

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Police believe the attempted assassination of a Myanmar political party leader in the heart of the city is connected to another murder case where the body of a political [...]
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Kerry seeks to ease tensions in Asia with visit

Kerry seeks to ease tensions in Asia with visit

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry was heading to Asia on Wednesday on a mission aimed largely at easing tensions between China and its smaller neighbours over territorial [...]
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H&M to open first Indian store in 2014

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Swedish fashion giant H&M said Wednesday it will open its first Indian store in 2014, taking advantage of the opening-up of the giant Asian market to foreign retailers. [...]
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Australia’s Telstra H1 net profit up 9.7pct

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s dominant telecom company Telstra on Thursday reported a 9.7 percent jump in first-half net profit, boosted by more than 700,000 new mobile customers in the [...]
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Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday admitted Australia has failed to meet important targets on Aboriginal welfare and vowed to work to ensure all indigenous children went [...]
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Brazil’s Embraer targets booming Asia-Pacific

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brazil’s top aircraft maker Embraer on Wednesday said it saw Asia-Pacific air travel providing jet makers with a $70 billion growth opportunity over 20 years. Embraer, [...]
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Father kills son at cricket training in Australia

Father kills son at cricket training in Australia

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A mother spoke of her shock on Thursday after her estranged husband killed their 11-year-old son at cricket practice before being shot dead by police in front of horrified [...]
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Australian unemployment worst in a decade

Australian unemployment worst in a decade

14-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s unemployment rate in January jumped to 6.0 percent – its worst in a decade – with the economy shedding 3,700 jobs amid a turbulent transition [...]
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Australia-Indonesia: a dangerous impasse

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Dailytimes | 6:00 AM

The exercise is called Operation Sovereign Borders, with Australian naval vessels pushing the refugee boats back into Indonesian waters; if considered unsafe, the refugees [...]
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Cambodian protesters denied bail despite global concern

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Twenty-one Cambodian activists and workers arrested during a bloody crackdown on a garment industry strike last month were denied bail on Tuesday, despite international [...]
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Australian drug trafficker’s media payday in doubt

13-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Australian drug trafficker newly freed from an Indonesian prison faces an uphill battle under Australian law to keep any earnings from a reported multimillion-dollar [...]
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