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Kerry heads Thursday on new Asia visit

Kerry heads Thursday on new Asia visit

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry will make his fifth trip to North and Southeast Asia on Thursday, stopping in China, South Korea and Indonesia for climate change and North [...]
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Indonesian anti-drugs group slams Australian’s parole

Indonesian anti-drugs group slams Australian’s parole

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

An Indonesian anti-drugs group said Sunday Jakarta’s decision to parole Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could put the “safety of our nation” at [...]
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New Zealand hauls in Japan ambassador over whaling row

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

New Zealand on Monday called in Tokyo’s ambassador to protest about a Japanese whaling ship entering its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), escalating a diplomatic row over [...]
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Fugitive owners of Bangladesh fire-disaster factory sent to jail

Fugitive owners of Bangladesh fire-disaster factory sent to jail

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

Two fugitive owners of a Bangladesh garment factory turned themselves in on Sunday to face homicide charges for the deaths of 112 workers in the country’s worst factory [...]
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Indian businessperson facing deportation refuses to leave Thailand

11-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

A leading Indian businessperson who is facing deportation from Thailand for participating in anti-government rallies defying the state of emergency, on Sunday said he would [...]
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Convicted Australian terrorist flees to Syria: reports

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

Australian officials Sunday blamed a “fairly major breakdown” in border security for the reported escape of a convicted terrorist through Sydney Airport to join [...]
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Myanma Air to lease up to a dozen Boeing jets: sources

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

Myanma Airways is set to order up to a dozen Boeing (BA) 737 jets on lease in what appears to be the largest single fleet expansion in Myanmar as the country opens up to [...]
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Struggling cargo business ‘dragging down Asian airlines’

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

Top Asian airlines’s profit margins are being eroded by a struggling air cargo business, even as they capitalise on increasing passenger demand, industry executives [...]
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Neighbouring farmers fight landmark Australian GMO court case

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

Two neighbouring farmers, a field of canola and a gust of wind are at the centre of a landmark court case in Australia that could have consequences for the controversial [...]
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Move over, rickshaw: Cambodia launches public buses

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

Motorcycles, cars, tuk-tuks and the humble rickshaw dominate its traffic-clogged roads, but now the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is launching a new weapon in the fight [...]
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Australian trafficker Corby released from prison in Bali

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

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, her face veiled against a horde of press photographers, was hustled out of prison Monday to start the next chapter of her troubled [...]
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Arms makers try to cash in as Asian disputes escalate

Arms makers try to cash in as Asian disputes escalate

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

Asia’s top aerospace and defence show opens Tuesday in Singapore, with major global arms makers seeking to cash in on rising military spending in China and elsewhere as [...]
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Indonesia releases Australian drug smuggler

Indonesia releases Australian drug smuggler

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

An Australian woman convicted of smuggling marijuana into Indonesia walked free from jail on Monday after being given parole, the latest chapter in what has been a media [...]
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Dark clouds hover over Indian mogul Mallya’s empire

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

More than a year after one of India’s top airlines, Kingfisher, stopped flying, its flamboyant owner Vijay Mallya is battling against losing control of his $2.2 billion [...]
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Beijing denounces ‘groundless’ US remarks on South China Sea

Beijing denounces ‘groundless’ US remarks on South China Sea

10-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Beijing on Friday dismissed a US official’s warning against possible Chinese expansion in the skies over the South China Sea, calling the remarks [...]
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