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Laos Breaks Ground On Railway Project Linking Thailand to Vietnam

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Laos has broken ground on an ambitious high-speed railway project linking the country’s western border with Thailand to Vietnam and is likely to begin full construction [...]
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Can WhatsNew make Quidsi’s magic work in South East Asia?

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | e27 | 6:00 AM

WhatsNew, a Thailand-based startup, has adopted Quidsi’s cross marketing business model by interlinking its three websites. Will it work in SEA? Quidsi – does the [...]
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Watch out Snapchat, BeeTalk is here to take over the sexting market

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Tech in Asia | 6:00 AM

It’s almost undeniable that one of the most talked about apps of last year was Snapchat. Apart from the photo messaging app’s saucy reputation for sexting, it was [...]
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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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Indian PM Singh says will step down after 2014 elections

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

India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh announced Friday he will step down after elections this year and said reluctant political scion Rahul Gandhi should take his place [...]
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Bangladesh opposition leader urges vote boycott

Bangladesh opposition leader urges vote boycott

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

Bangladesh opposition leader made a last-ditch plea Friday for voters to boycott this weekend’s “farcical” elections and accused the government of placing [...]
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More unrest feared as Bangladesh holds ‘farce’ vote

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

Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina is certain to cement her grip on power this Sunday at elections boycotted by her rivals and shunned by the West after [...]
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A Mass Labour Dispute in Cambodia Turns Deadly

A Mass Labour Dispute in Cambodia Turns Deadly

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

Protests over the minimum wage for Cambodia’s 500,000 garment workers turned deadly on Friday, as police in Phnom Penh fired into a crowd of striking workers and killed [...]
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Malaysia’s Malindo Air enters Indian skies

06-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Business-standard | 6:00 AM

Competition among Airlines on the India-Malaysia sector has intensified, with the entry of Malaysia’s Hybrid airline Malindo Air, which has chalked out aggressive [...]
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Briton, New Zealander found dead in Libya

Briton, New Zealander found dead in Libya

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

Libyan troops on Thursday found the bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot dead southwest of Tripoli, a security source told AFP. “The bodies of a British [...]
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Indians in remote regions campaign for new time zone

Indians in remote regions campaign for new time zone

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

A leading politician in northeast India gave fresh momentum Thursday to calls to scrap the country’s single time zone, which causes problems for easterners who face [...]
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Bus crash in western India kills 27

Bus crash in western India kills 27

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

At least 27 people died and 17 were injured in western India on Thursday when a local bus slid off a mountain road into a valley, police said. “The driver lost control [...]
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Obama, on Hawaii vacation, golfs with New Zealand PM

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

US President Barack Obama played golf with New Zealand’s prime minister John Key in Hawaii on Thursday, in a rare vacation encounter with a foreign official. The [...]
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Three dead as Cambodian police open fire on protesters

Three dead as Cambodian police open fire on protesters

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

Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers Friday, leaving at least three people dead, as the kingdom’s strongman premier faced growing public anger on [...]
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Cambodian activists decry crackdown on strikers

Cambodian activists decry crackdown on strikers

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

Cambodian human rights campaigners denounced a crackdown Thursday on striking garment workers by a special military unit, describing it as a “disturbing new [...]
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