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Wildfires blaze across Australia, killing 1 person

Wildfires blaze across Australia, killing 1 person

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of wildfires were burning out of control in heat wave conditions across southern Australia on Friday, killing at least one resident. Fire authorities said 68 fires [...]
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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

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

Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms Friday after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents [...]
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‘High’ chance of second Pacific cyclone in a week

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

Meteorologists in the Pacific were keeping a close watch on a developing tropical storm near the Solomon Islands Friday amid concerns it would develop into the region’s [...]
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Australia sorry for ‘inadvertent’ violations of Indonesian waters

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

The Australian government said Friday it had apologised unreservedly to Jakarta after its navy “inadvertently” violated Indonesian waters, but vowed to pursue a [...]
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Crisis-hit Cambodia at a ‘crossroads’: UN envoy

Crisis-hit Cambodia at a ‘crossroads’: UN envoy

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

Cambodia stands at “a crucial crossroads” following a bloody crackdown by security forces on street protests, a UN envoy said Thursday, urging political leaders [...]
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Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

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

One person died and officials warned that more lives could be lost as major bushfires raged across southeastern Australia Friday in heatwave conditions, with residents urged [...]
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India, Korea sign nine pacts

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thehindu | 6:00 AM

India and South Korea signed nine pacts aimed at imparting forward momentum to their bilateral ties that have seen intensification over the past four years. During a meeting [...]
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India red-faced as Korea raises long-pending ‘minesweeper’ contract

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

The Posco steel plant imbroglio may have been resolved, but India was left red-faced again on Thursday when South Korea pushed for an early inking of the first-ever major [...]
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4 Indians jailed in Singapore for contraband cigarettes dealing

18-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

Four Indian-origin men in Singapore were on Thursday handed down prison sentences of up to three years for dealing in contraband cigarettes worth 1.4 million Singapore [...]
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Indian police: Suspects in rape of Danish tourist are unemployed youth; attack lasted hours

17-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Police say two suspects in the gang rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist in the Indian capital are unemployed young men who allegedly attacked the woman for nearly three [...]
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Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand form alliance

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand form alliance

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

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Air New Zealand on Thursday announced an alliance to expand services to both countries and boost their global reach as they look to capitalise on [...]
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Thailand’s Protests Hit Tourism to Neighbouring Burma

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

For three days, thousands of antigovernment protestors have filled the streets of Bangkok, clogging intersections and calling for prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step [...]
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Delhi police hunt for more suspects over Danish gang-rape

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

Indian police carried out raids across New Delhi Thursday as they hunted for a further six men wanted over the gang-rape of a Danish tourist which has put the country’s [...]
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Burma state newspaper promises ‘independent’ future

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

The New Light of Myanmar, the state mouthpiece known for fiery junta-era pronouncements against international media, will be “editorially independent” when it is [...]
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Asylum-seeker arrivals slump, but Australia says no complacency

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

Australia said Wednesday that no asylum-seekers boats have arrived for nearly a month, but the military leader leading border control said he was not yet ready to declare [...]
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