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India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

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

India ordered the United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row that has brought faultlines in [...]
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Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

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

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott defended the government’s secrecy over its border protection policy Thursday after reports that boats had been turned back to [...]
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Bangladesh election unrest squeezes key garment sector

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

On the outskirts of Dhaka, Babylon Garments has shortened work shifts to eight hours from the usual 10 and plans to shutter production lines as months of election-related [...]
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Australia to buy lifeboats to return asylum-seekers

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

Australian Immigration minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said “all steps necessary” will be taken to halt boatpeople amid reports that Canberra is planning to [...]
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Indian Bitcoin exchange resumes trading today after government pressure to shut down

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

In the past couple weeks, India’s Bitcoin scene looked doomed to suffer the same hardships as that of China. A government warning on December 24 spooked all major [...]
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Nine dead in Indian train fire near Mumbai

Nine dead in Indian train fire near Mumbai

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

A fire on an overnight train killed at least nine people Wednesday with sleeping victims overcome by flames and smoke as the blaze ripped through three carriages, a railway [...]
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France’s Lactalis buys India’s Tirumala Milk Products

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

French dairy group Groupe Lactalis SA has acquired a 100 percent stake in India’s Tirumala Milk Products Pvt Ltd, in which private equity firm Carlyle Group held a 20 [...]
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Japan Eyes India Air Force Links Before Abe Trip Amid China Spat

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Japan and India moved to expand air force ties before prime minister Shinzo Abe visits New Delhi in a few weeks, bolstering relations two months after China declared an [...]
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UN rights office alarmed by Cambodia crackdown

UN rights office alarmed by Cambodia crackdown

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

The United Nations’ human rights office Tuesday said it was alarmed by Cambodia’s crackdown on protests against strongman premier Hun Sen, and urged the [...]
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Australia’s Asylum-Seeker Policy Irks Indonesia

09-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Australia’s two-month diplomatic standoff with Indonesia is intensifying following reports that a boat carrying asylum seekers ran aground in Indonesian waters after an [...]
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Burma reporters protest new threats to press freedom

Burma reporters protest new threats to press freedom

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

Journalists in Myanmar staged a protest Tuesday to denounce new threats to press freedom and demand the release of a fellow reporter – the first to be jailed since [...]
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Cambodian garment workers dying for a pay rise

Cambodian garment workers dying for a pay rise

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

Cambodian workers demanding higher wages to toil in factories making Gap jeans and Nike trainers have found themselves on the frontline of a bloody crackdown on dissent by [...]
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Cops save 10 Burma from human smugglers, detain two suspects

Cops save 10 Burma from human smugglers, detain two suspects

08-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 7:33 AM

Penang police have detained a couple, who were UNHCR card holders, on suspicion of smuggling undocumented Myanmar nationals into the country through Thailand, then holding [...]
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Bangladesh PM defiant after violent election victory

Bangladesh PM defiant after violent election victory

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

Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina insisted Monday her walkover win in an election boycotted by the opposition was legitimate and blamed her rivals for the [...]
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Bangladesh PM says new election depends on end to violence

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

A day after rolling to victory in an election that was boycotted by the main opposition party and marred by deadly unrest, Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina held to her [...]
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