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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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Warmer Pacific worsened cyclone risk for E. Asia

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

China, Korea and Japan have been placed in the firing line of powerful tropical cyclones by a warming of water in the western Pacific, according to a three-decade study [...]
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Firefighters battle blazes in scorching Australia

Firefighters battle blazes in scorching Australia

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

Lightning strikes ignited more than 250 fires across southeast Australia overnight, officials said Wednesday, as firefighters battled to put out the flames and the country [...]
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Australia trying to confirm couple’s death in Syria

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

Australia’s foreign ministry said Wednesday it was trying to confirm the reported deaths of a young woman and her husband in the Syrian conflict. Amira Karroum, 22, and [...]
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Vodka made from cow’s milk makes international debut

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

Until man figures out how to turn water into wine, New Zealand dairy farmers have come up with a way to turn cow’s milk into vodka. Set to hit liquor store shelves [...]
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US, India meet to get ties back on track after dispute

US, India meet to get ties back on track after dispute

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

A senior US diplomat met India’s ambassador to the United States on Tuesday with the aim of getting bilateral ties back on track after the arrest and strip search of a [...]
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GM exec says Korea plants may ship more cars to Australia

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

A top executive with general Motors said on Tuesday a planned shutdown of the automaker’s plants in Australia could allow South Korea to ship more cars to the region. [...]
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Kim Dotcom to launch New Zealand political party

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

Indicted Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom says he’s launching a political party in his adopted home of New Zealand to contest the country’s general election this [...]
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Singapore objects to New York Times’ editorial on riot in Little India

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

SINGAPORE has objected to a New York Times editorial headlined “Singapore’s angry migrant workers”, on the December 8 riot in Little India, and the [...]
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Indonesia jails militant over Burma embassy plot

16-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic extremist to six years in jail for conspiring to attack the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta to avenge the killing of Rohingya Muslims. [...]
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India set to ease restrictions on local carriers flying abroad – minister

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

India could ease restrictions that prevent some of its domestic airlines from flying on international services within a month, potentially benefiting start-ups set up by [...]
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With over 15M visits a month, Zalora to launch marketplace for sellers

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

E-commerce store Zalora will launch its marketplace for independent fashion designers and sellers in the first half of this year Independent fashion designers and sellers now [...]
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Zalora preps marketplace launch later this year, calls out for fashionable merchants

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

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-commerce site Zalora is announcing today that it’s going to roll out its open marketplace across Asia in the first half of this year. [...]
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Mass whale stranding on New Zealand coast

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

At least 13 pilot whales were beached Tuesday on a remote New Zealand coastline and conservation officials were desperately battling to prevent another 50 from reaching the [...]
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