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11 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us or tell us about your [...]
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Cambodian opposition leaders summoned to court

Cambodian opposition leaders summoned to court

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

Cambodia’s opposition leaders have been summoned to court on suspicion of inciting civil unrest, their party said, after the government of strongman premier Hun Sen [...]
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Stranded pilot whales die in New Zealand

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

A pod of 39 pilot whales died after stranding themselves at a remote beach on New Zealand’s South Island, conservation officials said Monday. The whales, which are [...]
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Bangladesh ruling party defiant after vote bloodshed

Bangladesh ruling party defiant after vote bloodshed

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

Bangladesh stared into the political abyss Monday after the ruling Awami League romped to victory in a blood-soaked election which was dismissed as a farce by the opposition. [...]
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Bangladesh election could lead to more violence (+video)

07-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Csmonitor | 6:00 AM

The polls closed in Bangladesh’s general election with reports of poor turnout and questions about whether the election has increased the chances of deeper political [...]
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Cambodian forces open fire as factory strikes turn violent

Cambodian forces open fire as factory strikes turn violent

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

Cambodian military police opened fire with assault rifles on Friday to quell a protest by garment factory workers demanding higher pay, and human rights workers said at least [...]
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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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