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US concerned by reports Burma suspends MSF in Rakhine State

US concerned by reports Burma suspends MSF in Rakhine State

03-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States on Friday urged Myanmar to allow humanitarian agencies “unfettered access” in Rakhine state, following reports the government had ordered [...]
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Australians advised to flee town near burning mine

03-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The elderly, young children and pregnant women were advised Friday to evacuate an Australian town that has been shrouded by smoke and ash from a burning coal mine for almost [...]
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Cambodia bans smoking shisha and e-cigarettes

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up [...]
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Australia holding up royal succession changes: Britain

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia is holding up changes to the royal succession laws that would end the practice where sons take precedence over daughters, a British government minister said [...]
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Australia’s James Hardie to pay special div on Q3 profit rise

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

James Hardie Industries Plc, the world’s biggest fibre cement products maker, said on Friday it would pay a special dividend to investors as it booked a 64 percent rise [...]
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After 94 Years as Australia’s Airline, Will Qantas Get a Foreign Owner?

After 94 Years as Australia’s Airline, Will Qantas Get a Foreign Owner?

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

At Qantas Airways (QUBSF), the red isn’t only on the airline’s iconic kangaroo tails – it’s also running rampant in the Australian carrier’s [...]
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Virgin Australia posts big first-half loss

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian carrier Virgin urged the government not to bail out rival Qantas Friday after slumping to a first-half loss of Aus$83.7 million (US$75 million), blaming intense [...]
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Australia’s Warrnambool doubles H1 profit amid China demand

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Holdings Co reported a doubling in first-half profits on Friday, a step towards justifying the rich bidding war that [...]
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US Congress concerned Iran’s oil exports may be up

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Obama administration officials faced the prospect of contentious questioning Thursday from US lawmakers about reports that China and India are significantly expanding imports [...]
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US: NKorea rights deplorable; problems in Burma

US: NKorea rights deplorable; problems in Burma

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The United States on Thursday condemned “deplorable” conditions in North Korea and said serious abuses against stateless Rohingya Muslims threaten Myanmar’s [...]
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China hits back at US in human rights report

China hits back at US in human rights report

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

From China’s crackdown on activists to flawed elections in Cambodia and widespread violence against Muslims in Myanmar, Asia’s human rights record in 2013 [...]
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Australia in dark on missionary captured in N Korea

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia said it remained in the dark Thursday on the whereabouts or wellbeing of a Christian missionary detained in North Korea after leaving a pamphlet in a Buddhist [...]
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Challenges in Australia-Indonesian relationship says foreign affairs chief

Challenges in Australia-Indonesian relationship says foreign affairs chief

01-Mar-2014 Intellasia | ABC.net | 6:00 AM

The head of Australia’s foreign affairs department says the Australian side is working through tensions with Indonesia and it has committed to restoring ties. [...]
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Taiwan calls for talks on code of conduct in East China Sea

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Todayonline | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday called for negotiations to establish a code of conduct in the East China Sea, where Beijing’s moves to assert its territorial [...]
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Brunei sultan hits back at rare criticism over sharia

28-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brunei’s all-powerful sultan, stung by rare criticism, has ordered social media users to stop attacking his plans to introduce harsh Islamic criminal punishments in the [...]
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