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Partial victory for ANZ clients over late payment fees

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

Customers at one of Australia’s largest banks ANZ won a partial victory Wednesday when a judge ruled that high penalties it imposed for late payments on credit cards [...]
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Canadian man killed in New Zealand minivan crash

07-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A minivan carrying foreign tourists plunged off a narrow New Zealand bridge, killing the 59-year-old Canadian driver and injuring the vehicle’s nine passengers, police [...]
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Relative blames food poisoning for 2 Bali deaths

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

An Australian woman and her teenage daughter who became ill and died within hours of each other while on vacation on the tourist island of Bali were probably killed by a form [...]
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US presses Beijing on South China Sea claims

US presses Beijing on South China Sea claims

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

The United States on Wednesday urged Beijing to clarify or adjust its claims in the South China Sea, calling for a peaceful solution to one of Asia’s growing [...]
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Australia to give Malaysia boats to tackle people-smuggling

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

The Australian government on Thursday said it will give Malaysia two customs boats as a gift, part of a strategy to tackle people-smuggling in the region. Most asylum-seeker [...]
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Bangladeshi found dead in Malaysia

07-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thedailystar | 6:00 AM

A Bangladeshi youth was found dead while his friend unconscious at a bus stop of Jalan Chain Feri at Penang in Malaysia. Passers-by found the two, in their 30s, lying on a [...]
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34 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia

07-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thedailystar | 6:00 AM

Malaysian police today detained 77 foreign workers including 34 Bangladeshi citizens from a hotel project site in the country’s Jalan Teluk Kumbar area following a [...]
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Well before Pacific quest, castaway drank turtle blood

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

Well before his incredible tale of survival in a 13-month Pacific odyssey, fellow Mexican fishermen say Jose Salvador Alvarenga consumed the very things he claims saved him: [...]
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Obama walks into crossfire of Asian tensions

Obama walks into crossfire of Asian tensions

07-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama has been drawn into the increasingly tense relations between America’s two closest allies in the region, Japan and South Korea, even before he [...]
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Indonesia to decide on Australian trafficker parole in days

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

High-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby will learn within days whether she will be granted parole from an Indonesian jail following a lengthy bid to win early [...]
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Post gaining ground in Thailand 2C2P eyes Burma; launches POS system

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

The new point-of-sale system will allow merchants to accept major international payment cards such as Visa and MasterCard. e27 finds out more L to R: Piyachart [...]
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Kerry finalising plans for new Asia visit

Kerry finalising plans for new Asia visit

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry is fine-tuning plans for an upcoming trip to Asia which is set to focus partly on climate change, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. Although no [...]
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China’s Oil Pipeline Through Burma Brings Both Energy and Resentment

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Until recently, 80 percent of China’s oil and gas imports were transported by ship through a narrow waterway separating Indonesia and Malaysia, known as the Strait of [...]
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Judge delays hearing on Australian player’s death

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A US judge won’t decide until March whether three teenagers should stand trial for the shooting death of an Australian baseball player last year. A preliminary hearing [...]
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Burma minister Draws Fire for Using Harsh Words on Villagers

06-Feb-2014 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Harsh and high-handed language from a Myanmar minister responding to requests for clean water in a rural village has drawn criticism, with a presidential spokesman distancing [...]
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