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Russia races to complete hotels amid security concerns

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

The organisers of Sochi Olympics on Sunday raced to finish all the hotels for the start of the Games in less than a week, as Australia banned athletes from leaving the [...]
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India advises nationals in Thailand to take precautions

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | India | 6:00 AM

Bangkok: Amid mounting anti-government protests, the Indian Embassy in Thailand has advised Indian resident nationals and tourists to take precautions for their safety ahead [...]
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Australia v Indonesia Approaches A Flashpoint

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

It’s not just China and Japan bumping heads over sea borders in Asia there are signs that a showdown is looming between two countries with a normally friendly [...]
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India ‘disappointed’ after US downgrades air safety ranking

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

US aviation authorities have downgraded India’s safety ranking in a “disappointing” and “surprising” move that will hit air links between the [...]
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Burma migrant workers return from Malaysia

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Elevenmyanmar | 6:00 AM

Myanmar migrant workers held in a detention centre in Malaysia arrived back home on Wednesday evening, thanks to a chartered flight arranged by the Sitagu aid group of [...]
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India Invites Japan To Develop Infrastructure In Its Northeast

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to New Delhi last weekend resulted in a fairly long list of advances in the strategic partnership between India and Japan. [...]
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Australia denies asylum-seeker harm as boats turned back

Australia denies asylum-seeker harm as boats turned back

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

Australia on Friday denied fresh claims of asylum-seeker abuse by its navy as “completely unsubstantiated” while confirming for the first time that it was turning [...]
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AP appoints Baker as Southeast Asia photo editor

AP appoints Baker as Southeast Asia photo editor

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

Mark Baker, Malaysia and Singapore chief of bureau for The Associated Press, has been appointed to the new role of Southeast Asia photo editor, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. [...]
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Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities

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

Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together Friday to usher in the Year of the Horse, kicking off a week of celebrations that [...]
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India vs. the US: When Central Bankers Collide

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

Central banking isn’t a contact sport like football, or even cricket. But the head of India’s central bank, who until recently was living and working in the US, [...]
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India and China Spar for Most Polluted Capital City

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

A media kerfuffle broke out this week in India this week over whether New Delhi has finally surpassed Beijing as having worse air quality than the infamous Chinese capital. A [...]
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NZ, Philippines to start working holiday scheme

03-Feb-2014 Intellasia | TVNZ | 6:00 AM

Young New Zealanders will be able to spend a year working, studying and holidaying in the Philippines, Foreign Affairs minister Murray McCully has announced. A new working [...]
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New Zealand poised to raise rates as economy booms

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

Five years after the global financial crisis, New Zealand is poised to become one of the first developed nations to raise interest rates in response to a thriving economy. [...]
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Australia’s relations with Indonesia at stake over secret East Timor papers

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Concerns about Australia’s troubled relationship with Indonesia are behind the government’s refusal to release secret 30-year-old documents about the war in East [...]
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Telenor and Ooredoo hail Burma telecom licence deal

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

Norway’s Telenor and Qatari firm Ooredoo Thursday hailed a “milestone” for Myanmar after finalising telecoms licences expected to dramatically increase [...]
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