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Cambodian ‘sorcerer decapitated by villagers’

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

A Cambodian man was decapitated in a frenzied attack by villagers after he was accused of being a sorcerer in a nation where belief in black magic remains strong, police said [...]
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India minister’s wife died of drug overdose

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

The wife of Indian minister Shahshi Tharoor, found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of being unfaithful, appeared to have died of drug overdose, news agency [...]
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Bangladesh opposition leader Zia demands fresh polls at rally

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

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia urged supporters on Monday to stage fresh protests to try to force new elections, at her first public rally since authorities eased [...]
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Shell to sell Australian energy interests

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

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell announced on Monday the sale of stakes in Australian natural gas assets for more than one billion US dollars to a Kuwaiti state company. Shell [...]
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New Zealand PM names likely allies ahead of election

New Zealand PM names likely allies ahead of election

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

New Zealand prime minister John Key made his opening moves Tuesday ahead of a general election later in the year by announcing a minor cabinet reshuffle and naming likely [...]
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India top court commutes 15 death sentences due to delays

India top court commutes 15 death sentences due to delays

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

India’s Supreme Court commuted the sentences of 15 death row convicts on Tuesday, ruling that delays in their execution were grounds to change their sentences to life [...]
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Singapore Proposes More Security in Little India

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s government proposed to temporarily boost police powers in the city-state’s ethnic Indian district where foreign workers staged a riot last month in [...]
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Singapore Airlines offers special economy fares to Australia

22-Jan-2014 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

Singapore Airlines on Monday announced special all-inclusive, return economy class fares starting from Rs. 58,000 per person, for a minimum of 2 passengers travelling [...]
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Easing conditions help Australian fire crews

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

Easing conditions Sunday after a week-long heatwave helped Australian fire crews battling major wildfires that destroyed 25 homes in the southeast, but there were warnings of [...]
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Strong 6.3-earthquake jolts New Zealand: USGS

Strong 6.3-earthquake jolts New Zealand: USGS

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

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand Monday, halting train services and knocking merchandise off shelves, but there were no immediate reports of major damage [...]
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Central New Zealand shaken by strong quake, no injuries

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

Central New Zealand, including the capital Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries, and damage was mostly [...]
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Australia Vows No More Intrusions in Indonesian Waters

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Thejakartaglobe | 6:00 AM

Australia on Saturday vowed there would be no further intrusions into Indonesian waters during its military-led crackdown on people-smuggling boats, after Jakarta demanded [...]
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Singapore deal shows Air NZ serious

21-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Nzherald | 6:00 AM

The airline industry is nothing if not ever-changing. Just eight years ago, Air New Zealand was pulling out of Singapore, and the island state’s government was urging [...]
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World court to shine light on E.Timor-Australia spy row

World court to shine light on E.Timor-Australia spy row

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

Tiny, young East Timor drags its giant neighbour Australia before the United Nations’ top court next week in a cloak-and-dagger case with billions of dollars in natural [...]
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Several dead in Burma sectarian unrest

20-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Several people including women and a child have been killed in an attack on Rohingya Muslims in strife-torn western Myanmar, a rights group said Friday, as the United States [...]
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