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Pacific on alert over Kim Jong Un’s N Korea nuclear test

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theaustralian | 6:00 AM

NORTH Korea is preparing to conduct a nuclear test and launch its largest intercontinental missile, in a move likely to trigger a fresh crisis in a region already on high [...] » More

Toyota to end car manufacturing in Australia

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

Toyota said Monday it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, spelling a final blow to auto manufacturing in the country, where car companies say high [...] » More

Malaysian Indian minister quits over ‘betrayal’

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

An ethnic Indian minister has resigned from Malaysia’s cabinet in an apparent blow to efforts by the Malay-dominated government to halt a slide in support from the [...] » More

Australia losing last auto producer Toyota

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

Toyota on Monday said it will stop making cars in Australia in less than four years, bringing the country’s auto industry shuddering to a halt, despite appeals by prime [...] » More

New Zealand PM wants Japan apology in whaling row

New Zealand PM wants Japan apology in whaling row

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

New Zealand prime minister John Key said Tuesday he wants Japan to apologise over a whaling ship entering Wellington’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), despite warnings [...] » More

Burma carrier to boost international routes with lease deal

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

Myanmar’s national carrier on Tuesday signed a deal to lease 10 Boeing aircraft worth nearly $1 billion that will ply international routes in a bid to tap booming [...] » More

US Draws Own Line Over South China Sea Dispute

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

The United States for the first time has explicitly rejected the U-shaped, nine-dash line that China uses to assert sovereignty over nearly the whole South China Sea, experts [...] » More

Amid Cries of ‘Hitler’ and ‘Lord Voldemort’: Keeping Track of Asia’s Many Feuds

Amid Cries of ‘Hitler’ and ‘Lord Voldemort’: Keeping Track of Asia’s Many Feuds

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

These days it seems just about every Asian country has a nasty feud brewing with a neighbour. China vs. Japan, China vs. the Philippines, Japan vs. Korea, Singapore vs. [...] » More

Asylum seekers accuse Australia navy of abuse as boat towed to Indonesia

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

On New Year’s day, 45 asylum seekers in a ramshackle wooden boat slid ashore on a small island off the Australian city of Darwin. Four others had been swept overboard [...] » More

In U-turn, US to meet India’s Modi

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

The US ambassador to India plans to meet opposition candidate for prime minister Narendra Modi, an official said, signaling a turnaround after years of shunning him over [...] » More

First man to plead guilty in Singapore Little India Riot gets 15 weeks jail

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

Singapore’s courts on Monday afternoon sentenced the first of 25 men who were charged in the aftermath of the Little India Riot. Indian national Chinnappa [...] » More

Beijing slams ‘irresponsible’ US warning on S. China Sea

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

China condemned the US Pacific air force commander Monday for “irresponsible remarks” after he warned it would be provocative if Beijing declared an air defence [...] » More

India’s Delhi chief minister files cases against Reliance chair over gas pricing

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s Delhi state chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday he has asked for legal cases to be filed against Reliance Industries chair Mukesh Ambani and [...] » More

Singapore riot: Indian gets 15-week jail

Singapore riot: Indian gets 15-week jail

12-Feb-2014 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

An Indian national, part of 25 compatriots charged with involvement in Singapore’s worst riot in 40 years, on Monday became the first person to be sentenced in the case [...] » More

Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing

Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing

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

Asia-Pacific airlines will need almost 13,000 new planes worth $1.9 trillion over the next two decades as rising wealth in the region fuels demand for air travel, Boeing said [...] » More