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Japan, US make ‘bit of progress’ in trade talks: Japanese official

Japan, US make ‘bit of progress’ in trade talks: Japanese official

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

The United States and Japan made some progress on resolving a deadlock over tariffs on farm and industrial exports which is dragging on a wider Pacific trade deal, a senior [...]
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US hits ‘provocative’ China move on Philippine ships

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on Philippine ships

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

The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea. The [...]
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Philippines fails to act against torture: Amnesty

Philippines fails to act against torture: Amnesty

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

Amnesty International criticised the Philippine government Wednesday for allegedly failing to crack down on torture committed by the security forces against detained persons. [...]
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Six killed in Thailand in three-car crash caused by elephant

Six killed in Thailand in three-car crash caused by elephant

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

Six people were killed in Thailand in a three-vehicle accident when a van crashed into a wild elephant crossing a road in pre-dawn darkness on Wednesday, a hospital official [...]
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US to seek new indictment against Indian diplomat

US to seek new indictment against Indian diplomat

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

An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international flap had the case against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday, but prosecutors suggested [...]
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Nine arrested over attack on HK journalist

Nine arrested over attack on HK journalist

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

Nine men have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police said [...]
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Brawl in Taiwan’s parliament over China trade pact

Brawl in Taiwan’s parliament over China trade pact

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

Taiwan’s parliament descended into chaos Wednesday as a punch-up broke out between lawmakers over a trade agreement with former rival China. TV images of the fighting [...]
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Korea, Japan hold talks on mending ties

Korea, Japan hold talks on mending ties

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

Top South Korean and Japanese diplomats held talks in Seoul on Wednesday as the United States pushed its two key Asian allies to improve badly strained ties. The meeting [...]
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Report: Chinese site may show plane debris images

Report: Chinese site may show plane debris images

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

Murky satellite images that a Chinese science and defense agency said may show debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner provided a fresh clue Thursday in the [...]
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China satellite finds ‘suspected crash site’ in Malaysia jet hunt

China satellite finds ‘suspected crash site’ in Malaysia jet hunt

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

Chinese satellites have detected possible debris from a Malaysian jet that vanished with 239 people on board, offering a new lead Thursday in one of the most mystifying [...]
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Search planes find no sign of missing airliner at spot located by China

Search planes find no sign of missing airliner at spot located by China

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

Search planes found no sign on Thursday of a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft in an area where satellite images had shown debris, taking the as-yet fruitless hunt into the [...]
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Enemies of the Internet 2014: entities at the heart of censorship and surveillance

Enemies of the Internet 2014: entities at the heart of censorship and surveillance

13-Mar-2014 Intellasia | 12mars.rsf.org | 7:55 AM

Natalia Radzina of Charter97, a Belarusian news website whose criticism of the government is often censored, was attending an OSCE-organised conference in Vienna on the [...]
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Japan’s Radioactive Nightmare

Japan’s Radioactive Nightmare

13-Mar-2014 Intellasia | Newyorker | 7:34 AM

I first saw “Nuclear Nation,” a haunting documentary about the Fukushima meltdown, at its New York premiere, late last year. It felt very Japanese to me. Instead [...]
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Indian Maoists kill 16 police in deadly ambush

Indian Maoists kill 16 police in deadly ambush

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

Maoist rebels killed 16 people in a massive attack on security forces in central India Tuesday, less than a month before the country holds a general election. Security [...]
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Men with stolen passports on jet ‘not terrorists’

Men with stolen passports on jet ‘not terrorists’

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

Two men travelling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were Iranians who had bought tickets to Europe and were probably not terrorists, law [...]
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