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Cambodians Risk Their Lives for $160 a Month

Cambodians Risk Their Lives for $160 a Month

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Phoung Sreymom, 23, is a seamstress in Building 32 of the massive Canadia Industrial Park outside Phnom Penh. She lives with her husband and 2-year-old son in a small room [...]
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Bangladesh at Risk

Bangladesh at Risk

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections on January 5, everyone lost. The vote was marred by bloodshed, boycotted by the opposition, and notable for a dearth of actual [...]
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Barefoot hordes arrive for Philippines’ top Catholic feast

Barefoot hordes arrive for Philippines’ top Catholic feast

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

Barefoot devotees poured into the Philippine capital Manila early Thursday for one of the world’s biggest Catholic parades honouring an ebony statue of Jesus Christ [...]
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Thailand to deploy 15,000 police, troops for ‘shutdown’

Thailand to deploy 15,000 police, troops for ‘shutdown’

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

Nearly 15,000 police and soldiers will be deployed in the Thai capital next week for the planned “shutdown” of Bangkok by demonstrators trying to overthrow the [...]
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Jakarta governor would easily win Indonesian presidency – poll

Jakarta governor would easily win Indonesian presidency – poll

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

Jakarta’s hugely popular governor, Joko Widodo, looks unstoppable as the man to be Indonesia’s next president, according to an opinion poll published on [...]
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India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

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

India ordered the United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row that has brought faultlines in [...]
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Bangladesh to swear in new MPs after disputed polls

Bangladesh to swear in new MPs after disputed polls

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

Bangladesh’s newly elected lawmakers were set to be sworn in Thursday as the victorious ruling party moved to form a government days after a general election marred by [...]
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UN wants inquiry into strikers’ deaths in Cambodia

UN wants inquiry into strikers’ deaths in Cambodia

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

The UN human rights agency urged Cambodia to launch an investigation into the “disproportionate” use of force by security forces last week against garment factory [...]
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HK reports first H7N9 case of the year

HK reports first H7N9 case of the year

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

Hong Kong health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the territory’s third human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, the city’s first of 2014. A 65-year-old man has [...]
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Abe Heads to Africa to Boost Japan’s Profile

Abe Heads to Africa to Boost Japan’s Profile

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Abcnews | 6:00 AM

Japan’s leader departed for a weeklong African tour Thursday, keeping up a busy travel schedule designed to restore Japan’s global influence in the face of [...]
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China takes Japan shrine dispute to UN

China takes Japan shrine dispute to UN

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

China has taken its feud with Japan to the UN, questioning Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “erroneous outlook” on history after he visited a shrine [...]
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Japan former wrestler headed for Nkorea

Japan former wrestler headed for Nkorea

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

A Japanese professional wrestler-turned-lawmaker will visit North Korea next week, his secretary said Thursday, as attention was focused on the Pyongyang antics of eccentric [...]
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Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

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

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott defended the government’s secrecy over its border protection policy Thursday after reports that boats had been turned back to [...]
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Japan rape suspect caught after massive manhunt

Japan rape suspect caught after massive manhunt

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

Japanese police have captured a rape suspect who fled from an interrogation room at a prosecutors’ office near Tokyo following a rare, nationwide manhunt. The suspect, [...]
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Philippines military to expand counter-terrorism unit

Philippines military to expand counter-terrorism unit

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

The Philippine government is to triple the size of a special forces military unit that operates against Islamist militants responsible for deadly bombings and kidnappings of [...]
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