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China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

26-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Chinese ships returned to territorial waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan on Tuesday, the coastguard said, the first incursion since a Sino-Japanese [...]
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Japan military drill with US, Australia likely to upset China

Japan military drill with US, Australia likely to upset China

26-Nov-2014 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

JAPAN is set to join the main biennial US-Australia military drill for the first time during which its troops are expected to take part in large amphibious assault exercises [...]
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A Struggle for the Soul of HK’s Protest Movement

A Struggle for the Soul of HK’s Protest Movement

26-Nov-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Most mornings for weeks, in one of the pro-democracy protest camps here, Wong Yeung-tat has berated, mocked and goaded the government and, increasingly, the student protest [...]
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HK protesters brace for street art literally going under the hammer

HK protesters brace for street art literally going under the hammer

26-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

With authorities preparing to break up another pro-democracy protest camp site in Hong Kong on Tuesday, some demonstrators are planning a quick-grab rescue of yellow [...]
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Indian Kashmir heads to polls as Modi’s BJP eyes power

Indian Kashmir heads to polls as Modi’s BJP eyes power

26-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indian Kashmir headed to the polls Tuesday under tight security with prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party eyeing power for the first time in the tense [...]
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Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king

26-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation’s [...]
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The high price of freedom in Vietnam

The high price of freedom in Vietnam

26-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Dw.de | 6:00 AM

Bloggers in Vietnam are severely repressed. A month ago, one of the country’s most popular bloggers was set free, only to be immediately deported to the US. He talks to [...]
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Hong Kong removes more pro-democracy protest barricades

Hong Kong removes more pro-democracy protest barricades

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 2:53 PM

Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday began clearing a second pro-democracy protest site which has been the scene of some of the more violent clashes during nearly two months of [...]
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HRW calls on Indonesia to scrap ‘virginity tests’ for female police

HRW calls on Indonesia to scrap ‘virginity tests’ for female police

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Dw.de | 11:47 AM

Human Rights Watch has condemnedIndonesia’s use of “virginity tests” to filter female police applicants. The group’s Andreas Harsono says some [...]
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Survivors tell of Afghan volleyball bombing that killed 57

Survivors tell of Afghan volleyball bombing that killed 57

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 11:36 AM

Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game inAfghanistantold Monday how a bomb packed with ball bearings ripped through spectators [...]
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British banker’s murder trial in Hong Kong adjourned until July

British banker’s murder trial in Hong Kong adjourned until July

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:31 AM

 A court in Hong Kong on Monday adjourned the trial of a 29-year-old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of time needed for [...]
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China defies U.S. call to stop island project in South China Sea

China defies U.S. call to stop island project in South China Sea

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:28 AM

 China on Monday hit back at “irresponsible remarks” from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South [...]
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Exploding excrement topples building in China, 15 injured

Exploding excrement topples building in China, 15 injured

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 11:22 AM

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. The blast was apparently sparked by [...]
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Nagano quake injury toll hits 44, over 140 homes destroyed

Nagano quake injury toll hits 44, over 140 homes destroyed

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 11:19 AM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Nagano Prefecture on Monday to survey damage from the strong earthquake that injured 44 people and heavily damaged or destroyed 141 houses [...]
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Afghan bombings kill 2 NATO troops, 6 civilians

Afghan bombings kill 2 NATO troops, 6 civilians

25-Nov-2014 Intellasia | AP | 11:16 AM

Bombings acrossAfghanistankilled two NATO troops and six civilians Monday, authorities said, as the death toll in the country’s deadliest insurgent attack this year [...]
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