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Thai protesters retreat but crisis ‘not over’ – Channel News Asia

Channel News AsiaTensions eased in Thailand’s strife-hit capital on Saturday after protesters abandoned their attempted “shutdown” of Bangkok, but the move was seen as only a temporary reprieve for the kingdom’s embattled premier. PHOTOS. A city street cleaner scrapes off …Bangkok boating lake park becomes focus of protestsReutersThai Protesters to Scale Back Bangkok GatheringsABC NewsKerry […]

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MWC: BlackBerry to Introduce Sub-$200 Smartphone for Southeast Asia – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWhat’s News: BlackBerry unveils sub-$200 smartphone and plans retro device with keyboard. U.S. home prices in 2013 post biggest annual gain since 2005. Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox halts all transactions and shuts down website. Joanne Po reports.BlackBerry Ltd CEO John Chen looks back to get to smartphone maker’s futureFinancial PostBlackberry Goes ‘Classic’ With […]

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Honolulu Festival to offer biggest fireworks show yet – khon2.com

Honolulu Festival to offer biggest fireworks show yetkhon2.comThis year, the Honolulu Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary of promoting cultural and ethnic ties between Hawaii and Asia Pacific countries with a weekend of live performances, exhibits, a parade and the festival’s biggest fireworks show ever.Honolulu Festival to be capped off with Waikiki fireworks showHonolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Festival […]

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Honolulu Festival to be capped off with Waikiki fireworks show – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Festival to be capped off with Waikiki fireworks showHonolulu Star-AdvertiserThe Honolulu Festival will cap off its 20th anniversary next month with a 20-minute Nagaoka Fireworks Show over Waikiki. The March 8-9 festival, which features music, dance, crafts, arts, exhibits and special presentations from the Asia Pacific, is …Honolulu Festival expected to draw 5000 to […]

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North Korean ship enters South Korean waters, Seoul says – Fox News

Fox NewsSEOUL – South Korea said Tuesday a North Korean warship strayed into South Korean waters late Monday, in the first reported maritime incursion of 2014. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said a 420 metric-ton vessel made three …S. Korea’s Park seeks to reboot unification driveSin Chew Jit PohSouth Korea’s Park forms special […]

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China media: “Mafia-style” crimes – BBC News

BBC NewsNews of “mafia-style” crimes dominate press headlines on Friday, with media asking what “protections” alleged mobsters had in the past decade. Media have reported that Liu Han, ex-head of mining conglomerate Sichuan Hanlong Group, has been charged …Chinese Tycoon Charged With ‘Mafia-Style’ CrimesTIMEChina to go after political backers of former mining magnateReutersBillionaire kingpin Liu […]

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In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook – Reuters

ReutersSingapore Feb 21 (Reuters) – WhatsApp may be hugely popular but its forays into Asia, the world’s biggest mobile market, have had mixed success, raising questions about whether it can sustain the explosive growth Facebook Inc cited to justify its $19 billion …Mark Zuckerberg: the face of FacebookTelegraph.co.ukFacebook-WhatsApp Deal: Still a Tough Sell in AsiaWall […]

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Chinese Tycoon Charged With ‘Mafia-Style’ Crimes – TIME

TIMELiu Han, one of the richest businessmen in China and ex-head of the mining giant Sichuan Hanlong Group, has been charged with murder, intentional injury, organizing a crime gang, illegal detention, extortion and casino crimes. According to court papers, …China to go after political backers of former mining magnateReutersBillionaire kingpin Liu Han accused of heading […]

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‘Davos Man’ is coming to Manila in May – InterAksyon

InterAksyonIn a press briefing today, Sushant Palakurthi Rao, World Economic Forum (WEF) head for Southeast Asia, said Manila will push through with hosting the East Asia meeting of the world’s most powerful people, collectively called ‘Davos Man’ because the …WEF to showcase Philippines’ growth storyRapplerIntegration up in regional meetBusinessWorld Online EditionManila hosting WEF on East […]

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UN documents North Korean torture chambers, prison camps … and luxury goods – Reuters

ReutersGENEVA Feb 17(Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators on Monday issued a damning report cataloguing massive human rights violations in North Korea that they said amount to crimes of humanity which should be brought to the International …North Korean human rights abuses systematic and unparalleled, says UNThe GuardianUN N. Korea Report Details AtrocitiesVoice of […]

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Kerry warns on catastrophic climate change – Financial Times

Financial TimesJohn Kerry, US secretary of state, has called on industrialised and developing nations to work together “urgently” to reduce carbon emissions if the world is to avoid the catastrophic impact of climate change. Speaking in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, on …Kerry warns Asia on climateThe AustralianJohn Kerry warns climate change threatens Indonesians’ way of […]

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Film starring Taiwan actress wins Berlin festival’s top prize – Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Chinese film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which stars Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei, on Saturday (Germany time) won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Bear award for best film. Chinese actor Liao Fan also won …Berlin International Film Festival: Awards highlightsBBC NewsA big win for Asia […]

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Kerry Burnishes His Green Badge in Asia Ahead of Keystone Call – Businessweek

BusinessweekU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will highlight the impact of global warming on Asian nations in a speech today in the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants, seeking to burnish his credentials as a climate champion before deciding on the proposed …Kerry, in Indonesia, presses climate change action after sealing cooperation …Fox […]

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Ukraine protesters offer goodwill gesture after detainees freed – Channel News Asia

Channel News AsiaProtesters occupying Kiev city hall said on Saturday they stood “ready” to vacate the premises, in a gesture of goodwill after authorities released all those detained in the anti-government unrest rocking the country. PHOTOS. Anti-government protesters take …Opposition ready to vacate seized Kiev buildingSeattle Post IntelligencerUkraine’s Afghanistan veterans at the frontline of protestsBusiness […]

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‘Jelly Doughnut’ Rock Mystery Solved: NASA Says Opportunity Did Not Witness … – University Herald

University HeraldJelly Donut Rock (Photo : Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA) The scientist who filed the lawsuit against NASA argues the rock was there the whole time and posses the ability to grow rapidly. NASA has confirmed the true origins of the …Mystery of ‘jelly doughnut’ Martian rock solvedWashington Post‘Jelly doughnut’ Martian rock […]

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Venezuela frees some student protesters, unrest continues – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities freed 25 student protesters on Friday pending trial and said that 74 others arrested after this week’s deadly political turmoil would be processed within hours. Demonstrators gathered in various cities as they have …Protests, violence continue in VenezuelaCNNVenezuela Media Largely Ignored ProtestsWall Street JournalAnti-Maduro protests renew Venezuela turmoilChannel News AsiaABC […]

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Muscat won over by ACL appeal – SBS

SBSMelbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat (Getty). Melbourne Victory’s outspoken coach Kevin Muscat, who was never a huge fan of the AFC Champions League, has acknowledged the importance and prestige attached to Asia’s biggest club competition.Melbourne ‘s Muscat gunning for victory in AFC Champions League playoffsBoxscoreACL14 (PO) Melbourne Victory 2-1 Muangthong UnitedThe Official Home of Asian […]

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Two Koreas to Go Ahead With Reunions of Families Split by War – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed Friday to honor its earlier agreement to allow hundreds of elderly people separated by the Korean War six decades ago to reunite with their long-lost relatives later this month, officials in Seoul said. North Korea …Kerry Bids to Defuse Maritime-North Korea Tensions in Asia TripBusinessweekSouth Korea […]

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Protests in Venezuela continue as dozens remain jailed – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS — President Nicolas Maduro’s government kept dozens of student protesters behind bars Friday as unrest continued across Venezuela after this week’s deadly political violence. Student demonstrators gathered again in various cities to denounce …Anti-Maduro protests persist in Venezuela, dozens jailedReuters UKStudents launch fresh protests in VenezuelaDaily TimesStudents gather for another protest in VenezuelaChannel […]

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China says 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in new Xinjiang unrest – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) – Eleven “terrorists” were killed during an attack in China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said, in the latest violence to hit a part of the country with a large Muslim population. “The terrorists, riding …Several terrorists killed in Xinjiang attackXinhuaChina: Police kill ‘terrorists’ in attack in […]

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China media: Kerry’s visit – BBC News

BBC NewsMedia are analysing Beijing-Washington ties as US Secretary of State John Kerry begins his China visit. Mr Kerry arrived in Beijing on Friday for a two-day visit “to reaffirm US commitment to pursuing a positive relationship with China”. China is the second …Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensionsTimes of IndiaKerry’s China visit […]

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Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions – AFP

AFPBeijing — US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims. Kerry started his Valentine’s Day visit with discussions with Xi at the Great …Kerry’s China visit hoped to be “good start” for 2014 relationshipXinhuaUS Secretary of State […]

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Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protests Disrupt Poll – Bloomberg

BloombergAngry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast… Read More. Angry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast their ballot as many polling stations were blocked by protesters during the …Thailand’s nationwide elections free of violence despite fearsWashington PostThailand election disrupted by protestsBBC […]

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Ukraine unrest: Rival politicians face off at summit – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko have clashed face to face at a security summit in Munich. The two men appeared in a discussion, during which Mr Klitschko showed Mr Kozhara images of injuries he said were …Ukraine protester’s injuries just ‘a scratch’: MinisterTimes of IndiaUkraine opposition rallies after EU, […]