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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Chamber helps international companies, families grow

It is a rainy afternoon in Tokyo. In a bustling McDonald's restaurant in the Shibuya shopping district a student orders one of Japan's most popular burgers A - the Teriyaki Mac.


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Thu Jul 31, 2014


Toll protest causes jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

Massive traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest a sharp increase in toll charges to enter the city-state.


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Nepali Muslims in Kathmandu and elsewhere in Nepal

The history of the arrival of Muslims dates back to 500 years ago when the Kashmiri traders traveling via Kathmandu to Tibet were asked to settle here.


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Southeast Asia's finest converted heritage hotels

The 32 original buildings that now house the all-suite Amantaka once formed Luang Prabang's old provincial hospital, whose first phase is estimated to have been constructed between 1901 and 1910.


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New Paris hotel joins race to pamper the super rich

After four years of refurbishment work costing 430 million euros, the Peninsula Paris hotel opens its doors on Friday, promising prince-like treatment to well-heeled visitors to the French capital.


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Mid-Day Mumbai

Taslima Nasreen upset with Indian govt after being given 2-month visa

New Delhi : Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months.


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Sydney Morning Herald

Australian couple leaves Down syndrome baby with Thai surrogate

Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.


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Globe and Mail

Canada's claims of NRC hacking 'irresponsible,' Beijing says

China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.


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Over 6,000 Turkish citizens living in Azerbaijan to vote in Turkish presidential election

The citizens of Turkey, living and temporarily residing in Azerbaijan, will be able to vote in the Turkish presidential election on August 3 at the country's embassy.


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Vietnam Says It Owns The Seas, But Will Anybody Notice?

As I climbed the stairs of the Ho Chi Minh museum, a large, life-size poster of the man himself greeted me at the top of the stairs.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Terror on board ANOTHER Malaysia Airlines jet: Passengers shaken up after near-collision

A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to abort a take-off after learning that it was on a collision course with an incoming airliner.


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Travel Weekly

Past, future meet in South Korea

Travel Weekly contributor Nadine Godwin recently participated in a tour hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization with support from the Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism.


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Durant Daily Democrat

SE professor spends summer teaching in Hong Kong and China12:41 pm

College professors spend their summers in a variety of ways. Some may teach. Others may do research.


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Armenian Liberty

Yerevan Reaffirms Support For Karabakh Peace Plan

President Serzh Sarkisian underlined on Wednesday his apparent differences with the political leadership of Nagorno-Karabakh when he reiterated that international mediators' existing plan to end the conflict with Azerbaijan is largely acceptable to Armenia.


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Sydney Morning Herald

The Opal card is no gem

Every Herald reader should know about the Guangzhou Metro because it provides an insight into the mind-boggling mediocrity of Transport for NSW, for which we all have to pay, including those who don't use public transport.


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ABC News

South Korea Says North Korea Fires 4 Projectiles

North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.


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Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

The junta approved 741.46 billion baht to build two high-speed train routes that will connect Thailand's industrialized eastern seaboard with its northern and the northeastern borders, Transport Ministry permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said.


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The Globe and Mail

China's Xi reached deal with former leaders to investigate ex-security chief, sources say

China's former President Hu Jintao walks past China's then Politburo Standing Committee Member Zhou Yongkang during a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing in this March 11, 2011 file photo.


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Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Burbank Leader

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.


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