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  1. Not all Sun, Sea, and Sand: Reforming Prisons in the MaldivesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... such as drug addiction and gang violence that threaten to damage the delicate Maldivian social fabric. Since 2011, The Asia Foundation has been supporting research and governance programs that have addressed problems primarily faced by youth in the ...

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  2. Can Mongolia's Digital Revolution Help Meet Service Delivery Challenges?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... collection, and a new online Android application that provides data publically on ongoing construction projects. The Asia Foundation has been supporting the Ulaanbaatar City Municipality in particular in the areas of governance and service delivery, ...

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  3. Asia's Cities Poised to Lead in Climate Change AdaptationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    With support from the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities challenge , a number of cities across Asia are beginning to confront the impacts of climate change. Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, recently selected as one of Resilient Cities' newest member cities and home to 1.5 million people, is one.

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  4. Obama's Visit to India Signals Rapidly Evolving RelationshipRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    On his three-day visit to India, President Obama became the first U.S. president to attend the annual Republic Day parade with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in what many are calling a sign of strengthened relations between the world's largest democracies. In Asia editor Alma Freeman caught up with The Asia Foundation's India country representative, Sagar Prasai , from his office in Delhi for his perspective on what this means for U.S.-India relations, regional integration, and Prime Minister Modi's push for greater foreign investment.

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  5. Taliban bomb kills 4, attack kills 11 in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Tribune

    Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the country's east killed four people, including a policeman, while a Taliban attack on a checkpoint the previous night left 11 dead. Spokesman Sarhadi Zwak in eastern Laghman province says the roadside bombing took place in the provincial capital of Mihtarlam on Thursday morning.

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  6. Akkord OJSC becomes Silver Sponsor of Caspian Energy Forum - 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Trend

    Akkord Industry Construction Investment Corporation OJSC has become a Silver sponsor of the 3rd International Caspian Energy Forum 2015 to be hosted on March 11, 2015 in Baku. "President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Chairman of the Caspian European Club, His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev has been invited to the opening ceremony of the 3rd International Caspian Energy Forum 2015", CEO of the Caspian European Club Telman Aliyev said.

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  7. Sri Lanka says to return private lands in civil war areasRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    A Sri Lankan minister says the country's new government plans to give back military-held private land in the country's war-ravaged north and release detainees in apparent moves at post-civil war reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils. Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told reporters late Wednesday that his government will ease its military presence, because unlike the previous administration that was defeated in the Jan. 8 presidential election, it does not believe military action alone can prevent a resurgence of terrorism.

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  8. N. Korea demanded $10 billion for summit: ex-Seoul leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president said in a memoir to be published next week. Parts of the memoir by ex-President Lee Myung-bak, provided to reporters in advance, reveal that senior intelligence officials from the two Koreas made secret visits to the rival countries to explore summit possibilities in 2010, when two deadly attacks blamed on Pyongyang killed 50 South Koreans.

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  9. Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gainsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Deseret News

    ... iPhone 5 had a screen that measured 4 inches diagonally, while screens of 5 inches or larger have been the standard in Asia for more than a year. The new iPhone 6 measures 4.7 inches and the 6 Plus is 5.5 inches. And that's made a huge difference. ...

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  10. China Stocks Fall for Third Day as CSRC Starts New Margin ProbeRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... borrowing the rest from a brokerage. Curbing leverage "depends on how aggressive they are," said Michael Every, head of Asia Pacific financial-markets research at Rabobank International in Hong Kong. "The issue is how tough regulators are prepared ...

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  11. India fires top foreign office officialRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOV9

    West Liberty University President Robin Capehart has been charged with using university resources by The West Virginia Ethics Commission. The complaint accuses Capehart of using those resources to promote his film companys 2011 movie Doughboy.

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  12. North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US instituteRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North's neighbors at a time of increasing animosity over recent U.S. sanctions against the North and Pyongyang's fury about a U.N. push to punish its alleged human rights abuses.

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  13. Polish soldier names son for Fort Drum soldier who saved his life in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

    A Polish soldier, whose life was saved in Afghanistan by the sacrifice of a Fort Drum soldier, has named his son for his battlefield protector. “I kinda felt like it was a new grandson we had,” said Linda Ollis, Sgt.

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  14. Afghan officials: Roadside bomb kills 4 in the east, Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 11Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the country's east killed four people, including a policeman, while a Taliban attack on a checkpoint the previous night left 11 dead. Spokesman Sarhadi Zwak in eastern Laghman province says the roadside bombing took place in the provincial capital of Mihtarlam on Thursday morning.

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  15. Doing Business In China: Political Chess Game IIRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    Looking ahead to China's next 30 years of development, CEIBS is committed to creating and sharing the knowledge needed for business leaders, in and outside of China, who will be at the forefront of that growth. From our campuses in the country's financial and political capitals, Shanghai and Beijing, our operations in the bustling southern city of Shenzhen and in Ghana's capital Accra, we connect the dots between China and the rest of the world.

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  16. Samsung posts first annual profit decline in three yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | New Vision

    Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker, posted its first drop in annual net profit in three years Thursday, days after arch-rival Apple reported the biggest corporate profit in history. The South Korean firm, whose key mobile phone operations have struggled in the face of intense competition from cut-price Chinese rivals, also warned that it expected 2015's "business environment... to be as challenging as 2014."

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  17. North Korea May Be Restarting Nuke Plant, Says U.S. InstituteRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | TIME.com

    North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North's neighbors at a time of increasing animosity over recent U.S. sanctions against the North and Pyongyang's fury about a U.N. push to punish its alleged human rights abuses.

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  18. Sri Lanka Navy directed to probe former President's son's appointment to NavyRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    Jan 29, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy is to commence a probe in to the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second son, Navy Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa. The Defense Ministry has sent a letter to the Navy Commander asking the navy to probe how Yoshitha entered the Sri Lanka Navy and his conduct.

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  19. DPRK Pays Effort to Conserving Marine ResourcesRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Korean News

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea pays big efforts to conserving the marine resources and exploiting them in an effective way. It has intensified the state unified management system and legal mechanism over the marine resources and environment as well as the supervising function.

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  20. Songun Leadership of WPK Is Banner for Victory: Rodong SinmunRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Korean News

    Rodong Sinmun Wednesday dedicates an article to the 12th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's work "The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution". The work, published on Jan. 29, Juche 92 , clarifies that the Songun politics of the Workers' Party of Korea correctly reflects the requirements of the times and the revolution as it regards President Kim Il Sung's idea and line of attaching importance to the army and the military affairs as its basis and starting point.

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