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August 27, 2014
Indonesia's president satisfied on leaving office
Sydney (AFP) Aug 26, 2014
Indonesia's outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Tuesday he leaves office with a sense of satisfaction after strengthening democracy and the economy during a decade in power. The former general stands down in October when Joko Widodo, the reform-minded governor of Jakarta who won July's presidential polls, takes the reins of Southeast Asia's top economy. In an interview with The Australian newspaper, Yudhoyono admitted there was more work to be done, but said he had accomplished much ... read more

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Chinese media warn US over warplane interception
China's state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an "act of hostility", after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft. ... more
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Kiev says captured 10 Russian paratroopers in east Ukraine
Ukraine's security service on Monday said its military in the war-torn east has captured 10 Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian soil and was questioning them as part of a criminal probe. ... more
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United States demands Russia withdraw Ukraine convoy
The United States on Friday demanded Russia "immediately" withdraw a convoy of vehicles from Ukraine and warned of further international sanctions if Moscow did not respect Kiev's sovereignty. ... more
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China's Xi reassures Mongolia over "independence, integrity"
Chinese President Xi Jinping told Mongolia Friday that Beijing respected its independence and integrity as he concluded a visit looking to forge closer ties with China's resource-rich but often suspicious neighbour. ... more
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China executes Tiananmen Square attack leaders
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Russian Communist park restored amid wave of nostalgia
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China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary
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China paper denounces 'rampant rascality' of Australia tycoon
A Chinese state-run newspaper on Wednesday called on Beijing to "teach Canberra a lesson" after Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer labelled the Communist government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade. ... more
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Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens
A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. ... more
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Pope's message lost on China?
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China troops enter disputed India territory: sources
Chinese troops have advanced in recent days into disputed territory claimed by India, echoing a similar incursion last year that raised tensions between the two rival giants, official sources said Tuesday. ... more
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Pope says he wants to visit China
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Philippines protests Chinese patrols over sea bank
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Pope pushes dialogue with Asian nations like China
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Hong Kong legal body votes to oust its pro-Beijing president
The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China's control over the city. ... more
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Tensions soar as Ukraine says destroys Russian armour
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Russia 'guaranteed' no soldiers in Ukraine convoy: US
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Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum
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Protests call for end to US military base move in Japan
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Pope sends rare goodwill message to China
Pope Francis sent an unprecedented goodwill message to China's leadership on Thursday, offering his blessings to a nation mired in a long-running battle with the Vatican for control of its Catholic community. ... more
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Pope visits S. Korea with Asia in his sights
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Beijing hits out at US South China Sea proposal
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Australia to sign 25-year US Marine agreement
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