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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    UN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fix

    UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday (Sep 2) warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    S Koreans dine with fellow netizens online in new 'mok-bang' fad

    As more young Koreans live alone, they are trying to find ways and people to communicate with - which has led to a new phenomenon of eating, studying and drinking with people online.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Asia shares mixed, dollar approaches 105 yen

    Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday (Sep 2), with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

    Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Singapore opens S$950m underground rock cavern at Jurong

    Jurong Rock Caverns is Southeast Asia's first commercial underground rock cavern storage facility for liquid hydrocarbons.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Video India’s Modi govt marks 100 days in office

    The new government in India marked 100 days in office on Tuesday (Sep 2). The party stormed into power with a promise to re-energise the economy, boost jobs and eliminate corruption, but results are not yet showing.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Australia axes contested mining tax

    Australia's upper house on Tuesday (Sep 2) agreed to scrap a contested resources profits tax after the government struck a surprise deal with crossbench senators.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    British activist goes on trial in Thailand for defamation

    The defamation trial of a British activist began on Tuesday (Sep 2) in Bangkok after he co-authored a report alleging widespread labour abuses in Thailand's food industry, a prime supplier of cheap foodstuffs to Western supermarkets.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Australia's central bank keeps rates at 2.5%

    Australia's central bank kept interest rates on hold at a record low 2.5 per cent on Tuesday (Sep 2) as it flagged an accommodative monetary policy and stepped up its rhetoric against the local dollar.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Tokyo stocks close up at more than seven-month high

    Tokyo stocks closed at their highest level in over seven months on Tuesday (Sep 2) with the benchmark Nikkei index adding 1.24 per cent as a sharp drop in the yen lifted exporter shares.