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Liam Cochrane

Connect Asia

Connect Asia brings you news, business reports and analysis on the stories that matter in Asia.

Join Liam Cochrane and the team each morning across Asia on Radio Australia through FM, online stream and shortwave.

Stories

'War on Terror' becomes 'The Long Struggle'

21 August 2007, 13:54 AEST

The phrase 'war on terror' may have reached it use-by-date.

New national park established

21 August 2007, 13:54 AEST

East Timor has established its first ever national park.

Govt moves to curb organ trade

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

Pakistan has introduced legislation aimed at controlling a lucrative illegal trade in human organs.

Fight to preserve Beijing's heritage

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

An Australian-Chinese woman is becoming a figurehead for those who want to preserve Beijing's cultural heritage from the predations of rapid Olympic development.

PM embarks on Asia tour

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has embarked on a seven day trip to India, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Vote endorses new military-backed constitution

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

The people of Thailand have voted to accept a constitution, which critics say gives the military a stronger role in politics.

Rare bird to benefit from global conservation bid

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

The global bird conservation agency Birdlife International has begun what it's called the biggest ever scheme to save the world's most endangered bird species from extinction.

Questions remain over Olympic preparations

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

Monday marks the end of a experiment in improving Beijing's air quality in preparation for the Olympics next year.

Pig disease spreads to most provinces

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

A highly infectious swine virus is sweeping China's pig population.

Economies can withstand share mess

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

Volatility in global finance markets took a surprise turn at the end of last week, when the United States Federal Reserve cut a key lending rate.

Judge transfer raises fears of Khmer Rouge trail delay

20 August 2007, 12:08 AEST

In Cambodia, one of the judges presiding over the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders has a new job.

Disruptions to Sydney residents during APEC

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

With just 17 days to go till APEC opens in Sydney, the New South Wales state government and police have outlined more details of the disruption it's going to cause for Australia's biggest city.

Regional markets brace for further tumult

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

Finance markets in the Asia Pacific region are in for another tough day - after a volatile session on Wall Street.

Cricket-loving nation torn by rebel league controversy

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

A spiteful war of words has broken out between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and leading cricketers in their attempt to start a rebel league.

Mining giant Rio Tinto to build major aluminium plant

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

The Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto will build its biggest aluminium plant in Malaysia.

Floods kill hundreds, aid agencies prepare to help

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

International aid agencies are speeding up their efforts to get assistance to North Korea, in response to devastating floods.

US prods Musharraf to share power

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

Reports from the United States say Washington is pushing Pakistan's military leader and President, Pervez Musharraf to share power with former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Voters to decide on new constitution

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

Thailand's military government this weekend faces what is perhaps its toughest test since it seized control in last year's coup.

Robert De Niro opens restaurant in Melbourne

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

Award-winning American actor Robert De Niro was in Melbourne, advocating the benefits of Japanese food- more particularly, the sushi served in his new restaurant.

Thousands mark 30th anniversary of Elvis death at Graceland

17 August 2007, 13:03 AEST

Tens of thousands of Elvis Presley fans from around the world have converged on Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the 30th anniversary of the singer's death.

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