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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

Bali court rejects Bali Nine appeals

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

Three of the nine Australians convicted in Bali of drug trafficking have had their final appeal against the death penalty rejected by the Denpasar District Court.

Government under fire for uranium sales to India

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

There's been widespread criticism in Australia of the government's decision to export uranium to India.

President under pressure to conduct fair elections

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

Pakistan will descend into chaos unless free and fair elections are held this year.

English language university set to open

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

North Korea has long been one of Asia's most reclusive countries, but it looks set to take a step out of intellectual isolation, with the construction of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.

Researchers tackle elephant dung in extinction study

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

International conservationists are trying to get an accurate idea of how many wild Asian elephants continue to survive in the country's Cardamom mountains.

More temples discovered in the Angkor region

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

Using space technology, Australian scientists have discovered at least 74 more temple sites in the Angkor region - with the ruins covering an area of a thousand square kilometres.

PM's visit to Burma draws mixed reactions

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

Vietnam's prime minister has ended a two-day visit to Burma and the Foreign Ministry in Hanoi says the visit has strengthened traditional friendly relations with thier neighbours.

Australian military's efforts may be futile

16 August 2007, 13:08 AEST

Although more than 1000 Australian troops risk their lives everyday to make Afghanistan more secure and reduce glocal terrorism, a leading Australian defence expert describes their efforts as "well-meaning futility".

US toy company orders mass recall

15 August 2007, 12:22 AEST

The world's largest toy company has announced its second major recall in a fortnight of Chinese made products and it includes dozens of products sold in Australia.

Go ahead given to Australia uranium sales

15 August 2007, 12:22 AEST

The sale of Australian uranium to India has been given the conditional greenlight.

Concerns over joint security pact

15 August 2007, 12:22 AEST

China's President Hu Jintao has begun a week-long tour of former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

Push to extradite Thaksin from Britain

15 August 2007, 12:22 AEST

The new owner of the English Premier League Club, Manchester City, is a wanted man.

A youthful look at the future of India and Pakistan

15 August 2007, 12:22 AEST

Sixty years ago, then British India was divided into the sovereign states of India and Pakistan.

Nationalist leader cleared of corruption

15 August 2007, 12:22 AEST

A court in Taiwan has cleared the main opposition's presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou of corruption charges.

Regional military leaders in top secret meeting

14 August 2007, 11:21 AEST

It's been revealed that the Chiefs of Army of 19 Asia-Pacific and other nations gathered in Australia in top secret last week.

Incoming secretary-general to pursue policy of non-interference

14 August 2007, 11:21 AEST

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations surprised many when it included a human rights commission in its new charter last month.

Climate change high on APEC agenda

14 August 2007, 11:21 AEST

When Asian Pacific leaders gather in Sydney next month for the APEC summit, climate change will be high on the agenda.

British colonial expatriates remember 1947 partition

14 August 2007, 11:21 AEST

At midnight on August 14th, 1947, in the biggest mass movement of humanity in recorded history, 14-and-a-half million people crossed a newly drawn border separating the Hindu- and Sikh-majority India side and the Muslim-majority Pakistan side.

Military to launch major offensive in the south

14 August 2007, 11:21 AEST

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has announced a military offensive against Muslim militants in the country's south.

WHO confident Bali outbreak can be contained.

14 August 2007, 11:21 AEST

The World Health Organisation says it's confident the first reported death from bird flu on the Indonesian island of Bali will not lead to a widespread outbreak there.

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