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    by Michael Lerner Higher taxes have reduced the proportion of smokers, but smuggling is on the rise.Asia-Pacific,cigarettes,Indonesia,Malaysia,Singapore,smoking,Smuggling,Tobacco,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 27, 2015, 4:29 PM EDT
  • Nepalese and Indian trucks parked near the border at Birgunj, south of Kathmandu, September 28, 2015. Getty Images

    by Michael Lerner Unhappy with Nepal's new constitution, India has halted most border shipments. Asia-Pacific,China,Constitution,fuel,India,Narendra Modi,Nepal,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 28, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT
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    Leading Australia out of its economic doldrums may be tougher than the coup that ousted Tony Abbott.Asia-Pacific,Australia,economy,Malcolm Turnbull,Members of the Australian House of Representatives,Parliament of Australia,Politics of Australia,Tony Abbott,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Sep 15, 2015, 7:48 AM EDT
  • A poster of Emomali Rahmon, Tajikistan’s long-serving president, adorns a building in Tajikistan on June 10, 2015. Getty Images

    An Islamist general starts a localized insurrection, shortly before a regional summit.Asia-Pacific,Abduhalim Nazarzoda,Collective Security Treaty Organisation,Imomali Rakhmon,Islamic Rebirth Party,Russia,Tajikistan,Vladimir Putin,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 14, 2015, 12:14 PM EDT