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UN rights boss takes aim at U.S migration policy, China, Burma in final speech

UN rights boss takes aim at U.S migration policy, China, Burma in final speech

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The top UN human rights official called on the United States on Monday to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents [...]
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Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Burma

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Burma

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several [...]
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Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh hurt in car crash; wife killed

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was transferred early Monday to a hospital in neighbouring Thailand after being injured in a road crash [...]
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Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen’s recipe for victory in Cambodian poll

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16,000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, prime minister Hun Sen of Cambodia revived the [...]
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Start of Cambodian trial of Australian filmmaker delayed

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

An Australian filmmaker charged with endangering Cambodian national security for flying a drone over a campaign rally had his trial postponed for a month on Friday after [...]
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Kirin investigates if donations went to Burma’s forces

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether its donations went to Myanmar’s military, accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International [...]
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US sanctions Cambodia PM’s top bodyguard over rights abuses

14-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen’s bodyguards, accusing him of using force to menace opponents for decades, [...]
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Region can prosper from successful Trump-Kim talks: PM

13-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

The East Asian region stands to benefit from a successful meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. [...]
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Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters to earn living in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters to earn living in Bangladesh

13-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Some Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are finding work in the fishing industry in neighbouring Bangladesh, earning a tiny daily income and occasional share of the [...]
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Landslides kill 11 as monsoon batters Rohingya refugees

13-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies have been [...]
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Asia is becoming the blockchain capital of the world

12-Jun-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:02 AM

Asia is arguably now the strongest blockchain region in the world. Korea represents an estimated 20 percent of all daily cryptocurrency trading volume. Thailand’s [...]
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China warns citizens in Vietnam after protests over economic zones

12-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China has warned its citizens in Vietnam after protesters clashed with police over a government plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fuelled [...]
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Burma hardline monks vow to stay on Facebook despite ban

11-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Myanmar’s hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using it to “tell the truth”, they said on Friday, after the social media giant barred several [...]
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GraphicAsian economies less vulnerable than in the past

11-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A sharp decline in Asian currencies this year on higher US yields, rising oil prices and a resurgent US dollar has brought attention back to regional economies’ [...]
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What to look for when the leaders of China, Russia, Iran and India meet for this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit

09-Jun-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

With all eyes on the upcoming US-North Korea leaders’ meeting, the weekend summit of a China-led regional security bloc has gone largely under the international radar. [...]
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