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‘Conflict to affect economic growth, stability in SEA’

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Philippine Star | 6:00 AM

Conflict in the South China Sea can affect economic growth and stability in Southeast Asia, New Zealand warned yesterday, amid China’s aggressive reclamation activities [...]
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UN council has first-ever briefing on rights in Burma

UN council has first-ever briefing on rights in Burma

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar, focusing on the dire situation of the [...]
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Traffickers drag Bangladesh village into the spotlight

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:00 AM

For a country as densely populated as Bangladesh, there is a surprising number of places that give off a vibe of being in the middle of nowhere. Shah Porir Dwip is one of [...]
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Bangladesh trafficking victims tell of torture

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:00 AM

In northern Bangladesh, as many as 4,000 people are believed to have been trafficked. Victims have told Al Jazeera they were lured to Thailand and Malaysia by promises of [...]
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India hungry for rate cut despite economic growth seen outstripping China

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India’s government and businesses are pushing for an interest rate cut next week even though data on Friday may show output is expanding faster than China’s, in [...]
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Delta eyes Asia alliances, sees limited US consolidation

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) is interested in forging alliances with carriers in Asia, the airline’s president said on Thursday. Ed Bastian, speaking at a media event in [...]
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India’s Sahara denies it is bidding for Grosvenor House

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Troubled Indian conglomerate Sahara, the founder of which has been held in a jail for more than a year, has dismissed media reports saying it is participating in an auction [...]
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Bangladeshi boat migrants doomed from the start

30-May-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Over the last couple of weeks, the world has woken up to the horrific trade in human beings being conducted in the seas of South East Asia. We’ve learned a lot about [...]
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Heatwave continues to sear India, death toll rises to 1826

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

The death toll in the sweltering heat sweeping many parts of the country climbed to 1826 on Thursday, with 414 lives being claimed by the scorching sun in Andhra Pradesh and [...]
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GAP is finally in India – after a long wait and with a good partner

30-May-2015 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

GAP, the American clothing and accessories giant, will open for business in a posh south Delhi mall on May 30 – and with it, finally enter one of the last major [...]
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These men are fighting menstruation taboos in India – and helping women leave dirty rags behind

30-May-2015 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

In a country where millions of women still do not use sanitary napkins, May 28 – or Menstrual Hygiene Day – is a good reminder of the regressive attitude that [...]
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Asia’s migrant crisis meeting unlikely to yield solutions

Asia’s migrant crisis meeting unlikely to yield solutions

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A meeting in Bangkok on Friday about Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis is unlikely to produce a binding agreement or plan of action to save thousands of people believed [...]
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Burma warns against ‘finger pointing’ at migrant meeting

30-May-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Regional talks to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticising those who blame his country for [...]
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US says need to save lives as Asia migrant crisis talks begin

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States said on Friday that thousands of vulnerable migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas needed urgent rescue, as Myanmar told a regional meeting on the crisis [...]
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Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism

30-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar’s powerless. But the opposition leader’s refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the [...]
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