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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The world’s biggest coal users China, the United States and India have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline [...]
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Burma, Thailand incinerate illicit drugs worth $800 million

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Officials in Myanmar and Thailand burned illegal narcotics worth more than $800 million on Monday to mark the UN day against drug abuse and trafficking. The move came even as [...]
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Burma: Release journalists immediately

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Amnesty | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar authorities must immediately release three journalists, who were detained while carrying out their work in conflict-afflicted northern Shan State, Amnesty [...]
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UN representative makes case for Burma women

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

Women need equal rights to land ownership, jobs, decision-making roles, credit and education in order to unlock impediments to gender parity and create jobs in the [...]
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India to hand over six vessels worth $81 million to Burma

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

India will hand over six cargo vessels worth $81.29 million (K110.08 billion) to the Myanmar government in Sittwe today under an agreement called the Kaladan Multi Modal [...]
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One Dies in Scuffle Between Burma Security Forces And Jade Scavengers at Hpakant Mine

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

One person died on Monday in a clash between security forces and migrant workers trying to scavenge gems at the Wakyae jade mine in the resource-rich Hpakant township mining [...]
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Vietnam president arrives in Belarus on official visit

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Belta | 6:00 AM

President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang has arrived in Belarus on an official visit, BelTA has learned. It is expected that he will meet with the [...]
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Mongolia to hold first presidential runoff on July 9

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Mongolia will hold its first ever presidential runoff vote on July 9 after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority in an election marred by a [...]
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No decisive winner in Mongolia presidential vote forces second round

28-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

There was no outright winner in Mongolia’s presidential election on Monday, forcing the country’s first ever second-round run-off between the two leading [...]
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Weary Mongolians vote after ‘dark’ campaigns

27-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Mongolians cast ballots on Monday to choose between a horse breeder, a judoka and a feng shui master in a presidential election rife with corruption scandals and nationalist [...]
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Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains

27-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodian election authorities on Sunday released final results from this month’s local polls, confirming that the opposition to the country’s strongman leader [...]
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Burma strives for ending recruitment of child soldiers

27-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar military has released 67 more cases of under-aged child soldiers recruited and used in military services, signifying the first such release in 2017. Under a joint [...]
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Burma, WB extend partnership agreement for development aid

27-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar and the World Bank Group have renewed an agreement of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF), extending it to two more years to help the country end extreme poverty [...]
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Philippine, Vietnam navies play sports on South China Sea island

27-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine and Vietnamese navies have been playing soccer, volleyball and tug-of-war games together on a South China Sea island, the latest get-together by two countries [...]
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Southeast Asian nations torch $1 billion of seized drugs

27-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in [...]
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