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Asia Rice: India prices dip amid rupee decline, Thai rates soar on supply crunch

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Rice export prices in India dropped for a second week on sluggish demand and a weaker rupee, while Thai rates surged amid supply woes and fresh deals buoyed Vietnamese rates. [...]
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US official calls on Burma to free journalists

US official calls on Burma to free journalists

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US envoy Sam Brownback called on Thursday for the release of journalists jailed in Myanmar while covering the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims forced to flee a military [...]
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Prime minister says Australia will sail in South China Sea

Prime minister says Australia will sail in South China Sea

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s prime minister said the Australian navy has a “perfect right” to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy [...]
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Uber doubling down on India investments after exiting Southeast Asia

20-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is “doubling down” on its investments in India, one of its biggest markets, after its recent exit from [...]
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Vietnam and Indonesia vow to settle fishing violations

19-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam and Indonesia have pledged to work together to resolve fishing violations in the South China Sea as the two countries seek to boost their bilateral trade. Indonesian [...]
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Vietnam hunts ex-intelligence agents over ‘leaking state secrets’

Vietnam hunts ex-intelligence agents over ‘leaking state secrets’

19-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for the former deputy head of central intelligence and his colleague for “disclosing state secrets” amid a widening [...]
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Violence against Rohingya exposed in ‘shocking photos’

19-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When a Rohingya refugee boat capsized on the Bangladesh coastline, photographer Damir Sagolj rushed to the scene and saw locals collecting the drowned and arranging their [...]
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Burma to free over 8,000 prisoners in new-year amnesty

Burma to free over 8,000 prisoners in new-year amnesty

18-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s new president said on Tuesday over 8,000 prisoners will be freed in an amnesty, a move the government said would bring about humanitarian support amid the [...]
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Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

18-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland [...]
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Bangladesh rejects Burma’s claim of repatriating Rohingya

17-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh on Monday rejected a claim by Myanmar that the Buddhist-majority nation had repatriated the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to the [...]
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Burma military put on UN blacklist for sexual violence

Burma military put on UN blacklist for sexual violence

16-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A new UN report puts Myanmar’s armed forces on a UN blacklist of government and rebel groups “credibly suspected” of carrying out rapes and other acts of [...]
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Soaked streets and water fights for Burma New Year festival

16-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The thuds of party music and splash-happy water fights marked the start of celebrations leading up to the Buddhist New Year in Myanmar on Friday, a time of high spirits and [...]
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Despite UN warnings, Burma vows early Rohingya return

Despite UN warnings, Burma vows early Rohingya return

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rohingya refugees will be allowed to return to Myanmar “as soon as possible”, a minister said, despite a stillborn repatriation process and UN warnings that the [...]
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Most Asian markets up as Syria, trade fears subside

14-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets mostly rose Friday as Donald Trump soothed concerns about military action in Syria while also sparking hopes the US could rejoin a massive Pacific-wide [...]
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Expats say Australian woman on drug charges in Cambodia criticised Hun Sen

13-Apr-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

An Australian woman detained by Cambodian police on allegations of drug possession may have angered the government by publicly criticising the prime minister, expats in the [...]
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