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Jade Mine Accident in Burma Kills 14 People, Leaves Up to 200 Missing

27-May-2016 Intellasia | LAHT | 6:00 AM

More than a dozen people have died and up to 200 are missing after a tailing mound collapsed at a jade mine in Hpakant, of Kachin State in northern Myanmar, the Myanmar Times [...]
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China tries to mend fences as Vietnam cozies up to US

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

China has played down this week’s decision by the United States to lift a decades-old ban on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, as it looks to avoid further aggravating [...]
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More Than 70 Missing After Landslide in Burma’s Jade-Mining Region

More Than 70 Missing After Landslide in Burma’s Jade-Mining Region

27-May-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

More than 70 people remain missing and 19 are injured a day after a landslide of mountainous slag left a dozen dead in northeastern Myanmar’s Hpakant jade-mining [...]
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Burma government to Return Seized Land to Farmers in Sagaing Region

27-May-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government plans to return 2,500 acres of confiscated land to farmers in Tant-Se township in the country’s northwestern Sagaing region, more than 35 [...]
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Asean defense ministers tackle South China Sea, global security

Asean defense ministers tackle South China Sea, global security

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Issues relating to the South China Sea dispute were a highlight of the annual meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (Asean) defense ministers in the [...]
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US Senator: US Navy Should Help Vietnam in South China Sea

27-May-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Senator John McCain is pushing for more cooperation on maritime security issues between the United States and Vietnam. The chair of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, [...]
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China Wary as Obama Permits US Arms Sales to Vietnam

27-May-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Chinese government had choice words for Obama after his recent trip to Vietnam. On Monday, US President Barack Obama nullified a decades-long arms embargo with Hanoi on [...]
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Vietnam not joining arms race in South China Sea, says new PM

Vietnam not joining arms race in South China Sea, says new PM

27-May-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

In a rare interview with foreign media, Vietnam’s new prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc plays down military ambitions as it continues a diplomatic balancing act with [...]
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New Vietnam PM says won’t pursue military buildup in South China Sea

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Wednesday his country was not pursuing a military buildup over the South China Sea and would work with allies to seek peaceful [...]
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Vietnam May Request F-16s, P-3 Orions From US

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

With the lifting of the US arms embargo to Vietnam, a US defense industry source indicates Hanoi is seeking to improve its air defense and maritime security capabilities with [...]
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Burma rebuffs US pressure on atrocities against Rohingya Muslims

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Humanosphere | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry used his official visit in Myanmar to raise the issue of the continued attacks carried out against Rohingya Muslims in the country. Nobel [...]
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Why Has Obama Lifted the Arms Sales Ban on Vietnam?

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

During President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam this week, he announced that, more than four decades after the end of the war and 20 years after the two countries [...]
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Young Vietnamese quiz Obama on rap, weed and good looks

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Barack Obama fielded questions Wednesday on everything from rap and weed smoking to his good looks at a lively meeting with young Vietnamese, who see the US leader as a far [...]
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Artisan Chocolates From Vietnam Fetch $72 a Pound in Japan

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Naoko Otsuka didn’t think twice about paying the equivalent of $23 for 5 ounces of chocolate. The dark-brown slivers of sweetness weren’t just a treat, the [...]
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Vietnam will be most affected by climate change: Barack Obama

Vietnam will be most affected by climate change: Barack Obama

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

Obama praised the country’s next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment and urged them to “do something about” climate change at [...]
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