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Burma forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, UN says

Burma forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, UN says

07-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to [...]
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UN: Burma may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya

07-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The persecution of Rohingya by Myanmar’s security forces may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has said. Addressing the Human [...]
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Burma banks cheer central bank’s compromise on loan deadline

07-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Private banks have welcomed a move by Myanmar’s central bank to allow them more time to clear most of their loan books, giving breathing space to lenders who had warned [...]
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Burma’s foreign trade hits over 16 billion USD in 1st half of FY 2017-2018

07-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s foreign trade hit 16.3 billion US dollars in the first half of fiscal year 2017-2018 which started in April, but suffered a trade deficit of 1.86 billion US [...]
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BBC Mixes Up Two Asian Women During Cringeworthy Radio Interview

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

A recent mix-up on a BBC “Woman’s Hour” interview has Asians everywhere saying, “Not again.” During a Friday segment on the radio programme, [...]
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Vietnam emerges as crucial player in South East Asia

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The National | 6:00 AM

Economy is enjoying one of the fastest growth rates in Asia as both China and the US look to firm up ties The Middle East has been referred to by some commentators as [...]
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Xi backs China-Burma corridor

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

President’s accord comes in backdrop of stalled Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar connectivity proposal Beijing and Naypyidaw have moved a step closer to negotiating the [...]
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Hindu Refugees Return to Burma’s Maungdaw Township

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

About 350 Hindu refugees from Myanmar who fled to the state capital Sittwe amid ethnic violence during a brutal military crackdown in northern Rakhine state returned to [...]
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Burma Army to Monitor Flow of Supplies Into Kachin’s Tanaing Township

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s military will cut off the delivery of rice and gasoline to parts of Kachin state’s turbulent Tanaing township controlled by an ethnic armed group if [...]
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Pakistan, Nepal, Burma Back Away From Chinese Projects

06-Dec-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

In the short space of just a few weeks, Pakistan, Nepal and Myanmar have canceled or sidelined three major hydroelectricity projects planned by Chinese companies. The [...]
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Looted Angkor jewellery returned to Cambodia

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A set of ancient Angkorian gold jewellery was returned to Cambodia Saturday with an elaborate procession through the capital, decades after the precious pieces were looted [...]
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Burma social media anger after Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word

Burma social media anger after Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to [...]
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At Angkor Wat, Cambodian strongman stamps brand on kingdom

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of orange-clad monks joined Cambodian Premier Hun Sen Sunday for a prayer ceremony by the famed Angkor temple, lauding “political stability” after the [...]
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Pope ends sensitive trip to Asia after seeking Rohingya forgiveness

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis ended a diplomatically tricky trip to Asia on Saturday, seeking the forgiveness of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh after his controversial decision to not [...]
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Pope decries ‘irrational’ attitude towards nuclear weapons

05-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis on Saturday urged world leaders to turn back from the brink of possible human annihilation, suggesting that some of them had an “irrational” attitude [...]
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