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Vietnam receives Russian-design missile boats amid maritime tension

Vietnam receives Russian-design missile boats amid maritime tension

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam took delivery of two new missile boats on Tuesday made locally and modelled on Russian vessels, the latest move by its military to strengthen maritime defenses as [...]
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Carter: US, Vietnam Committed to Defense Relationship

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Defense | 6:00 AM

The United States and Vietnam are committed to deepening their defense relationship, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi during a [...]
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Cambodians and Vietnamese Clash Over Borderland

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A clash between Cambodians and Vietnamese soldiers over a swath of disputed land in a border district separating the two countries in southern Cambodia has become the latest [...]
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Cambodia INGO law may hamper ‘crucial work’: US envoy

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A United States envoy on Tuesday voiced concern that a controversial law set to be passed by the Cambodian cabinet could smother the “crucial work” of [...]
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Migrant boat expected to arrive in Burma Wednesday: US official

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A boat with more than 700 migrants being escorted by Myanmar’s navy towards its western state of Rakhine is expected to reach land Wednesday, according to a senior US [...]
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Burma needs to treat Rohingya as citizens – US

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States said Myanmar’s government should treat minority Rohingya Muslims as citizens to solve the root cause of the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, and [...]
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Migrant boat expected to arrive in Burma Wednesday: US official

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A boat with more than 700 migrants being escorted by Myanmar’s navy towards its western state of Rakhine is expected to reach land Wednesday, according to a senior US [...]
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Australia’s economy strengthens, but growth challenges remain

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s economy was stronger-than-expected in the first quarter of the year as exports and consumer spending boosted growth, data showed Wednesday, reinforcing a [...]
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Leader in Afghan north dismisses Kabul government as a ‘show’

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Atta Mohammad Noor, a powerful governor in northern Afghanistan, visited a local amusement park last week and grabbed a video arcade gun. Firing on fictional aliens made a [...]
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Pimco shifts focus to capital preservation, likes Aussie bonds

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bond fund manager Pimco has turned to Australian government bonds and short-term Japanese government debt as it looks not only for yield, but to protect its capital in an [...]
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Australia new vehicle sales level off in May-VFACTS

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Sales of new vehicles in Australia dipped slightly in May compared to the same month a year ago, though there was no sign of any let up in consumers’ love affair with [...]
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Judge me by my actions, Modi tells Muslim leaders

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed to the Muslim leaders to judge him on the basis of his actions and performance not by what his opponents have been saying [...]
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Burma escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state

Burma escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s navy on Tuesday escorted a boatload of more than 700 migrants towards its western state of Rakhine, authorities said, five days after it was found adrift in [...]
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Burma jails writer for 2 years for ‘insulting religion’: lawyer

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar on Tuesday jailed a writer for two years with hard labour for “insulting religion”, his lawyer said, with rights groups condemning the verdict as the [...]
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Indian president’s motorcade involved in accident in Sweden

04-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Swedish police say the motorcade of visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was involved in a traffic accident that left nine people with minor injuries. Uppsala police [...]
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