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In Burma’s Rakhine, aid workers blocked from entering Muslim camp amid tension

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

- Buddhists in Myanmar on Wednesday blocked aid workers from visiting a camp for displaced Muslims in the central part of Rakhine State, where the United Nations fears the [...]
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India Prods Asean to Take Action Against China, Pakistan for Helping N Korea

27-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

India has called for an investigation into North Korea’s proliferation links. The country is of the view that there are no good terrorists and “terrorism anywhere [...]
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Draft UN resolution pressures Burma over Rohingya crisis

Draft UN resolution pressures Burma over Rohingya crisis

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

The UN Security Council is weighing a draft resolution that would pressure Myanmar to address the violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee, [...]
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Blue skies ahead for Asean airlines with more flight options, transfers

27-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Asean’s push to loosen protectionist chains that prevent the 10-nation bloc from operating as a single, wide open sky, gained good momentum when the region’s [...]
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Burma signs deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya repatriation

27-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to cooperate on the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has described as “textbook [...]
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Vietnam may ‘run out of sand in 5 years’

27-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Vietnam News | 6:00 AM

The Vietnamese authorities are looking at producing artificial sand amid warnings by experts that the country could run out of sand within five years due to over-exploitation [...]
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Trump’s East Asia Summit no-show ‘to give China a chance to fill regional vacuum’

Trump’s East Asia Summit no-show ‘to give China a chance to fill regional vacuum’

27-Oct-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump is expected to skip an annual summit when he visits the region next month, a move analysts said would add to uncertainties about US engagement in [...]
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Trump’s Asian visit suggests US will remain engaged with region: Singaporean prime minister

27-Oct-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump’s upcoming Asia visit sends a reassuring message that the US is not detaching itself from Asia as it rethinks its policy for the region, [...]
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Asia building the future for better quality of life with smart cities: MIT report

27-Oct-2017 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The smart cities report cited a willingness to experiment and engage with the private sector as key positive steps This is the conclusion of MIT Technology Review’s [...]
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Burma national jailed 9 months for groping woman’s breast

26-Oct-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A 23-year-old Myanmar national was sentenced to nine months’ jail by the magistrate’s court today for molesting a 37-year-old Indonesian maid at Taman Sri Ukay [...]
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China and Asean to go ahead with first joint naval exercise in sign of greater engagement

26-Oct-2017 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plan to deepen their military relations and will go ahead with a joint maritime exercise proposed by Beijing, according [...]
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US weighs calling Burma’s Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

US weighs calling Burma’s Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

26-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The State Department is considering formally declaring the crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to be ethnic cleansing, US officials said on Tuesday, as lawmakers [...]
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US, China Open to Sea Drills With Asean, Singapore Says

US, China Open to Sea Drills With Asean, Singapore Says

26-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The US and China are open to joining separate maritime drills with Southeast Asian nations, Singapore Defense minister Ng Eng Hen said. Speaking on the sidelines of the [...]
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China, Asean eyeing trust-building naval exercise: Singapore

26-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

China and Southeast Asian nations may hold a joint naval exercise next year to help build trust, Singapore’s defense minister said Tuesday, following years of acrimony [...]
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Asean defense ministers condemn N Korea missile tests

26-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Abs-cbn.com/ | 6:00 AM

Defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) condemned on Tuesday North Korea’s persistent nuclear missile tests and asked the reclusive [...]
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