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Jakarta election: Ahok leads in first round, but trouble lies ahead

Jakarta election: Ahok leads in first round, but trouble lies ahead

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is poised to win the first round of the Jakarta governor’s election, leaving the Indonesian capital vulnerable to more religious and racial [...]
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Indonesia diplomats meet with woman arrested in Kim killing

Indonesia diplomats meet with woman arrested in Kim killing

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian diplomats have met with a woman arrested in Malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother and confirmed she is [...]
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Duterte to Quit If Senator Proves $40 Million in Illegal Wealth

Duterte to Quit If Senator Proves $40 Million in Illegal Wealth

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he’s ready to resign if an opponent can prove allegations that he illegally amassed 2 billion pesos ($40 million). Senator [...]
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Top diplomats of S. Korea, US agree to respond firmly to N.K. nukes

Top diplomats of S. Korea, US agree to respond firmly to N.K. nukes

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Top diplomats of South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday to firmly respond to North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats, officials said. South Korean [...]
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N Korea losing diplomatic status in Asean

N Korea losing diplomatic status in Asean

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Korea Times | 6:00 AM

North Korea is losing it status in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in the wake of a series of missile launches and its alleged assassination of Kim [...]
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Samsung heir arrested in corruption probe

Samsung heir arrested in corruption probe

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors on Friday arrested the de facto head of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, Samsung, on bribery and other charges related to a political corruption scandal [...]
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3 arrested in NKorean’s death in Malaysia; autopsy completed

3 arrested in NKorean’s death in Malaysia; autopsy completed

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Malaysian authorities announced two more arrests Thursday in the death of the North Korean leader’s half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed a [...]
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US pledges nuclear defence for Japan, Korea after N Korea missile launch

US pledges nuclear defence for Japan, Korea after N Korea missile launch

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday pledged that Washington would use the full range of its arsenal, including nuclear weapons, to defend allies Japan and South [...]
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HK police jailed over attack on democracy protester

HK police jailed over attack on democracy protester

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seven Hong Kong police officers were jailed for two years Friday for what the judge described as a “vicious” attack on a protester during pro-democracy rallies in [...]
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Kim’s family must provide DNA before body released: police

Kim’s family must provide DNA before body released: police

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia will not release the body of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader until his family has provided a DNA sample, despite Pyongyang’s request that it be [...]
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Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice minister Stef Blok said [...]
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China says bird flu spread slows, vows to stiffen controls

China says bird flu spread slows, vows to stiffen controls

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The spread of a deadly strain of bird flu in China is slowing, health authorities said on Thursday, as they vowed to tighten controls on markets and the transport of live [...]
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Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader’s half brother

Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader’s half brother

17-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 7:11 AM

Malaysian police have arrested two women in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korea’s leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of [...]
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Smoke and mirrors – Beijing battles to control smog message

Smoke and mirrors – Beijing battles to control smog message

17-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In its ‘war’ on hazardous air pollution, China’s government has a dilemma: it needs to be open about air quality data to hold polluters to account, but [...]
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Relief in Japan after Abe’s visit with Trump

Relief in Japan after Abe’s visit with Trump

17-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Mypalmbeach Post | 6:00 AM

In many respects, prime minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Washington and Florida to meet and play golf with President Donald Trump went as well as the Japanese leader could [...]
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