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Trial of S. Korea’s Park on hold after lawyers quit

Trial of S. Korea’s Park on hold after lawyers quit

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

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye’s corruption trial was put on hold Thursday after her lawyers resigned to protest what they called biased proceedings. The [...]
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China suggests Xi’s political ideology to be elevated in party constitution

China suggests Xi’s political ideology to be elevated in party constitution

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

Top Chinese officials have praised President Xi Jinping’s political ideology unveiled at a key Communist Party Congress, an indication that he could cement his power [...]
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Abe eyes big win in snap Japan vote

Abe eyes big win in snap Japan vote

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe appears poised to secure a fresh term at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy Sunday, as he seeks a mandate for his [...]
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Philippines says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killed

Philippines says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killed

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

The Philippine military said on Thursday there was a “big possibility” that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become Islamic State’s point man in Southeast [...]
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EU leaders to call for end to N Korea’s weapons programme: draft

EU leaders to call for end to N Korea’s weapons programme: draft

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

European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit. The [...]
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Xi Jinping at China congress calls on party to tighten its grip on the country

Xi Jinping at China congress calls on party to tighten its grip on the country

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

For 31/2 hours, China’s President Xi Jinping commanded the stage and the nation’s television screens as he set out a far-reaching agenda for the Communist Party, [...]
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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Climate Change Remarks Sure Seem To Be Aimed At Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Climate Change Remarks Sure Seem To Be Aimed At Trump

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Huff Post | 6:00 AM

As US President Donald Trump continues to unravel legislation designed to fight climate change, Chinese President Xi Jinping is promoting his own country as a climate change [...]
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US wants stronger India economic, defence ties given China’s rise: Tillerson

US wants stronger India economic, defence ties given China’s rise: Tillerson

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

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to “dramatically deepen” cooperation with New [...]
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Activists set talks with Chevron on Burma rights concerns

Activists set talks with Chevron on Burma rights concerns

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

Shareholder activists will speak with Chevron Corp next week to request the energy giant use its influence with the government of Myanmar to press for a resolution of ethnic [...]
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Burma has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

Burma has failed to protect Rohingya from atrocities: UN

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

Myanmar’s government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special [...]
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China’s president urges party to play bigger role in fixing ‘grim’ challenges

China’s president urges party to play bigger role in fixing ‘grim’ challenges

20-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Press Herald | 6:00 AM

He opens a national congress with a call Communists to safeguard China’s sovereignty and also revitalise Chinese culture. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday [...]
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Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were [...]
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Amnesty: Burma army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

Amnesty: Burma army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 7:17 AM

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report [...]
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Philippine President Duterte Declares Besieged City ‘Liberated’

Philippine President Duterte Declares Besieged City ‘Liberated’

19-Oct-2017 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Six months into a protracted battle with militants besieged in the southern city of Marawi, the Philippine military appears to be on the cusp of victory. In a speech to [...]
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UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border

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

The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees “stranded” near the border after crossing into the country [...]
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