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Thailand opens investigation into BBC for alleged insult of new king

Thailand opens investigation into BBC for alleged insult of new king

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Police visit BBC’s Bangkok office, taking staff’s Yakult milk drink, after profile detailing King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s personal life is blocked online [...]
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Six shot dead in day of Thai deep south violence

Six shot dead in day of Thai deep south violence

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s southern provinces have witnessed a 12-year Malay-Muslim insurgency Six people were gunned down over 24 hours by suspected militants in a string of separate [...]
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China urges US to block transit by Taiwan president

China urges US to block transit by Taiwan president

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

China called on US officials on Tuesday not to let Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pass through the United States en route to Guatemala next month, days after [...]
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Korea Impeachment Push Advances as Park ‘Ready’ for Vote

Korea Impeachment Push Advances as Park ‘Ready’ for Vote

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s opposition pressed forward with plans for impeachment proceedings against Park Geun-hye on Friday, as an ally of the president said she was [...]
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Trump slams Chinese construction in South China Sea

Trump slams Chinese construction in South China Sea

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US president-elect Donald Trump complained about Chinese economic and military policy on Twitter on Sunday, showing no signs of a conciliatory approach after a phone [...]
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Philippine police murdered mayor: investigators

Philippine police murdered mayor: investigators

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine police murdered a town mayor while he was helpless in a jail cell, justice department investigators said Tuesday, contradicting claims by the accused and President [...]
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Thailand’s new king appoints his privy council

Thailand’s new king appoints his privy council

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

In one of his first official acts, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has retired eight members of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 16-member privy [...]
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Hong Kong’s Democracy Icon Joshua Wong Has Distanced Himself From His Homophobic Dad

Hong Kong’s Democracy Icon Joshua Wong Has Distanced Himself From His Homophobic Dad

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Wong senior is a known adversary of Hong Kong’s LGBT community The 20-year-old poster boy of Hong Kong democracy, Joshua Wong, has distanced himself from his father [...]
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South Korea corruption: Choi ordered to appear before hearing

South Korea corruption: Choi ordered to appear before hearing

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The woman accused of being behind a massive corruption scandal in South Korea has been ordered to appear before a parliamentary hearing. Choi Soon-sil has been charged over [...]
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Indonesia Earthquake Kills at Least 54 People

Indonesia Earthquake Kills at Least 54 People

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 2:30 PM

A strong undersea quake has rocked Aceh province, collapsing buildings and sparking rescue efforts A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early [...]
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Southern Thailand’s floods kill 12

Southern Thailand’s floods kill 12

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

Floods in Thailand’s southern region have killed 12 and affected nearly 489,000 people since December 1. All the victims drowned, Chatchai Promlert, director-general of [...]
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Russia, China veto UN resolution demanding Aleppo truce

Russia, China veto UN resolution demanding Aleppo truce

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. Venezuela also voted against the [...]
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White House looks to reassure China after Trump-Taiwan call

White House looks to reassure China after Trump-Taiwan call

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The White House says it has sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. The call last week sparked [...]
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‘They want us to be silent’: HK lawmaker under threat vows to fight

‘They want us to be silent’: HK lawmaker under threat vows to fight

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

One of the leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement has vowed to take to the streets again if the Hong Kong government succeeds in unseating him and three other pro-democracy [...]
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Korea president’s impeachment looks certain

Korea president’s impeachment looks certain

07-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The impeachment of South Korea’s scandal-hit president, Park Geun-Hye, looked certain on Tuesday as dissident lawmakers in her ruling party said they would support an [...]
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