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UN chief says N Korea missile launch ‘deeply troubling’

UN chief says N Korea missile launch ‘deeply troubling’

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s test-firing of a missile from a submarine towards Japan is “deeply troubling” and undermines stability on the Korean peninsula, UN [...]
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N Korea leader says missile test was ‘greatest success’: KCNA

N Korea leader says missile test was ‘greatest success’: KCNA

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has declared a recent submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test the “greatest success”, Pyongyang’s state media said [...]
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Japan Presses China on Vessels Sailing Near Disputed Islands

Japan Presses China on Vessels Sailing Near Disputed Islands

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Foreign ministers avoid dialing up confrontational language during meeting Japan’s foreign minister protested to his Chinese counterpart Wednesday over a sharp increase [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte: UN pull-out threat a ‘joke’

Philippines’ Duterte: UN pull-out threat a ‘joke’

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticising his deadly crime war was just a “joke”, while [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte warns China of ‘reckoning’

Philippines’ Duterte warns China of ‘reckoning’

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday of a “reckoning” with China if there was no resolution to a tense dispute over rival claims to the South [...]
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Malaysia committed to seeking justice for MH17 victims, DPM says

Malaysia committed to seeking justice for MH17 victims, DPM says

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Malaysia will consider the option of prosecuting the party responsible for downing MH17 after completion of the investigation being conducted by the Joint Investigation Team [...]
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Vietnam seeks support for ‘maritime freedom’

Vietnam seeks support for ‘maritime freedom’

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

France and other countries should help to keep the peace in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam’s president told AFP Wednesday, as unease grows over China’s [...]
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Cousin activists jailed in Vietnam for ‘propaganda’

Cousin activists jailed in Vietnam for ‘propaganda’

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Vietnamese cousins have been convicted for spreading anti-state “propaganda”, state media reported, a ruling condemned by rights groups as the authoritarian [...]
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Burma sends police, soldiers to protect ancient temples damaged in quake

Burma sends police, soldiers to protect ancient temples damaged in quake

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar sent truckloads of soldiers and squadrons of police to protect and rebuild centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around the ancient capital of Bagan on Thursday, a day after [...]
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Japan, China, Korea unite in condemning N Korea missile test

Japan, China, Korea unite in condemning N Korea missile test

26-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Militarytimes | 6:00 AM

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made a rare display of unity Wednesday to sharply criticise North Korea’s latest submarine missile test. Japanese [...]
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Before foreign ministers meeting, S. Korea, China and Japan leave without exchanging a word

Before foreign ministers meeting, S. Korea, China and Japan leave without exchanging a word

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Hankyoreh | 10:01 AM

Trilateral talks to be held Thursday, along with a series of bilateral foreign ministers meetings The place was the Marunouchi Palace Hotel in Tokyo at 6:30 pm on Aug. 23. [...]
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Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 8:45 AM

Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former [...]
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Activists to battle on after Japan whaling court victory

Activists to battle on after Japan whaling court victory

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese whalers on Tuesday celebrated what they described as a court victory in the US to end years of high seas clashes with anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, which [...]
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Over 1,900 killed in ‘chilling’ Philippines war on drugs

Over 1,900 killed in ‘chilling’ Philippines war on drugs

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office seven [...]
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Japanese UN peacekeepers to train for rescue missions

Japanese UN peacekeepers to train for rescue missions

25-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan will begin training soldiers to conduct rescue and military escort missions during UN peacekeeping operations, the government said, potentially embroiling its troops in [...]
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