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Strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Papua: USGS

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Papua: USGS

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes. No [...]
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N Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal

N Korea official says not interested in Iran-style deal

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal because North Korea is a “nuclear weapons [...]
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Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking

Thailand remains blacklisted by US for human trafficking

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the US for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery. The State Department said [...]
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Buildings damaged, one missing in Indonesian earthquake

Buildings damaged, one missing in Indonesian earthquake

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 4:00 AM

A powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, damaging several buildings and leaving a teenage boy missing after he fell into a river. The 7.0-magnitude [...]
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Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicising its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as [...]
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S. Korea, US to work closely for Koreas’ reunification: minister

S. Korea, US to work closely for Koreas’ reunification: minister

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 4:00 AM

South Korea and the United States will work even more closely together to reunify the two Koreas, Seoul’s point man on Pyongyang said Monday. Unification minister Hong [...]
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo to make first official visit to Singapore

Indonesian President Joko Widodo to make first official visit to Singapore

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 4:00 AM

President Widodo will be accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and a high-level ministerial delegation, the statement said. Indonesian President Joko Widodo will be [...]
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Vietnam Slams Chinese Naval Drill in South China Sea

Vietnam Slams Chinese Naval Drill in South China Sea

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 4:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities are calling for the China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to stop a naval exercise off the coast of Hainan Island, near the disputed [...]
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Indonesia, Britain to step up efforts to fight Islamic State

Indonesia, Britain to step up efforts to fight Islamic State

29-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

Indonesia and Britain agreed Monday to step up joint efforts to fight terrorism and the Islamic State group. British prime minister David Cameron said after meeting with [...]
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Taiwan Navy Eyes New US Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters

Taiwan Navy Eyes New US Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 4:00 AM

Taiwan’s Navy is seeking to procure new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters via the US Foreign Military Sales programme, DefenseNews reported citing a local [...]
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Thailand’s move to return Uighurs to China is a massive moral failure

Thailand’s move to return Uighurs to China is a massive moral failure

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | | 4:00 AM

AFTER A military coup in May 2014 that converted Thailand from democracy to dictatorship, the country bade farewell to free expression and fair elections. Now, it’s [...]
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Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China

Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 4:00 AM

Bearded, bald and burly ex-soldier Wu Gan calls himself The Ultra Vulgar Butcher. He poses for online portraits brandishing knives in both hands that he says he’ll use [...]
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China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands

China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk [...]
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Philippine Build-Up At Subic Relies On US Air, Navy To Stop Chinese

Philippine Build-Up At Subic Relies On US Air, Navy To Stop Chinese

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 4:00 AM

Mysterious containment booms with Chinese markings on them have ratcheted up tensions in the South China Sea while the Philippines plans to return Subic Bay to its historic [...]
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Thai PM Prayuth says may consider cabinet reshuffle

Thai PM Prayuth says may consider cabinet reshuffle

28-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:00 AM

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he might consider a cabinet reshuffle after the current government reaches the end of its one-year working period, set in [...]
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