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Thousands protest in Philippines over religious freedom

Thousands protest in Philippines over religious freedom

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thousands of people belonging to a powerful local indigenous Christian organisation occupied a busy portion of the main highway in Manila on Friday to protest what they [...]
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New Asian ‘boat people’ crisis feared when rains end – UNHCR

New Asian ‘boat people’ crisis feared when rains end – UNHCR

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A fresh surge of refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh is expected to set out in smugglers’ rickety boats for southeast Asia when the monsoon season ends in [...]
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Burma parliament suspended ahead of crunch polls

Burma parliament suspended ahead of crunch polls

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar lawmakers on Friday held their last meetings at parliament as the body was suspended ahead of crucial general elections set to redraw the former junta-ruled [...]
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Search for wreck of Malaysia Airlines MH370 thousands of kilometres off target, say experts

Search for wreck of Malaysia Airlines MH370 thousands of kilometres off target, say experts

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

OCEANOGRAPHERS in Germany claim the search for the wreck of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is thousands of kilometres off-beam. A wing part from the plane that washed up a [...]
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Thai police question Uighur trio over Bangkok blast

Thai police question Uighur trio over Bangkok blast

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thai police on Friday said three Uighur Muslims, among dozens detained in the kingdom for illegal entry last year, have been questioned over the deadly Bangkok bombing. [...]
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Unseen security footage underscores patchy Bangkok blast probe

Unseen security footage underscores patchy Bangkok blast probe

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Eleven days after Thailand’s deadliest bombing police have yet to review CCTV footage taken minutes after the blast which features a man dressed like the chief suspect, [...]
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China may fear reputation damage more than military threats over South China Sea

China may fear reputation damage more than military threats over South China Sea

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

China’s rapid construction of a string of artificial islands in the South China Sea has entered a more troubling phase. According to a major Pentagon report released [...]
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US, China stress positives ahead of Xi trip

US, China stress positives ahead of Xi trip

31-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China and the United States stressed the positives in their complex relationship on Friday during meetings between US National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Chinese [...]
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N Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

N Korea leader Kim Jong Un hails accord with South as landmark

29-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week’s accord between the rival Koreas “a landmark occasion” paving the way for defused military tension and [...]
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Student Protesters Target Unpopular Defense Bills in Japan

Student Protesters Target Unpopular Defense Bills in Japan

29-Aug-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of Japan’s parliament lit up against the night [...]
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Philippines needs help from China for modernisation, says Erap

Philippines needs help from China for modernisation, says Erap

29-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Former President Joseph Estrada on Thursday said the Philippines needs China’s help to modernise the country, and expressed his hope that Sino- Philippines relations [...]
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Thai court issues arrest warrant for suspect over second blast

Thai court issues arrest warrant for suspect over second blast

29-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for a man over a blast near a Bangkok pier last week which caused no injuries but came a day after the capital was struck by [...]
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Korea Red Cross invites North for family reuinon talks

Korea Red Cross invites North for family reuinon talks

29-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The South Korean Red Cross has proposed talks with its North Korean counterpart early next month on arranging a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, [...]
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Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with Korea

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with Korea

29-Aug-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons – not negotiating skills – secured what he described as a “landmark” agreement this week with [...]
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China says will report pollution information from Tianjin blast site

China says will report pollution information from Tianjin blast site

29-Aug-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Environment Ministry has put in place a 24-hour monitoring system for pollutants from explosions this month at a port and will report accurate and timely data [...]
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