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Japan asks US to finally stop military-related rapes, deaths

Japan asks US to finally stop military-related rapes, deaths

25-May-2016 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

Japan’s prime minister expressed his “strong indignation” Friday after an American working on a US military base in Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of [...]
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At least 11 dead in Burma jade mine landslide, many feared missing

At least 11 dead in Burma jade mine landslide, many feared missing

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

Construction vehicles being used by workers at a jade mine in Hpakant, Myanmar’s Kachin State At least 11 people died in a landslide in a remote jade mining region of [...]
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Human rights abuses cloud Obama visit to Vietnam

Human rights abuses cloud Obama visit to Vietnam

25-May-2016 Intellasia | Charlotte Observer | 6:00 AM

The biggest challenge to President Barack Obama’s attempt to improve ties while visiting Vietnam this week is the communist nation’s dismal record on human [...]
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For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports

For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports

25-May-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

A Russian official thinks that the lifting of the arms embargo will not ‘affect the export of Russian weapons Russia does not think that the United States’ [...]
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China Delivers Muted Response to US Lifting of Arms Embargo on Vietnam

China Delivers Muted Response to US Lifting of Arms Embargo on Vietnam

25-May-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

China says warmer US-Vietnam ties can be conducive to regional stability China reacted cautiously to US President Barack Obama’s promise on Monday to lift a [...]
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Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

25-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country’s [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi, John Kerry Discuss Burma’s Rohingya Issue And Sanctions

Aung San Suu Kyi, John Kerry Discuss Burma’s Rohingya Issue And Sanctions

25-May-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said Sunday that the country’s government is working towards a solution to the controversial and divisive Rohingya issue, and [...]
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US lifts arms ban on old foe Vietnam as China tensions simmer

US lifts arms ban on old foe Vietnam as China tensions simmer

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

The United States announced a complete end to its arms embargo on Vietnam on Monday, a historic step that draws a line under the two countries’ earlier enmity and [...]
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South Korea rejects North Korea talks proposal as “bogus”

South Korea rejects North Korea talks proposal as “bogus”

24-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:13 AM

South Korea dismissed on Monday a North Korean proposal for military talks as “a bogus peace offensive” and said it was formally rejecting the overture because it [...]
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N. Korea says its proposed talks with South could prevent ‘war’

N. Korea says its proposed talks with South could prevent ‘war’

24-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea on Saturday suggested holding a preparatory meeting with South Korea ahead of proposed military talks between the two foes that it said could “prevent in [...]
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Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit

Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit

24-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he this week becomes the first sitting US president to visit the city, he told Japanese television. [...]
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As Obama begins Vietnam visit, BBC reporter says been banned

As Obama begins Vietnam visit, BBC reporter says been banned

24-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A BBC correspondent in Vietnam for US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country said on Monday he had been ordered by the Vietnamese authorities to stop reporting [...]
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Arms embargo in the balance as Obama visits old foe Vietnam

Arms embargo in the balance as Obama visits old foe Vietnam

24-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama began his first visit to Vietnam on Monday, part of his strategic “rebalance” towards Asia that could bring more overtures to a former [...]
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Two years after coup, ousted Yingluck says Thailand’s junta must speed up reform

Two years after coup, ousted Yingluck says Thailand’s junta must speed up reform

24-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two years to the day that Thailand’s army toppled the remnants of her government, former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra called on the junta to accelerate a return [...]
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Indonesian volcano erupts again, killing several people

Indonesian volcano erupts again, killing several people

24-May-2016 Intellasia | CBS News | 6:00 AM

The death toll in the eruption of a volcano in western Indonesia rose to seven on Sunday, with two other people in critical condition, as an official warned of more [...]
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