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UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists

UN rights office urges Thailand to free 14 student activists

02-Jul-2015 Intellasia | | 6:59 AM

The UN human rights office called Tuesday on Thailand to release 14 student activists and drop the charges that were filed against them for holding a peaceful anti-coup [...]
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HK expects large pro-democracy rally as it marks 1997 handover

HK expects large pro-democracy rally as it marks 1997 handover

02-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:57 AM

Some seven months after Hong Kong police forcibly cleared pro-democracy street protesters from the streets, tens of thousands of people are expected to rally for free [...]
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Time for the Philippines to Adjust its South China Sea Approach

Time for the Philippines to Adjust its South China Sea Approach

02-Jul-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:55 AM

Growing territorial tensions in the South China Sea are taking a toll on the sizeable Filipino-Chinese community in the Philippines. Recently, one of the most celebrated [...]
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China says some South China Sea land reclamation projects completed

China says some South China Sea land reclamation projects completed

02-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:54 AM

China has completed some of its land reclamation on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, raising the stakes in Beijing’s [...]
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HK protest march seeks unity as turnout set to shrink

HK protest march seeks unity as turnout set to shrink

02-Jul-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:52 AM

Thousands are expected to gather for a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong Wednesday but organisers say numbers will be lower than in previous years as momentum has waned since [...]
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Landslides kill at least 21 in India’s Darjeeling

Landslides kill at least 21 in India’s Darjeeling

02-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:49 AM

Rescuers were digging through piles of debris to search for survivors after landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 30 people across India’s famed [...]
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141 Bodies Recovered in Indonesian Military Plane Crash

141 Bodies Recovered in Indonesian Military Plane Crash

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 1:54 PM

Indonesian authorities say the death toll from a military transport plane crash has spiked to 141, as rescuers continue searching the wreckage in a residential neighborhood [...]
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Japan’s Presence in South China Sea Is ‘Unacceptable,’ China Says

Japan’s Presence in South China Sea Is ‘Unacceptable,’ China Says

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | NBC News | 7:15 AM

US patrols in the disputedSouth China Seawill be allowed but a Japanese military presence there is “unacceptable,” according to a Chinese general. “The [...]
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Governments sign pact to create Chinese-led Asian bank

Governments sign pact to create Chinese-led Asian bank

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AP | 7:13 AM

Envoys of governments that plan to join a Chinese-led Asian bank endorsed a structure Monday that givesBeijingthe biggest voting stake at the start but no veto power. Each [...]
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China works for ‘win-win’ climate plan, poised for UN pledge

China works for ‘win-win’ climate plan, poised for UN pledge

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:12 AM

Chinaseeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese [...]
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Woman dies after Taiwan water park blaze, over 200 casualties serious

Woman dies after Taiwan water park blaze, over 200 casualties serious

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:10 AM

A young woman died on Monday, the first fatality among nearly 500 casualties from a weekend blaze at aTaiwanwater park, officials said, as investigators focused on the [...]
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Clashes Reveal Anti-Beijing Anger as City Nears A

Clashes Reveal Anti-Beijing Anger as City Nears A

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Time | 7:09 AM

Scuffles took place in streets that were the scene of much of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution Pro-democracy lawmaker and I.T. advocate Mok is surrounded by veto signs [...]
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Two killed in Japan bullet train suicide fire

Two killed in Japan bullet train suicide fire

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:06 AM

A man set himself on fire on board a moving bullet train inJapanTuesday, killing himself and one other person, in an unprecedented incident on a network with an enviable [...]
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Abe Tackles World’s Heaviest Debt Burden

Abe Tackles World’s Heaviest Debt Burden

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:05 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is set on Tuesday to sign off on a plan to curb the world’s heaviest debt burden. To approach his balanced budget target by 2020, Abe [...]
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Small volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo

Small volcanic eruption closes parts of resort near Tokyo

01-Jul-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

A small volcanic eruption at a Japanese hot springs resort not far from Tokyo prompted authorities on Tuesday to further limit access to the area, warn that more eruptions [...]
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