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N Korea missile test reaches new heights, threat to Japan intensifies

N Korea missile test reaches new heights, threat to Japan intensifies

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea launched what appeared to be a second intermediate-range Musudan missile on Wednesday that flew about 400 km (250 miles), in what appeared to be its most [...]
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China plans first regular civilian cruises to disputed Spratlys by 2020

China plans first regular civilian cruises to disputed Spratlys by 2020

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China will offer its first regular civilian cruises to the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea by 2020, state media said on Wednesday, a move likely to irk other claimants [...]
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Japan election campaign kicks off, voting age lowered to 18

Japan election campaign kicks off, voting age lowered to 18

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japan’s parliamentary election campaign kicked off Wednesday in the first nationwide balloting after the voting age was lowered to 18 from 20. Up for grabs in the July [...]
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Filipino fishermen pin hopes on China tribunal

Filipino fishermen pin hopes on China tribunal

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Jonathan Almandrez was chased away from the rich fishing grounds of a South China Sea lagoon by a Chinese patrol – something he hopes will stop happening if the [...]
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Indonesia slams China’s ‘traditional fishing ground’ claims

Indonesia slams China’s ‘traditional fishing ground’ claims

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Tensions between the two countries are high after the Indonesian navy fired warning shots at Chinese fishing vessels in waters off Natuna islands last week. Indonesia on [...]
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N Korea fires missile but appears to have failed – Korea

N Korea fires missile but appears to have failed – Korea

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea fired one missile from its east coast just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday (2100 GMT Tuesday) but it appears to have failed, South Korea’s military officials [...]
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N. Korea carries out two mid-range missile tests

N. Korea carries out two mid-range missile tests

23-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Nuclear-armed North Korea conducted two back-to-back tests of a powerful new medium-range missile on Wednesday, with both achieving a significant increase in flight distance [...]
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Floods in south China kill 22: state media

Floods in south China kill 22: state media

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Heavy flooding in central China has killed 22 people and displaced 197,000 since Saturday, state media said on Monday. A total of 20 people are still missing, the official [...]
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HK leader writes to Beijing on bookseller’s detention

HK leader writes to Beijing on bookseller’s detention

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s leader said Tuesday he has raised concerns with China about the case of a bookseller who reported being detained for eight months on the mainland, amid [...]
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Signs of possible N. Korea missile launch: reports

Signs of possible N. Korea missile launch: reports

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea appears to be readying another test of a powerful, new medium-range missile, following a series of failures for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to [...]
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Scepticism, tensions linger after China ‘rebel’ village head admits to graft

Scepticism, tensions linger after China ‘rebel’ village head admits to graft

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The chief of a Chinese “rebel” village once seen as a symbol of grassroots democracy said in a video on Tuesday that he’d accepted bribes, but many in the [...]
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HK Leader Vows Action After Bookseller Recounts Ordeal in China

HK Leader Vows Action After Bookseller Recounts Ordeal in China

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s chief executive says he will address the city’s concerns in a letter to the central government Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said [...]
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Japanese woman’s murder provokes protests against US bases in Okinawa

Japanese woman’s murder provokes protests against US bases in Okinawa

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of people have demanded an end to the United States’ military presence on the Japanese island of Okinawa following the killing of a local woman. [...]
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Japan military on alert for possible N Korean ballistic missile launch

Japan military on alert for possible N Korean ballistic missile launch

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan’s military was on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, a government source said on Tuesday, with media reporting its navy and anti-missile [...]
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Premier decries ‘disrespect’ over Asean South China Sea statement

Premier decries ‘disrespect’ over Asean South China Sea statement

22-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Hun Sen yesterday slammed reports that Cambodia had succumbed to pressure from China and helped kill a strongly worded Asean statement on the South China Sea [...]
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