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G7 agrees to ramp up economic pressure on N KoreaJapan’s Asakawa

G7 agrees to ramp up economic pressure on N KoreaJapan’s Asakawa

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Group of Seven finance leaders agreed to cooperate in countering North Korean attempts to avert UN sanctions, a senior Japanese finance ministry official said on Thursday. It [...]
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Philippines anti-narcotics chief warns of drugs war slowdown, needs police

Philippines anti-narcotics chief warns of drugs war slowdown, needs police

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of the Philippines’ anti-narcotics agency on Friday warned of a reduced intensity in the country’s war on drugs after a removal of police from the [...]
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One year after King’s death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

One year after King’s death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the [...]
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Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week, officials said [...]
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Four other suspects in killing of N Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

Four other suspects in killing of N Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Four suspects charged with two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader were identified for the first time in a Malaysian court on [...]
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Samsung scion’s defence fights back as legal appeal begins

Samsung scion’s defence fights back as legal appeal begins

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The heir to South Korea’s Samsung Group appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption. [...]
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Asked to explain ‘calm before the storm’ remark, Trump talks N Korea

Asked to explain ‘calm before the storm’ remark, Trump talks N Korea

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to confirm he had North Korea in mind last week when he described a gathering of military leaders as “the calm before [...]
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China says EU, US trade moves lack awareness of WTO rules

China says EU, US trade moves lack awareness of WTO rules

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that the European Union’s new trade rules against Chinese imports lacked awareness of World Trade Organisation (WTO) [...]
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British human rights activist barred from entering HK

British human rights activist barred from entering HK

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city. [...]
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N Korea says Trump has ‘lit the wick of war’Russia’s TASS agency

N Korea says Trump has ‘lit the wick of war’Russia’s TASS agency

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump has “lit the wick of war” with North Korea and his country will be made to pay with “a hail of fire”, a Russian news agency [...]
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China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China said Wednesday it has lodged a protest with the United States after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea. The US Navy missile [...]
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Japan PM’s ruling bloc seen nearing two-thirds majority in October 22 lower house pollNikkei

Japan PM’s ruling bloc seen nearing two-thirds majority in October 22 lower house pollNikkei

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc could come close to keeping its two-thirds “super” majority in an October 22 lower house election, defying [...]
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Japanese media surveys show Abe’s election gamble could pay off

Japanese media surveys show Abe’s election gamble could pay off

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s snap election gamble looked like paying off after media forecasts showed his ruling bloc heading for a surprisingly big win, possibly enough [...]
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Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam killed 37 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, the disaster prevention agency said [...]
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Brutal Burma army operation aimed at preventing Rohingya returnUN

Brutal Burma army operation aimed at preventing Rohingya returnUN

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar security forces have brutally driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching their homes, crops and villages to prevent them from [...]
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