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US hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

US hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South [...]
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Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths top 1,700

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths top 1,700

30-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed more than 1,700 lives in just over a week – the highest number recorded [...]
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Asia’s migrant crisis meeting unlikely to yield solutions

Asia’s migrant crisis meeting unlikely to yield solutions

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A meeting in Bangkok on Friday about Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis is unlikely to produce a binding agreement or plan of action to save thousands of people believed [...]
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UN council has first-ever briefing on rights in Burma

UN council has first-ever briefing on rights in Burma

30-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar, focusing on the dire situation of the [...]
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Villagers: Ukraine shot down MH17

Villagers: Ukraine shot down MH17

29-May-2015 Intellasia | FMT | 6:48 AM

Villagers in the place where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed claim thatRussiawas not to blame for downing the doomed jet, according to the UK-based Express. “They [...]
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Foreign journalists in China face harassment, restrictions

Foreign journalists in China face harassment, restrictions

29-May-2015 Intellasia | CPJ | 6:00 AM

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) just released its Annual Working Conditions Report which we have reproduced with their permission, as we have done for [...]
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US hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

US hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

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

By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South [...]
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Japan and the Philippines are deepening ties amid South China Sea tensions

Japan and the Philippines are deepening ties amid South China Sea tensions

29-May-2015 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Japan and the Philippines are set to bolster security ties when President Benigno Aquino visits Tokyo next week, the latest move by prime minister Shinzo Abe to beef up [...]
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US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

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

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington’s pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains “ironclad” and [...]
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Thai ex-PM Thaksin under investigation for lese majeste

Thai ex-PM Thaksin under investigation for lese majeste

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

Thai police are investigating whether fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra committed royal defamation in a recent interview, authorities said Wednesday as they [...]
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Insight – All at sea: Australia’s search for MH370 under scrutiny

Insight – All at sea: Australia’s search for MH370 under scrutiny

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

Nearly a year after embarking on a multi million dollar quest to solve one of aviation’s greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised [...]
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Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

Deaths from major heatwave sweeping India top 1,100

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

More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. Southern [...]
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PM heading to Bangladesh with China on his mind

PM heading to Bangladesh with China on his mind

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

Prime minister Narendra Modi will take border settlement and water sharing deals to Bangladesh next month as part of his drive to erode Chinese influence in South Asia, [...]
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Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea

Pentagon chief urges end to island-building in South China Sea

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

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday called for an immediate end to island-building by China and other countries near the South China Sea, urging the participants to [...]
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Hundreds rally in Burma over ‘boat people’ crisis

Hundreds rally in Burma over ‘boat people’ crisis

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

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon on Wednesday to denounce foreign criticism of the country’s treatment of [...]
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