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Japan PM picks nationalist Tomomi Inada as defence chief

Japan PM picks nationalist Tomomi Inada as defence chief

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday picked a close confidante with staunchly nationalist views as the new defence minister, a move likely to raise concerns in [...]
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3 Indonesian volcanoes erupting at once, disrupting some flights

3 Indonesian volcanoes erupting at once, disrupting some flights

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Eruptions at three volcanoes in Indonesia have darkened skies in parts of the archipelago and disrupted some flights. Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island near Bali, the Sinabung [...]
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MH370: Plane was deliberately flown into sea, says investigator

MH370: Plane was deliberately flown into sea, says investigator

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Week | 6:00 AM

Larry Vance says there is ‘definite evidence’ missing Malaysia Airlines flight had a controlled landing Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately [...]
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Thousands gather in Bangkok urging Thais to vote in their ‘big day’

Thousands gather in Bangkok urging Thais to vote in their ‘big day’

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Around 3,000 students, civil servants and military cadets gathered in Bangkok on Thursday in a final push to urge Thais to vote in a crucial constitutional referendum at the [...]
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Lawyers Slam Decision to Bar HK Independence Candidates From Elections

Lawyers Slam Decision to Bar HK Independence Candidates From Elections

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

The banning of a pro-independence candidates from running in forthcoming elections to Hong Kong’s legislature has sparked an outcry in the former British colony, with [...]
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Korea may shift THAAD site due to health concerns by residents – Yonhap

Korea may shift THAAD site due to health concerns by residents – Yonhap

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea could change the site of a US THAAD anti-missile defence unit in the southeastern county of Seongju due to health and environmental concerns among residents, said [...]
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China jails rights lawyer for seven years: Xinhua

China jails rights lawyer for seven years: Xinhua

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was put on trial Thursday on subversion charges, a court said – the third such case this week as authorities crack down on [...]
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HK student leader blasted in China govt video

HK student leader blasted in China govt video

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A key figure in Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution” has been blasted as a US-backed agent intent on sowing dissent and discord in a new propaganda video from [...]
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UN council to meet after N. Korea missile lands near Japan

UN council to meet after N. Korea missile lands near Japan

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang’s launch of a ballistic missile that for the first time landed in [...]
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US, allies push UN to condemn N Korea missile test

US, allies push UN to condemn N Korea missile test

05-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States and its allies on Wednesday pressed the UN Security Council to condemn North Korea after it test-fired a missile into Japanese-controlled waters for the [...]
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Malaysia’s Bersih plans 5th mass demonstration

Malaysia’s Bersih plans 5th mass demonstration

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Malaysian electoral reform pressure group Bersih 2.0 on Wednesday (August 3) announced plans for its fifth mass demonstration to pressure authorities for greater [...]
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2nd legal activist sentenced as China reigns in critics

2nd legal activist sentenced as China reigns in critics

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Chinese legal rights activist was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison on subversion charges Wednesday, in the second in a series of cases underscoring the ruling Communist [...]
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Anger as HK pro-independence leader barred from polls

Anger as HK pro-independence leader barred from polls

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A high-profile Hong Kong pro-independence leader said Tuesday he had been barred from standing in upcoming parliamentary elections – the latest candidate backing [...]
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Taiwan’s ex-leader Ma in court over libel case

Taiwan’s ex-leader Ma in court over libel case

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou made his first appearance in court Tuesday in a long-running libel case against a commentator who claimed he had taken illicit [...]
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Suspended jail sentence for China protester

Suspended jail sentence for China protester

04-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese court on Tuesday handed a rights activist a three year suspended jail sentence for organising street demonstrations, state media said, the latest conviction in a [...]
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