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Thai army summons politician who lambasted junta’s ‘sexism’

Thai army summons politician who lambasted junta’s ‘sexism’

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

Thailand’s junta Wednesday summoned an opposition politician for “attitude adjustment” after he berated a senior general for making “sexist” [...]
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Tsunami Warning Lifted After Magnitude 7.8 Quake Off Indonesia

Tsunami Warning Lifted After Magnitude 7.8 Quake Off Indonesia

04-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami warning issued after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the island of Sumatra, in a region where an undersea tremor killed hundreds [...]
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N. Korea likens South’s president to an ‘ugly bat’

N. Korea likens South’s president to an ‘ugly bat’

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

North Korea launched a fresh personal attack on South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday, calling her an “ugly female bat” in an article apparently [...]
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Obama says world has sent N Korea a ‘message’ with new sanctions

Obama says world has sent N Korea a ‘message’ with new sanctions

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

US President Barack Obama hailed the adoption of UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, saying it sent a “simple message” that Pyongyang must abandon [...]
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UN imposes toughest-ever N Korea sanctions

UN imposes toughest-ever N Korea sanctions

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

The United Nations on Wednesday adopted the toughest sanctions to date on North Korea in response to its fourth nuclear test and rocket launch, but all eyes were on China and [...]
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Powerful quake in western in Indonesia sparks panic

Powerful quake in western in Indonesia sparks panic

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

A powerful and shallow earthquake struck Wednesday off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes [...]
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US official: Debris from same type of plane as MH370

US official: Debris from same type of plane as MH370

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

Debris that washed up in Mozambique has been tentatively identified as a part from the same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a US official said [...]
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US slams Malaysian attacks on press freedom

US slams Malaysian attacks on press freedom

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

The United States issued a rare stern rebuke to friend and ally Malaysia on Wednesday over what it said were attempts to muzzle the free press. The southeast Asian nation is [...]
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Asean Powerless to Stop China’s Sea Incursions, Mahathir Says

Asean Powerless to Stop China’s Sea Incursions, Mahathir Says

04-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asian nations are hemmed in on the disputed South China Sea, avoiding confronting China because of its sheer clout, according to former Malaysian leader Mahathir [...]
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N Korea fires short-range projectiles after UN sanctions

N Korea fires short-range projectiles after UN sanctions

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

North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday, South Korea’s defence ministry said, hours after the UN Security Council [...]
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(LATEST) Reports of deaths after 7.9 quake strikes off Indonesia

(LATEST) Reports of deaths after 7.9 quake strikes off Indonesia

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 9:00 AM

A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, [...]
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Three Occupy Central Student Leaders Stand Trial in HK

Three Occupy Central Student Leaders Stand Trial in HK

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 7:16 AM

Three leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong are defending themselves this week against government charges linked to a mass sit-in during a [...]
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HK bookseller denies kidnapped by China, says to renounce UK citizenship

HK bookseller denies kidnapped by China, says to renounce UK citizenship

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong bookseller and British passport holder who disappeared last year said he had not been kidnapped by Chinese authorities, as many suspect, but had sneaked into [...]
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N Korea slams UN rights body for criticism of its record

N Korea slams UN rights body for criticism of its record

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

North Korea will “never, ever be bound” by international resolutions that criticise its human rights record, its foreign minister declared Tuesday, ripping into [...]
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US accuses N Korea of using detained student ‘for propaganda’

US accuses N Korea of using detained student ‘for propaganda’

03-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Otto Warmbier, accused of stealing a political banner, sobbed in front of cameras in Pyongyang saying he had made ‘the worst mistake of my life’ The US has [...]
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