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Singapore overwhelmed by huge crowds mourning Lee

Singapore overwhelmed by huge crowds mourning Lee

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Overwhelmed by the huge crowds who have turned out to pay respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore tried Friday to discourage citizens from joining the queues but [...]
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Indonesia, China Seal ‘Maritime Partnership’

Indonesia, China Seal ‘Maritime Partnership’

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is paying a state visit to China this week, marking his second trip to Beijing since he assumed office in October 2014. [...]
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Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims

Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At least 10 Hindu pilgrims were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police and witnesses said. The stampede [...]
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Burma army commander pledges successful elections

Burma army commander pledges successful elections

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s powerful military commander pledged Friday to work to support successful elections in November, calling it “an important landmark for democracy [...]
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N Korea says it has arrested two Korean spies

N Korea says it has arrested two Korean spies

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea said late on Thursday it had arrested two South Koreans based in the Chinese border city of Dandong, accusing them of spying for South Korea. The North’s [...]
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Korea seeks to join China-led development bank

Korea seeks to join China-led development bank

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea announced Thursday it would seek membership of the Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), despite US opposition to the new multinational [...]
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Sri Lanka’s Sirisena meets China’s Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena meets China’s Xi amid new look at ties

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Sri Lanka’s new president held talks Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review [...]
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Funeral procession for Lee Kuan Yew will pass significant landmarks

Funeral procession for Lee Kuan Yew will pass significant landmarks

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:00 AM

The funeral service for the late Lee Kuan Yew will be held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC), National University of Singapore on 29 March, Sunday, from 2pm to 5.15pm. [...]
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Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ top diplomat said Thursday that China has been rushing construction projects, including massive land reclamation, in the disputed South China Sea in [...]
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Philippines says to resume works in disputed South China Sea

Philippines says to resume works in disputed South China Sea

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said on Thursday it would resume repair and reconstruction works in the disputed South China Sea after halting activities last year over concerns about the [...]
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Germanwings investigation: Links with MH370 and other crashes probed

Germanwings investigation: Links with MH370 and other crashes probed

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Investigators to examine striking similarites between Germanwings disaster and the crashes of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and Mozambique Airlines flight TM470 [...]
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Vietnam orders quick probe after scaffolding fall kills 13

Vietnam orders quick probe after scaffolding fall kills 13

28-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s prime minister on Thursday ordered a swift investigation into a scaffolding collapse that killed 13 workers and injured dozens, while a unit of South [...]
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Thai PM Prayuth warns media, says has power to execute reporters

Thai PM Prayuth warns media, says has power to execute reporters

27-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lashed out at journalists on Wednesday, saying he would “probably just execute” those who did “not report the [...]
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Indonesia’s Widodo Backtracks On South China Sea Comments, Expresses Interest In Chinese Economic Partnerships

Indonesia’s Widodo Backtracks On South China Sea Comments, Expresses Interest In Chinese Economic Partnerships

27-Mar-2015 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is backtracking on some comments about China he made during his visit to Japan this week that could have potentially jeopardised [...]
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Ex-navy chief says Japan determined to do submarine deal

Ex-navy chief says Japan determined to do submarine deal

27-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFR | 6:00 AM

A former Japanese Navy chief says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is determined to win the deal to build Australia’s next generation of submarines but it will be [...]
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