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Japan to expand African military base to counter Chinese influence – report

Japan to expand African military base to counter Chinese influence – report

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

Japan is seeking to expand its military base in Djibouti, east Africa, in response to Chinese influence in the region. Speaking to Reuters, government sources have confirmed [...]
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The Philippines Is About to Give Up the South China Sea to China

The Philippines Is About to Give Up the South China Sea to China

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Defenseone | 6:00 AM

We cannot win that,’ President Rodrigo Duterte said of Scarborough Shoal this week. ‘We can’t beat” China. Next week Philippine president Rodrigo [...]
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Vietnam says no to foreign military base on its soil

Vietnam says no to foreign military base on its soil

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam said on Thursday it would not allow other countries to set up military bases there, just days after Russia said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in [...]
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ICC prosecutor ‘deeply concerned’ by Philippines killings

ICC prosecutor ‘deeply concerned’ by Philippines killings

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday she was “deeply concerned” about thousands of alleged killings in the Philippines, [...]
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Tributes for Thai king as concern swirls over nation’s future

Tributes for Thai king as concern swirls over nation’s future

15-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

World leaders paid tribute to Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej as a champion of his people during a momentous seven-decade reign, as observers warned his death could [...]
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Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 7:08 AM

Thailand has heightened security amid funeral preparations for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a revered figure who helped unify the nation in his 70-year reign. He was 88. [...]
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Singapore Urges China to Engage With Neighbors in Easing Tensions

Singapore Urges China to Engage With Neighbors in Easing Tensions

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | | 7:03 AM

Leader also to complete $1.7 billion deal to expand military training in Australia Singapore urged Beijing to engage “constructively” with other regional [...]
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‘Never imprison my mind’: HK lawmakers quote Gandhi, insult China

‘Never imprison my mind’: HK lawmakers quote Gandhi, insult China

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The first day of the new Hong Kong parliament descended into farce as several young lawmakers staged curse-laden protests at the swearing in of city’s Legislative [...]
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Two dead, 24 hurt in Philippine fireworks blaze

Two dead, 24 hurt in Philippine fireworks blaze

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A blaze ripped through a group of fireworks shops in the Philippines Wednesday, killing two people and leaving 24 others injured, officials said. The fire set off a series of [...]
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Philippines invites UN rapporteur to probe drug-related killings

Philippines invites UN rapporteur to probe drug-related killings

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has sent an invitation to United Nations rapporteur Agnes Callamard to probe the increasing number of drug-related killings in the country, a government [...]
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China jails associate of former security chief for life for graft

China jails associate of former security chief for life for graft

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A court in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou jailed an associate of disgraced former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang for life on Thursday after finding him guilty [...]
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China urges Australia to be ‘cautious’ on South China Sea

China urges Australia to be ‘cautious’ on South China Sea

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China hopes that Australia acts and speaks with caution on the South China Sea and that its words and actions on the matter match each other, a senior Chinese officer told [...]
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N Korea slams US, Korea for naval exercises

N Korea slams US, Korea for naval exercises

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang blamed Seoul for the presence of the USS Ronald Reagan near its borders. North Korea denounced joint US-South Korea naval exercises, calling the drills a [...]
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Japan protests over signs of renewed Chinese gas exploration

Japan protests over signs of renewed Chinese gas exploration

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan has protested to China over signs it is pressing ahead with maritime gas exploration in the East China Sea despite Tokyo’s repeated requests to stop, [...]
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Hundreds of armed men attack police in Burma; UN calls for restraint

Hundreds of armed men attack police in Burma; UN calls for restraint

14-Oct-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The United Nations has called for “maximum restraint” after a spate of violent attacks in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State. More than a dozen soldiers and [...]
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