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Beijing’s fishing fleet asserts claim to contested South China Sea

Beijing’s fishing fleet asserts claim to contested South China Sea

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

About 100 Chinese-registered boats have been detected encroaching in Malaysia’s waters in the disputed South China Sea, Malaysia’s state news agency has reported. [...]
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Kim Jong-un carries out ‘simulated attack’ on Korean president’s official residence

Kim Jong-un carries out ‘simulated attack’ on Korean president’s official residence

28-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Tensions on the Korean peninsula festered on Friday as North Korea held its largest-ever military drills and prepared to bring about “the most miserable doom to the US [...]
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LGBTI community in Burma continues to struggle for equality

LGBTI community in Burma continues to struggle for equality

28-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Mizzima | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s LGBTI community has called on the present government to make a revision to the law to protect their rights. In a statement, sent to the office of President [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi ‘angry at being interviewed by Muslim’

Burma’s Suu Kyi ‘angry at being interviewed by Muslim’

28-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Myanmar democracy veteran Aung San Suu Kyi angrily complained about being interviewed by a Muslim BBC presenter who pressed her about violence against Rohingya Muslims, a [...]
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As Korean tensions rise, rival leaders get personal

As Korean tensions rise, rival leaders get personal

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

Escalating military tensions on the divided Korean peninsula took an increasingly personal turn on Friday, with the leaders of North and South each threatening the [...]
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China ‘detains 17 over Xi resignation letter’

China ‘detains 17 over Xi resignation letter’

26-Mar-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A total of 20 people have been detained in China following the publication of a letter calling on President Xi Jinping to resign, the BBC has learned. The letter was posted [...]
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China crackdown on problem vaccines nets 130 suspects

China crackdown on problem vaccines nets 130 suspects

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

A crackdown on expired and improperly stored vaccines has netted 130 suspects and more than 20,000 doses of suspect medications, Chinese police said, in the latest scandal to [...]
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N. Korea leader watches artillery drill targeting South’s president

N. Korea leader watches artillery drill targeting South’s president

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a live-fire long-range artillery drill, simulating a strike on the official residence of his South Korean counterpart, state media [...]
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China media staff detained after Xi ‘resign’ call: source

China media staff detained after Xi ‘resign’ call: source

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

Four staff of a Chinese media outlet that carried an anonymous letter calling on President Xi Jinping to resign have been missing for over a week, a colleague said Thursday. [...]
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Korea’s Park says North facing ‘self-destruction’

Korea’s Park says North facing ‘self-destruction’

26-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun Hye on Friday warned North Korea, which has been escalating its threats against the South, that its continued provocations will lead to the [...]
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15 Isis suspects arrested in Malaysia had received orders to attack, say police

15 Isis suspects arrested in Malaysia had received orders to attack, say police

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

Arrests over three days capture alleged militants who police say tried to get bomb-making ingredients and raised funds for terrorist group Malaysian police have detained 15 [...]
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MH370 relatives want definitive answer from authorities on debris

MH370 relatives want definitive answer from authorities on debris

26-Mar-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

With the discovery of more debris, possibly from flight MH370, family members of the missing crew want the authorities to provide concrete answers on the missing plane, to [...]
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Burma’s Legislature Approves List of Nominees For Cabinet Ministries

Burma’s Legislature Approves List of Nominees For Cabinet Ministries

26-Mar-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s parliament unanimously approved on Thursday president-elect Htin Kyaw’s list of nominees for members of his cabinet, including Aung San Suu Kyi who [...]
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Amnesty urges Suu Kyi govt to end cycle of repression, release all political prisoners

Amnesty urges Suu Kyi govt to end cycle of repression, release all political prisoners

26-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

“Myanmar’s legal framework reads like a textbook of repression, and authorities have in recent years increasingly used it to silence dissent,” Champa Patel, [...]
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UN denounces Vietnam blogger convictions

UN denounces Vietnam blogger convictions

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

The United Nations on Thursday urged Vietnam to “cease persecution” of government critics after a blogger and his assistant were jailed on loosely worded [...]
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