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Japan, Indonesia to launch high-level forum on maritime security

Japan, Indonesia to launch high-level forum on maritime security

26-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Japan and Indonesia agreed Monday to launch a high-level bilateral “maritime forum” to expand their cooperation in ensuring security at sea and to increase [...]
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US drone strike kills 13 Pakistani militants in Afghanistan

US drone strike kills 13 Pakistani militants in Afghanistan

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

A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed 13 militants linked to the Pakistani Taliban in an area close to the countries’ rugged border, officials said [...]
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White House: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

White House: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

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

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the US will slow its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015 [...]
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Thousands line Singapore’s streets to pay respect to Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands line Singapore’s streets to pay respect to Lee Kuan Yew

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

Thousands of people lined Singapore’s streets on Wednesday as a gun carriage took the casket of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, to Parliament [...]
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What do the recent Japan, China, Korea talks mean?

What do the recent Japan, China, Korea talks mean?

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Dw.de | 7:33 AM

In a bid to ease tensions, the foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea held talks after a three-year break. But will this be enough to restore an annual trilateral [...]
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Beijing to Close All Major Coal Power Plants to Curb Pollution

Beijing to Close All Major Coal Power Plants to Curb Pollution

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China’s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year. The [...]
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China executes three for Kunming attack

China executes three for Kunming attack

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

China has executed three people for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people last year, the country’s top court said on Tuesday, with authorities blaming the attack on [...]
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A wife’s painful journey forward a year after MH370

A wife’s painful journey forward a year after MH370

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

The absence of Danica Weeks at a candlelight vigil for MH370 victims at a Perth beach on Sunday was conspicuous. The 38-year-old mother of two is the wife of Paul Weeks, a [...]
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Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan

Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan

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

Gunmen killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus towards restive southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, the latest attack hitting civilians in the country’s [...]
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Burma police reject lawsuit against government minister

Burma police reject lawsuit against government minister

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

Police in northwestern Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit filed by two Buddhist monks against Myanmar’s home minister and police chief, saying they are protected by law. [...]
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Missile System Helps Counter N. Korea Threats, US Official Says

Missile System Helps Counter N. Korea Threats, US Official Says

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A senior Pentagon official says a US missile defense called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is a key part of efforts to counter North Korean missile threats. [...]
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China’s main claim in South China Sea has no legal basis, Indonesian president says

China’s main claim in South China Sea has no legal basis, Indonesian president says

25-Mar-2015 Intellasia | The Globeandmail | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says one of China’s main claims to the majority of the South China Sea has no legal basis in international law, but Jakarta wants to [...]
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Obama to host Japan’s Abe to discuss security, trade

Obama to host Japan’s Abe to discuss security, trade

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

US President Barack Obama will host Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe at the White House next month for talks expected to focus on their joint response to China’s [...]
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Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with murder

Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with murder

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

A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel went on trial in a Philippine court Monday. US [...]
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Japan’s Abe, Indonesia’s Widodo to tighten defense ties

Japan’s Abe, Indonesia’s Widodo to tighten defense ties

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo Monday to forge tighter economic and defence ties, as Tokyo works to court friends in the face of [...]
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