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US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling S. China Sea

US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling S. China Sea

21-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the [...]
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Bird flu rates may be higher in China farms

Bird flu rates may be higher in China farms

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Bird flu infection rates in Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this [...]
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Election Raises Stakes for Religious Freedom in Indonesia

Election Raises Stakes for Religious Freedom in Indonesia

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | CBN | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s commitment to democracy and religious tolerance may be at stake as voters in Jakarta choose their next governor. Up for election is the current governor, [...]
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Philippines-Russia defense pact part of Duterte’s ‘independent foreign policy’

Philippines-Russia defense pact part of Duterte’s ‘independent foreign policy’

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Sunstar | 6:00 AM

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to ink a defense deal with the Russian government when he visits Moscow in May is part of his independent foreign policy, a Palace [...]
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US Urges China to Use ‘All Tools’ to Moderate N Korea’s Behavior

US Urges China to Use ‘All Tools’ to Moderate N Korea’s Behavior

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | USnews | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged China to do all it could to moderate North Korea’s destabilising behavior after Sunday’s ballistic missile [...]
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HK’s former chief executive has been found guilty of misconduct in office

HK’s former chief executive has been found guilty of misconduct in office

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Businessinsider | 6:00 AM

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been found guilty of misconduct in office, making him the first chief executive to be convicted in a criminal trial. A [...]
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Samsung Heir’s Arrest in Korea Intensifies Calls for Cleanup

Samsung Heir’s Arrest in Korea Intensifies Calls for Cleanup

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | NYtimes | 6:00 AM

A major corporate executive sits in jail, accused of participating in a corruption scandal that could topple a country’s top leader. In most places, that image would [...]
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Kim Jong-nam: Will killing derail N Korea-China ties?

Kim Jong-nam: Will killing derail N Korea-China ties?

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | BBC News | 6:00 AM

Beijing needs to do more to rein in North Korea: that’s the view of US President Donald Trump and his new team. But how much leverage does China really have there and [...]
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N Korea Demands Malaysia Release Body Of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother

N Korea Demands Malaysia Release Body Of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un died under suspicious circumstances on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur – and every day since then, the story of Kim Jong [...]
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China urges nuclear talks resumption with N Korea

China urges nuclear talks resumption with N Korea

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China on Friday urged a resumption of six-party talks with North Korea on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme, saying a “negative cycle” of nuclear missile tests [...]
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China tells Japan ‘negative’ moves prevent improvement in ties

China tells Japan ‘negative’ moves prevent improvement in ties

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China has told Japan that “negative” moves by Tokyo on major issues are preventing an improvement in bilateral ties, but there are now opportunities to improve [...]
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Indonesian accused of Kim half-brother’s murder ‘duped’: officials

Indonesian accused of Kim half-brother’s murder ‘duped’: officials

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian woman arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was “duped” into believing that she was taking part in a TV [...]
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Malaysia acting with ‘hostile forces’ in Kim investigation: N. Korea

Malaysia acting with ‘hostile forces’ in Kim investigation: N. Korea

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pyongyang has accused Malaysia of colluding with “hostile forces”, saying it would reject any results of a post-mortem examination carried out by Kuala Lumpur on [...]
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Jakarta election: Ahok leads in first round, but trouble lies ahead

Jakarta election: Ahok leads in first round, but trouble lies ahead

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is poised to win the first round of the Jakarta governor’s election, leaving the Indonesian capital vulnerable to more religious and racial [...]
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Indonesia diplomats meet with woman arrested in Kim killing

Indonesia diplomats meet with woman arrested in Kim killing

18-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian diplomats have met with a woman arrested in Malaysia for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother and confirmed she is [...]
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