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Malaysia declares August 22 national day of mourning for MH17 victims

Malaysia declares August 22 national day of mourning for MH17 victims

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia today declared a national day of mourning on August 22, when 16 bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, downed over eastern Ukraine last month, are set to arrive [...]
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127 victims of MH17 identified

127 victims of MH17 identified

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dutch forensic experts have identified a total of 127 victims of downed flight MH17, with 20 new names being released to families on Thursday, the Dutch national broadcaster [...]
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Missing Flight MH370: GBP 20000 Stolen from Bank Accounts of Four Passengers on Ill-Fated Flight

Missing Flight MH370: GBP 20000 Stolen from Bank Accounts of Four Passengers on Ill-Fated Flight

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

More than GBP 20,000 has been stolen from the bank accounts of four passengers who disappeared aboard the doomed MH370 flight. Flight MH370 vanished in March 2014, with 239 [...]
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Top US general Visits Vietnam as Asian Tensions Simmer

Top US general Visits Vietnam as Asian Tensions Simmer

16-Aug-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

The US’s top-ranked military officer met his Vietnamese counterpart here Thursday, as the US capitalises on tensions between China and its Asia-Pacific neighbours to [...]
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23 trapped in flooded coal mine in China: Xinhua

23 trapped in flooded coal mine in China: Xinhua

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 2:13 PM

The official Xinhua news agency says 23 workers are trapped after a coal mine was flooded in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province. The news agency says 56 workers [...]
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Malaysia to begin repatriating remains of MH17 victims

Malaysia to begin repatriating remains of MH17 victims

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 9:48 AM

Malaysia said Thursday that the remains of 16 victims aboard downed Flight MH17 will be repatriated on August 22, declaring it a day of national mourning. Coffins bearing the [...]
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Jet pilot dozes off, co-pilot busy on iPad as Mumbai flight to Brussels plunges 5000 feet over Turkish airspace

Jet pilot dozes off, co-pilot busy on iPad as Mumbai flight to Brussels plunges 5000 feet over Turkish airspace

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Indian Express | 9:19 AM

In a major scare, a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai toBrussels, carrying around 280 passengers, plunged 5,000 feet while overflying Turkish airspace last week as the commander [...]
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Kerry eyes US-China partnership despite tensions

Kerry eyes US-China partnership despite tensions

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 7:29 AM

Improving US cooperation with China is critical to maintaining stability and security in the Asia-Pacific as well as combating the effects climate change, US Secretary of [...]
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N Korea fires short-range ‘projectiles’ into sea

N Korea fires short-range ‘projectiles’ into sea

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 7:20 AM

North Korea fired five short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Thursday, just as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit. The launches began at 9:30 am [...]
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US military takes 1st step in relocation in Japan

US military takes 1st step in relocation in Japan

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Buoys were being floated off the southernmost island of Okinawa Thursday in one of the first steps in the long-planned but highly contentious relocation of an American [...]
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Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term

Philippine leader says may seek controversial second term

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by [...]
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India, Vietnam and Japan should have better cooperation on

India, Vietnam and Japan should have better cooperation on

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

Calling for better cooperation between India, Vietnam and Japan on issues with China, Vietnamese leader Nguyen Xuan Thang today said it was needed for strategic balance in [...]
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US military chief visits Vietnam to boost ties

US military chief visits Vietnam to boost ties

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, held talks with Vietnamese officials Thursday aimed to boosting military ties between the former foes. Speaking to [...]
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Philippine train rolls onto busy street, hurts 34

Philippine train rolls onto busy street, hurts 34

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Philippine commuter train rammed through a concrete barrier at the end of the rail line and rolled into a busy intersection on Wednesday, injuring at least 34 people and [...]
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N. Korea offers proposal to reduce tensions: Indonesia

N. Korea offers proposal to reduce tensions: Indonesia

15-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea has come up with a “concrete proposal” that could reduce tensions in the region, Indonesia’s foreign minister said Wednesday after talks with [...]
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