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UN condemns anti-gay crackdowns in Indonesia, Egypt and Azerbaijan

UN condemns anti-gay crackdowns in Indonesia, Egypt and Azerbaijan

16-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:48 AM

The United Nations human rights office saysIndonesiaunjustly arrested dozens of people during an anti-gay crackdown last week at a sauna inJakarta. More than 50 people were [...]
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Burma army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya

Burma army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya

16-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Dhaka Tribune | 6:47 AM

Myanmar’s military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing [...]
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Jailed HK activist Wong back in court on 21st birthday

Jailed HK activist Wong back in court on 21st birthday

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Jailed Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will mark his 21st birthday in court Friday to face more charges over his role in pro-democracy protests as his parents say they are [...]
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US believes current N Korea nuclear threat is manageableWhite House

US believes current N Korea nuclear threat is manageableWhite House

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Kelly attends Trump and Kissinger meeting at the White House in Washington White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands close by as US President Donald Trump meets with [...]
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Small quake rattles N Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmadeKorea

Small quake rattles N Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmadeKorea

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea’s nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea’s weather agency said on Friday, the [...]
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Duterte Threatens to Expel EU Diplomats From Philippines

Duterte Threatens to Expel EU Diplomats From Philippines

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines threatened on Thursday to expel the ambassadors representing the European Union, suggesting that he would give them 24 hours to [...]
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Cracks Emerge In Rodrigo Duterte’s Horrific Philippine Drug War

Cracks Emerge In Rodrigo Duterte’s Horrific Philippine Drug War

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Huff Post | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced a major shift in the country’s infamous drug war, instructing the national police to end their operations and [...]
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US, Japan, Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise

US, Japan, Korea Conduct Nighttime Air Exercise

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

US strategic bombers for the first time carried out a nighttime training mission with Japanese, ROK fighter Jets near Sea of Japan. Two US B-1B strategic bombers conducted a [...]
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Latest N Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test siteexperts

Latest N Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test siteexperts

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea’s nuclear test base likely mean the country’s sixth and largest blast has destabilised the region, and the [...]
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G7 agrees to ramp up economic pressure on N KoreaJapan’s Asakawa

G7 agrees to ramp up economic pressure on N KoreaJapan’s Asakawa

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Group of Seven finance leaders agreed to cooperate in countering North Korean attempts to avert UN sanctions, a senior Japanese finance ministry official said on Thursday. It [...]
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Philippines anti-narcotics chief warns of drugs war slowdown, needs police

Philippines anti-narcotics chief warns of drugs war slowdown, needs police

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of the Philippines’ anti-narcotics agency on Friday warned of a reduced intensity in the country’s war on drugs after a removal of police from the [...]
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One year after King’s death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

One year after King’s death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the [...]
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Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides kill 54, leave 39 missing in Vietnam

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week, officials said [...]
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Four other suspects in killing of N Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

Four other suspects in killing of N Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

14-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Four suspects charged with two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader were identified for the first time in a Malaysian court on [...]
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Samsung scion’s defence fights back as legal appeal begins

Samsung scion’s defence fights back as legal appeal begins

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The heir to South Korea’s Samsung Group appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption. [...]
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