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Vietnam upholds jail terms for activists

Vietnam upholds jail terms for activists

15-Dec-2014 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese appeal court on Friday (December 12) upheld jail sentences against three activists who were convicted for “public disorder” offences earlier this [...]
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South China Sea Tensions Flare as Vietnam Files Stance to Court

South China Sea Tensions Flare as Vietnam Files Stance to Court

15-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Tensions over the South China Sea were reignited after Vietnam said it had submitted its stance on the dispute to the international arbitration tribunal reviewing the [...]
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Hong Kong Protests Started With a Roar End With a Whisper

Hong Kong Protests Started With a Roar End With a Whisper

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 8:39 PM

The Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that started with a 100,000-strong roar in September ended with a whisper yesterday after weeks of occupying the city’s streets failed [...]
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Indonesia Landslide Kills 3 People; 107 Missing

Indonesia Landslide Kills 3 People; 107 Missing

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 8:37 PM

A mudslide set off by torrential rains rushed down hills into a village in central Indonesia and swept away scores of homes, killing at least 18 people and leaving 90 others [...]
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UK lawmakers say want China envoy summoned over HK ban

UK lawmakers say want China envoy summoned over HK ban

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A group of senior British lawmakers said on Wednesday that China’s refusal to allow them to visit Hong Kong was an insult and called on the government to formally [...]
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Japan PM Abe’s base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values

Japan PM Abe’s base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As prime minister Shinzo Abe promises voters a bright future for Japan’s economy, key parts of his conservative base want him to steer the nation back toward a [...]
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US govt providing $750000 aid for Ruby victims

US govt providing $750000 aid for Ruby victims

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Gmanetwork | 6:00 AM

The United States government is providing $750,000 (at least P33 million) in aid and emergency humanitarian assistance to victims of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). In a statement, [...]
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Philippine politician injured, 4 aides killed in ambush

Philippine politician injured, 4 aides killed in ambush

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A member of the Philippines parliament was wounded in an ambush Thursday that left four of his aides dead, he said in a television interview. Vicente Belmonte Jr. said his [...]
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UN: No sign of Islamic State group militants in Philippines

UN: No sign of Islamic State group militants in Philippines

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A UN counterterrorism official said Thursday there was no evidence that Islamic State militants have gained a foothold in the Philippines, where Muslim rebels are active, but [...]
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Malaysia Air Search Zone Spreads on Analysis of Final Nosedive

Malaysia Air Search Zone Spreads on Analysis of Final Nosedive

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

Investigators seeking the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean are widening their search area to cover the chance the aircraft fell [...]
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Sanctions-hit Putin seals energy deals in India

Sanctions-hit Putin seals energy deals in India

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Russia will build 10 more nuclear reactors in energy-starved India, prime minister Narendra Modi said Thursday, after talks with President Vladimir Putin aimed at shoring up [...]
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China to send first anti-graft investigators to parliament

China to send first anti-graft investigators to parliament

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The anti-corruption watchdog of China’s ruling Communist Party said on Friday it would send investigators to the country’s parliament for the first time, in a [...]
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Ahead of election win, Japan’s Abe pivots away from painful reforms

Ahead of election win, Japan’s Abe pivots away from painful reforms

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Shinzo Abe is signalling that retooling Japan’s economy with painful structural reforms must take a back seat to reviving growth, even though he is [...]
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MH17 wreckage should be brought back to Malaysia, says Dr M

MH17 wreckage should be brought back to Malaysia, says Dr M

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is demanding that the wreckage of the ill-fated flight MH17 be brought back to Malaysia for investigation as it belongs to the [...]
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Jailed Female Photo Journalist on Hunger Strike in Vietnam

Jailed Female Photo Journalist on Hunger Strike in Vietnam

13-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Global Voices Online | 6:00 AM

Minh Man Dang Nguyen was arrested over three years ago for taking photographs at a protest and sentenced to nine years in prison on subversion charges. On 28 November, in [...]
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