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China brushes off doubts over support on South China Sea, says it is growing

China brushes off doubts over support on South China Sea, says it is growing

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday brushed off doubts about how many countries have offered support for its position in a case brought by the Philippines over Chinese [...]
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Japan probes suspected N Korean rocket nose cone amid growing missile concerns

Japan probes suspected N Korean rocket nose cone amid growing missile concerns

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Japan on Thursday began to examine the suspected nose cone of a North Korean rocket that washed up on a Japanese beach hoping to glean information on the reclusive [...]
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Japan, US negotiate reduction of troops in Okinawa

Japan, US negotiate reduction of troops in Okinawa

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Following growing protests among locals against the presence of US troops, Japan is negotiating with the US a possible reduction of the latter’s military deployment in [...]
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Dissident HK Lawmaker Appears in Court on ‘Politically Motivated’ Charges

Dissident HK Lawmaker Appears in Court on ‘Politically Motivated’ Charges

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Activists in Hong Kong say the timing of the case against Leung Kwok-hung is suspect A dissident Hong Kong lawmaker appeared in court Friday to answer what his supporters say [...]
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Missile test could give N Korea ICBM by 2020: US think-tank

Missile test could give N Korea ICBM by 2020: US think-tank

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s test of a new medium-range missile could help the nuclear-armed state develop an operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking [...]
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China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Emergency personnel in China mounted rescue efforts amid scenes of carnage on Friday as the toll from hurricane-force winds and a tornado rose to at least 98 dead, with [...]
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HK Lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Is Arrested Over Donation

HK Lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Is Arrested Over Donation

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

An opposition lawmaker in Hong Kong was arrested and charged on Thursday with failing to declare a donation of about $32,000 from Jimmy Lai, an outspoken media magnate who is [...]
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N Koreans arrested for questioning Kim Jong Un’s legitimacy

N Koreans arrested for questioning Kim Jong Un’s legitimacy

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong Un has never visited the designated birthplace of his grandfather. More North Koreans are questioning Kim Jong Un’s legitimacy, but authorities are cracking [...]
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Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped, held hostage: govt

Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped, held hostage: govt

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Seven Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped at sea in the southern Philippines, the government in Jakarta said on Friday, the latest in a spree of abductions by armed gangs [...]
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Burma Migrants in Thailand Rush Police, Greet Suu Kyi

Burma Migrants in Thailand Rush Police, Greet Suu Kyi

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Thousands of Myanmar migrants, eager to get a glimpse of Aung San Suu Kyi, overwhelmed police in a Thai coastal fishing centre Thursday afternoon. The Myanmar state [...]
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Indonesian President Jokowi Visits the Natuna Islands to Send a Strong Signal to China

Indonesian President Jokowi Visits the Natuna Islands to Send a Strong Signal to China

25-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Beijing has been making claims to waters off the Indonesian-ruled islands Indonesian President Joko Widodo visited the Natuna Islands on Thursday, holding a limited Cabinet [...]
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78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

24-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 9:00 AM

Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, [...]
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HK pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

HK pro-democracy lawmaker charged with corruption

24-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A veteran pro-democracy lawmaker was charged Thursday by Hong Kong’s corruption bureau over a payment from one of the city’s best-known anti-China media tycoons, [...]
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HK activist Wong denied chance to stand for election

HK activist Wong denied chance to stand for election

24-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was on Wednesday denied the chance to stand for election after a court threw out his bid to lower the candidate age limit from [...]
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Trial of the Century: China vs. the Philippines in the South China Sea

Trial of the Century: China vs. the Philippines in the South China Sea

24-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

In the coming days, an obscure arbitral tribunal, formed under the aegis of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), is expected to issue a final ruling [...]
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