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Asia Today: Australian hot spot sees new virus cases decline

14-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Australia’s worst-hit Victoria state recorded fewer coronavirus cases on Monday, but a health official has warned the disease spread might yet worsen. The 177 new cases [...]
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Virus-free UK pilot, symbol of Vietnam’s pandemic success, to return home

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s most seriously ill COVID-19 patient, a British pilot who at one point seemed close to death, left hospital on Saturday on his way home after a dramatic [...]
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Tiger, pangolin farming in Burma risks ‘boosting demand’

13-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Conservationists have warned a sudden change in Myanmar’s law allowing the commercial farming of tigers, pangolins and other endangered species risks further fuelling [...]
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WHO advance team on way to China to set up probe into virus origin

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which sparked the pandemic, [...]
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Central Asia struggles with resurgent coronavirus after reopening

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A man in his 60s, distraught and tearful, cries “I don’t know what to do now” as medical staff in protective gear carry the body of his dead wife out of a [...]
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Vietnam’s outlook is ‘one of the brightest’ in Asia, UBS says

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is among the “brightest” spots in Asia despite the challenge of trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic and its economy is poised to rebound, a UBS [...]
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Burma attitudes to sex undressed in textbook row

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Unchaperoned teens, gay partners and sex workersfictional characters in a new curriculum for Myanmar schools are causing a real-world tussle over morality in a deeply [...]
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US aircraft carriers in South China Sea make needed show of force against Beijing

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:02 AM

In the wake of the Chinese outcry over the two US Navy aircraft carriers now cruising the South China Sea, it’s easy to assume the carrier deployments are yet another [...]
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Number of illegal Vietnamese immigrants to Taiwan increases

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The number of Vietnamese attempting to illegally enter Taiwan has increased this year, with the Coast Guard having intercepted boats attempting to smuggle them in on two [...]
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Cambodia’s tourist hotspot bans dog meat trade

09-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap has banned the dog meat trade, a victory for animal rights campaigners who describe the area as the “lynchpin” of an [...]
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Vietnam reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s health ministry on Monday reported 14 new coronavirus infections, all among Vietnamese citizens held in quarantine upon their arrival from overseas. The [...]
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British pilot to leave Vietnam for home after virus recovery

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

A British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient is virus free and has recovered enough to make the long flight home next Sunday, doctors said. A group [...]
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Vietnam jails Facebook user for 8 years over ‘anti-state’ posts

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

A court in Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced a man to eight years in prison after finding him guilty of uploading anti-state posts on his Facebook account, the security ministry [...]
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Dreams of Burma’s ‘unwashed’ jade miners buried by disaster

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Five Yay Ma Hsayor ‘unwashed’ as the jade miners of northern Myanmar are knownarrived early Thursday at the pit to scrape out a living on a scraggy hillside, [...]
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Looters target Burma temple treasures in tourist slump

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A squad of armed police patrol Myanmar’s sacred site of Bagan under the cover of night, taking on plunderers snatching relics from temples forsaken by tourists due to [...]
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