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Tourists rail against Hanoi ‘train street’ ban

12-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Selfie-snapping tourists railed against the closure of Hanoi’s ‘train street’ on Thursday after police blocked off the Instagram-famous tracks for safety [...]
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Off the rails: Hanoi closes trackside cafes thronged by selfie-seeking tourists

11-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

It’s the kind of shot every Instagram connoisseur yearns for: century-old railway tracks cutting through dusty backstreets, flanked by tourists drinking beer or iced [...]
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Major Asia markets rebound to trade higher after report Trump may announce Huawei concessions

11-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Major Asian stock markets recovered from earlier lows to trade higher Thursday afternoon as investors watched for developments on the US-China trade front ahead of high-level [...]
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Air quality app back online in Vietnam after attacks over smog ranking

10-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Independent online air quality index monitor AirVisual said on Wednesday its air quality monitoring app is available for download again in Vietnam after it suspended it in [...]
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Southeast Asia takes on haze problem as long-term danger looms

09-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

A toxic smog settled over Malaysia and Singapore for most of September fuelled by fires that had been raging in neighbouring Indonesia for weeks. Schools were forced to [...]
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Pollution app pulled in Vietnam after ‘coordinated campaign’ of abuse

09-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A leading air quality monitoring app was removed from Vietnam’s Apple and Google stores after it said it was attacked in a “coordinated campaign” for [...]
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Cambodian judge orders reinvestigation in spying case against reporters

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Cambodian judge on Thursday ordered a reinvestigation of the espionage case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists, saying he could not rule on their guilt or [...]
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Nuclear weapons, interfaith ties top agenda for pope in Asia

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:02 AM

Pope Francis will voice his opposition to nuclear weapons and honor victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster during a visit to the country that is expected to be a [...]
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Burma’s NLD Presides Over Sharp Rise in Cost of Living

04-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:02 AM

Improving people’s lives was a key goal of the policy platform announced by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) ahead of the 2015 election. [...]
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In Vietnam, men parade but women rule at a festival called ‘Kate’

02-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thousands of Vietnam’s ethnic Cham people met under rainy late September skies for their annual “Kate” festival that, according to the multi-faith [...]
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Citing ‘unhealthy air’, Vietnam tells people to limit outdoor activities

02-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US briefing: impeachment inquiry, Hong Kong protests and Irish borderVietnam warned its people on Tuesday to limit outdoor activities because the air quality in the Southeast [...]
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Asian American groups oppose Cambodian refugee deportations

01-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are [...]
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Burma: No sign of lasting peace in Wa State

01-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

In Myanmar, it has been almost four years since a so-called Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement was signed between ethnic rebel armies and the government. But there is still no [...]
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Two Rohingya killed in gun battle with Bangladesh border guards

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Two Rohingya refugees were killed in a gun battle with Bangladeshi border guards as they tried to cross into Bangladesh from Myanmar on Friday, officials said. More than [...]
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Southeast Asia catches swine fever, US crop exporters get the chills

28-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Last year, Southeast Asian farms offered a lifeline to US grain exporters wounded in a bitter trade war with China. Now, African swine fever is set to tear through those [...]
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