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Rising sea levels put Burma’s villages on frontline of climate change

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar’s southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of [...]
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Vietnam bars tourists from virus-hit parts of Korea

27-Feb-2020 Intellasia | NationalPost | 6:02 AM

Vietnam banned tourists from coronavirus-hit areas of South Korea on Wednesday, a blow to a tourism industry already reeling from a collapse in Chinese visitor numbers. The [...]
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Coronavirus latest: Stark CDC, WHO warnings add to global gloom: ‘This could be bad’

27-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance | 6:02 AM

Grim warnings on Tuesday from public health officials about the spread of the coronavirus coincided with new cases appearing across Europe, sparking a sell-off in markets and [...]
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Trump plans Southeast Asia summit in Las Vegas: Pompeo

Trump plans Southeast Asia summit in Las Vegas: Pompeo

27-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US President Donald Trump has invited Southeast Asian leaders to meet next month in Las Vegas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday, after a summit last year was [...]
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Coronavirus to hit Vietnam’s garment industry hardassociation chair

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese garment makers will face severe shortage of materials from the second quarter of this year because the new coronavirus has disrupted their supply chains, the chair [...]
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Mongolia halts all flights from Korea, blocks entry until March 2

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Mongolia’s National Emergency Commission has halted all flights from South Korea and will block entry through its borders until March 2 as it steps up its efforts to [...]
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All 16 of Vietnam’s coronavirus sufferers cured

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that no new cases have been recorded since February 13. [...]
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East Timor leader says quitting after coalition collapse

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

East Timor’s prime minister said Tuesday he was quitting after a political coalition that supported him collapsed, setting up the tiny Southeast Asian nation for [...]
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WHO warns of pandemic risk after virus peaks in China

26-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The new coronavirus has peaked in China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organization warned, as infections mushroom in other countries. Financial [...]
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Deadly coronavirus spreads around globe

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday with a surge of infections in South Korea making it the biggest hotspot abroad, while outbreaks [...]
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How Vietnam is using fishing trawlers to keep an eye on China’s military

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese trawlers some with militia on board are intruding repeatedly into Chinese waters near the southern island of Hainan as Hanoi steps up its presence in the South [...]
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Vietnam counts the economic cost of the Covid-19 epidemic

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Vietnam may have reported only 16 confirmed cases of Covid-19 but the deadly coronavirus is still having a significant impact on the Southeast Asian nation’s economy, [...]
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Three-way maritime standoff emerging in Spratlys think tank

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

A three-way maritime standoff among China, Malaysia and Vietnam is developing in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea, a Washington-based think tank reported [...]
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Confusion in Cambodia amid questions over virus on cruise ship

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Malaysia declares woman from ship docked in Cambodia virus free amid anger over Hun Sen decision to welcome passengers. Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen is accustomed [...]
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US warns against cruise ship travel in Asia over coronavirus

24-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Americans should avoid travelling by cruise liner within Asia because the vessels act as amplifiers of the novel coronavirus, a senior US official said Friday, adding that [...]
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