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Southeast Asian nations, among worst ocean polluters, aim to curb plastic debris

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full “weaponry” of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless [...]
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Laos confirms first cases of African swine fever: OIE

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Laos has reported its first cases of African swine fever (ASF), confirming outbreaks in the southern province of Saravane, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal [...]
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Pig disease spreading in Asia as nations struggle to stop it

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian nations are scrambling to contain highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting a million dead in an unprecedentedly [...]
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Living with the dead: Urban poor take over Cambodian cemetery

22-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Graveyards may traditionally be the eternal resting place for the dead, but one cemetery in Phnom Penh has become a place to stay for the living, as communities destroyed by [...]
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Asean must not turn a blind eye to Rohingya crisis: Rights groups

Asean must not turn a blind eye to Rohingya crisis: Rights groups

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asian nations should use upcoming Bangkok summit to do some straight talking with Myanmar, groups urge. Human rights groups have called on Southeast Asian leaders [...]
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Ride on time: Recycled bikes get Burma kids to school

21-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education [...]
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Vietnam culls 2.5 million pigs to halt African swine fever outbreak: officials

20-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam has culled more than 2.5 million pigs to contain the spread of an African swine fever outbreak that is in danger of infecting every province of the country, an [...]
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Vietnam has a new partner in its old rivalry with China the US

20-Jun-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

When Dang Duc Toai completed the Aviation Leadership Programme at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi last month, he became a trailblazer among pilots from his native [...]
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‘Systemic failure’ of UN ahead of Burma military crackdown: review

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:04 AM

There was a “systemic failure” of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a [...]
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Burma: UN threatens to withdraw aid over ‘policy of apartheid’ against Rohingya

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 10:16 AM

The United Nations in Myanmar has warned it will withdraw support in Rakhine state to avoid complicity in a government “policy of apartheid” for Rohingya Muslims. [...]
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Burma’s mountain war: Prayers for peace in Kachin state

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Kachin state is home to around 1.5 million people, including 100,000 living in 140 camps where the Myanmar government imposes restrictions on food, healthcare, shelter and [...]
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Vietnam’s first homegrown car to be delivered in days

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s homegrown carmaker VinFast will deliver its first cars on June 17, the company said Friday as it showcased a factory in one of Asia’s fastest growing [...]
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Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the [...]
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Burma issues climate change policies as World Bank sounds environment alarm

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NationMultimedia | 6:00 AM

IN RESPONSE to emerging environmental issues caused by heavy reliance on natural resources, Myanmar has come up with new policies on national environment and climate change [...]
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Vietnam seizes 7.5 tonnes of elephant ivory, pangolin scales

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:00 AM

Authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife trafficking cases. The 3.5 tonnes of ivory and 4 tonnes of [...]
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