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Desperate Mongolians send children into countryside to escape choking winter smog

06-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Mongolia has extended school winter holidays in the world’s coldest capital and many families have sent children to live with relatives in the vast, windswept [...]
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Human Rights Watch says Burma government using ‘abusive laws’ to punish critics

Human Rights Watch says Burma government using ‘abusive laws’ to punish critics

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government under Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has used repressive laws to prosecute peaceful critics, dashing hopes that its first democratic leader in [...]
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Jailed Reuters reporters to launch last appeal to Burma court

Jailed Reuters reporters to launch last appeal to Burma court

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Lawyers for two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years in Myanmar on charges linked to their reporting of the Rohingya crisis lodged an appeal Friday with the Supreme [...]
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Reuters journalists in Burma appeal to Supreme Court against conviction

Reuters journalists in Burma appeal to Supreme Court against conviction

02-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, as a [...]
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Muse: Burma’s militia-run, billion-dollar gateway to China

01-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

With tinted windows and their militia name emblazoned on the side of their Ford truck, “Pan Say” fighters cruise the sleazy streets of Muse, Myanmar’s main [...]
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Miss Ethnic Burma pageant belies minorities’ woes

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A “Miss Ethnic Myanmar” beauty pageant and a campfire dance with a buffalo skull on Tuesday brought an end to a festival celebrating the country’s ethnic [...]
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Suu Kyi to investors: Burma is open for business

Suu Kyi to investors: Burma is open for business

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:09 AM

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday urged global investors to put their money into Myanmar, seeking to offset the negative impact of the Rohingya crisis and slow pace [...]
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Burma official suggests downsizing or relocation of dam that frayed China ties

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:44 AM

A top Myanmar investment official on Tuesday suggested alternatives such as scaling back or relocating a stalled Chinese-backed dam project that has strained ties between the [...]
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Southeast Asia’s property markets looking up thanks to young population, upbeat GDP growth, analysts say

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:44 AM

Vietnam and Singapore are tipped to lead price growth in the property markets in Southeast Asia this year, underpinned by the region’s youthful population and [...]
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Burma Suu Kyi’s party proposes ‘committee’ to change army-drafted charter

Burma Suu Kyi’s party proposes ‘committee’ to change army-drafted charter

30-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:08 AM

Myanmar’s ruling party on Tuesday proposed steps towards changing the constitution, its biggest challenge in nearly three years to the military’s power over [...]
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Australia: China has raised ‘anxiety’ in disputed waters

Australia: China has raised ‘anxiety’ in disputed waters

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne urged China on Tuesday to resolve tensions in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, in a swipe after [...]
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Burma army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya ‘genocide’: UN rights envoy

Burma army chief must be prosecuted for Rohingya ‘genocide’: UN rights envoy

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s army chief should be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a UN human rights investigator said, adding that holding perpetrators to [...]
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‘We just ran’: Burma displaced cower in pagoda as new Rakhine conflict flares

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As bullets smashed into the walls, the residents of Alecheung village jolted from their sleep and fled leaving everything behindcivilian victims of a crackdown by [...]
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Exclusive: Aid curbs in Burma’s Rakhine impact ‘at least 50,000 people’UN

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

New government curbs on aid activities in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State “are affecting at least 50,000 people”, the United Nations has said in an internal [...]
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UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

26-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A UN Special Rapporteur on human rights visited on Thursday an island off Bangladesh where Dhaka aims to move Rohingya refugees despite worries it will be vulnerable to [...]
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