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Civilians trapped as Burma rebels squabble over expected China boom

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

With artillery exploding around her village in Myanmar’s northeast, 70-year-old Nan Nyunt fled to a monastery, one of thousands of civilians trapped between rebel [...]
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Vietnam asks Malaysia to free Kim assassin suspect

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam on Tuesday asked Malaysia to free the Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader’s half brother in Kuala Lumpur, a day after her [...]
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Rohingya militants condemn violence in refugee camps amid reports of killings

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Rohingya militants urged their followers on Wednesday to refrain from crime in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, following reports of killings and [...]
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Vienna waltzes to quality of living win for 10th year

14-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Austrian capital Vienna has topped Mercer’s index of most liveable cities for the 10th year in a row. Known by tourists for its imperial past, gilded palaces and [...]
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UN says methamphetamine output booming in Southeast Asia

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Production of methamphetamine is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the UN’s anti-drug agency said Monday. Even as seizures of [...]
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Some 100 new types of legal highs emerged in East and Southeast Asia in 2018: UN report

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

About 100 new psychoactive substances known as “legal highs” emerged in East and Southeast Asia last year, as the production of methamphetamine and other [...]
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Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the US [...]
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Smart Axiata’s VC arm SADIF invests in Cambodian startups Okra Solar, Sousdey

13-Mar-2019 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Okra is an IoT startup that helps rural communities access affordable solar technology whereas Sousdey is a CRM solutions provider Okra Solar, a solar energy software [...]
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Burma woman widowed in Rakhine attack pleads for peace

Burma woman widowed in Rakhine attack pleads for peace

12-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A woman widowed in the latest deadly attack by ethnic Rakhine rebels called on the army and insurgents to lay down arms and talk, as violence rips through the troubled [...]
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South China Sea TINDERBOX: Vietnam blasts Beijing ‘ATTACK’ on boat

11-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

VIETNAM claims a Chinese ship rammed and sunk one of its fishing boats in the disputed South China Sea. The Hanoi government believes the boat was around 200 miles from the [...]
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Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:57 AM

Vietnam on Thursday (Mar 7) jailed 15 people for “causing public disorder” after violent demonstrations last year over a proposed investment project that [...]
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Luxurious New Halong Bay Cruise Unveils Menu by Celebrity Chef

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Balconymediagroup | 6:00 AM

John Burton-Race Ushers In European Fine Dining Aboard Five-Star President Cruises A menu crafted by British Michelin-starred chef John Burton-Race has been introduced on [...]
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Asian nations not forced to choose between US and China despite trade war, senior American diplomat says

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Washington is not forcing Asian companies or nations to choose between trading with the United States and China, a senior American diplomat said in Hong Kong on Tuesday. [...]
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A close ally is terrified the US will drag it into a ‘shooting war’ with China in the South China Sea

A close ally is terrified the US will drag it into a ‘shooting war’ with China in the South China Sea

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Insider | 6:00 AM

Fearing the US could drag it into a shooting war with China in the South China Sea, the Philippines is questioning its alliance with the US and pushing for a review of its [...]
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Vietnam suspect to testify in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s leader will testify in court for the first time next week, when the long-running trial over [...]
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