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Asia’s medical cannabis market could eclipse $5.8 billion by 2024, report says

14-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The medical cannabis market in Asia could exceed $5.8 billion by 2024 if it is legalised across the region, but further legalisation is not likely in China and Hong Kong in [...]
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French start-up targets hi-tech anti-pollution mask at Asia’s health-conscious consumers

14-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

R-PUR, a French start-up making anti-pollution face masks is looking to bring its high-end, stylish face masks to Asia, targeting health-conscious consumers in China, Hong [...]
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Vietnam seizes half tonne of ketamine in crackdown on synthetic drugs

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

Vietnamese police have seized half a tonne of ketamine worth $21 million in HCM City, a key transit hub that has seen record busts of synthetic drugs in recent weeks as [...]
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Bangladesh rescues 23 Rohingya girls from traffickers

Bangladesh rescues 23 Rohingya girls from traffickers

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

Twenty-three teenage Rohingya girls were rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital Dhaka to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said Sunday. [...]
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Burma plane in emergency touchdown as landing gear fails

Burma plane in emergency touchdown as landing gear fails

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

A Myanmar pilot saved the day after his aircraft’s landing gear failed, safely putting the jet on the runway with no front wheels on Sunday, an official said. The [...]
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Vietnam may be added to expanded US list on currency manipulation: Bloomberg

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

The Trump administration will expand the number of countries it monitors for currency manipulation in an upcoming report expected this month, and Vietnam may be named a [...]
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Toy story: Asia’s richest man buys Britain’s Hamleys for $88 mn

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has snapped up the storied British toy store Hamleys from its Chinese owners for $88 million, the latest in a dizzying splurge of [...]
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Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Burma’s deer

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking watera life-saving [...]
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US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a US guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a [...]
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Reactions to release of Reuters journalists from Burma prison

09-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act, walked free from prison on Tuesday after [...]
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Burma can start new chapter after freeing Reuters journalists: UK’s Hunt

Burma can start new chapter after freeing Reuters journalists: UK’s Hunt

09-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Britain welcomed Myanmar’s release of two Reuters journalists on Tuesday after more than 500 days in jail, a step that Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said could open a [...]
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Pressured over media rights, Burma frees Reuters reporters

Pressured over media rights, Burma frees Reuters reporters

09-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two Reuters journalists whose imprisonment for their reporting on the Myanmar military’s abuses of Rohingya Muslims drew the world’s attention to curbs on freedom [...]
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In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

09-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chain-smoking singer Gudar Mia, who recently turned 80 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, lit another cigarette, closed his eyes, and crooned the opening words of a Rohingya [...]
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Job disruption in AI era likely to catch Asian governments by surprise, says MIT report

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The speed and scale of the transition to artificial intelligence is likely to take Asian governments by surprise, potentially causing economic and social shocks, according to [...]
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Key facts about Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed on Tuesday months after being sentenced to seven years in jail on convictions under the colonial-era Official Secrets [...]
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