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Report: Burma, China failing to stop ‘bride’ trafficking

Report: Burma, China failing to stop ‘bride’ trafficking

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

Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, [...]
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Senators ask US to sanction Burma army chief

Senators ask US to sanction Burma army chief

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

Senators called Wednesday for the United States to slap sanctions on Myanmar’s army chief, saying more needed to be done to bring accountability over the campaign [...]
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Eight injured in Burma temple town violence

Eight injured in Burma temple town violence

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

Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight locals injured, scaring tourists [...]
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British-funded dengue forecasting system in Vietnam aims to curb mosquito-borne virus

21-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Telegrap | 6:00 AM

A British consortium funded by the UK Space Agency on Tuesday launched a pioneering dengue forecasting system in Vietnam, in the hope of curbing the spread of the deadly [...]
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Asian business sentiment lingers near three-year low as trade war dragsThomson Reuters/INSEAD

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

Confidence among Asian companies held near three-year lows in the first quarter as a US-China trade dispute dragged on, pulling down a global economy that is already on a [...]
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Most Asia markets down as dealers spooked by trade, Brexit

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

Asian markets mostly fell Wednesday with nervous investors keeping tabs on developments in China-US trade talks and the Brexit saga, while awaiting the conclusion of a key [...]
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Burma court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

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

A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic [...]
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Burma military fights rebels among ancient Rakhine temples

Burma military fights rebels among ancient Rakhine temples

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

Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom and a popular [...]
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European militaries ‘will do more to counter assertive China’ in Indo-Pacific

European militaries ‘will do more to counter assertive China’ in Indo-Pacific

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

European countries will reinforce their presence in the Indo-Pacific, including increased naval operations, to counter China’s assertive activities in the region, [...]
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Rohingya ‘lost generation’ struggle to study in Bangladesh camps

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

Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that despite being [...]
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The United States must go beyond ‘baby steps’ in infrastructure as China builds strong bonds in Asia, says former US ambassador

The United States must go beyond ‘baby steps’ in infrastructure as China builds strong bonds in Asia, says former US ambassador

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

The United States is offering little to counter China’s massive infrastructure drive, failing to invest the attention and resources needed to make its Indo-Pacific [...]
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Couple jailed for abusing Burma maid, ordered to pay compensation

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A couple were jailed on Monday (18 March) for abusing a maid from Myanmar, more than two years after they were convicted for committing similar offences against an Indonesian [...]
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2 US B-52s fly over South China Sea, second time in a month: report

2 US B-52s fly over South China Sea, second time in a month: report

18-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:53 AM

The US sent two nuclear-capable B-52H bombers over the South China Sea on Wednesday, marking the second time this month that the bombers flew over the region. Such Air Force [...]
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Vietnam ‘regrets’ murder suspect not freed in Malaysia

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

Hanoi said Thursday it “regrets” the decision by Malaysian prosecutors not to release a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North [...]
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Vietnam family of Kim murder suspect urge her not to lose hope

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

The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her [...]
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