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Taiwan-US MOU will allow more direct contacts with Southeast Asia

14-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A recent Memorandum of Understanding between Taiwan and the United States will allow Taiwan to overcome its problem of not having diplomatic allies in Southeast Asia, reports [...] » More

Southeast Asia flood deaths near 40 as new storm approaches

Southeast Asia flood deaths near 40 as new storm approaches

14-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Nearly 40 people have died in Vietnam and Cambodia and scores more were missing, including rescuers, due to prolonged heavy rain and flash flooding as tropical storm Nangka [...] » More

Vietnam flood death toll rises to 23 as storm Nangka to dump more rain

Vietnam flood death toll rises to 23 as storm Nangka to dump more rain

13-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:22 AM

Vietnam’s flood death toll rose to at least 23 on Monday and authorities said the incoming storm Nangka would dump more heavy rain on the country in the coming days. [...] » More

‘I don’t blame anyone’: Vietnam truck tragedy families speak out one year on

13-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Le Minh Tuan has curled up in the bed of his deceased son every night since the young man suffocated in a truck in Britain alongside dozens of other Vietnamese migrants one [...] » More

Floods, rough seas kill 18 in Vietnam as fresh storm on the way

13-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

At least 18 people died and more than a dozen are missing after floods submerged homes in central Vietnam and rough seas capsized fishing boats, authorities said Monday, as [...] » More

Floods kill 17 people in central Vietnam, next storm due soon

Floods kill 17 people in central Vietnam, next storm due soon

12-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:50 PM

At least 17 people have been killed by floods in Vietnam’s central provinces in the past week and 13 are still missing, state media said on Sunday as the country braced [...] » More

Cambodian farmers deploy scarecrows to ward off virus

12-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Rappler | 2:48 PM

Armed with a stick, a floral-shirted scarecrow with a plastic pot for a head stands guard in front of a rural Cambodian homea sentry erected by superstitious farmers to ward [...] » More

Asia Today: China to test 9 million after fresh outbreak

12-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 2:47 PM

Chinese health authorities will test all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao for the coronavirus this week after nine cases linked to a hospital were found, the [...] » More

Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

12-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:47 PM

Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to [...] » More

Burma reports more than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases in new record

12-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Myanmar’s health ministry reported 2,158 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday in a record daily rise, along with 32 new deaths. The Southeast Asian nation has locked [...] » More

Japan sends three vessels to South China Sea in anti-submarine exercise

Japan sends three vessels to South China Sea in anti-submarine exercise

12-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Maritime Self-defense Force conducted anti-submarine drills in the South China Sea on October 9, deploying three vessels including a helicopter aircraft carrier [...] » More

Floods claim five lives in Vietnam and two Cambodians

12-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Elderly residents and small children clung to inflatable tyres as soldiers and police used rope lines to get them to safety from rising floodwater on Saturday in [...] » More

US trade deficit with Vietnam balloons to record high, as Trump administration launches currency probe

09-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:08 PM

The United States’ trade deficit with Vietnam surged to an all-time high in August, data released this week showed, just days after the Trump administration announced [...] » More

Maersk to stop using Burma military ports: rights group

09-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:03 AM

Global shipping giant Maersk will stop using military-owned ports in Myanmar, a lobby group said Thursday after leading a campaign against international companies with links [...] » More

Asia Today: Sri Lanka expands curfew, closes government offices

09-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 10:02 AM

Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed key government offices and further expanded a curfew in an attempt to contain a surging coronavirus outbreak. The foreign ministry closed [...] » More