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US prepares for biggest-ever Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam

20-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday visited a former American air base in southern Vietnam that will soon become the biggest-ever US cleanup site for contamination [...]
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China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

20-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US [...]
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EU builds ties with Asia in face of US protectionism

20-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

European leaders sought to build support from Asia Thursday in defence of free trade and the fight against climate change, to counter the growing protectionism of President [...]
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Burma Buddhist temple now a nirvana for snakes

19-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Crossing a bridge to the middle of a lake in Myanmar’s Yangon region, pilgrims arrive at a temple to pin their hopes on the pythons slinking across the temple’s [...]
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Mattis to visit toxic Agent Orange site in Vietnam

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war’s darkest chapters that lives on [...]
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Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war’s darkest chapters that lives on [...]
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US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting a firsthand look at the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. Mattis visited an air base north of HCM City that was heavily [...]
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Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Burma inquiry

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Burma inquiry

18-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United [...]
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Clashes at Burma garment factory leave dozens injured

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Riot police rushed to the scene of clashes at a strike-hit Myanmar garment factory on Monday after protesting workers say dozens were injured when they were attacked by a mob [...]
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Two Burma jet pilots, young girl killed

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Myanmar fighter pilots were killed in separate crashes due to heavy fog Tuesday, officials said, with the debris from one of the planes killing a young girl in her home. [...]
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Dozens injured in crackdown on Burma garment worker protest

Dozens injured in crackdown on Burma garment worker protest

17-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Dozens of Myanmar garment workers were injured on Monday after a clash with assailants wielding iron bars outside a Chinese-owned factory in Yangon, witnesses and hospital [...]
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Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making his second trip this year to Vietnam, and it’s a sign of how much the Trump administration is trying to counter China’s [...]
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Mattis is making his 2nd visit to Vietnam in less than a year a sign of how much the US wants to counter China

Mattis is making his 2nd visit to Vietnam in less than a year a sign of how much the US wants to counter China

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Business Insider | 6:00 AM

By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China’s [...]
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Three from Burma killed in Camerons landslide

Three from Burma killed in Camerons landslide

16-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Three people died in a landslide this morning at Kampung Raja in Cameron Highlands, Pahang. “The victims from Myanmar were a male and two females,” Cameron [...]
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Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Man’ schools childrenfor trash

13-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the “Rubbish [...]
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