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Australia hikes aid in Pacific as China pushes for influence

Australia hikes aid in Pacific as China pushes for influence

10-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia is refocussing its foreign aid programmes in a move to win hearts and minds in the island nations of the Pacific, as an increasingly assertive China flexes its [...]
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Foreign reporters quit newspaper in Cambodia en masse after sale

Foreign reporters quit newspaper in Cambodia en masse after sale

10-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As many as 13 foreign journalists have resigned en masse from a Cambodian newspaper, the Phnom Penh Post, in protest at what they called editorial interference following its [...]
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Oil prices down in Asia as focus turns to Trump, equities rise

09-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:01 AM

Oil prices slipped in Asia on Tuesday morning from three-and-a-half-year highs as investors cautiously await Donald Trump’s Iran nuclear decision later in the day. The [...]
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Fears as Cambodia’s ‘last independent’ newspaper sold

08-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A newspaper hailed as Cambodia’s last independent English daily has been sold to a Malaysian investor with apparent business links to premier Hun Sen, rattling a [...]
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Suspected water contamination kills 10 Cambodians; 120 ill

Suspected water contamination kills 10 Cambodians; 120 ill

08-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Ten Cambodian villagers have died and 120 others have been sickened after drinking water suspected to be contaminated with insecticide, a health official said Sunday. The [...]
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Malaysia halts people-smuggling ship bound for Australia, NZealand

Malaysia halts people-smuggling ship bound for Australia, NZealand

08-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has arrested more than a dozen members of an alleged people trafficking syndicate after intercepting a ship carrying 127 Sri Lankan migrants believed to be bound for [...]
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Burma journalists say government failing to protect press freedom survey

Burma journalists say government failing to protect press freedom survey

05-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu [...]
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?Burma court accepts testimony of policeman who said Reuters reporters framed

04-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A judge in Myanmar declared on Wednesday that a witness who said two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets were framed by police was credible, dealing a blow [...]
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Up to 200,000 Rohingyas at risk from monsoon rains in Bangladesh

03-May-2018 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday said that up to 200,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, including 55,000 children, are at risk from [...]
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UN could help Burma gather evidence of crimes against RohingyaBritish envoy

UN could help Burma gather evidence of crimes against RohingyaBritish envoy

03-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Britain’s UN envoy on Tuesday suggested the UN Security Council could consider helping Myanmar collect evidence of crimes committed during a military crackdown of the [...]
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The Latest: Macron, Turnbull remind China on South Pacific

03-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Australia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has raised eyebrows during his visit [...]
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UN envoys meet with Burma leader over refugee crisis

UN envoys meet with Burma leader over refugee crisis

02-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with United Nations Security Council envoys on Monday over the plight of nearly 700,000 mainly Rohingya Muslims who [...]
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Thousands call for aid access for villagers trapped by fighting in Burma

Thousands call for aid access for villagers trapped by fighting in Burma

02-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thousands of people rallied on Monday in Myanmar’s war-torn Kachin State to demand humanitarian access for villagers trapped by fighting between government forces and [...]
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Dozens hospitalised as Burma battles week-long landfill fire

01-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Firefighters in Myanmar scrambled to put out a fire in a massive garbage dump on the edge of its largest city, Yangon, as foul-smelling smoke from the burning trash that [...]
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Security Council envoys hear of rapes, murders from Rohingya refugees

01-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of Rohingya staged a demonstration Sunday as UN Security Council envoys visited refugee camps in Bangladesh where about 700,000 people who have fled Myanmar in the [...]
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