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Flamboyant funeral sees off Burma monk in costly style

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of devotees flocked to a mock palace of kaleidoscopic colours in Myanmar this week to dance, sing and pay their final respects at the lavish cremation of a local [...]
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US hopes for second aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam this year: official

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States hopes to reach agreement for another aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam this year and for such port stops to become a regular feature of the increasingly [...]
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Virgin Australia cuts staff deal with Brunei airline over sharia law

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Australian arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Airlines has cancelled a staff travel agreement with Brunei’s national carrier in response to the Asian [...]
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Vietnamese man who overstayed in Singapore for over 10 years gets jail, caning

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

He was issued with a Student Pass to study at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) but was unable to pay his school fees. Instead of leaving Singapore after his Visit Pass [...]
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Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex

Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brunei on Wednesday is to introduce harsh new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, [...]
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US criticises Brunei’s death penalty plan for gay sex, adultery

US criticises Brunei’s death penalty plan for gay sex, adultery

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States on Tuesday criticised Brunei’s decision to carry out Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality and urged it to [...]
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Brunei sultan demands ‘stronger’ Islamic teachings as new anti-LGBT+ laws come into force

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Independent3 | 6:00 AM

The sultan of Brunei has said he wants to see “stronger” Islamic teachings in the country as it introduced harsh new Sharia laws on Wednesday that include [...]
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Vietnamese woman implicated in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam pleads guilty to lesser charge, given three-year sentence

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

A swift end has come to the trial of one of the only two individuals arrested in connection to the death of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of the country’s [...]
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Brunei sultan seeks conservative support with hardline sharia laws

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brunei’s imposition of harsh sharia laws, including death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, is a bid by the country’s ruler to boost support among [...]
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Vietnam woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in Kim killing

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese woman who is the only suspect in custody for the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a Malaysian court [...]
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Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and may be freed soon, after her Indonesian [...]
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Chronology of key events in the killing of Kim Jong Nam

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two Southeast Asian women were the only suspects charged with murder after an outcast from North Korea’s ruling family was poisoned with VX nerve agent at a Kuala [...]
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Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case accepts new charge, likely to walk free

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed soon, after her [...]
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Bangladesh stops Rohingya making risky journey to Malaysia

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh security forces stopped 29 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, from being smuggled to Malaysia in rickety fishing boats, officials said Saturday, the latest group [...]
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Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

02-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

In the world’s coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degreesbut warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes [...]
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