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Burma army probes ‘wider patterns’ of abuse against Rohingya

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Myanmar military has said it is investigating “possible wider patterns of violations” before and during a 2017 crackdown in Rakhine State that the United [...] » More

Calls grow for Burma election delay as coronavirus cases spike

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Opposition parties in Myanmar are calling for November’s election to be postponed as the country scrambles to control a coronavirus surge. New infections are doubling [...] » More

Burma races to build field hospital as coronavirus surge stretches health system

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Myanmar authorities are racing to build a field hospital in the commercial capital of Yangon to cope with a surge of coronavirus infections that doctors fear threatens to [...] » More

The Latest: Vietnam to resume international flights, but not tourism

17-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Vietnam will resume international commercial flights connecting the country to several Asian destinations starting Friday, after a monthslong shutdown to curb the coronavirus [...] » More

Burma casualties may represent war crimes: UN’s Bachelet

16-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Myanmar casualties may amount to further war crimes, UN rights chief says The UN human rights chief said on Monday that recent civilian casualties in Myanmar may amount to [...] » More

Asia offers more flu shots to head off COVID-19 complications

16-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Some Asian countries are rolling out early and more aggressive influenza vaccination programmes this year, seeking to reduce the potential of people contracting the flu and [...] » More

UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ in Burma’s Rahkine

16-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Myanmar’s apparent continued targeting of civilians in the country’s Rakhine and Chin states could constitute additional war crimes and crimes against humanity, [...] » More

Invasive Asian mosquito species threatens African cities: study

16-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A species of mosquito originally from Asia threatens to put tens of millions of city-dwellers in Africa at higher risk of catching malaria as the invading insect spreads [...] » More

Vietnam jails four people over Britain truck tragedy

16-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Vietnam has jailed four people over their roles in the death of 39 migrants found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year, state media said. The deaths of the 31 men and [...] » More

Pig pandemic adds to German pork sector pain as exports banned

15-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:28 AM

An outbreak of African Swine Fever threatens to keep German pork locked in the European Union with China, South Korea and Japan all banning shipments, a major setback in an [...] » More

Asia import ban adds to German pork woes

15-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:09 AM

The discovery of African swine fever in a German boar is the latest blow to the country’s meat industry that is already struggling from the impact of the coronavirus. [...] » More

Vietnam court sentences 2 to death over land dispute clash

15-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:33 AM

A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced two villagers to death in the killings of three policemen during a clash over a land dispute, state media reported. Twenty-seven other [...] » More

Vietnam sentences brothers to death after violent land clash

15-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:30 AM

A Vietnam court sentenced two brothers to death Monday after a long-running land dispute spiralled into rare violence which left three police officers and a villager dead. [...] » More

Virus restrictions threaten Asia economic recovery in 2021: ADB

15-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:29 AM

Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a “swoosh-shaped” recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast Tuesday, but it warned [...] » More

Burma casualties may represent war crimes: UN’s Bachelet

15-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The UN human rights chief said on Monday that three years after a Rohingya exodus “no concrete measures” on accountability had been taken by authorities and said [...] » More