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US voices concern over Vietnam sentence to Facebook user

10-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The United States on Wednesday voiced concern after Vietnam handed down an eight year prison sentence to a Facebook user who broadcast pro-democracy views, calling on Hanoi [...]
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UNAIDS report on the global Aids

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PRESS RELEASE | 6:02 AM

UNAIDS report on the global Aids epidemic shows that 2020 targets will not be met in Asia and the Pacific; key populations continue to be left behind and COVID-19 risks [...]
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Vietnam lotto shows just the ticket for marginalised LGBT community

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Each night that Nha Vy steps proudly on stage in her traditional Vietnamese ao dai, or sometimes mini dress and heels, memories grow fainter of the taunts she endured as a [...]
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Workers’ rights seen crumbling as coronavirus threatens further setbacks

19-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Labour rights are being eroded worldwide as more countries deny workers the ability to strike, unionise and negotiate better terms, a global trade union said on Thursday, [...]
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Scarred and scared: Post-COVID consumers not their old selves

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Michael Clark of Amy’s Housewares has one big fear as its London stores prepare to reopen on June 15 along with other retailers around Britain: “Customers not [...]
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Brazil threatens to quit WHO, Trump says US beating pandemic

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:33 PM

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened Friday to pull Brazil from the WHO over “ideological bias,” as his counterpart Donald Trump said the US economy was recovering [...]
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From five-star hotels to the homeless, HK INGO recycles soap

04-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Ever wonder what happens to the half-used bars of individually wrapped soap when you leave your hotel to head home after a holiday or business trip? Soap Cycling is helping [...]
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HK environmental group urges authorities across Pearl River Delta to expand protected marine habitats to save Chinese white dolphins

04-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An environmental group has urged authorities across the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong, to expand protected marine habitats to save the Chinese white dolphins, as [...]
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WHO reports record virus cases as Trump proposes face-to-face G7 summit

21-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:33 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the [...]
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Swiss president opens WHO assembly with praise for chief

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Switzerland’s President opened the World Health Organization’s annual assembly in Geneva on Monday, pledging her country’s “full support and [...]
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WHO chief Tedros in the eye of the storm

19-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African to head the World Health Organization, faces the towering challenge of coordinating a global pandemic response increasingly [...]
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WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

18-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:58 AM

The World Health Organization will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to [...]
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UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism

15-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization’s director-general has faced many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic: racial slurs, death threats, social media caricatures he was [...]
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WHO sees ‘potentially positive data’ in treating coronavirus

WHO sees ‘potentially positive data’ in treating coronavirus

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:44 AM

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that some treatments appear to be limiting the severity or length of the COVID-19 disease and that it was focusing on learning [...]
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Unicef more than doubles coronavirus appeal to $1.6 billion

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

United Nations children’s agency Unicef appealed on Monday for $1.6 billion, more than doubling its initial request for money two months ago to help children already [...]
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