Archive for September 19th, 2016

Thailand boat capsizes, killing 15

Thailand boat capsizes, killing 15

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 1:20 PM

At least 15 people died after a boat carrying about 150 people capsized in a river in central Thailand on Sunday, local police said. Police Maj. Thanat Saengaroon told CNN [...]
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ETFs: record foreign sales sink shares

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 12:59 PM

Shares sank for a third day on the two national stock exchanges, driven by record foreign sales in the final reallocation trading day for Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). The [...]
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Business Briefs Sep 19

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | | 12:58 PM

* The stock of PetroVietnam Construction dropped to a mere VND1,600 a share on Friday, following news over the arrest of five of its former leaders. * [...]
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At least 13 people die in Thailand boat accident

At least 13 people die in Thailand boat accident

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 10:30 AM

At least 13 people have died in a boat accident onThailand’sChao Phrayariver after it slammed into a bridge and sank. The two-floor crowded passenger vessel went down [...]
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Philippine militants ‘free Norwegian hostage’

Philippine militants ‘free Norwegian hostage’

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 9:30 AM

A Norwegian held hostage by a notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines was released Saturday after a year in captivity and will soon be [...]
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Asian Stocks End Six-Day Slump as Fed Rate-Increase Bets Wither

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Asian stocks rebounded from the longest losing streak since May after weaker-than-anticipated US data triggered a delay in investor expectations for a US interest-rate [...]
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HK’s Leader Doubles Down on Talk of Separatism

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

He tells Chinese state-run media that Hong Kong citizens need to understand all 160 articles of their constitution Facing a burgeoning separatist movement and an ever [...]
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HK counsellors turn to social media as youth suicides rise

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

There were more suicides among young people in Hong Kong in 2015 than there were in the previous year. Records from the Coroner’s Court showed there were 70 suicides [...]
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Thousands of Taiwanese line up for iPhone 7 as sales kick off

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Thousands of Taiwanese consumers lined up for hours Friday in Taiwan in front of authorised Apple resellers and telecom stores to procure the latest iPhones on the first day [...]
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US bill seeks to allow high-level Taiwanese visits

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Taipeitimes | 6:00 AM

Members of the US House of Representatives on Thursday introduced a draft Taiwan travel act that seeks to lift restrictions and allow all high-level officials of Taiwan, [...]
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Military personnel stand by as Typhoon Malakas nears Taiwan

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has ordered 23,308 soldiers to be on standby as Typhoon Malakas approaches Taiwan. The deployment was made by the ministry’s [...]
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Taiwan braces for Typhoon Malakas

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Chinapost | 6:00 AM

Residents in Northern and Eastern Taiwan are being warned to brace for the effects of Typhoon Malakas, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. The moderate typhoon is [...]
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Second typhoon in three days expected to smash Taiwan

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is about to be soaked by its second severe storm in just three days, with typhoon Malakas forecast to pass by the northern end of the island early on Saturday. The [...]
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N Korea challenges the world with its fifth underground nuclear test

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

Last week, North Korea conducted its fifth underground nuclear test – and second this year – shrugging off threats of deeper sanctions from the United States and [...]
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12 year old boy who escaped N Korea recalls his time there

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:00 AM

A North Korean defector has told how he was forced to eat snakes and the bark from trees to live after his family fell foul of the country’s crazed leader. Sungju Lee [...]
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