Archive for September 17th, 2018

Singapore police warn of kidnap scams targeting China students

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Police are warning of a kidnap scam involving Chinese national students in Singapore, where their parents are deceived into thinking that their children have been kidnapped [...]
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Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded

Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, toppling trees, [...]
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut slams into the Philippines with millions in its path

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A strong typhoon packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing widespread power [...]
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes through Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes through Philippines

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Super Typhoon Mangkhut has smashed through the Philippines, as the biggest storm to hit the region this year claimed the lives of its first victims and forced tens of [...]
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut claims first victims

Super Typhoon Mangkhut claims first victims

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Super Typhoon Mangkhut has smashed through the Philippines, as the biggest storm to hit the region this year claimed the lives of its first victims and forced tens of [...]
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Philippines’ current account buffer deteriorates further in H1

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines continued to invest more than what its national saving can finance after posting a wider current account deficit in the first half of the year, adding [...]
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Philippines warns of hazards ahead after powerful typhoon exits

Philippines warns of hazards ahead after powerful typhoon exits

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A strong typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, killing at least three people, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before heading towards [...]
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Philippines checking typhoon’s damage, casualties amid rains

Philippines checking typhoon’s damage, casualties amid rains

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain [...]
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Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines’ northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out [...]
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Taking charge: Thai woman breaks into stranger’s house to charge mobile phone

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A woman in Thailand recently broke into a stranger’s home not to steal property, but to briefly use a power plug point. According to Says, the September 11 incident was [...]
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US imposes sanctions on Thai company it accuses of aiding Iran

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions against a Thai aviation company that it said was acting on behalf of Iran’s Mahan Air, which it accused of ferrying troops [...]
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Thailand relaxes political activity ban ahead of polls

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand partially eased its ban on political activities, the ruling junta announced Friday, allowing political parties to recruit new members for the first time since 2014 [...]
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Indonesia plans to buy C-130J Super Hercules, CH-47 Chinooks

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s defense minister has said the country intends to acquire new tactical airlifters and heavy-lift helicopters from the United States, as it continues its [...]
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Indonesian Groups Call for Minority Religious Protections

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Interfaith and human rights groups gathered in Jakarta, Indonesia, this past week to show their support for Meiliana, an Indonesian Buddhist who was sentenced to 18 months [...]
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10 killed, 126 evacuated after ship sinks in Indonesia’s Sulawesi

10 killed, 126 evacuated after ship sinks in Indonesia’s Sulawesi

17-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Rescuers have recovered 10 bodies and rescued 126 people after a passenger ferry caught fire and sank in waters off Indonesia’s Sulawesi province on Friday, Xinhua news [...]
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