Archive for March 2nd, 2019

Philippines battles spike in measles cases

Philippines battles spike in measles cases

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Scidev | 6:34 AM

Authorities in the Philippines are working to counter ‘vaccine hesitancy’ which is being blamed for an outbreak of measles that has claimed 189 lives since the [...]
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Asian markets rise as broadly positive week draws to a close

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

Markets rose in Asia on Friday though investors remain cautious as they await developments after the failure of the Trump-Kim summit while also keeping an eye on the [...]
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HK finance chief Paul Chan defends budget amid criticism that it does too little to address health care and housing

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s finance chief defended his latest budget on Thursday amid a record-low rating and criticism from residents who said he did not do enough to tackle housing [...]
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Nine injured in accident on escalator at HK MTR station during morning rush hour

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Nine people were injured on a train station escalator during the Thursday morning rush hour, according to Hong Kong’s rail operator. At about 9am, a component sticking [...]
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Saudi Sisters Plead With HK to Allow Them to Remain in the City on ‘Humanitarian Grounds’

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

On their last legal day in Hong Kong Thursday, two Saudi sisters who have ended up stranded in the city for almost six months pleaded with authorities to allow them to stay. [...]
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US lawmakers voice mixed views on high-level visits to Taiwan

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Two American lawmakers expressed opposing views Wednesday on the issue of whether high level government officials such as vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State [...]
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Japanese tourist dies in Taiwan

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

A 71-year-old Japanese national died in a hostel in Kaohsiung while travelling in Taiwan, police said Thursday. Two other hostel guests called the police after discovering [...]
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Taiwanese police looking for Singapore couple suspected to have disposed newborn baby in recycling bin

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese police are on the hunt for a couple from Singapore who are suspected to have disposed of a dead newborn baby girl in a recycling bin in central Taipei. Central News [...]
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N Korea wanted sanctions lifted in exchange for partial nuclear plant closureUS official

N Korea wanted sanctions lifted in exchange for partial nuclear plant closureUS official

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea proposed closing part of its Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for the lifting of all UN sanctions except those directly targeting their weapons of mass [...]
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Officials say Trump overstated Kim’s demand on sanctions

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

President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the US lift all of its sanctions, a claim that [...]
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No deal blow for Moon’s vision of ‘peace-driven’ Korean economy

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As word spread that a summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ending early in failure, some South Korean officials at a Hanoi media [...]
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Korea’s Moon says Seoul will help US, N Korea talks ‘by any means’

Korea’s Moon says Seoul will help US, N Korea talks ‘by any means’

02-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday South Korea will cooperate with the United States and North Korea to help their stalled talks reach a complete settlement. A [...]
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Yongbyon: N Korean nuclear complex and one of the sticking points in Hanoi

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

The future of North Korea’s decades-old Yongbyon nuclear complex was one of the sticking points that sparked deadlock between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald [...]
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Shadowy group declares ‘government-in-exile’ for N Korea

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

A shadowy group believed to be protecting the son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s assassinated brother declared the formation of a government-in-exile Friday, [...]
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S. Korea’s Moon says ‘meaningful progress’ despite no-deal summit

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in insisted Friday the Hanoi summit between the North’s leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump had made a “meaningful [...]
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