Archive for October, 2019

Fire engulfs World Heritage Japanese castle in Okinawa

Fire engulfs World Heritage Japanese castle in Okinawa

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 2:16 PM

A fire ripped through a historic Japanese castle on the southern island of Okinawa early on Thursday morning, spreading throughout the World Heritage site’s complex, [...]
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Philippines’ 6.5 earthquake kills at least five

Philippines’ 6.5 earthquake kills at least five

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 1:57 PM

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked southern Philippines still reeling from two strong tremors this month, killing at least five people and causing previously damaged buildings [...]
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Business Briefs 31 October 2019

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 12:13 PM

* Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) and PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation (GAS) started work on October 28 on Thi Vai LNG receiving terminal in Ba Ria-Vung Tau [...]
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Nintendo moves closer to China Switch launch after nod for first game sale

Nintendo moves closer to China Switch launch after nod for first game sale

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:36 AM

China granted approval for Nintendo Co <7974.T> to sell its first Switch console game in the country, a regulator announced, drawing closer the official launch of the [...]
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Korea compares Japan’s ‘rising sun’ flag to swastika as Olympic row deepens

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:16 AM

MPs voice outcry as Tokyo 2020 organisers say they have no plans to restrict use of flag that Seoul says has militaristic roots South Korea is intensifying its campaign to [...]
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Greater Jakarta prepares for rainy season

Greater Jakarta prepares for rainy season

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:03 AM

As downpours start hitting Greater Jakarta after a prolonged dry season, regional administrations and officials in the capital and neighbouring cities are scrambling to [...]
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University shuts down student forum on Jokowi administration, claims permit not issued

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 8:58 AM

A student discussion scrutinising President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration at Udayana University in Bali has been dispersed by the campus’ [...]
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A year on from Lion Air crash, Indonesians pray, scatter petals for victims

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 8:56 AM

One year after a Lion Air plane crash that killed 189, relatives and friends of victims held prayer vigils and cast flower petals into the Java Sea at the site where the [...]
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China’s Xi renews commitment to HK amid protests

China’s Xi renews commitment to HK amid protests

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 7:01 AM

Chinese Communist Party leader and President Xi Jinping on Monday renewed his government’s commitment to allowing Hong Kong to manage its own affairs amid continuing [...]
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Asian markets mostly down as focus turns to Fed meeting

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets slipped Wednesday as traders play a wait-and-see game ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision, with expectations of another interest rate [...]
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Beijing censures HK activist Joshua Wong for being pro-independence despite his denials and state media accuses him of receiving aid from the United States

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing authorities and state-owned media have censured pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong Chi-fung, accusing him of being a pro-independence radical taking financial aid [...]
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HK’s reluctant police officer: ‘It’s not for us to deliver punishment’

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

One Hong Kong police officer says the force has become ‘a tool of authorities for stability maintenance’. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Larry Yeung* [...]
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Some HK protesters are adopting the Joker as their own. Others are horrified

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Halloween is just days awayand with “Joker” smashing box-office records, it seems inevitable that throngs of film fans will dress as killer clowns for the [...]
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Standard Chartered third-quarter profit beats estimates, warns on ‘challenging’ global headwinds

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Standard Chartered, one of three lenders authorised to issue currency in Hong Kong, surprised the market with a third-quarter profit that topped estimates, as strong growth [...]
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Decision to ban HK pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from district council elections may face challenge in court

Decision to ban HK pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from district council elections may face challenge in court

31-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The banning of Joshua Wong Chi-fung from the coming district council elections may have put an end to the exchange of words between the young activist and two electoral [...]
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