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Thai anti-government protesters hold rallies outside Bangkok

Thai anti-government protesters hold rallies outside Bangkok

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:46 AM

Hundreds joined anti-government protests across Thailand on Sunday following a day of rallies in the country’s capital where protesters were calling for new elections [...]
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Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under security law

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested under security law

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 10:20 AM

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested under the territory’s national security legislation and accused of “colluding with foreign powers” in the [...]
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US cabinet member to meet Taiwan’s leader

US cabinet member to meet Taiwan’s leader

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:00 AM

A US cabinet member was due to meet Taiwan’s leader Monday during the highest level visit from the United States since it switched diplomatic recognition from the [...]
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UK urges HK government to reinstate candidates, hold elections

UK urges HK government to reinstate candidates, hold elections

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:49 AM

Britain called on the Hong Kong government on Sunday to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold legislative council elections as soon as possible, in a joint statement [...]
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China targeting US election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O’Brien

China targeting US election infrastructure with cyberattacks, says O’Brien

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:34 AM

Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting US election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert [...]
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Floods, landslides in Korea leave 26 dead as heavy rains continue

Floods, landslides in Korea leave 26 dead as heavy rains continue

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Canadian Press | 7:00 AM

At least 26 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and [...]
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Head of China’s HK liaison office says US sanctions indicate he is doing what he should

Head of China’s HK liaison office says US sanctions indicate he is doing what he should

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:00 AM

Director at China’s Hong Kong Liaison Office, Luo Huining, said US sanctions on him indicated he was doing what he “should be doing for my country and Hong [...]
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China risks paying ‘high cost’ for South China Sea intimidation, Japan defense chief says

China risks paying ‘high cost’ for South China Sea intimidation, Japan defense chief says

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 7:00 AM

China’s attempts to change the status quo in the South China Sea risks provoking a stern response from the international community, Japanese Defense minister Taro Kono [...]
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Thai protesters demand the release of anti-government activists

Thai protesters demand the release of anti-government activists

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:00 AM

More than 1,000 anti-government demonstrators rallied in Bangkok’s commercial district on Saturday after two protest leaders were arrested and held overnight. Human [...]
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Early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial begins in Singapore

Early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial begins in Singapore

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Star | 7:00 AM

The early-stage clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine has started in Singapore, with the first vaccinations expected to be given to volunteers next week. Clinicians and [...]
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Malaysia’s Mahathir, 95, forms new party to fight old ally

Malaysia’s Mahathir, 95, forms new party to fight old ally

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 7:00 AM

Two-time former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Friday he is forming a new ethnic Malay party more than two months after he was sacked from his previous [...]
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Malaysia’s ex-finance minister charged over tunnel project

Malaysia’s ex-finance minister charged over tunnel project

10-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 7:00 AM

Malaysia’s former finance minister was charged Friday with corruption over a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project, a move he slammed as political persecution by the new [...]
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China to decide fate of HK legislature after term expires

China to decide fate of HK legislature after term expires

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

Chinese lawmakers met Saturday to decide on how to deal with the legislative vacuum left by postponing Hong Kong elections. The Legislative Council elections scheduled for [...]
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China-US ties plunge further over HK sanctions

China-US ties plunge further over HK sanctions

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of [...]
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US counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

US counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:42 AM

The top US counterintelligence official on Friday warned that Russia, China and Iran will all try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, with Russia already trying [...]
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