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Kim orders South’s buildings at resort in North be destroyed

Kim orders South’s buildings at resort in North be destroyed

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort, apparently [...]
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China dismisses reports of Carrie Lam replacement plans for HK

China dismisses reports of Carrie Lam replacement plans for HK

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

China’s foreign ministry has strongly denied a report from the London-based Financial Times which claimed Beijing was considering replacing Hong Kong chief executive [...]
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Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone, the latest in a series of such incidents. [...]
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Japan presses China on professor held for ‘spying’

Japan presses China on professor held for ‘spying’

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

Prime minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday pressed China’s visiting vice president over the case of a Japanese professor detained by Beijing reportedly on allegations of [...]
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HK protests: more than 2,600 sign petition demanding university chief ‘condemn police brutality’ and hold dialogue with students

HK protests: more than 2,600 sign petition demanding university chief ‘condemn police brutality’ and hold dialogue with students

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

More than 2,600 students, alumni and staff have signed a petition demanding that University of Hong Kong chief Zhang Xiang “condemn police brutality” and hold a [...]
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HK government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

HK government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater [...]
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Suspect whose case led to HK’s unrest leaves prison

Suspect whose case led to HK’s unrest leaves prison

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong’s ongoing protests was freed from prison on Wednesday and told reporters he was willing to surrender to [...]
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Murder suspect walks free as HK, Taiwan authorities clash

Murder suspect walks free as HK, Taiwan authorities clash

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

A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city’s [...]
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Samsung heir’s corruption retrial hangs over phonemaker

Samsung heir’s corruption retrial hangs over phonemaker

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

The heir to the Samsung empire returns to court this week for a retrial over a sprawling corruption scandal that could see him return to prison and deprive the world’s [...]
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China plans to replace HK leader Lam with ‘interim’ chief executive  FT

China plans to replace HK leader Lam with ‘interim’ chief executive FT

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an “interim” chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the [...]
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Indonesia cabinet unveiled, includes president’s main rival

Indonesia cabinet unveiled, includes president’s main rival

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and [...]
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Tear gas fired at HK protests has not affected water and air quality, says health minister responding to exposure fears

Tear gas fired at HK protests has not affected water and air quality, says health minister responding to exposure fears

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

Water and air quality in Hong Kong have not been affected by the firing of tear gas at protests that have plagued the city for nearly five months, a government minister has [...]
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HK protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims

HK protest violence being fanned by foreign forces, China’s Wang Yi claims

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

China’s foreign minister has reiterated Beijing’s claim that foreign forces are fanning violent protests in Hong Kong, which he denounced as “violence pure [...]
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US awarded ownership of seized N Korean vessel

US awarded ownership of seized N Korean vessel

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

A New York court has formally handed the US ownership of a North Korean cargo ship seized for violating international sanctions, the Justice Department said. The 17,061 tonne [...]
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China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites: watchdog

China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites: watchdog

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

China’s “Great Firewall” system of online censorship blocks domestic access to nearly a quarter of the foreign news organisations accredited to report in [...]
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