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Johor plans to build covered walkway along Causeway

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

JOHOR BARU • Johor is looking to build a 1.2km walkway on the Causeway for those travelling between the state and Singapore.
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Students warn of more unrest if HK leader ignores demands

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

Students protesting against Hong Kong's extradition Bill showed little sign of backing down yesterday despite Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's double apology and suspension of the legislation.
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Beijing-backed candidate declares bid for Macau's top post

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

HONG KONG • The head of the legislature in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, has formally declared his candidacy in the race to run the Chinese-controlled territory for the next five years.
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Uncertainty may lead to outflow of funds from city

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

Growing uncertainty because of trade tensions between the United States and China as well as the recent unrest over a divisive extradition Bill have apparently given pause for thought for the wealthy in Hong Kong as well as foreign businesses.
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Chongqing high-rises buck China's property slowdown

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

CHONGQING • In many Chinese cities, government restrictions have cooled formerly feverish property markets, but in the south-western city of Chongqing, construction is booming and sales are soaring as investors rush in.
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Lam likely to lead a weakened govt just when HK needs a strong hand

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

It is likely that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam will serve out her full term of office despite her poor handling of an extradition Bill that brought some two million Hong Kongers out onto the streets in protest.
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Japan gripped by hit TV show: Can worker go home on time?

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Last month, as Americans tuned in to the final episode of Game Of Thrones, Japan was indulging in its own television fantasy world.
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Xi's Pyongyang visit may help revive denuclearisation talks

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

The Korean peninsula and North Korea's denuclearisation progress are expected to figure large during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea today, Chinese experts said.
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Xi offers to draw up 'grand plan' for regional stability in friendship letter

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

BEIJING • Chinese President Xi Jinping will burnish China's fragile alliance with North Korea by making his first trip to Pyongyang as president this week - and yesterday he sealed their friendship in ink, offering a "grand plan" for regional stability.
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Best likely outcome is agreeing to let talks continue

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

With less than two weeks before Chinese President Xi Jinping meets his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in Japan, China-based experts are cautious about any positive outcomes from the encounter.
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Duterte's response to boat sinking splits public opinion

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

The sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese trawler early this month is splitting public opinion, as President Rodrigo Duterte plays it down as a "little maritime incident", and nationalists accusing him of toeing China's line.
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Bangkok hotel fined for throwing trash in canal

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has imposed a 10,000 baht (S$438) fine on a hotel in the Charansanitwongse area of the capital's Bangkok Yai district for improperly disposing used condoms and toiletry items.
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PKR asks Haziq to explain his claim about sex video

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

The young man at the centre of a Malaysian sex scandal will be directed by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) to explain his claim that he was in a sex video with Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali, tarnishing the reputation of the minister and the party.
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Former 1MDB unit owes Malaysian pension fund $1.36 billion

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • SRC International, a former subsidiary of scandal-tainted state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, owes Malaysian pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) RM4.15 billion (S$1.36 billion) as of last month, which the government has to pay up, the Kuala Lumpur High Court heard yesterday at the corruption trial of former prime minister Najib Razak.
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Cricket World Cup: Kane Williamson's majestic 106 sees New Zealand beat South Africa

BBC Asia News - 2 hours 35 min ago
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson plays one of the great World Cup innings to steer his side to a tense four-wicket victory over South Africa at Edgbaston.
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Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss

BBC Asia News - 3 hours 40 min ago
The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled over the last 40 years, scientists say.
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South Korea urges North Korea to hold another summit before Donald Trump’s Seoul visit, US says their door is ‘wide open’

SCMP Asian News - 4 hours 39 min ago
South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea to hold another summit with its leader ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Seoul next week, while the United States said its door remained “wide open” for talks with Pyongyang.US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, speaking at a Washington forum, said the United States had no preconditions for new talks with North Korea, which have been stalled since a failed summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in…
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Magnitude 6.5 quake hits Indonesia: USGS

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 43 min ago
June 20, 2019 1:49 AM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck Indonesia early on Thursday (June 20), 248km west of Jayapura, Irian Jaya, in the province of West Papua, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
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US says no conditions to talks with North Korea

Straits Times Asian News - 5 hours 32 min ago
June 20, 2019 12:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US pointman on North Korea said on Wednesday (June 19) there were no preconditions to resuming talks with Pyongyang but urged greater action on denuclearisation.
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North Korea drought: South Korea to send 50,000 tonnes of rice

BBC Asia News - 6 hours 5 min ago
South Korea is sending 50,000 tonnes of rice to ease chronic food shortages in North Korea.
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