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China mulls dipping into pork reserves to rein in costs

Straits Times Asian News - 58 min 40 sec ago
July 05, 2022 5:20 PM

Slaughter more pigs, the government tells suppliers.

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Hacker claims major Chinese citizens' data theft, starts selling at $280k

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 26 min ago
July 05, 2022 4:52 PM

Personal data of a billion Chinese said to have been stolen.

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Twelve religious group members arrested over Australian girl's death

BBC Asia News - 1 hour 39 min ago
The 12 members of a religious group denied the girl medical treatment for six days, police say.
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Some Philippines McDonald's stores can't serve chicken as demand soars

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 50 min ago
July 05, 2022 4:28 PM

No poultry shortage, but standards have to be met, says fast-food chain.

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China plans $104b infrastructure fund in third quarter to revive flagging economy

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 34 min ago
July 05, 2022 3:44 PM

Headwinds remain, even as the economy starts a slow recovery.

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Xiao Jianhua: Canadian officials barred from tycoon's China trial

BBC Asia News - 3 hours 10 min ago
The trial is taking place five years after Xiao Jianhua vanished from a Hong Kong luxury hotel.
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Malaysian man flees naked on motorcycle after allegedly killing wife and baby

SCMP Asian News - 3 hours 16 min ago
Police found the bodies of a 26-year-old woman and a three-month-old boy following a tip-off. If found guilty, the suspect could face the death penalty.
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China's top envoy Wang Yi to meet Philippine president Marcos Jr in Manila

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 26 min ago
July 05, 2022 2:52 PM

He will be the first foreign minister to visit Manila under the new administration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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Mumbai turns to Twitter for help mapping India's monsoon floods

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 29 min ago
July 05, 2022 2:50 PM

MUMBAI (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - When monsoon rains sweep into Mumbai each year, residents of India's financial hub find their social media feeds awash with flood memes - from Venetian gondolas plying the city's deluged streets to office workers commuting on inflatable dinghies.

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First-time voters weigh what they've never known - Turkey without Erdogan

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 41 min ago
July 05, 2022 2:37 PM

Gen Z will decide if Tayyip Erdogan stays or goes.

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Chinese property developers accept farm produce for homes

BBC Asia News - 4 hours 8 min ago
China's once-booming property market has been hit hard by the country's zero-Covid policies.
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South Korea to build more nuclear reactors, as Yoon scraps Moon’s atomic energy phase-out plans

SCMP Asian News - 4 hours 16 min ago
South Korea’s new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, has rejected the idea of phasing out nuclear energy after making it a key pledge of his election campaign to boost investment in the industry.
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Sri Lanka aims to stop printing money as inflation nears 60%

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 34 min ago
July 05, 2022 1:45 PM

Talks for a bailout from the IMF complicated because nation is bankrupt, PM says.

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Heatwaves expected to sweep northern China in next 2 weeks

Straits Times Asian News - 4 hours 51 min ago
July 05, 2022 1:28 PM

Temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius in some regions.

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China slams Nasa chief Nelson as race to the moon gets heated

Straits Times Asian News - 5 hours 20 min ago
July 05, 2022 12:59 PM

The Nasa chief had made comments about the space competition between the US and China.

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Russia's Lavrov to visit Hanoi ahead of G-20 meeting

Straits Times Asian News - 5 hours 32 min ago
July 05, 2022 12:46 PM

Russia is Vietnam's biggest arms supplier.

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Service charge: India bans service charge at hotels and restaurants

BBC Asia News - 5 hours 33 min ago
The new rules also say that customers who refuse to pay the charge cannot be denied entry or service.
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Climate link to Sydney floods points to growing disaster risks

Straits Times Asian News - 6 hours 16 min ago
July 05, 2022 12:03 PM

SINGAPORE - Climate change is fuelling the weather causing severe floods in Sydney, scientists say, and as the planet heats up, more damaging flooding events in Australia - and elsewhere - can be expected.

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Japan hopes anti-groping Digi Police app will deter return of train molesters as crowds back after lifting of Covid-19 restrictions

SCMP Asian News - 6 hours 18 min ago
Molest cases on trains are likely to remain a major problem in the post-pandemic era as perpetrators become more organised to feed their ‘addiction’ to groping, according to observers.
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Sea level rise will affect coastal communities: Statesman contributors

Straits Times Asian News - 6 hours 19 min ago
July 05, 2022 12:00 PM

The writers say if nations enhance their collective mitigation targets and move towards adaptation, there is optimism to be found.

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