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Japan PM Suga apologises after lawmakers' night club outings

Straits Times Asian News - 26 min 9 sec ago
January 27, 2021 12:49 PM

The news is another headache for Mr Suga.
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Japan may extend state of emergency over Covid-19: Local media

Straits Times Asian News - 32 min 14 sec ago
January 27, 2021 12:43 PM

Current measures, slated to end on Feb 7, could remain in place until the end of February.
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China injects more than 22 million doses of coronavirus vaccines

Straits Times Asian News - 36 min 57 sec ago
January 27, 2021 12:39 PM

China aims to vaccinate 50 million people before the Lunar New Year in February.
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Cambodia's cash-strapped cyclo drivers treated to pedal-in movie

Straits Times Asian News - 48 min 6 sec ago
January 27, 2021 12:28 PM

It was a rare treat and a brief distraction from hard times as the coronavirus takes a toll on tourism.
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Google revives Australia news platform launch amid content payment fight

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 19 min ago
January 27, 2021 11:56 AM

The News Showcase product will be launched as early as next month.
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Philippines is not a dumping ground: Inquirer

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 26 min ago
January 27, 2021 11:50 AM

The paper says that advocates point to loopholes in the laws that have made the country "wide open" to both illegal and "legitimised" waste trade.
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Umno's civil war: The Star columnist

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 36 min ago
January 27, 2021 11:40 AM

The writer says there is a big question about whether Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will buckle under pressure from rebellious Umno divisions and step down.
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Coronavirus: Indonesia’s Jokowi gets second Sinovac dose; South Korea scrambles to contain outbreaks

SCMP Asian News - 1 hour 41 min ago
Indonesian President Joko Widodo received his second dosage of the Covid-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech Ltd., one day after the country registered more than 1 million infections.Nearly 250,000 health care workers have been given the first shot since the programme started two weeks ago. The government is aiming for the number to increase to between 900,000 and 1 million daily, Widodo – who is also known as Jokowi – said in a statement on Wednesday.Are anti-vaxxers winning as India, Indonesia…
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Security tightened in India's New Delhi after protesters stormed city

Straits Times Asian News - 1 hour 41 min ago
January 27, 2021 11:34 AM

By Wednesday (Jan 27) most demonstrators had returned to protest sites on the outskirts of the city.
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South Korea reports big jump in Covid-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 2 min ago
January 27, 2021 11:13 AM

A total of 297 Covid-19 cases had been traced to six churches and mission schools run by a Christian organisation.
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In Singapore, foreign buying of private apartments drops to 17-year low

SCMP Asian News - 2 hours 34 min ago
Foreigners snapping up private apartments in Singapore declined to a 17-year low in 2020 as travel restrictions and lockdowns in various countries deterred them from coming to the city state.Purchases of units fell to 742 last year, according to Singapore-based real estate consultancy firms ERA Realty Network and OrangeTee & Tie Pte. That is the lowest since 2003, when non-permanent residents bought 671 units, based on an analysis of government data as of Tuesday that takes into account new,…
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Australia set for 10th day of no local Covid-19 cases

Straits Times Asian News - 2 hours 46 min ago
January 27, 2021 10:29 AM

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklien announced coronavirus restrictions would be eased from Friday.
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Goldman Sachs boss gets $10m pay cut for 1MDB scandal

BBC Asia News - 3 hours 2 min ago
David Solomon is being punished for the bank's involvement in the fraudulent Malaysian investment fund.
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HSBC defends China policy in UK lawmaker questioning

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 15 min ago
January 27, 2021 10:00 AM

HSBC's decision was driven purely by the need to comply with local laws.
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Philippine province cancels award for China Communications' $13 billion airport project

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 23 min ago
January 27, 2021 9:52 AM

The project was to upgrade Sangley airport in Cavite province.
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China reports lowest daily rise in Covid-19 cases in more than 2 weeks

Straits Times Asian News - 3 hours 51 min ago
January 27, 2021 9:24 AM

Seventy-five new confirmed cases were reported on Jan 26.
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In Vietnam, air pollution a bigger daily threat than Covid-19, as smog envelops Hanoi

SCMP Asian News - 4 hours 15 min ago
Every day, Nguyen Thi Nham Thin sits at a busy traffic intersection in the Vietnamese capital. She is one of thousands of vendors selling food and drinks who make up Hanoi’s bustling street life. But this constant exposure to the fumes comes at a cost. Hanoi, a city of 8 million, has around 7 million vehicles. “I’d inhale about seven to eight hours of dust every day, but you know, even xe om [motorbike taxi drivers] and [other] street vendors would too. It is unavoidable,” the 69-year-old…
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Hong Kong's first Covid-19 lockdown exposes deep-rooted inequality

Straits Times Asian News - 5 hours 16 min ago
January 27, 2021 7:59 AM

The neighbourhood of Jordan is home to some of the city's highest concentrations of tenements.
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India's unusual Covid-19 vaccine problem: Plenty of shots, but few takers

Straits Times Asian News - 5 hours 53 min ago
January 27, 2021 7:23 AM

As of Monday (Jan 25), only about 56 per cent of people eligible to get the shot have stepped forward to get it.
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Hong Kong lifts second lockdown in Kowloon for Covid-19 tests

Straits Times Asian News - 6 hours 25 min ago
January 27, 2021 6:50 AM

The government tested about 330 people and found one confirmed coronavirus case. 
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