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Scores killed in Myanmar crackdown as UN envoy calls for 'strong action'

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 22:21
April 10, 2021 10:21 PM

Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations called for "strong action" against the junta.
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India protests US Navy ship’s transit through its waters without consent

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 20:27
India protested to the United States for a navy vessel conducting a transit through its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) without consent, the foreign ministry said on Friday, in a rare row between the friendly navies of the two countries.The USS John Paul Jones “asserted navigational rights and freedoms,” inside India’s EEZ in line with international law by sailing about 130 nautical miles (241km) west of India’s Lakshadweep islands, the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement on Wednesday.But an…
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Chinese diplomat invokes ping-pong diplomacy for better ties

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 20:22
April 10, 2021 8:22 PM

Cui Tiankai said the two countries to take history as a guide to solve today's disputes.
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Philippines President Duterte's 2-week absence from public view fuels rumours of declining health, death

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 20:10
April 10, 2021 8:10 PM

Sources also told ST that Mr Duterte was never in Singapore, much less died there.
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China's graft watchdog rebukes 'mukbang' binge-eating, drinking videos

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 19:48
April 10, 2021 7:48 PM

The watchdog said such content encourages food waste.
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Alibaba: Chinese regulator slaps huge fine on tech giant

BBC Asia News - Sat, 2021-04-10 18:54
The e-commerce company Alibaba Group is fined $2.75bn for violating anti-monopoly rules.
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Thailand's capital plans 10,000 field-hospital beds as Covid-19 spikes

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 18:22
April 10, 2021 6:22 PM

The highly transmissible B117 variant has rapidly spread to 62 of Thailand's 77 provinces.
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South Asia surpasses grim milestone of 15 million Covid-19 cases: Reuters tally

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 18:17
April 10, 2021 6:17 PM

The region accounts for 11 per cent of global cases and almost 6 per cent of deaths. 
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India protests US Navy's transit through its exclusive economic zone

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 17:54
April 10, 2021 5:54 PM

An Indian foreign ministry spokesman said UN rules did not allow such passage without consent.
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Coronavirus: Cambodian PM threatens quarantine-breakers with jail

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 17:27
April 10, 2021 5:27 PM

Cambodia has passed a strict Covid-19 Bill that could see people who flout virus rules jailed for up to 20 years.
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Italy to pay $1.76 million over India fishermen killing: Lawyers

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 17:17
April 10, 2021 5:17 PM

The victims' families have agreed to receive the "determined compensation amount".
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Two dead whales wash up on Bangladesh beach

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 17:10
April 10, 2021 5:10 PM

The deaths raised suggestions that they were killed by sea pollution.
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Australians protest Aboriginal deaths in custody, 30 years after major report

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 17:02
April 10, 2021 5:02 PM

More than 470 Aboriginal people have died in custody in the last 30 years. 
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US-China rivalry: is the pressure on for Asean countries to choose sides?

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 17:00
“Don’t force us to choose” has been a common refrain in Southeast Asia as Washington and Beijing clash over trade, technology and the South China Sea. But to political science professor Khong Yuen Foong, the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have already largely aligned themselves with either China or the United States.Khong, vice dean for research and development at Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, said at a recent webinar that Cambodia and…
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Indian troops shoot dead four in fresh election bloodshed

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 16:45
April 10, 2021 4:45 PM

KOLKATA (AFP) - Five people were killed in fresh election bloodshed in the Indian state of West Bengal on Saturday (April 10), including four shot dead by paramilitary troops "in self-defence", officials said.
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MNCs worried about Xinjiang spat between China and H&M

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 16:12
April 10, 2021 4:12 PM

BEIJING - As the world's second largest fashion brand H&M continues to be conspicuously missing from Chinese e-commerce platforms, executives at multinational companies have fretted in private about who might come into Beijing's crosshairs next, while hoping the storm would soon pass.
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Western Australia braces for 'worst case scenario' as cyclone Seroja nears

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 15:24
April 10, 2021 3:24 PM

The cyclone is expected to intensify to a category three overnight.
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Asian nations face new infection waves as Covid-19 variants wreck attempts to stem virus

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 14:47
April 10, 2021 2:47 PM

SINGAPORE - After a period of success in containing Covid-19 infections, some countries in Asia are once again beating back an emergenceof the coronavirus that has infected over 130 million people worldwide and killed nearly 3 million.
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Chinese aircraft skirt Taiwan in second show of force this week

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2021-04-10 14:44
April 10, 2021 2:44 PM

The fleet included J-10 and J-16 fighter jets, electronic warfare and anti-submarine planes
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