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Coronavirus: South Korea approves first home-made Covid-19 vaccine

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 15:45
SK Bioscience is seeking an approval from the World Health Organization for its shots, which would potentially open export opportunities.
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Indonesia passes law to create more provinces in Papua

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 14:16
June 30, 2022 2:16 PM

The move follows changes to Papua’s special autonomy law last year.

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Hello Kitty firm strikes China deal after viral hit

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 14:14
Shares of Japanese company Sanrio rose by almost 14% in Tokyo after the agreement was announced.
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Japan power plant shutdown raises fear of shortage in sweltering heat

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:54
June 30, 2022 1:54 PM

The plant's closure comes as reserve power capacity hovers around 3% - the level below which blackouts can occur.

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Marcos Jnr sworn in as Philippine president decades after father was ousted from power

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:54
The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, completing a stunning comeback for one of Asia’s most famous political dynasties, 36 years after it was ousted in a popular uprising.
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Hong Kong has more autonomy since Britain left - ex-leader CY Leung

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:50
Despite China's recent restrictions, CY Leung claims Hong Kong has more autonomy than in 1997.
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Thousands gather at all-male meeting to rubber-stamp Taliban rule

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:35
June 30, 2022 1:35 PM

Officials have provided scant details of the meeting and the media is also barred from attending.

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr sworn in as Philippines president, replacing Duterte

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:30
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr succeeds Rodrigo Duterte after a historic election win in May.
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Maharashtra: Is it the end of the road for Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray?

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:23
The party, which was once a regional powerhouse in India, is now facing a rebellion.
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New Zealand reports 7,423 community cases of Covid-19

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 13:20
June 30, 2022 1:20 PM

The govt is taking action to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 in schools and early childhood services.

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How tropical islands on Indonesia and Thailand are the new working from home

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 12:51
Tourism hotspots Thailand and Indonesia are trying to take advantage of business-leisure travellers – a subset of digital nomads, living and working abroad for longer than a typical holiday without taking up permanent residence.
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Taliban must protect the lives of its citizens with support from international community: Japan News

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 12:25
June 30, 2022 12:25 PM

The paper says drastic change in the Taliban regime is essential before full-scale assistance can be provided.

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Consumption, culture, change: Dawn contributor

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 12:25
June 30, 2022 12:25 PM

The writer says expenditure shares indicate our preferences, as well as the difference between urban and rural consumption habits.

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Australia bets on clean power to avoid another market failure

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 11:58
June 30, 2022 11:58 AM

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Australia's biggest grid has released a multibillion-dollar plan to ease its transition away from coal and avoid pitfalls that earlier this month led to the unprecedented step of temporarily taking over the spot power market.

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Hannah Clarke inquest: Calls for landmark police trial in Australia

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 11:51
An Australian coroner has recommended the change following the deaths of Hannah Clarke and Dooren Langham.
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North Korea’s woes overflow as Kim Jong-un battles flooding, Covid-19 outbreak

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 11:28
Major rivers in the country are in spate following torrential rains since last week, prompting officials to step up disaster response efforts amid a wave of infections.
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South Korea pushes through 5% minimum wage gain amid inflation pain

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 10:50
June 30, 2022 10:50 AM

The minimum wage carries implications across many sectors of the economy that rely heavily on labour.

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North Korean hackers known as Lazarus Group suspected in S$139m Harmony heist

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 10:36
June 30, 2022 10:36 AM

California blockchain Harmony confirms its Horizon Bridge had been hacked last week.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warns Nato of China’s rising assertiveness

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 10:09
New Zealand has in recent years tried not to antagonise China, its largest trading partner, at times choosing not to co-sign statements from the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance criticising Beijing.
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Chinese President Xi arrives in Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 09:45
June 30, 2022 9:45 AM

China hasn’t released Mr Xi’s itinerary.

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