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Hong Kong on high alert ahead of China President Xi's expected visit for handover anniversary

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

Government leaders have been forced into a closed-loop system.

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Macau Covid-19 infections rise as spread extends to medics, police

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 09:21
June 30, 2022 9:21 AM

Health, police and fire services staff are among the 533 infected cases.

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Marcos Jr to be sworn in as Philippine president

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 08:47
June 30, 2022 8:47 AM

More than 15,000 personnel have been deployed for the inauguration.

 

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Mahabaleshwar: India’s fragile hill states choke under tourist rush

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 07:29
Some of India’s most ecologically sensitive hill retreats are being swamped by a rush of holidaymakers.
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The bloody legacy of Rodrigo Duterte

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 07:26
The Philippines strongman is retiring after a career fighting drugs and crime that left thousands dead.
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Hong Kong handover: Am I Chinese or a Hongkonger?

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 07:12
Two Hongkongers born in 1997, the year the city returned to China, tell us how they view identity.
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Philippines’ food and energy crises, China oil deal to greet Marcos Jnr as he takes office

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 07:00
Marcos Jnr will have to navigate inflation, a looming energy crisis, poor infrastructure and rising Covid-19 cases in Manila
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Singapore top court rejects Myanmar helper killer’s appeal against 30-year jail term

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 07:00
Gaiyathiri Murugayan, who had repeatedly assaulted Piang Ngaih Don until she died in 2016, sought a shorter sentence of 12 to 15 years.
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New Zealand PM Ardern says China more assertive, more willing to challenge rules

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 06:38
June 30, 2022 6:38 AM

She urged the use of diplomacy and economic links to build ties in the Indo-Pacific region.

 

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After tailor killed, police in north-west India ban public gatherings, suspend Internet

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 04:36
June 30, 2022 4:36 AM

Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators after a tailor was killed in Udaipur.

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Robust growth propels Philippine economy to fastest-growing in Asean

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 04:00
June 30, 2022 4:00 AM

Q1 2022 GDP growth has surpassed pre-pandemic levels as investments pour in and businesses gradually reopen with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. 

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In first, Nato lays out 'challenges' from China

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 03:36
June 30, 2022 3:36 AM

Leaders from Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand attend a Nato summit for the first time.

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Nato leaders say China is a ‘systemic challenge to Euro-Atlantic security’

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 00:50
For the first time, the Western military alliance singles out China by name in its strategy document, which had not been updated for 12 years.
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US, Japan, South Korea to boost trilateral cooperation

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 00:39
June 30, 2022 12:39 AM

SEOUL - The leaders of the United States, Japan and South Korea have agreed that boosting trilateral cooperation is crucial in resolving issues in the region, including the growing threat posed by North Korea's expanding nuclear and missile capability.

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Japan faces twin threats of power shortage, drought amid heatwave

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 21:46
June 29, 2022 9:46 PM

A "save electricity" advisory is in place in the east, while the west is facing water shortage.

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Taliban, US plan to meet in Qatar to discuss freeing frozen Afghanistan funds

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 21:28
June 29, 2022 9:28 PM

The funds amount to about $12 billion.

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Sri Lankans endure days-long waits for fuel, shuttered schools and cancelled surgeries with no end in sight to energy crisis

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 19:00
The country’s fuel crisis is taking a toll on schools, hospitals and critical export industries such as the seafood sector.
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Asean special envoy visits Myanmar again as part of efforts to resolve turmoil

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 18:31
June 29, 2022 6:31 PM

BANGKOK - Asean special envoy Prak Sokhonn travelled to Myanmar on Wednesday (June 29) for the second time in three months as part of the bloc's effort to tackle the country's political crisis.

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Seoul ranked world’s second-best city for studying abroad, while Hong Kong climbs 3 spots to 12th place in annual QS report

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 18:00
South Korean capital comes in at second place for the first time in global list ranking 140 cities, while London takes top spot.
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Regional Round-up Podcast: Can Indonesia's Jokowi help open dialogue between Russia and Ukraine?

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-29 18:00
June 29, 2022 6:00 PM

The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia's top news developments in this weekly podcast.

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