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The librarian who defied the Taliban

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-08-12 07:31
Wahida Amiri became one of the leading voices against the Taliban's assault on women's rights.
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High and low-tech ways to tackle India's water crisis

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-08-12 07:02
India's water situation requires a big investment in tech and many small projects on the ground.
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Years of Covid school closures leave Philippines with deep scars

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-08-12 06:43
August 12, 2022 6:43 AM

One of the world’s longest shutdowns has blunted the competitiveness of the country’s labour force.

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Top Taliban cleric killed in Kabul suicide blast claimed by Islamic State

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-08-12 03:09
August 12, 2022 3:09 AM

Rahimullah Haqqani had recently spoken publicly in favour of girls being allowed to attend school.

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Japan dolphin: Two more swimmers bitten

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-08-12 00:24
It is the latest in a string of beach attacks this summer - all believed to involve the same creature.
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The mystery deaths of two Saudi sisters in Sydney

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 23:40
There are many theories about what happened but it is clear Australia failed them, advocates say.
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Sri Lanka’s ex-leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the move again, leaves Singapore

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 21:27
Authorities did not say where he was heading but the Thailand said on Wednesday he was seeking entry there. He fled Sri Lanka last month amid a deepening economic crisis and widespread protests.
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Ousted Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in Thailand for temporary stay

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 21:13
August 11, 2022 9:13 PM

BANGKOK - Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Bangkok on Thursday (Aug 11) for what Thai authorities said would be a temporary stay, after weeks of seeking shelter in Singapore following his ouster since mid-July.

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Afghanistan: Cleric killed by bomb hidden in artificial leg - reports

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 21:04
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, who had close ties with the Taliban, was a prominent supporter of girls' education.
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un was ‘seriously ill’ in Covid-19 surge, says sister – blames ‘South Korean puppets’

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 20:22
Kim Yo-jong said her brother had a fever, but he ‘could not lie down for even a moment because of his concerns for the people’, and repeated claims that pamphlets sent by ‘South Korean puppets’ caused the recent outbreak.
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US looks to key Asian partners as Indonesia ‘likely to reject’ calls for Russian oil price cap

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 20:15
Washington to approach Malaysia, Australia and Japan as Indonesia’s foreign policy principle means it is ‘unlikely to side with either the West or Russia’.
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Asian Insider: Taiwan tinderbox | Lottery fever

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 20:00
August 11, 2022 8:00 PM

Asian Insider brings you insights into a fast-changing region from our network of correspondents and commentators.

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China accelerates Mongolia investment to ‘facilitate’ Russia trade link and secure energy, commodities

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 18:30
Mongolia and China signed ‘cooperation documents’ after Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Ulaanbaatar earlier this week, with Beijing keen to access vital natural resources and smooth commerce with Russia.
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India man wins 22-year court battle against railways over 25 cents

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 16:36
He was overcharged for train tickets he bought in 1999 and had been fighting to get the money back.
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Google opposes Facebook-backed proposal for self-regulatory body in India: sources

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 15:32
August 11, 2022 3:32 PM

India in June proposed appointing a government panel to hear complaints from users about content moderation decisions.

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Australia defence force suicides 'a national tragedy'

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 14:58
A royal commission inquiry interviewed hundreds of people over alarmingly high death rates.
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South Korea resists China pressure to limit use of US-built THAAD missile system

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 14:20
Seoul rejected Beijing’s demand that it stop deploying additional anti-missile batteries, saying the system is a means of self-defence.
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Taiwan fishing community casting for fresh markets after China ban

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 13:52
August 11, 2022 1:52 PM

The geopolitical storm that followed Pelosi's visit puts the livelihoods of Pingtung's farmers and fishermen at risk.

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Former PM Najib's son may contest Pekan seat in Malaysia's GE15

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 13:51
August 11, 2022 1:51 PM

Nizar is seen as a suitable candidate for the Parliament seat if Najib is not eligible to contest in the general election.

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South Korea flooding death toll rises to 11

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 13:51
August 11, 2022 1:51 PM

Of those killed, three lived in a semi-basement apartment called a ‘banjiha’.

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