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Several cities in China add Covid-19 curbs as millions still under lockdown

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 13:48
August 11, 2022 1:48 PM

Eastern manufacturing hub Yiwu said it would enter three days of "silent management". 

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South Korea, China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 13:45
August 11, 2022 1:45 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - China and South Korea clashed on Thursday (Aug 11) over a US missile defence shield, threatening to undermine efforts by the new government in Seoul to overcome longstanding security differences.

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India woman's post on Pakistani friend wins hearts on social media

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 13:41
The two women met at Harvard Business School and found they had more similarities than differences.
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Chinese medical portal censored after doubting herbal 'Covid remedy'

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 13:39
August 11, 2022 1:39 PM

DXY has been banned from posting on at least five of its Weibo accounts.

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Seoul to ban ‘Parasite’-type underground flats after family killed in floods

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 12:51
Landlords will be given 10 to 20 years to remove such structures known as ‘banjiha’ homes – depicted in the 2020 Oscar-winning film – from existing buildings.
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Militants attack Indian army post in Kashmir; 3 soldiers, 2 attackers die in shootout

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 12:46
August 11, 2022 12:46 PM

SRINAGAR (REUTERS) - Militants attacked an Indian army post in the disputed Kashmir region on Thursday (Aug 11), killing three soldiers, while two attackers died in the shootout that came amid heightened security ahead of India's independence day celebrations.

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South Korea's Yoon stumbles in endeavour to improve China ties: Korea Herald contributor

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 12:25
August 11, 2022 12:25 PM

The writer says President Yoon has every reason to try to improve ties with China 30 years after formal relations were established between the two former adversaries.

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Cheaper medicines for all: Inquirer

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 12:25
August 11, 2022 12:25 PM

The paper says the government and the private sector should work to redeem the promise of cheaper and effective medicines for all.

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Seoul floods: 'Parasite-style' flats to be banned after deaths

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 11:19
Two women and a teenager died in one of the tiny flats, which featured in the Oscar-winning film.
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Seoul to ban Parasite-type basement homes after storm deaths

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 11:09
August 11, 2022 11:09 AM

At least four residents were found dead after being trapped in submerged semi-basement homes.

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Taiwan rejects China’s ‘one country, two systems’ plan after holding military drill

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 11:01
August 11, 2022 11:01 AM

The military has played down their significance, saying they were already scheduled and were not in response to China's war games.

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Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 10:36
August 11, 2022 10:36 AM

Secondary school girls remain barred from classes since the Taliban returned to power.

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North Korea leader Kim Jong-un 'suffered fever' during Covid outbreak, says sister

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 10:23
The sister of North Korea's leader also blames South Korea for causing her country's outbreak.
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Singapore cuts GDP forecast as economy contracts in second quarter amid global volatility

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 10:14
The trade ministry trimmed the full-year GDP projection to a range of 3-4 per cent.
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Japan's new male minister for birthrate tried 'pregnancy belly'

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 10:13
August 11, 2022 10:13 AM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida replaced the female minister in charge of tackling the country's falling birthrate and installed a man who sought to deepen his understanding of the issue by trying out a "pregnancy belly".

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Will Philippines’ Marcos Jnr revive talks on China oil deal to solve looming energy crisis?

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 10:00
Chinese interference and Manila’s inability to attract big oil players have hindered attempts to exploit energy resources in the West Philippine Sea.
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China orders up 3,000 hospital beds to contain Covid-19 outbreak in Tibet

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 09:02
August 11, 2022 9:02 AM

Lhasa has been on lockdown as Tibet sees its first ever coronavirus infections.

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More pirate attacks expected in Singapore Strait this year amid Ukraine war, report says

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 08:54
Attacks in the Singapore Strait, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, have risen significantly since 2019.
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Malaysia asks Asean to reach out to Myanmar junta’s rivals as patience wears thin over peace plan

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 08:50
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said the bloc is also considering seeking support from third-party states to help with the Asean-led peace process
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Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Realme rethinks 2022 sales target amid market headwinds

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 08:30
Realme, one of the most popular smartphone brands in India, is revising its global sales target for the year amid global economic headwinds.
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