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Uttar Pradesh: India son helping rape survivor mum fight for justice

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-08-11 07:43
She was raped in 1994 when she was 12. The son born out of the assault is now helping her quest for justice.
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un declares victory in battle against Covid-19

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 06:37
His sister, Kim Yo-jong, said the North Korean leader himself had suffered from fever symptoms.
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The high price of a Sri Lankan family's bid to flee crisis

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 06:25
August 11, 2022 6:25 AM

KUDAMADUWELLA, SRI LANKA (REUTERS) - As anarchy gripped the Sri Lankan city of Colombo in May, Meenu Mekala and Nirosh Ravindra gambled their family's life savings on a two-week, 4,700km voyage aboard a rusting trawler with their two young sons. The decision ended in ruin.

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Chinese court rejects TV intern's #MeToo case appeal

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 06:18
August 11, 2022 6:18 AM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A Beijing court on Wednesday (Aug 10) dismissed an appeal by a plaintiff in a high-profile Chinese sexual harassment case involving a well-known host of state broadcaster CCTV, a decision likely to deal a blow to China's #MeToo movement.

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Sri Lanka protest camp clears out after crackdown

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 06:16
August 11, 2022 6:16 AM

The protesters have also withdrawn four court challenges against a police order for them to vacate the area. 

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North Korea's Kim declares victory in battle against Covid-19

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 06:11
August 11, 2022 6:11 AM

Country’s leader blamed leaflets from South Korea for the outbreak, says sister.

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Al-Qaeda leader Zawahiri is dead, but Afghanistan terror threat remains a global concern

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 03:30
The presence of Ayman al-Zawahiri in the heart of Kabul casts doubt on the Taliban’s pledge that the country will not be a haven for terrorists. Whether the Taliban limits itself to austere Islamist domestic policies or involves itself in external jihadist politics may depend on the winners and losers of the Zawahiri affair.
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‘Zero-Covid-19’ policy and easing of travel curbs causing confusion, frustration

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-08-11 00:35
August 11, 2022 12:35 AM

Relaxation at odds with flash lockdowns and movement curbs, such as those in Hainan now.

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Australia Covid: Contact tracing app branded expensive 'failure'

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-08-10 23:24
The health minister urges people to delete the contact-tracing app, which identified just two infections.
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Thailand considers Chinese engines for its S26T Yuan submarines

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 21:15
China Shipbuilding & Offshore International was meant to secure German engines in the US$379m deal, but this fell through and they offered an alternative.
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Attack on Taiwan's outlying islands among possible Chinese military moves: Experts

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 20:58
August 10, 2022 8:58 PM

For either side, Taiwan's outlying islands are crucial when an invasion happens, defence experts say.

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China says Taiwan military drills are over after Pelosi visit

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-08-10 20:42
The sea and air exercises were in response to US politician Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island.
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Sri Lanka’s deposed president Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeks Thailand entry as Singapore visa runs out

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 20:39
Thailand’s foreign ministry said Rajapaksa has no intention of seeking political asylum.
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Indonesia’s Widodo urges ‘transparent’ probe as police aide’s murder rocks faith in force

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 20:36
General Ferdy Sambo is named as suspect in killing of his aide and attempting a cover up with a fake shoot-out involving another officer. President Widodo orders a ‘quick, transparent, accountable’ investigation.
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Like a scene from Parasite: Floods lay bare social disparity in South Korea

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 19:33
August 10, 2022 7:33 PM

In places like Sillim, the floods have snuffed out what little hope desperate people had clung to.

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Regional Roundup Podcast: Controversy over Malaysia's Budget 2023 and Navy scandal

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 18:00
August 10, 2022 6:00 PM

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

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Indian companies swapping dollar for Asian currencies to buy Russian coal

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 17:54
August 10, 2022 5:54 PM

India has aggressively stepped up purchases of Russian oil and coal since the war in Ukraine began.

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Scandal in Malaysia's biggest defence deal bogs down Umno ahead of polls

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 17:29
August 10, 2022 5:29 PM

Critics have drawn parallels with Malaysia's other graft scandals, such as embezzlement at state fund 1MDB.

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Langya: New virus infects 35 people in eastern China

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-08-10 17:15
The patients are thought to have caught the virus from animals such as shrews, and not from humans.
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Is Japan’s cabinet reshuffle linked to Unification Church or a ‘purge’ of Abe loyalists?

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-10 17:00
PM Fumio Kishida has culled several high-profile cabinet members with ties to the Unification Church, including Nobuo Kishi, brother of the late Shinzo Abe.
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