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North Korea's Kim orders military to 'stabilise' drug supply amid Covid-19 outbreak

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-05-16 05:57
May 16, 2022 5:57 AM

The country reported eight new deaths.

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Kenton Cool reaches record-breaking 16th Everest summit

BBC Asia News - Sun, 2022-05-15 22:15
The mountaineer continues to break records despite shattering his heels in an accident in 1996.
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Groups in Singapore raise donations for Sri Lanka amid economic crisis

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 21:11
May 15, 2022 9:11 PM

SINGAPORE - Mr Aravinth Kumarasamy and five other members of the Apsaras Arts Dance Company from Singapore were midway through their tour of Sri Lanka when its government imposed a three-day curfew on April 2.

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Umno decides to keep top brass led by Zahid until after general election

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 19:18
May 15, 2022 7:18 PM

While the amendment largely works in Zahid and Najib’s favour, it also means that PM Ismail can delay GE15 without threatening the party’s status quo.

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Xi cautions of improper capital, jobs in newly published remarks

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 18:52
May 15, 2022 6:52 PM

China needs to expand the real economy and avoid a mass jobless situation, Mr Xi said in a speech on Dec 8.

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka lifts curfew for Buddhist festival, celebrations muted after deadly violence

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 17:37
Government declared a two-day holiday for the nation’s most important religious event; but cancelled state festival at the Kuragala temple; recent mob violence by loyalists left nine dead and more than 225 wounded.
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Three children, three soldiers killed in Pakistan suicide blast

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 17:03
May 15, 2022 5:03 PM

On Saturday evening, a suicide bomber detonated in a small market.

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Furore over Emma Chamberlain’s Met Gala diamond necklace puts India’s ‘stolen jewels’ in spotlight

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 17:00
The US YouTuber drew flak for wearing the Cartier-designed jewellery, which originally belonged to an Indian king, at the New York event’s red carpet.
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World’s food problems pile up as India restricts wheat exports, considers exporting to needy nations

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 16:54
‘If this ban occurred in a normal year the impact would be minimal, but the loss of Ukraine volumes exacerbate the issues,’ analyst said; India will approve export to countries that need wheat for food security, based on requests.
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World's food problems piling up as India restricts wheat exports

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 16:32
May 15, 2022 4:32 PM

The surprising thing is that India isn't even a prominent exporter on the world stage.

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To survive, some Afghans sift through deadly remnants of old wars

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 16:10
May 15, 2022 4:10 PM

TANGI VALLEY, AFGHANISTAN (NYTIMES) - The father of six knew that where he was digging could kill him. But winter was approaching, and selling a few pounds of scrap metal peeled from a nearby abandoned military outpost could offset the rising prices of food and fuel as Afghanistan's economy collapsed around him.

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G-7 blames North Korea arms push for health emergency

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 15:24
May 15, 2022 3:24 PM

WEISSENHAUS (BLOOMBERG) - Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised nations blamed North Korea's push for weapons of mass destruction for the humanitarian situation in the country, as state media reported more than 170,000 new cases in a worsening fever outbreak.

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50 years after Okinawa’s return to Japan from post-World War II US occupation, locals have no appetite to celebrate

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 14:00
Jinshiro Motoyama has been on a hunger strike demanding the immediate termination of work on the new base at Henoko and a reduction in the total number of US bases in Okinawa.
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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka lifts curfew for Vesak Day

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 13:45
May 15, 2022 1:45 PM

Celebrations are muted as the island weathers a worsening economic crisis.

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Malaysia minister meets counterpart from Myanmar shadow govt in Washington

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 12:50
May 15, 2022 12:50 PM

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah tweeted that he held an informal meeting with his counterpart from NUG.

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Indonesia’s Widodo meets Tesla’s Elon Musk to push for battery investment

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 12:30
The president, who met the billionaire in Texas, also invited him to the November G20 meeting in Bali.
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While China stays on sidelines, pace of in-person international diplomacy quickens

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 12:00
Beijing’s absence from top-level, face-to-face diplomacy could exacerbate the divisions that already exist, particularly with Europe.
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Southern blockbusters are biggest-grossing films in India

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 12:00
May 15, 2022 12:00 PM

Last year, three of the five films that entered the prestigious one-billion-rupee club were South Indian. 

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Japan counterstrike capability may target China’s top military body

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 11:00
Speculation mounts after the government did not directly address a lawmaker’s query whether targets of the plan would include the Central Military Commission.
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Australia PM, trailing in election polls, announces housing policy

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 10:56
May 15, 2022 10:56 AM

It is aimed at boosting home ownership and reducing prices.

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