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Shanghai to start gradually reopening malls, other firms in Covid-19 lockdown transition

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 10:50
May 15, 2022 10:50 AM

The city of 25 million people has been locked down for more than six weeks.

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Asia’s ‘progressive’ abortion laws safe, but accessibility still an issue in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 10:30
While the landmark decision is at risk of being rolled back in the US, no such debates have roiled Asia, although a stigma persists in some places.
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Durian prices expected to double this year, Malaysia says

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 10:17
May 15, 2022 10:17 AM

The price hike is due to a 50% drop in durian production due to weather conditions.

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Japan's Okinawa marks half century since US handover as regional tensions grow

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 09:55
May 15, 2022 9:55 AM

Okinawans are concerned they could once more end up on the front lines due to new regional tensions.

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Indonesia's Jokowi meets Tesla's Musk after nickel talks

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 09:46
May 15, 2022 9:46 AM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo met Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk on Saturday (May 14) in Texas to discuss potential investments and technology, Indonesia's government said in a statement.

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Coronavirus: North Korea sees more deaths as outbreak worsens

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 09:40
Sate media said a total of 42 people had died, with 324,550 still under medical treatment.
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Australia election 2022: Are Australia's refugee releases an election ploy?

BBC Asia News - Sun, 2022-05-15 08:26
As refugees detained for years are abruptly released, some think the upcoming election is the reason.
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North Korea reports 296,180 new suspected Covid-19 cases and 15 more deaths

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 05:31
May 15, 2022 5:31 AM

State news agency KCNA did not report how many of those cases had tested positive for Covid-19.

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South Korea's strawberries, grapes and citrus hybrids hit the sweet spot

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 05:00
May 15, 2022 5:00 AM

The country’s fruit varieties have increasingly made their way to the region and beyond.

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How might Australia’s ties with China and Asean change after the May 21 election?

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-05-15 04:00
While both the ruling Liberal coalition and opposition Labor parties are talking tough on Beijing, analysts say the latter may adopt a ‘less provocative’ brand of diplomacy.
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Covid: What will the pandemic look like in North Korea?

BBC Asia News - Sun, 2022-05-15 00:55
North Korea is uniquely vulnerable to the virus, and the options to control its spread are limited.
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Thousands of Myanmar monks celebrate Buddha’s birthday at junta-organised event, showing split in loyalties

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 22:36
Since the coup some monks have joined protests opposing the brutal crackdown, while others have defended the military junta; monastic code prohibits some 300,000 from voting or taking part in politics.
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Indian doctor plans to perform transgender womb transplant

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 22:11
New Delhi-based surgeon Dr Narendra Kaushik intends to perform the surgery at his clinic using a donated organ; the only case of a trans woman having a uterus transplant in 1931 resulted in her death.
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US-Asean summit more a pledge of commitment than a showcase of substantive action

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 21:49
May 14, 2022 9:49 PM

While US$150 million was pledged to drive cooperation, details of economic initiatives were lacking.

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Philippines raises minimum daily wage in Manila region to about US$10 a day as inflation hits

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 21:22
Adjustment will ‘protect around one million minimum wage earners’ from ‘undue low pay’ and restore ‘purchasing power’, Labour Department said;
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US, Asean summit dodges Russia condemnation in cautious statement

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 21:06
Participating nations issued a statement calling for the ‘immediate cessation of hostilities’ in Ukraine but did not use words such as ‘Russia,’ ‘war’ or ‘invasion’
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Australia's mammoth electorates cause campaign headaches

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 20:59
May 14, 2022 8:59 PM

SYDNEY - For political candidates in the Australian electorate of Durack - one of the largest seats in the world - the traditional campaign technique of knocking on doors of residents to try to win their votes is no easy feat.

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Sri Lanka’s President Rajapaksa swears in 4 Cabinet members amid crisis

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 20:25
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed the ministers after his brother PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned and new PM Ranil Wickremesing was instated; protesters demanded resignations of the Rajapaksas in worst economic crisis.
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North Korea in 'great turmoil' with 21 Covid-19 deaths, 174,000 cases of fever

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 18:45
May 14, 2022 6:45 PM

Kim Jong Un has ordered a lockdown of major cities and told officials to learn from China's virus control measures.

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Coronavirus: NZ vaccine protesters block MP from leaving building until police arrive

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 17:50
Leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party Christopher Luxon unable to leave premises for fear of encountering demonstrators angry about vaccine mandates; protesters disillusioned with Government’s Covid policies.
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