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Why India's Uttar Pradesh has become the crime haven of TV shows

BBC Asia News - Sat, 2022-05-14 10:51
Shows set in Uttar Pradesh rely on crime but what gets lost is the state's rich history and culture.
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Singapore leaders convey condolences on passing of UAE ruler

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 10:44
May 14, 2022 10:44 AM

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob sent their condolences to the United Arab Emirates on Saturday (May 14) following the death of President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a pro-Western moderniser who had aligned the Gulf Arab state closer to the United States and its allies.

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From Singapore’s ban mian to Malaysia’s roti canai: soaring wheat prices hit Southeast Asia’s street-food favourites

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 10:30
A looming global shortage of wheat amid the war in Ukraine has sent the cost of flour used in ‘ban mian’, ‘roti canai’ and other popular snacks shooting up, leaving vendors little choice but to pass on the increase to customers.
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Biden names Yohannes Abraham as envoy to Asean stressing US attention for the region

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 10:23
Yohannes Abraham, chief of staff to the White House National Security Council has been nominated as the new ambassador to Asean – a post that has been vacant since the start of Donald Trump’s administration in 2017.
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John Lee: What Hong Kong can expect from 'Beijing's enforcer'

BBC Asia News - Sat, 2022-05-14 09:13
What will Hong Kong look like under John Lee, and what does it say about Beijing's intentions?
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New Zealand's PM Ardern tests positive for Covid-19, office says

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 09:12
May 14, 2022 9:12 AM

She has moderate symptoms and will be required to isolate until May 21.

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21 more dead as North Korea battles Covid-19 outbreak

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 09:08
May 14, 2022 9:08 AM

State media said they died from "fever", but did not specify if they tested positive for Covid-19.

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Fire in commercial building in India kills at least 27

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 08:40
The large fire broke out at a four-storey commercial building in west Delhi in the late afternoon, but its cause was not immediately clear.
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 07:26
The leader said she was ‘gutted’ to miss two major announcements in parliament next week, but ‘isolating with Covid-19 is a very Kiwi experience this year’.
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Winds of political change blowing across Asia

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 06:00
May 14, 2022 6:00 AM

Asia News Network writers look at the shifts in political power throughout Asia. Here are excerpts.

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Japanese-S'porean couple's vegan cookie business in Okinawa set to expand

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 05:00
May 14, 2022 5:00 AM

They set up Champuri Stories last year after noticing the lack of vegan and gluten-free snack options on the island.

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Okinawa: Home to a wealth of cultural assets

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 05:00
May 14, 2022 5:00 AM

While many Japanese know karate hails from their country, less than half are aware of its origins in Okinawa.

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'Our dignity is being trampled on': Legacy of US occupation still haunts Okinawa, 50 years on

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 05:00
May 14, 2022 5:00 AM

May 15 marks 50 years since Okinawa’s sovereignty was returned to Japan by the United States. 

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Mao Zedong scroll thieves jailed in Hong Kong

BBC Asia News - Sat, 2022-05-14 04:16
The thieves were unaware of its value and sold it to an amateur collector for less than $25 (£20).
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China-Australia tensions and racism fuelling Asian ‘reluctance’ to join politics

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 04:00
Asian-Australian candidates running for election in a country with less political diversity than Canada, Britain or New Zealand discuss the xenophobia they face and the issues that matter
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27 killed, dozens injured in fire in India's capital

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-05-14 03:39
May 14, 2022 3:39 AM

A large fire broke out at a four-storey commercial building, but its cause was not immediately clear.

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Dozens die as blaze guts office building in India capital Delhi

BBC Asia News - Sat, 2022-05-14 02:35
A huge fire kills at least 26 people in a four-storey commercial building near Mundka metro station.
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India's monsoon rains seen arriving early, to boost crop sowing

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 23:13
May 13, 2022 11:13 PM

Timely monsoon rains are critical for India's farm output at a time when the country is battling soaring food prices.

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South Asia pummelled by heatwave that hits 50 deg C in Pakistan

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 23:05
May 13, 2022 11:05 PM

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said temperatures are forecast to remain high until Sunday.

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Philippines' presidential runner-up Robredo vows to fight on with 'largest volunteer network'

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 22:19
May 13, 2022 10:19 PM

The volunteer movement will ferret out the truth, said Ms Leni Robredo, who blamed her likely loss to a machinery that "stole the truth".

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