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'Missile alert': Taiwan holds air-raid exercise amid China tension

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 15:43
July 25, 2022 3:43 PM

Sirens sounded at 1.30pm for the mandatory street evacuation drills.

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Chinese astronauts set up new lab on space station

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 15:36
July 25, 2022 3:36 PM

It was a major step towards completing the orbital outpost by the end of the year.

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Coronavirus: North Korea touts ‘Koryo’ traditional medicine to fight Covid-19 as critics cast doubts

SCMP Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 15:12
North Korean state media has been churning out stories about the effectiveness of traditional herbal medicine, but defectors and experts say that’s only because Pyongyang lacks alternatives.
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City in Japan takes on marauding macaques after 42 people hurt in spate of monkey attacks

SCMP Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 14:06
Authorities in Yamaguchi city have broken out the tranquilliser guns after 42 people were hurt in a spate of monkey attacks in recent weeks.
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Myanmar military executes four democracy activists

BBC Asia News - Mon, 2022-07-25 13:02
The executions mark the first cases of capital punishment in the country in decades.
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Evergrande: Crisis-hit property giant faces deadline after bosses quit

BBC Asia News - Mon, 2022-07-25 12:24
The Chinese property firm is expected to deliver a preliminary restructuring plan this week.
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Russia becomes China's largest oil supplier as prices drop

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 12:20
July 25, 2022 12:20 PM

BEIJING (CAIXIN GLOBAL) - Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia as the largest crude oil supplier to China over the past two months as Western sanctions due to Moscow's war with Ukraine dragged down prices of its petroleum exports, boosting their appeal among Asian buyers.

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Why are the Philippine heirs of a sultan clashing with Malaysia over Sabah?

SCMP Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 12:01
The heirs are the descendants of the Sultan of Sulu, who entered into a deal in 1878 with a colonial British trading company to exploit resources in his territory.
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Record number of Covid-19-hit Australians in hospital as Omicron surges

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 11:57
July 25, 2022 11:57 AM

The number of hospitalisations hit a record of about 5,450 on Monday, official data shows.

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Time to take precautions against monkeypox: The Daily Star

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 11:30
July 25, 2022 11:30 AM

The paper says trying to prevent transmission at the early stage is the best way to fight an outbreak.

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The Philippines's food security and the coconut industry: Inquirer contributor

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 11:30
July 25, 2022 11:30 AM

The writer says the new administration can turn the promise of vertical and horizontal integration into reality and fulfil the dream of food security.

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The centuries-old mines stirring Japan-South Korea tensions

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 11:24
July 25, 2022 11:24 AM

Japan wants a Unesco listing for the mines, which South Korea says used forced labour during World War II.

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Thailand's first monkeypox case found in Phuket

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 11:18
July 25, 2022 11:18 AM

Thailand upgrades monkeypox alert to national level after WHO declares global health emergency.

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China says South China Sea not a 'fighting arena' for major powers

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 11:07
July 25, 2022 11:07 AM

The South China Sea issue should be handled by countries in the region themselves, China says.

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Myanmar executes democracy activists in first use of capital punishment for decades

SCMP Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 11:04
A former lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party and another prominent activist were among the four executed prisoners.
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Albanese calls for China to end trade sanctions on Australia

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 10:25
July 25, 2022 10:25 AM

China has curbs on Australian products, including coal.

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Solomon Islanders hope ‘China can care for us’ as opinions shift amid Beijing-backed building spree

SCMP Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 10:02
A China-funded US$30 million infrastructure push ahead of next year’s Pacific Games has encouraged a more favourable view of Beijing in the archipelago nation.
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MasterChef Australia: The global cooks breaking 'Indian curry' stereotypes

BBC Asia News - Mon, 2022-07-25 09:27
Indian dishes feature heavily on MasterChef Australia, reigniting a debate about the cuisine.
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Myanmar junta carries out first executions in decades

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 09:26
July 25, 2022 9:26 AM

The four executed include a former lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party.

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China's population expected to start to shrink before 2025

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 09:15
July 25, 2022 9:15 AM

Data released on Sunday showed new births in 2021 the lowest in decades in several provinces.

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