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What’s behind the rise of Japan’s Sanseito, a far-right Trump-loving anti-immigration party?

SCMP Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 08:30
The Trump-loving anti-immigration party, set up in March 2020 and big on social media, seems to have already found a firm following among younger voters.
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Shanghai reports 18 new Covid-19 cases for July 24

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 07:59
July 25, 2022 7:59 AM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - Shanghai reported 15 new domestically transmitted asymptomatic coronavirus cases for July 24, down from 21 a day earlier, and three local symptomatic cases, the same as the day before, the city government said on Monday (July 25).

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The secret mission to save LGBT Afghans

BBC Asia News - Mon, 2022-07-25 07:50
Bella, Ali and Ahmed are trying to make the best of life in the UK after escaping the Taliban.
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Hong Kong to cut Covid-19 hotel quarantine with health code: Report

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 07:49
July 25, 2022 7:49 AM

One option is to move to 4-days of hotel isolation, followed by 3 days of yellow code restrictions.

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Thai cave rescue: Meeting saved footballers four years later

BBC Asia News - Mon, 2022-07-25 07:34
One of the 12 boys talks about his life following the dramatic rescue that made headlines in 2018.
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Pakistan's deadly flood season worsened by climate change and bad infrastructure

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 07:16
July 25, 2022 7:16 AM

Pakistan has long ranked among the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world.

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Hong Kong hits out at global media with hundreds of complaint letters: Report

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 06:41
July 25, 2022 6:41 AM

At least 174 media outlets in almost 30 countries received missives from city leaders.

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Unsolved mysteries of South-east Asia: The screaming schoolgirls of Kelantan

Straits Times Asian News - Mon, 2022-07-25 05:00
July 25, 2022 5:00 AM

Mass hysteria incidents in Malaysia - a case of stress or spirits?

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Philippines shooting: Ex-mayor among three dead

BBC Asia News - Sun, 2022-07-24 21:57
A gunman was arrested after an apparent targeted shooting during a graduation ceremony.
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China launches second module for its space station Heavenly Palace

BBC Asia News - Sun, 2022-07-24 21:37
Tiangong or Heavenly Palace is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.
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Japan’s Sakurajima volcano erupts, highest alert level raised, evacuation advised

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:57
Video shows red mass flowing down one side of the volcano, with projectiles shooting out and smoke billowing. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage but police are advising some areas to evacuate.
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Singapore must arrest Sri Lanka’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa, urges human rights group

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:20
The International Truth and Justice Project says, based on universal jurisdiction, the alleged abuses are subject to prosecution in Singapore, where former president Rajapaksa fled after months of unrest over the country’s economic crisis.
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Western Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:16
July 24, 2022 8:16 PM

There were reports of volcanic stones raining down at a distance of 2.5km from the volcano.

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Macau residents ordered to test daily for Covid-19 for a week

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:08
July 24, 2022 8:08 PM

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - All Macau residents must perform daily rapid Covid-19 tests on themselves and report the results to the government for the next week, with mass laboratory tests slated for the coming weekend.

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Millions of bees killed as Australia races to halt spread of colony-destroying mite

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 20:04
July 24, 2022 8:04 PM

Varroa mites infest hives and eventually kill off entire colonies of bees.

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3 dead in shooting at top Philippines university - ‘determined’ assassin had two guns

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 19:33
A former mayor was among those killed as she attended her daughter’s graduation. A suspect, wounded in a shoot-out, is in custody.
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Former Huawei smartphone sub-brand Honor said to withdraw team from India amid geopolitical tensions

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 19:00
Honor chief executive Zhao Ming told Chinese media that the company was pulling out of India for ‘obvious reasons’.
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Three people killed in Philippine university shooting: Officials

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 18:47
July 24, 2022 6:47 PM

Among those killed was a former city mayor whose daughter was among students at the graduating ceremony.

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South Korea emerges as fastest-growing arms exporter in the world

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 18:39
The nation hit a record high of more than US$7 billion dollars last year – it is now the eighth largest exporter globally, and Asia’s second after China. The Philippines and Indonesia are the two biggest buyers of its weapons.
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Hong Kong to speed arrivals with new electronic declaration rule for Covid-19

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 18:10
July 24, 2022 6:10 PM

The new system, to go on trial from July 28, will no longer let passengers do the paperwork after landing.

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