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Rights group seeks arrest of former Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Singapore

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 17:58
July 24, 2022 5:58 PM

The group said he breached the Geneva Conventions during Sri Lanka's civil war in 2009.

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India reports fourth monkeypox case, first in national capital Delhi

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 17:47
July 24, 2022 5:47 PM

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - A 34-year old from the Indian capital New Delhi with no history of foreign travel is the fourth person in the country to test positive for monkeypox, the Press Trust of India reported, citing officials it didn't name.

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In Japan, Abe suspect's grudge against Unification Church is a familiar one

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 16:58
July 24, 2022 4:58 PM

TOKYO (NYTIMES) - The day before Shinzo Abe was assassinated, Tetsuya Yamagami sent a letter saying that the Unification Church had ruined his life, "destroying my family and driving it into bankruptcy".

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China has become more ‘aggressive and dangerous’ to US, and its allies says chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 15:41
General Mark Milley’s comments come ahead of an Indo-Pacific defence meeting this week in Australia, where key topics will be China’s escalating military.
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China reports 982 new Covid-19 cases for July 23, rise on 817 a day earlier

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 15:37
July 24, 2022 3:37 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Mainland China reported 982 new coronavirus cases for July 23, of which 129 were symptomatic and 853 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Sunday (July 24).

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China launches second of three space station modules

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 15:24
July 24, 2022 3:24 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - China launched on Sunday (July 24) the second of three modules needed to complete its new space station, state media reported, the latest step in Beijing's ambitious space programme.

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China probes banking inspector in Henan province after fraud case, protests

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 15:14
July 24, 2022 3:14 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's banking regulator on Sunday (July 24) said it is investigating an inspector at its bureau in Henan province, which has seen protests by depositors unable to retrieve funds following suspected fraud at a number of rural lenders.

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'Life after is more important': A child left in Japan's baby hatch

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 15:00
July 24, 2022 3:00 PM

KUMAMOTO, JAPAN (AFP) - Inside Mr Koichi Miyatsu's blue, child-sized backpack are neatly folded cartoon-print sweatshirts and a pair of white sneakers - all he has from before he was left at Japan's only "baby hatch".

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Sri Lanka president's office to reopen after crackdown on protesters

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 14:58
July 24, 2022 2:58 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's besieged presidential office will reopen on Monday (July 25), police said, days after anti-government demonstrators were flushed out in a military crackdown that triggered international condemnation.

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Khmer Rouge survivor in the US opens up on escaping genocide in father-daughter podcast

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 14:00
A California-based businessman who grew up in Cambodia during Pol Pot’s regime is sharing his story in podcast helmed by his daughter.
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Philippine bakeries shrink 'poor man's bread' as inflation bites

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 13:02
July 24, 2022 1:02 PM

MANILA (AFP) - As the war in Ukraine pushes up wheat prices and a weaker peso raises the cost of imported edible oil, many Philippine bakers are shrinking the size of a popular breakfast roll to cope with higher inflation.

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Ukraine war: Philippine bakeries shrink pandesal also known ‘poor man’s bread’ as inflation bites

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 12:32
One bakery in Manila reduced the size of a ‘pandesal’ from 35 grams to 25 grams to avoid raising the 2.50 peso (US$0.04) price. Filipinos often dunk the slightly sweet and pillowy soft pastry in their coffee.
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Political pressure is crippling efforts to stave off an economic crisis in Pakistan. Will it become the next Sri Lanka?

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 12:15
Political stability is central to getting Pakistan’s economy back on track and avoiding a debt default. Ousted prime minister Imran Khan is pushing for early national elections as he taps into growing public anger amid soaring prices and acute shortages of fuel, food and other essentials.
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Vietnam’s ‘coral grave’ at Nha Trang Bay a wake-up call on climate change destruction

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 11:00
Just 1 per cent of Vietnam’s corals are in a healthy state while the rest face multiple threats to survival, say scientists.
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China heightens warning to US over possible Pelosi visit to Taiwan: FT report

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 10:48
July 24, 2022 10:48 AM

US President Joe Biden said he plans to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping by the end of the month.

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Coronavirus: Japan’s daily Covid-19 cases surpass 200,000 for first time due to new Omicron variants

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 10:40
The 200,975 cases marked the fourth straight day of a record count during the seventh wave of coronavirus infections in the country. The new tally is roughly double the peak of the sixth wave in February.
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How the narrative of an all-powerful government hurts China’s image at home and abroad

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 10:15
The story of the unitary, all-powerful central government worked in the past, but it is failing to keep up with today’s complex realities. Such an oversimplified message undermines people’s confidence in tough times and provides a convenient tool for unjustified criticism of China.
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China's home-grown C919 jet nears certification as test planes complete tasks

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 10:12
July 24, 2022 10:12 AM

Six test planes have finished the testing tasks.

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Over 460 ancient tombs discovered in north China's Hebei

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 09:47
July 24, 2022 9:47 AM

The fresh excavation started in January 2021 at the Houbaijiabei Cemetery in the city of Handan.

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Sri Lanka’s Ranil Wickremesinghe is a schemer and the West’s stooge. Not the man to lead it out of crisis

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 09:00
Ranil Wickremesinghe only gained the presidency through horse-trading and with Western help, writes Kalinga Seneviratne.
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