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Malaysia’s Johor royals linked to forests felled for oil palm plantations without full approval

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 08:30
Satellite images show hundreds of hectares of trees cleared from a site in the Malaysian state by a company majority-owned by Johor’s royal family without the proper approvals.
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Covid in China: Xi Jinping and other leaders given domestic vaccine

BBC Asia News - Sun, 2022-07-24 03:36
The president and other top politicians have received domestically produced vaccines, say officials.
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Thailand’s first monkeypox patient found after fleeing to Cambodia

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 01:02
Cambodian police found the runaway at a Phnom Penh guest house and he has since been sent to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital for medical treatment.
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Thailand's first monkeypox patient found after fleeing to Cambodia

Straits Times Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 00:17
July 24, 2022 12:17 AM

The Nigerian man went on the run after being diagnosed with monkeypox in resort city Phuket.

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10 killed at Gansu coal mine after mountain collapse, says state media

SCMP Asian News - Sun, 2022-07-24 00:06
Personnel were moving around a mining site in Baiyin city ‘when a mountainside collapse occurred’ which ‘buried employees and vehicles’, said CCTV.
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Teresa Xu: Chinese woman loses court case over bid to freeze eggs

BBC Asia News - Sat, 2022-07-23 23:29
Teresa Xu took legal action after a Beijing hospital refused to freeze her eggs as she is not married.
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Pakistan's financing needs fully met for this year, says central bank chief

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 22:14
July 23, 2022 10:14 PM

The chief says "unwarranted" market concerns about its financial position will dissipate in weeks.

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China women: Killer of popular vlogger Lamu executed

BBC Asia News - Sat, 2022-07-23 19:48
The woman was set on fire by her former husband while she was livestreaming from her kitchen.
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China says Xi Jinping, other leaders got local Covid-19 shots in rare disclosure

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 19:11
July 23, 2022 7:11 PM

The Chinese leadership is "highly confident" in domestic vaccines, said a health official.

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North Korea denounces US over Washington's remarks on cryptocurrency stealing

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 18:57
July 23, 2022 6:57 PM

Pyongyang said it would continue to stand against what it called US aggression towards it.

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Macau casinos reopen with dim business outlook amid travel curbs

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 18:20
July 23, 2022 6:20 PM

Tourists are unlikely to return till mid- or late-August.

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Sri Lanka urged by rights groups to stop use of force after armed troops attack protesters

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 17:48
International human rights groups on Saturday urged the new President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, to act according to the rule of law after armed troops attacked demonstrators with batons.
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Minister in India's West Bengal arrested in education scam probe

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 17:44
July 23, 2022 5:44 PM

The minister was allegedly making money off recruitment for state-run schools.

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Batam jails Indonesian captain of Singapore-owned vessel for bringing in toxic waste

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 17:29
July 23, 2022 5:29 PM

The Belize-flagged vessel, SB Cramoil Equity, is owned by toxic waste collection company Cramoil Singapore Ltd.

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Chinese real estate giant Evergrande ousts top executives

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 17:00
July 23, 2022 5:00 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Embattled Chinese real estate giant Evergrande has ousted its chief executive and chief financial officer following an internal investigation into why banks seized over 13.4 billion yuan (S$2.8 billion) from the firm's property services arm.

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What foot-and-mouth threat could mean for Australia's beef supply

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 16:46
July 23, 2022 4:46 PM

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Australia is on high alert for foot-and-mouth disease in its cattle herds after traces of the virus were found on imported animal products.

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan may yet unseat Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister. But not without the military’s help

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 16:00
A shock by-election win for Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the heartland of his political rivals has raised the prospect of a swift return to power – but he’d need the military’s help.
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Years of remote schooling exacerbate 'learning poverty' among Filipino children

Straits Times Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 15:04
July 23, 2022 3:04 PM

Kids aged 10 among region’s worst performers in reading comprehension.

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Japan may not allow Russia’s Putin to attend Shinzo Abe’s state funeral: report

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 14:47
Tokyo is considering refusing Putin’s participation at the September 27 event because his entry to the country has been effectively banned after Russia invaded Ukraine.
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How a plastics ban turned Siquijor into a zero-waste island in the Philippines

SCMP Asian News - Sat, 2022-07-23 14:00
Businesses and locals on Siquijor have learned to live without plastic after an ordinance was issued in an effort to improve its waste management problem.
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