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China's Covid-Zero policy is producing a deluge of waste

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 21:57
May 13, 2022 9:57 PM

Waste related to Covid-19 prevention has increased 4.5 times to 1,400 tonnes a day in Shanghai.

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Australia-China relations: PM Morrison’s Solomon Islands stance inconsistent, says opposition

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 21:28
The Labor Party has accused the government of inconsistency over the island chain’s security pact with China, with its talk of both ‘red lines’ and respect for sovereignty ahead of the May 21 election.
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‘Cakes and cash’ feature in rare Malaysia TV debate between 1MDB-tainted ex-PM Najib and opposition leader Anwar

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 19:37
Najib Razak is on bail appealing the 12-year prison sentence he received in 2020 for his role in the investment fund scandal; he has often avoided debates but this time took part in a 90-minute stand-off with seasoned orator Anwar Ibrahim – many said there was no clear winner.
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Pakistan default risk surges as ousted Imran Khan plans protests

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 18:59
May 13, 2022 6:59 PM

PM Sharif faces a crucial few weeks when he must end fuel subsidies.

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Sri Lanka economy crisis to get worse before it gets better, PM says

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 18:21
Sri Lanka's new PM tells the BBC the country's dire economic crisis will get worse before it gets better.
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Japan Coast Guard says woman's body washed ashore on disputed isle may be from sunken tour boat

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 18:18
May 13, 2022 6:18 PM

The body had no personal belongings that could lead to its identification.

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Russia would consider North Korea's request for Covid 19 vaccine supply

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 17:42
May 13, 2022 5:42 PM

"If there are appeals from Pyongyang, they will be dealt with promptly," said a Kremlin spokesman.

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Australia calls Chinese spy ship’s presence off west coast an ‘aggressive act’

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 17:27
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the navy intelligence ship Haiwangxing’s presence was ‘concerning’ after it sailed close to a military facility in Exmouth.
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Four more children die of acute hepatitis in Indonesia

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 17:08
May 13, 2022 5:08 PM

More than 200 children globally have suffered from the disease.

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Sri Lanka protesters vow to continue anti-government campaign despite new prime minister

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 15:45
Protesters said Ranil Wickremesinghe’s appointment as prime minister will do little to ease the anger against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who they say is responsible for Sri Lanka’s worst ever economic crisis.
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Chinese police crack down on Beijing lockdown 'rumours'

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 15:33
May 13, 2022 3:33 PM

Instead of a lockdown, officials announced a three-day mass testing drive for most of the city on Thursday (May 12).

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1 killed in Karachi bombing by separatist militants

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 15:26
May 13, 2022 3:26 PM

Pakistan has been witnessing an uptick in militant attacks.

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Labor adopts small-target strategy as it retains lead ahead of Australian election

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 15:05
May 13, 2022 3:05 PM

But the fresh leadership is unlikely to mark a radical change of direction for the country.

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Alert over hand, foot and mouth disease in India states

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 15:05
Around 80 children in Kerala who showed symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease have recovered.
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Malaysia’s economy expands 5 per cent in Q1 after reopening spurs activity

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 15:00
Malaysia’s central bank said it factored in the Russia-Ukraine war in its projections, and growth in 2022 would be supported by continued expansion in domestic and external demand.
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China looks to spur job prospects for record number of new graduates

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:53
May 13, 2022 2:53 PM

It's offering subsidies, tax breaks and easier loans to boost prospects for college graduates.

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China database reveals the thousands of Uighurs detained in Xinjiang

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:39
May 13, 2022 2:39 PM

Information on the crackdown in Xinjiang region - and those who have been ensnared by it - is closely guarded.

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Was North Korea's military parade a Covid-19 superspreader event?

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:39
May 13, 2022 2:39 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - It was supposed to be a triumphant celebration of North Korea's martial prowess, but a huge military parade to celebrate the army's founding could inadvertently have spread Covid-19 nationwide, experts say.

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Chinese netizens wade into controversy over access to abortion in US

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:20
May 13, 2022 2:20 PM

They take pride in noting that China’s laws largely do not stop women from getting abortions.

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Elizabeth Zhong murder: Ex-cop hired by Fang Sun admits tampering with vehicle with body inside

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 14:15
Jun “Jimmy” Jin, who was paid to tail Zhong in the months before her death, told a court he removed a tracking device from under her SUV after her murder.
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