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How BJP’s Nupur Sharma’s Prophet Mohammed comments pushed India into diplomatic maelstrom

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 16:37
Outrage over now-suspended ruling party spokeswoman’s inflammatory remarks on Islam’s founder has forced the Modi government to douse a diplomatic backlash from the Arab world.
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Australia faces gas shortages and soaring prices despite being a major global supplier

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 16:22
June 09, 2022 4:22 PM

One key reason for Australia's gas crisis is that gas extraction firms export most of it, leaving little for domestic use.

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Two Chinese men arrested over alleged plot to cheat on Japan university exam

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 15:53
Wang Jialu and Li Suihan are suspected of conspiring to photograph a maths exam sheet while a testing session was ongoing police said.
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One dead after fighter jet crashes into homes in central China

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 15:32
June 09, 2022 3:32 PM

Several buildings appeared to have been completely flattened in the accident.

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Daegu fire: Seven killed in suspected arson attack in South Korea

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-09 15:25
The explosion and fire swept through a law firm in central Daegu, injuring scores of office workers.
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North Korea’s record missile flurry could have cost as much as US$650 million

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 15:15
North Korea’s record barrage of launches this year comes as it battles Covid and food shortages made worse by leader Kim Jong-un’s decision to shut borders due to the pandemic.
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Australia planned to buy US nuclear subs: Ex-minister

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 15:03
June 09, 2022 3:03 PM

Peter Dutton said he had planned to buy two Virginia-class submarines by 2030.

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Thailand legalises growing, consumption of marijuana

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 14:50
June 09, 2022 2:50 PM

However, smoking pot is still against the law.

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Coronavirus: Japan has dropped its outdoor mask mandate, but the message has not filtered through to the public

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 14:44
Wearing masks has been part of life in Japan from an early age, and is not “for the wearer, but for others”. Before the pandemic, people tended to don masks after catching a cold, rather than to avoid one.
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Suspected arson fire kills at least 7 in South Korea

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 13:53
June 09, 2022 1:53 PM

Police say a 50-year-old man had been identified as a suspect.

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North Korea's record missile flurry cost as much as $890 million

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 13:36
June 09, 2022 1:36 PM

It costs North Korea as much as about US$30 million for each ICBM tested so far this year.

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US approves $165m sale to maintain Taiwanese warships

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 13:23
June 09, 2022 1:23 PM

Taiwan expressed thanks to the US for its support in helping the island protect itself.

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South Korean truckers' strike enters third day, supply chain risks grow

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 13:06
June 09, 2022 1:06 PM

South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol warned strikers not to use violence.

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India couple beg for alms to collect dead son's body

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-09 13:00
A couple beg for money after a hospital employee allegedly demands a bribe to release their son's body.
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South Korea office building fire kills at least 7, arson suspected

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 12:56
All of the dead victims were found in the same room, including an unidentified man who police suspect set the fire in a lawyer’s office.
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Climate change: New Zealand's plan to tax cow and sheep burps

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-09 12:53
It would make it the first country to charge farmers for the methane emissions from their animals.
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Sri Lanka hit by power cuts after key union goes on strike

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 12:44
June 09, 2022 12:44 PM

In a bid to stop the strike, the president issued a gazette notification declaring electricity supply as an essential service.

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Indian workers suffer as heat waves turn factories into 'furnaces'

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 12:14
June 09, 2022 12:14 PM

In India, almost 323 million people are at high risk from extreme heat and a lack of cooling equipment.

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Hong Kong to isolate 1,000 people before any Xi visit: Media

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 11:46
June 09, 2022 11:46 AM

The list of individuals required to isolate was likely to grow in the coming weeks.

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IPEF has something in it for Bangladesh: Daily Star contributor

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-09 11:45
June 09, 2022 11:45 AM

The writer says if Bangladesh were to decide to sign up for serious consultations on the IPEF, it should do so without avoidable delay.

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