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Thai railway market beloved by durian-hunting Chinese tourists makes a post-Covid comeback – even if they haven’t

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 15:03
Six times a day at the Mae Klong Railway Market, local customers and foreign tourists scramble into nooks and crannies as a train slowly rumbles past. Before Covid, it was beloved by Chinese tourists buying durian.
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Thailand's 'Joe Ferrari' cop jailed for life over death of suspect

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 14:49
June 08, 2022 2:49 PM

The flashy police officer was found guilty of torturing drugs suspect to death during interrogation.

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Indian police arrest youth leader from Modi's party for anti-Muslim comments

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 14:21
June 08, 2022 2:21 PM

The arrest came after derogatory remarks by another party official about Islam led to a diplomatic furore.

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Bon Odori Festival: Malaysian minister tells Muslims to avoid ‘un-Islamic’ Japanese dance event

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 14:03
The Bon Odori Festival to be held in Shah Alam next month ‘could affect our religion and beliefs’, Islamic affairs minister Idris Ahmad said. A local councillor slammed Idris’ Pan Islamic Party for ‘ignorance on cultural diversity in Malaysia’.
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New Zealand plans to charge farmers for sheep and cow burps to curb methane emissions

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 13:01
The proposal would make New Zealand, which has about 10 million cattle and 26 million sheep but only 5 million people, the first country to make farmers pay for greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.
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North Korea could carry out nuclear tests 'any time', warns US official

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:57
His comments come as Pyongyang tested eight missiles on Sunday - the highest daily record so far.
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Sri Lanka crisis: Prime minister says $5bn needed this year

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:41
The country's prime minister says the money would be used to pay for basic items like food and food.
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South Korea, US, Japan lambast North Korea missile tests, urge return to talks

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:30
June 08, 2022 12:30 PM

They urged Pyongyang to return to dialogue and accept offers of Covid-19 aid.


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Australian methane emissions massively underestimated - report

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:23
Hidden emissions from coal mines could prevent Australia from reaching its climate goals, a report says.
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Russian superyacht ordered to leave Fiji on US warrant

BBC Asia News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:13
US police win a court battle to seize a 106m superyacht alleged to belong to a sanctioned oligarch.
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Thai railway market back on track post-pandemic

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:13
June 08, 2022 12:13 PM

Hundreds of stallholders make a living along this 500-m stretch of railway, selling everything from fresh produce to souvenirs.


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Cambodia, China deny naval base reports as Australia voices concern

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:10
June 08, 2022 12:10 PM

The Washington Post said a new facility was being built for the 'exclusive' use of the Chinese navy.

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Facing 'severe' energy crisis, Pakistan reverts to five-day work week

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:07
June 08, 2022 12:07 PM

Hours-long power outages plague the country, with demand outstripping generation during peak summer months.

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Thailand decriminalises cannabis on Thursday. What’s going to change?

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 12:02
The conservative, Buddhist-majority country known for its tough policies on drug trafficking and curbs on alcohol was a noted cannabis cultivator and producer in the 1970s and 1980s, before the government cracked down in cooperation with the US war on drugs.
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No peace for South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, or fellow retirees, as noisy, rude protesters bombard his now-not-so-sleepy village

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 11:56
Pyeongsan in nation’s south is home to about 100 people, including recently retired liberal president Moon Jae-in; conservative protesters have upset him and other elderly locals, with several taken to hospital suffering from stress and insomnia.
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Managing change post-Covid: Sin Chew Daily contributor

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 11:55
June 08, 2022 11:55 AM

The writer says endemic Covid-19 necessitates all parties to take rehabilitative steps in a concrete and comprehensive way in various aspects of life.

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Journalism's challenge: Inquirer

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 11:55
June 08, 2022 11:55 AM

The paper says traditional media must continue to persevere to keep the public better informed in an age when disinformation and fake news proliferate.

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Rich nations may fork out billions to wean Indonesia off coal

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 11:20
June 08, 2022 11:20 AM

Officials from the US and Europe hope to secure a deal by the time Indonesia hosts G-20 leaders in November.

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Out of the frying pan: Indonesians pay price of cooking oil crisis

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 11:09
June 08, 2022 11:09 AM

Prices may stay high for those living in rural and remote areas.

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South China Sea: Australia PM insists Chinese jet’s ‘very dangerous’ intercept of patrol plane was in ‘international airspace’

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 11:02
Australia insisted on Wednesday that its patrol aircraft was in international airspace when a Chinese warplane intercepted it and released a cloud of small aluminium strips, some of which was ingested into its engines.
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