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Macau’s economic outlook clouded by high exposure to climate-related shocks and uncertainties over new gambling laws, IMF says

SCMP Asian News - Tue, 2022-04-19 10:00
Macau’s government has formulated environmental protection and disaster prevention plans in a number of areas to close the infrastructure gaps for disaster prevention and mitigation.
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Shanghai reports 7 more Covid-19 deaths as cases stay elevated

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-04-19 09:36
April 19, 2022 9:36 AM

The people who died were aged between 60 and 101 and had severe underlying health conditions.

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Japan researchers develop electric chopsticks to enhance salty taste

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-04-19 09:30
April 19, 2022 9:30 AM

This could potentially help those who need to reduce sodium in their diets.

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China's Xi sticks with Covid-19 stance despite anger, economic headwinds

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-04-19 09:24
April 19, 2022 9:24 AM

Changing course would require an awkward reversal of messaging to the public.

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Life 'very hard' for Sri Lanka fishermen in financial squall

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-04-19 09:18
April 19, 2022 9:18 AM

NEGOMBO, SRI LANKA (REUTERS) - After three weeks at sea, Mr Anton Fernando tallies his sales of tuna and other fish on a dock in Negombo, a fishing town in Sri Lanka, where the country's financial crisis darkens already murky waters.

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Hong Kong zero-Covid-19 policies create mountains of plastic waste

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-04-19 09:12
April 19, 2022 9:12 AM

Hong Kong disposes of over 2,300 tonnes of plastic waste a day, and with a recycling rate of just 11%.

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Pakistan court sentences six men to death for blasphemy lynching of Sri Lankan

SCMP Asian News - Tue, 2022-04-19 08:43
Around 100 men bludgeoned Priyantha Kumara to death in eastern Pakistan last year after accusing him of tearing a poster with text from the Koran written on it.
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