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Sri Lanka's new PM struggles to form unity government

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 13:59
May 13, 2022 1:59 PM

The opposition is split on whether to support a unity government without the president's resignation.

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Nepal’s Lhaka Sherpa breaks her own female record by scaling Mount Everest for 10th time

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 13:15
Lhakpa Sherpa last climbed the 8,848.86-metre mountain in 2018, and is the first woman to reach the world’s highest peak on 10 occasions.
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Pakistan braces for 50-degree weather amid worsening heatwaves, climate change

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 12:41
All heatwaves today bear the unmistakable and measurable fingerprint of global warming, top experts on quantifying the impact of climate change on extreme weather said on Wednesday.
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Summer heatwave bleaches 91% of Great Barrier Reef: Report

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 12:38
May 13, 2022 12:38 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - A prolonged summer heatwave in Australia left 91 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef's coral damaged by bleaching, according to a new government monitoring report.

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A strong US-Asean partnership starts with Myanmar: Jakarta Post contributors

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 12:35
May 13, 2022 12:35 PM

The writers say Asean should lead the way in these global efforts and the US should use its position as a global leader for good by backing these efforts.

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Proper harvest a guarantee for food security: China Daily

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 12:35
May 13, 2022 12:35 PM

The paper says enough attention and care for the interests of farmers are a prerequisite for securing China's food security.

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Coronavirus: Japan expected reopen to tourists by July, may scrap tests for vaccinated visitors

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 12:00
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently reassured an audience of business leaders in London that Japan is reopening “in stages” to bring it into line with other G7 nations.
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Shanghai aims to achieve no Covid-19 community spread by mid-May

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 11:55
May 13, 2022 11:55 AM

SHANGHAI (BLOOMBERG) - Shanghai said it plans to achieve "no community spread" of the virus by mid-May, a crucial milestone that has eluded the city despite strict lockdown measures that have now stretched to nearly six weeks.

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US announces new initiatives for Asean

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 10:27
May 13, 2022 10:27 AM

They are aimed at demonstrating that the US can be a steady partner to the regional bloc.

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Coronavirus: Amid first Covid outbreak, North Korea fires ballistic missiles in warning ahead of Joe Biden’s visit to Asia

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 10:05
Launch came hours after leader Kim Jong-un ordered a lockdown following the country’s first reported case of Covid-19, and before Joe Biden’s first trip to Asia since he became US President.
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North Korea announces first death from Covid-19

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 09:48
A day after confirming its first cases, state media reports thousands are suffering fever symptoms.
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Biden hosts Asean leaders at White House, announces $209 million of programmes

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 09:46
May 13, 2022 9:46 AM

The US Coast Guard will have a training team in the region to strengthen maritime law enforcement agencies.

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Indonesia to vaccinate herds as foot-and-mouth hits provinces

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 08:55
May 13, 2022 8:55 AM

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Indonesia, which eradicated the foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in the 1970s, is producing its own vaccine for cattle to halt an outbreak that has spread to six regencies in Aceh and East Java provinces.

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Russian military hardware wrecked in Ukraine war could ‘lower demand’ in Southeast Asia

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 08:00
Made-in-Russia equipment, once perceived as cheap but reliable, has taken a hit to its reputation because of poor battlefield performance by the country’s forces in Ukraine.
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Ukraine crisis: Could India cut its defence ties with Russia?

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 07:33
India has been under pressure to distance itself from Russia over Ukraine, including reducing defence ties.
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Gas cylinder price: Indians face tough choices as cooking gas prices soar

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 07:30
Many households are forced to rely on wood for cooking as gas has become unaffordable.
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Sri Lanka crisis: How war heroes became villains

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 07:20
The Rajapaksa brothers, hailed by many as heroes for winning the civil war, are now reviled as leaders.
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Afghanistan pupils in fear after spate of Islamic State attacks

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 07:13
A spate of Islamic State attacks have left Afghan students in fear and test Taliban security claims.
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India asks importers for more coal to tackle heat wave

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 07:08
May 13, 2022 7:08 AM

Soaring temperatures and industrial activity have spurred electricity demand.

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North Korea reports first Covid-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 06:54
May 13, 2022 6:54 AM

Some 187,800 people are currently being treated in isolation.

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