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

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 06:36
The news of the fatality comes a day after the country confirmed its first outbreak since the coronavirus began.
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Singapore welcomes US' proposed Indo-Pacific economic plan, says PM Lee

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 06:28
May 13, 2022 6:28 AM

The plan needs to be inclusive, and provide tangible benefits to encourage wider participation, Mr Lee adds.

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Biden welcomes South-east Asian leaders with energy, security pledges

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 06:25
May 13, 2022 6:25 AM

The pledges were part of a campaign to show the US still prioritises Asia.

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US offers US$150 million development package to Asean countries on first day of summit

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 06:12
The funding from Washington will go toward initiatives including maritime cooperation and clean energy.
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Malaysian leader urges US to adopt more active Asean trade agenda

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 05:25
May 13, 2022 5:25 AM

Prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says it would benefit Washington economically and strategically.

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White House says North Korea could be preparing a missile test ahead of Biden's Asia trip

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 05:21
May 13, 2022 5:21 AM

Biden is expected to visit South Korea and Japan from May 20-24.

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Australia’s May 21 election: candidates need to focus on policy, not ‘gotcha’ moments and scoring political points

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 04:00
Australians head to the polls very soon, yet they’ve still not heard proper debates or long-term solutions to the many issues their country faces. How can it be more productive, without China, as relations deteriorate, and what about climate change and racism?
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Couple in India sue son for not giving them a grandchild

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 03:45
The Indian parents say they used up their savings raising their son and paying for his wedding.
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Ranil Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka's new prime minister faces uphill battle

BBC Asia News - Fri, 2022-05-13 02:37
He may enjoy good ties with India and the West but Ranil Wickremesinghe has little support at home.
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Anwar and Najib spar over political stability and integrity in public debate

Straits Times Asian News - Fri, 2022-05-13 00:02
May 13, 2022 12:02 AM

Najib called for political stability while Anwar pushed the integrity of governance.

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PM Lee Hsien Loong meets Vietnam leader Pham Minh Chinh ahead of summit

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 23:44
May 12, 2022 11:44 PM

Both prime ministers and other Asean leaders will be hosted to lunch by US House Speaker at Capitol Hill.

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Sri Lanka's new, and old, Prime Minister

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 23:40
May 12, 2022 11:40 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's prime minister for the sixth time on Thursday (May 12), though the veteran politician has never completed a full term in office.

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Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change?

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-05-12 22:47
Heatwaves, wildfires, floods and droughts highlight how extreme weather is linked to climate change.
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Lhakpa Sherpa: Woman climbs Everest for record tenth time

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-05-12 22:08
You could say single mother Lhakpa Sherpa is used to overcoming obstacles in her life.
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Sri Lanka leader names opponent Ranil Wickremesinghe as PM in push for unity

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 21:23
May 12, 2022 9:23 PM

This would be Wickremesinghe’s sixth stint as prime minister.

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China denies Beijing to lock down over Covid-19 as residents rush to buy food

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 20:02
May 12, 2022 8:02 PM

The yuan weakened offshore late Thursday as rumours of the lockdown took hold.

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Asian Insider: Leadership changes | Asean-US summit

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 20:02
May 12, 2022 8:02 PM

Asian Insider brings you insights into a fast-changing region from our network of correspondents and commentators.

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Chinese envoy says Solomon Islands pact doesn’t threaten Australia’s security

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 19:43
‘China’s rise should not be seen as a threat to Australia,’ Xiao Qian wrote in an opinion piece amid fears that Beijing will establish a military foothold in the Solomons.
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Chinese firms warned over ‘vulnerable’ overseas projects after Myanmar military junta cancels tenders, blacklists

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 19:30
Myanmar’s military regime is reported to have cancelled tenders relating to 26 solar power projects, the majority of which involved Chinese investment.
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Malaysia’s racial tensions flare as 1MDB prosecutor set to defend ethnic Chinese driver who killed eight Malay cyclists in 2017

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-05-12 19:23
Gopal Sri Ram, the main prosecutor in Malaysia’s 1MDB trial, to lead Sam Ke Ting’s appeal against a conviction for reckless driving that killed and injured a group of teenagers riding illegal, modified bikes.
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