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Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he gave Vladimir Putin message from Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky

SCMP Asian News - Fri, 2022-07-01 00:43
The Russian president is hosting his Indonesian counterpart as Moscow seeks to pivot to Asia and Africa in wake of Western sanctions over his invasion.
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Journalists need tech mastery to counter information wars: Nobel Peace prize winner Maria Ressa

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 23:14
June 30, 2022 11:14 PM

The Filipino veteran journalist also worries about fake news influencing elections in over 30 nations this year. 

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Thailand scrambles fighters after Myanmar jet airspace breach

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 21:18
June 30, 2022 9:18 PM

Thailand ordered its defence attache to issue a warning to the military government, its air force said, over what it called an airspace violation during a combat operation.

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Like Imelda, but minus the excesses, Marcos Jr's wife expected to co-steer country

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 21:06
June 30, 2022 9:06 PM

MANILA - By now, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr would have already assembled the ministers and department heads he needs to help him run his government.

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Thousands march in Udaipur to demand protection for Hindus after tailor's killing

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 19:41
June 30, 2022 7:41 PM

The march was allowed even though state police had barred public gatherings.

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Indians fear end of low-cost flights amid record high airfares

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 18:53
June 30, 2022 6:53 PM

Fares have surged by 30 to 50 per cent to their highest since the pandemic, driven by record high prices of jet fuel.

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New Pacific alliance PBP to counter China’s influence will likely grow to include more European nations, say analysts

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 17:39
Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) is made up of US, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand; some say France is already interested in joining despite anger over the Aukus security pact and the new PBP will become ‘multilateral rather than minilateral’.
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Seven dead, 55 feared dead in massive eastern Indian landslide

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 17:35
June 30, 2022 5:35 PM

Unprecedented rains have lashed India's north-eastern states and Bangladesh, killing more than 150 people.

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Hong Kong at 25-year mark after handover: Time for a reboot?

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 17:30
June 30, 2022 5:30 PM

Beijing says the slew of changes so far have been to bring stability back to the city.

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Hong Kongers who returned after 1997 handover now want to leave

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 17:30
June 30, 2022 5:30 PM

CHONGQING - Communications specialist Tony Liaw left Hong Kong as a teenager in the mid-1990s, spending his formative years in Vancouver, Canada.

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Hong Kong handover 25th anniversary: New arrivals are drawn to different ideals from those who left

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 17:00
June 30, 2022 5:00 PM

Many of those who left blamed the societal upheaval and a growing loss of freedoms.

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3 key priorities for Hong Kong's new leader John Lee

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 17:00
June 30, 2022 5:00 PM

HONG KONG - Mr John Lee, Hong Kong's former security chief, will be sworn in as Chief Executive on Friday (July 1), as the city marks 25 years of Chinese rule in the former British colony.

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China's President Xi arrives Hong Kong for handover anniversary

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 16:24
It is President Xi Jinping's first visit outside mainland China in nearly two-and-a-half years.
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Sri Lanka makes progress towards IMF credit: IMF

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 16:14
June 30, 2022 4:14 PM

The credit facility will help alleviate a crisis in which the country is struggling to pay for imports.

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Japan proposes joint custody amid rise in divorce, reluctance from legal sector

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 16:00
Japan is the only G7 state that does not legally guarantee joint custody to separated parents. Currently, the Civil Law grants full custody of children to one parent after divorce, often to the guardian who has the child.
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Coronavirus: South Korea approves first home-made Covid-19 vaccine

SCMP Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 15:45
SK Bioscience is seeking an approval from the World Health Organization for its shots, which would potentially open export opportunities.
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Indonesia passes law to create more provinces in Papua

Straits Times Asian News - Thu, 2022-06-30 14:16
June 30, 2022 2:16 PM

The move follows changes to Papua’s special autonomy law last year.

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Hello Kitty firm strikes China deal after viral hit

BBC Asia News - Thu, 2022-06-30 14:14
Shares of Japanese company Sanrio rose by almost 14% in Tokyo after the agreement was announced.
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