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Suspected North Korea dam water release prompts South Koreans to evacuate

8 hours 9 min ago
July 05, 2022 10:24 AM

The dam is located along a river that flows into South Korea.

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Indonesia school helps students recite Quran in sign language

9 hours 17 min ago
July 05, 2022 9:16 AM

Hearing-impaired students typically take about five years to learn to recite and memorise the Quran at the school.

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China's Anhui province reports 231 new Covid-19 cases

9 hours 26 min ago
July 05, 2022 9:06 AM

The eastern province has now recorded more than 1,000 infections since late last week.

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China's reprieve from global inflation threatened by pork prices

9 hours 35 min ago
July 05, 2022 8:57 AM

The supply of piglets has been lacking after a collapse in prices last year forced a more extensive cull of sows.

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Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

10 hours 16 min ago
July 05, 2022 8:16 AM

Govt declares floods a natural disaster, helping residents receive emergency funding support.

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China's elderly resisting vaccines despite lockdown pain: Report

11 hours 59 min ago
July 05, 2022 6:34 AM

Older people’s vaccine hesitancy is leading to stagnation of the overall inoculation rate. 

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Hong Kong's travel challenges mount as flight bans climb to 100

12 hours 57 min ago
July 05, 2022 5:35 AM

The flight suspensions come even as the city slowly loosens its quarantine rules.

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Hong Kong raises prospect of Shenzhen border easing by Aug 4

18 hours 7 min ago
July 05, 2022 12:25 AM

The move would mark a significant relaxation of China's strict border controls.

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Upper House election to pave way for Japan PM Kishida to revise Constitution: Polls

Mon, 2022-07-04 22:15
July 04, 2022 10:15 PM

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to get a clear path to constitutional revision after the Upper House election this Sunday (July 10), according to three separate polls over the weekend.

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Open and running economy will prop up Malaysia's recovery, says Umno leader

Mon, 2022-07-04 22:00
July 04, 2022 10:00 PM

He highlighted foreign direct investment figures have bettered pre-Covid levels to hit records for two quarters straight.

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Thousands ordered to evacuate in Sydney as residents face third flood since March

Mon, 2022-07-04 21:22
July 04, 2022 9:22 PM

Climate change and a La Nina phenomenon have been blamed for the days of relentless rain in Sydney.

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Jokowi's peace mission a reminder that Russia, Ukraine must be continually urged to negotiate: Experts

Mon, 2022-07-04 21:22
July 04, 2022 9:22 PM

This is an early effort, an expert said, and other key nations can be roped in to build on the momentum.

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'Sell premium': Thailand discourages discounts, wants high-value tourists

Mon, 2022-07-04 20:14
July 04, 2022 8:14 PM

Thailand has received about two million foreign visitors in the first six months of this year.

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PM Ismail launches Malaysia Digital initiative to replace Multimedia Super Corridor

Mon, 2022-07-04 20:10
July 04, 2022 8:10 PM

The initiative seeks to build the bedrock of a digital nation.

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Malaysia's govt to conduct full audit, joint raids to curb smuggling of cooking oil, says PM

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:38
July 04, 2022 7:38 PM

It's found distribution of subsidised cooking oil amounted to 60,000 tonnes per month, exceeding household consumption.

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12 bodies found after South China Sea typhoon shipwreck: Official

Mon, 2022-07-04 19:16
July 04, 2022 7:16 PM

Twenty-six people remain missing after their ship sank when Typhoon Chaba swept through the region.

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India outpaces China in aid to crisis-hit Sri Lanka

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:29
July 04, 2022 5:29 PM

India is facing a test of its Neighbourhood First foreign policy in Sri Lanka.

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Lift chicken ban to Singapore before we lose out, say Malaysia's poultry breeders

Mon, 2022-07-04 17:03
July 04, 2022 5:03 PM

Singapore approved Indonesia as a new source of chicken meat last week.

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Ghouls and spirits draw Taiwanese crowds to exhibition of underworld

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:24
July 04, 2022 4:24 PM

The show features traditional artefacts, artworks and pop culture about the afterlife in different Asian cultures.

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Sri Lanka offers fuel quotas to firms that can pay in dollars

Mon, 2022-07-04 16:16
July 04, 2022 4:16 PM

Potential purchasers must pay as much as a month in advance to open a consumer account at state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corp.

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