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Sri Lanka protest camp clears out after crackdown

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:16
August 11, 2022 6:16 AM

The protesters have also withdrawn four court challenges against a police order for them to vacate the area. 

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North Korea's Kim declares victory in battle against Covid-19

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:11
August 11, 2022 6:11 AM

Country’s leader blamed leaflets from South Korea for the outbreak, says sister.

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‘Zero-Covid-19’ policy and easing of travel curbs causing confusion, frustration

Thu, 2022-08-11 00:35
August 11, 2022 12:35 AM

Relaxation at odds with flash lockdowns and movement curbs, such as those in Hainan now.

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Attack on Taiwan's outlying islands among possible Chinese military moves: Experts

Wed, 2022-08-10 20:58
August 10, 2022 8:58 PM

For either side, Taiwan's outlying islands are crucial when an invasion happens, defence experts say.

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Like a scene from Parasite: Floods lay bare social disparity in South Korea

Wed, 2022-08-10 19:33
August 10, 2022 7:33 PM

In places like Sillim, the floods have snuffed out what little hope desperate people had clung to.

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Regional Roundup Podcast: Controversy over Malaysia's Budget 2023 and Navy scandal

Wed, 2022-08-10 18:00
August 10, 2022 6:00 PM

The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia's top news developments in this weekly podcast.

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Indian companies swapping dollar for Asian currencies to buy Russian coal

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:54
August 10, 2022 5:54 PM

India has aggressively stepped up purchases of Russian oil and coal since the war in Ukraine began.

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Scandal in Malaysia's biggest defence deal bogs down Umno ahead of polls

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:29
August 10, 2022 5:29 PM

Critics have drawn parallels with Malaysia's other graft scandals, such as embezzlement at state fund 1MDB.

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Imran Khan ally arrested for sedition after army comments

Wed, 2022-08-10 17:00
August 10, 2022 5:00 PM

ARY News, a known critic of the current government, had been taken off air and its head of news was arrested in Karachi.

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Philippines cancels Russia helicopter deal over US sanctions

Wed, 2022-08-10 16:54
August 10, 2022 4:54 PM

Former president Rodrigo Duterte had scrapped the deal in the waning days of his administration.

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Sri Lanka presents plan in Parliament to cut president's powers

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:43
August 10, 2022 3:43 PM

Changes include barring Sri Lankans with dual citizenship from holding office.

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Pakistan zoo cancels lion auction, plans expansion instead

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:33
August 10, 2022 3:33 PM

The zoo had planned to auction off 12 lions due to space constraints.

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Taiwan residents largely calm in the face of Chinese anger

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:06
August 10, 2022 3:06 PM

They look at China’s military drills as ‘childish’ behaviour and don’t believe war is imminent.

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Sri Lanka's ousted president Gotabaya Rajapaksa expected to leave Singapore for Thailand

Wed, 2022-08-10 14:22
August 10, 2022 2:22 PM

Singapore's government said this month that he had not been given any privileges or immunity.

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Hong Kong extends national security law arrests to civil servants

Wed, 2022-08-10 14:16
August 10, 2022 2:16 PM

Two men were nabbed for publishing social media posts that promoted "ill-will and enmity".

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China military says tasks in Taiwan Strait completed, troops to stay battle-ready

Wed, 2022-08-10 14:13
August 10, 2022 2:13 PM

The Chinese military said its troops will keep a close eye on changes in the situation in the Taiwan Strait.

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China keeping up military drills around Taiwan: Report

Wed, 2022-08-10 14:13
August 10, 2022 2:13 PM

Video released by Chinese TV on Wednesday showed navy ships on drills around Taiwan.

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China blames Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party for increasing risk of conflict

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:39
August 10, 2022 1:39 PM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - China accused Taiwan's ruling party of damaging the chances of peaceful unification, as authorities in Beijing attempted to keep the pressure on Taipei a week after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.

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Chinese envoy says ties with Australia must be mended before solving trade issues

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:39
August 10, 2022 1:39 PM

A face-to-face meeting between the trading partners’ leaders ‘would have only worsened already strained ties’.

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Sars-related coronaviruses infect around 66,000 people a year in S-E Asia

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:17
August 10, 2022 1:17 PM

Parts of China, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam have the highest diversity of bat species that host Sars-like coronaviruses.

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