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Hero's burial for former Philippine president Fidel Ramos

Tue, 2022-08-09 14:52
August 09, 2022 2:52 PM

Ramos helped overthrow Ferdinand Marcos Sr in 1986, but the dictator’s son – the Philippines’ new leader – was there to see him off.

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Tokyo breaks record for severe heat days in a year

Tue, 2022-08-09 13:51
August 09, 2022 1:51 PM

Tokyo has had 14 severely hot days this year, breaking previous annual records of 13 such days in 1995 and 2010.

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Japan's Kishida likely to move trade minister, retain finance in reshuffle: Media

Tue, 2022-08-09 11:28
August 09, 2022 11:28 AM

The Cabinet reshuffle is expected this week.

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Taiwan says China economic ties make more sanctions unlikely

Tue, 2022-08-09 10:19
August 09, 2022 10:19 AM

The electronics industries in both economies are "highly dependent on each other".

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A year after Taliban's return, some women fight for lost freedoms

Tue, 2022-08-09 10:08
August 09, 2022 10:08 AM

KABUL (REUTERS) - Monesa Mubarez is not going to give up the rights she and other Afghan women won during 20 years of Western-backed rule easily.

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Record rain leaves at least 7 dead in South Korean capital

Tue, 2022-08-09 09:35
August 09, 2022 9:35 AM

Heavy rainfall for the central part of the country is expected to continue until at least Wednesday.

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Taiwan begins live-fire artillery drill simulating defence against China attack

Tue, 2022-08-09 09:27
August 09, 2022 9:27 AM

The drills are taking place on Tuesday and Thursday.

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China reports 939 new Covid-19 cases for Aug 8

Tue, 2022-08-09 09:23
August 09, 2022 9:23 AM

The country reported 940 new cases a day earlier.

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Fidel Ramos restored the Philippines' credibility and self-respect

Tue, 2022-08-09 05:00
August 09, 2022 5:00 AM

He is arguably the Philippines' best president and his legacy is secure as a general who sided with the people.

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HK taking cue from Beijing in its response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit

Tue, 2022-08-09 00:02
August 09, 2022 12:02 AM

Hong Kong leader John Lee joined other mainland government departments in condemning the trip.

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Sri Lanka frees activist Stalin on bail after arrest draws outcry

Mon, 2022-08-08 19:04
August 08, 2022 7:04 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - A Sri Lankan court on Monday (Aug 8) released on bail top leftist trade union leader Joseph Stalin, whose arrest had sparked international condemnation and widespread protests.

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South Korea minister quits after school-age plan prompts backlash

Mon, 2022-08-08 18:00
August 08, 2022 6:00 PM

Her ministry had proposed children start school at age five.

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India seeks to oust China firms from sub-$208 phone market

Mon, 2022-08-08 17:45
August 08, 2022 5:45 PM

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - India seeks to restrict Chinese smartphone makers from selling devices cheaper than 12,000 rupees (S$208) to kickstart its faltering domestic industry, dealing a blow to brands including Xiaomi Corp.

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KL to end 5G negotiations this week; two Big Four telcos could miss out

Mon, 2022-08-08 16:54
August 08, 2022 4:54 PM

Maxis and U Mobile must decide by the end of Aug 8 if they want a stake in the state-controlled 5G network. 

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Thai poll shows majority want PM Prayut to leave office this month

Mon, 2022-08-08 16:39
August 08, 2022 4:39 PM

Thai prime ministers's terms are limited to eight years.

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Taiwan to hold anti-invasion drills after China exercises

Mon, 2022-08-08 16:27
August 08, 2022 4:27 PM

Taiwan's drills were already scheduled and are not in response to China's exercises, authorities said.

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Military drills in 'our own waters' open, transparent: China foreign ministry

Mon, 2022-08-08 16:22
August 08, 2022 4:22 PM

The relevant departments have also issued announcements in a timely manner said a spokesman at the ministry.

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Questions raised on why Malaysia paid contractor $1.86 bil though no ship delivered

Mon, 2022-08-08 15:54
August 08, 2022 3:54 PM

Malaysia's locally built Navy ships are expected to be completed within the next year or two, said Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, responding to growing clamour over the scandal-tainted project.

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Air traffic around Taiwan returning to normal despite new Chinese drills

Mon, 2022-08-08 15:26
August 08, 2022 3:26 PM

Beijing-issued notices declaring areas to avoid expired on Monday and was not extended.

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China spokeswoman's Taiwan restaurant tweet sparks ridicule online

Mon, 2022-08-08 15:15
August 08, 2022 3:15 PM

In her tweet, the spokesperson used restaurant listings to assert China's claim over Taiwan.

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