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Xi urges plan to tackle risks for next 'five years and beyond'

Thu, 2022-07-28 11:38
July 28, 2022 11:38 AM

The comments add to speculation he's vying for influence past a planned third term.

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China renews orange alert for high temperatures as heatwaves linger

Thu, 2022-07-28 11:01
July 28, 2022 11:01 AM

Many areas are expected to register temperatures of more than 35 deg C on Thursday.

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Pakistanis plant trees to provide relief from scorching sun

Thu, 2022-07-28 09:40
July 28, 2022 9:40 AM

Trees absorb carbon dioxide, emissions of which contribute to warming global temperatures.

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China reports 626 new Covid-19 cases for July 27

Thu, 2022-07-28 09:26
July 28, 2022 9:26 AM

The country reported 703 new cases the day before.

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Residents camp out in fear of more quakes in northern Philippines

Thu, 2022-07-28 08:51
July 28, 2022 8:51 AM

Seismologists have already recorded close to 800 aftershocks.

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Chongqing, the Chinese megacity where masks are rare and clubs are packed

Thu, 2022-07-28 08:10
July 28, 2022 8:10 AM

Chongqing has logged just 165 cases of Covid-19 since February 2021.

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North Korean leader Kim calls for readiness to quickly mobilise nuclear war deterrent: Report

Thu, 2022-07-28 07:35
July 28, 2022 7:35 AM

The country is prepared for any military clash with the United States, he says.

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Hong Kong must repeal national security law, says UN rights watchdog

Thu, 2022-07-28 03:22
July 28, 2022 3:22 AM

UN Human Rights Committee is "deeply concerned" over deteriorating rights in Hong Kong.

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Australia's inflation rate at highest level in two decades

Wed, 2022-07-27 23:33
July 27, 2022 11:33 PM

SYDNEY - Inflation in Australia has soared to its highest level in two decades, prompting a warning from the federal government that the "confronting" rise in prices could lead to job losses and slower growth.

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Sri Lanka arrests protest leaders, extends emergency laws

Wed, 2022-07-27 23:21
July 27, 2022 11:21 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Two activists who helped lead mass demonstrations that toppled Sri Lanka's president were arrested on Wednesday (July 27), police said, as parliament extended tough emergency laws imposed to restore order.

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IMF says Sri Lanka needs to talk with China about debt restructuring

Wed, 2022-07-27 22:53
July 27, 2022 10:53 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) - The International Monetary Fund said Sri Lanka should kick off debt restructuring talks with its bilateral lender China, while the island state's government seeks a financing loan from the Washington-based fund.

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Sri Lankans won't welcome ex-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa if he returns

Wed, 2022-07-27 21:01
July 27, 2022 9:01 PM

He is likely to face charges of graft and war crimes.

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Shanghai's Baoshan district orders Covid-19 lockdown on some steel warehouses

Wed, 2022-07-27 20:06
July 27, 2022 8:06 PM

A neighbourhood in the district was classified as high risk following the detection of a coronavirus case there.

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Malaysia's PM Ismail says more reforms in store, signalling polls won't be called soon

Wed, 2022-07-27 20:02
July 27, 2022 8:02 PM

He is facing pressure from his party Umno to dissolve Parliament.

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China's blistering heat strains power grids, disrupts farming

Wed, 2022-07-27 19:18
July 27, 2022 7:18 PM

Some regions cutting electricity to factories at peak hours.

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Don't cave to China over potential Taiwan stop, peers tell Pelosi

Wed, 2022-07-27 18:44
July 27, 2022 6:44 PM

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting bipartisan support for a possible trip to Taiwan, with some lawmakers from both parties arguing that it's important that the top leader in the US Congress show no sign of giving in to pressure from China's government.

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Bangladesh's garments exporters brace for slowdown after Walmart warning

Wed, 2022-07-27 18:05
July 27, 2022 6:05 PM

Garments industry accounts for over 80% of country’s total exports.

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Regional Roundup Podcast: Indonesia, China vow stronger ties

Wed, 2022-07-27 18:00
July 27, 2022 6:00 PM

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

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Malaysia may join New Zealand in effort to ban some tobacco sales

Wed, 2022-07-27 17:45
July 27, 2022 5:45 PM

Under a proposed law, those born on or after Jan 1, 2007, won't be allowed to smoke, buy or own any tobacco products even after they reach age 18.

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India in talks for monkeypox vaccine as global outbreak spreads

Wed, 2022-07-27 16:56
July 27, 2022 4:56 PM

Gov't mulls mobilising formidable vaccine-making capacity.

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