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Japan and South Korea hit solar generation records in May

Wed, 2022-07-27 10:37
July 27, 2022 10:37 AM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Solar power generation in Japan and South Korea expanded to record levels in May, according to the global energy think tank Ember.

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For Singapore's GIC, net-zero targets aren't helpful in climate-change fight

Wed, 2022-07-27 10:30
July 27, 2022 10:30 AM

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Singapore's sovereign wealth fund says net-zero targets aren't much help in its climate-change fight, preferring to invest its billions in green technology while supporting energy companies in their drive to cut emissions.

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North Korea warns of second Korean War on armistice anniversary

Wed, 2022-07-27 10:23
July 27, 2022 10:23 AM

Pyongyang blames the US and South Korea for inflaming hostilities.

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Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Philippines, strongly felt in Manila

Wed, 2022-07-27 09:42
July 27, 2022 9:42 AM

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake.

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China’s Wuhan shuts some businesses, transport amid new Covid-19 cases

Wed, 2022-07-27 09:31
July 27, 2022 9:31 AM

Wuhan’s district of Jiangxia said its main urban areas must enter a three-day restriction from Wednesday.

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Thai businesses cash in on cannabis, from milk tea to toothpaste

Wed, 2022-07-27 09:28
July 27, 2022 9:28 AM

Health minister hopes firms will ‘get rich’ - with medicinal products only.

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Soup kitchens feed Sri Lanka's poor amid bleak economic crisis

Wed, 2022-07-27 09:17
July 27, 2022 9:17 AM

Rampant food inflation and chronic shortages of cooking gas and petrol are making daily life a battle for millions.

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Feud with police latest controversy to consume South Korea president's administration

Wed, 2022-07-27 08:51
July 27, 2022 8:51 AM

His administration has seen its approval rating sink below 40% after two months in office.

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Animal market in Wuhan was epicentre of Covid-19 pandemic, say two new studies

Wed, 2022-07-27 06:41
July 27, 2022 6:41 AM

Knowing if disease came from animals or was caused by lab accident vital to averting next pandemic.

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Peng Liyuan meets with Indonesian first lady Iriana Joko Widodo

Wed, 2022-07-27 00:24
July 27, 2022 12:24 AM

Ms Peng said that as important neighbours, the Chinese and Indonesian people have enjoyed a friendship with a long history.

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Misery for millions as monsoon pounds Pakistan port city

Tue, 2022-07-26 22:11
July 26, 2022 10:11 PM

This year's monsoon is being felt hardest in cities.

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Chinese military will not sit back if Pelosi visits Taiwan: Defence spokesperson

Tue, 2022-07-26 21:51
July 26, 2022 9:51 PM

The Chinese side has repeatedly made clear to the United States its firm opposition to Ms Pelosi's potential visit to Taiwan.

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Jokowi invites Xi to Bali G-20 meeting during rare Beijing summit

Tue, 2022-07-26 21:11
July 26, 2022 9:11 PM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo invited China's Xi Jinping to attend the Group of 20 summit in November, as the two leaders held a rare meeting in Beijing amid strict Covid-19 controls.

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Myanmar says it has enough funds to avert Sri Lanka-like crisis

Tue, 2022-07-26 20:58
July 26, 2022 8:58 PM

YANGON (BLOOMBERG) - Myanmar has sufficient foreign reserves to avoid an economic crisis similar to Sri Lanka's, the military government said, pushing back on suggestions by some analysts that the South-east Asian nation faces a growing possibility of default.

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India probes spurious liquor incident that killed 28

Tue, 2022-07-26 20:21
July 26, 2022 8:21 PM

AHMEDABAD (REUTERS) - Authorities in India's western state of Gujarat are investigating an incident in which at least 28 people died and more than 50 were admitted to hospital after drinking spurious liquor, an official said on Tuesday (July 26).

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Japan's politicians admit to ties with Unification Church after Abe's death

Tue, 2022-07-26 19:10
July 26, 2022 7:10 PM

TOKYO - Japan's politicians are coming forward to reveal their ties with the Unification Church in a wave of disclosures that has exposed the church's reach in politics.

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Sri Lanka's ex-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa likely to return after fleeing protests

Tue, 2022-07-26 18:24
July 26, 2022 6:24 PM

COLOMBO (BLOOMBERG) - Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is expected to return home from Singapore where he has been staying for nearly two weeks after fleeing violent protests in the South Asian country where citizens called for his ouster.

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China Perspective Podcast: Evergrande appoints new CEO, will things change up for the troubled company?

Tue, 2022-07-26 18:00
July 26, 2022 6:00 PM

The Straits Times analyses the latest developments in China in this weekly podcast.

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'Never surrender': Myanmar's executed activists

Tue, 2022-07-26 17:06
July 26, 2022 5:06 PM

The executions sparked shock and anger in Myanmar and around the world.

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Man arrested in Australia over cold-case murder of German backpacker

Tue, 2022-07-26 16:30
July 26, 2022 4:30 PM

Ms Simone Strobel was 25 years old when she disappeared from a caravan park after a night out with her boyfriend and friends.

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