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US and Taliban make progress on Afghan reserves, but big gaps remain

Tue, 2022-07-26 16:24
July 26, 2022 4:24 PM

KABUL (REUTERS) - US and Taliban officials have exchanged proposals for the release of billions of dollars from Afghan central bank reserves held abroad into a trust fund, three sources familiar with the talks said, giving a hint of progress in efforts to ease Afghanistan's economic crisis.

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Myanmar junta says executions were 'justice for the people'

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

The military government knew the executions, the first in decades in Myanmar, would draw criticism.

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Hong Kong students must learn China security law to graduate

Tue, 2022-07-26 15:39
July 26, 2022 3:39 PM

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Students at Hong Kong's most prestigious university will be required to take a course on Beijing's national security law in order to graduate, the latest sign of China's growing influence on the city.

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Taiwan president oversees drills on warship, lauds determination for defence

Tue, 2022-07-26 15:32
July 26, 2022 3:32 PM

SUAO (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen boarded a naval warship on Tuesday (July 26) for only the second time in her six years in office, where she lauded the military's determination to defend the island while overseeing its largest annual naval and air exercises.

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Over 14,000 children die of drowning in Bangladesh each year: WHO

Tue, 2022-07-26 15:00
July 26, 2022 3:00 PM

Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the country.
 

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Mahathir denies receiving political donations from company

Tue, 2022-07-26 14:15
July 26, 2022 2:15 PM

I didn’t receive the money. Show me the proof that I have it, he says.

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Japanese Emperor Emeritus Akihito recovering after heart failure diagnosis

Tue, 2022-07-26 14:01
July 26, 2022 2:01 PM

He received the diagnosis last month and has been undergoing treatment.

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka woos foreign oil firms amid fuel shortages

Tue, 2022-07-26 13:23
July 26, 2022 1:23 PM

COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Crisis-hit Sri Lanka invited on Tuesday (July 26) expressions of interest from oil companies in petroleum-producing nations seeking to import and sell petroleum products as the Indian Ocean island opens its market amid acute fuel shortages.

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Japanese police raid home of Tokyo Olympics executive: Reports

Tue, 2022-07-26 12:36
July 26, 2022 12:36 PM

Mr Haruyuki Takahashi is suspected of receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from Aoki Holdings.

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Asean chair calls timing of Myanmar executions 'highly reprehensible'

Tue, 2022-07-26 12:07
July 26, 2022 12:07 PM

It also presented a gross lack of will to support Asean's peace efforts, Cambodia said.

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Procrastinating on climate: Kathmandu Post

Tue, 2022-07-26 11:55
July 26, 2022 11:55 AM

The paper says the authorities must be prepared to face the impact climate change will inevitably have on food production.

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ICJ ruling takes Rohingyas one step closer to justice: Daily Star contributor

Tue, 2022-07-26 11:55
July 26, 2022 11:55 AM

The writer says it is high time for the world to pile up political pressure on the Myanmar military junta.

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Surgery equipment, life-saving drugs in Sri Lanka's hospitals nearly exhausted

Tue, 2022-07-26 11:15
July 26, 2022 11:15 AM

There is also not enough fuel to get patients and medical staff to hospital.

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Suspect in former Japanese PM Abe's murder starts psychiatric detention

Tue, 2022-07-26 10:51
July 26, 2022 10:51 AM

Prosecutors believe suspect's mental condition at the time of the crime is a factor.

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Climate change in focus as Australia's parliament opens

Tue, 2022-07-26 10:19
July 26, 2022 10:19 AM

The government will introduce a climate change bill to enshrine a 43% emissions reduction target by 2030.

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Both Shanghai and Shenzhen report 19 Covid-19 cases each

Tue, 2022-07-26 09:00
July 26, 2022 9:00 AM

Three cases were reported outside quarantined areas in Shanghai and two in Shenzhen.

 

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Japan executes man over 2008 stabbing rampage: Media

Tue, 2022-07-26 08:42
July 26, 2022 8:42 AM

The attack was Japan’s worst mass killing in seven years.

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Hong Kong says it may have to downgrade annual growth forecast: Report

Tue, 2022-07-26 08:15
July 26, 2022 8:15 AM

City’s financial secretary points to weak recovery of economy from Covid-19 pandemic.

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Indonesia's Jokowi begins visit to China, Japan and South Korea

Tue, 2022-07-26 00:01
July 26, 2022 12:01 AM

BEIJING - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will begin a whistle-stop tour of three East Asian countries on Tuesday (July 25).

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Indonesian police arrest 17 suspected terrorists

Mon, 2022-07-25 23:05
July 25, 2022 11:05 PM

13 of the terrorist suspects detained in Aceh on Friday (July 22) were members of Jemaah Islamiyah and Jemaah Ansharut Daulah.

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