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Sri Lanka asks China for help with trade, investment and tourism

Mon, 2022-07-25 22:48
July 25, 2022 10:48 PM

China is one of Sri Lanka's two largest foreign creditors.

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South China Sea not safari park or arena for competition: Chinese foreign minister

Mon, 2022-07-25 21:54
July 25, 2022 9:54 PM

BEIJING - The South China Sea is not a "safari park" for powers outside the region nor is it an arena for major power competition, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday (July 25), urging Asean nations to reject outside interference.

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US, Indonesia set to hold largest ever joint military exercise in South Sumatra next month

Mon, 2022-07-25 21:44
July 25, 2022 9:44 PM

The Garuda Shield 2022 war games on Aug 1-14 will involve over 4,000 troops.

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China approves first homegrown antiviral pill to combat Covid-19

Mon, 2022-07-25 21:40
July 25, 2022 9:40 PM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - China approved its first homegrown Covid antiviral, as regulators cleared a medicine from Genuine Biotech that was previously used to treat HIV.

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Sri Lanka to restrict fuel imports for next 12 months

Mon, 2022-07-25 21:32
July 25, 2022 9:32 PM

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will restrict fuel imports for the next 12 months because of a severe shortage of foreign exchange, its energy minister said on Monday (July 25), as the island nation's new government seeks to find a way out of a crippling economic crisis.

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First case of monkeypox in Japan detected in Tokyo: Report citing govt source

Mon, 2022-07-25 18:42
July 25, 2022 6:42 PM

WHO has said the outbreak represents a global health emergency.

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Slain Indonesian bodyguard allegedly involved with boss' wife received death threats: Lawyers

Mon, 2022-07-25 18:30
July 25, 2022 6:30 PM

One such death threat received a day prior to his death warned that "he would be hit or killed if he 'goes upstairs'".

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Slain Indonesian bodyguard allegedly involved with boss's wife received death threats: Lawyers

Mon, 2022-07-25 18:30
July 25, 2022 6:30 PM

One such death threat received a day prior to his death warned that "he would be hit or killed if he 'goes upstairs'.

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Philippine President Marcos bats for digital tax in Congress speech to cut debt

Mon, 2022-07-25 17:39
July 25, 2022 5:39 PM

He also pledged to prioritise fiscal management.

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Droupadi Murmu sworn in as India's first tribal president

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:36
July 25, 2022 4:36 PM

Ms Murmu is the country's second woman president after Ms Pratibha Patil, who held the position for five years from 2007.

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Overboard sailor survives night off Australian coast

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:29
July 25, 2022 4:29 PM

On Monday morning (July 25), rescue teams plucked the stranded seaman from waters about 10 kilometres from shore.

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US helicopters hold first live-fire drills in South Korea since 2019

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:16
July 25, 2022 4:16 PM

The allies step up military exercises amid tension with North Korea.

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New Zealand prime minister says early signs that Covid-19 cases falling

Mon, 2022-07-25 16:10
July 25, 2022 4:10 PM

However, hospitalisations jumped to their highest level since March.

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New Zealand urges extra travel precautions to prevent foot and mouth outbreak

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:57
July 25, 2022 3:57 PM

Wellington is stopping any traveller from bringing personal consignments of meat products from Indonesia.

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'Missile alert': Taiwan holds air-raid exercise amid China tension

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:43
July 25, 2022 3:43 PM

Sirens sounded at 1.30pm for the mandatory street evacuation drills.

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Chinese astronauts set up new lab on space station

Mon, 2022-07-25 15:36
July 25, 2022 3:36 PM

It was a major step towards completing the orbital outpost by the end of the year.

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Russia becomes China's largest oil supplier as prices drop

Mon, 2022-07-25 12:20
July 25, 2022 12:20 PM

BEIJING (CAIXIN GLOBAL) - Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia as the largest crude oil supplier to China over the past two months as Western sanctions due to Moscow's war with Ukraine dragged down prices of its petroleum exports, boosting their appeal among Asian buyers.

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Record number of Covid-19-hit Australians in hospital as Omicron surges

Mon, 2022-07-25 11:57
July 25, 2022 11:57 AM

The number of hospitalisations hit a record of about 5,450 on Monday, official data shows.

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Time to take precautions against monkeypox: The Daily Star

Mon, 2022-07-25 11:30
July 25, 2022 11:30 AM

The paper says trying to prevent transmission at the early stage is the best way to fight an outbreak.

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The Philippines's food security and the coconut industry: Inquirer contributor

Mon, 2022-07-25 11:30
July 25, 2022 11:30 AM

The writer says the new administration can turn the promise of vertical and horizontal integration into reality and fulfil the dream of food security.

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