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China launches second of three space station modules

Sun, 2022-07-24 15:24
July 24, 2022 3:24 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - China launched on Sunday (July 24) the second of three modules needed to complete its new space station, state media reported, the latest step in Beijing's ambitious space programme.

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China probes banking inspector in Henan province after fraud case, protests

Sun, 2022-07-24 15:14
July 24, 2022 3:14 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's banking regulator on Sunday (July 24) said it is investigating an inspector at its bureau in Henan province, which has seen protests by depositors unable to retrieve funds following suspected fraud at a number of rural lenders.

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'Life after is more important': A child left in Japan's baby hatch

Sun, 2022-07-24 15:00
July 24, 2022 3:00 PM

KUMAMOTO, JAPAN (AFP) - Inside Mr Koichi Miyatsu's blue, child-sized backpack are neatly folded cartoon-print sweatshirts and a pair of white sneakers - all he has from before he was left at Japan's only "baby hatch".

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Sri Lanka president's office to reopen after crackdown on protesters

Sun, 2022-07-24 14:58
July 24, 2022 2:58 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's besieged presidential office will reopen on Monday (July 25), police said, days after anti-government demonstrators were flushed out in a military crackdown that triggered international condemnation.

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Philippine bakeries shrink 'poor man's bread' as inflation bites

Sun, 2022-07-24 13:02
July 24, 2022 1:02 PM

MANILA (AFP) - As the war in Ukraine pushes up wheat prices and a weaker peso raises the cost of imported edible oil, many Philippine bakers are shrinking the size of a popular breakfast roll to cope with higher inflation.

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China heightens warning to US over possible Pelosi visit to Taiwan: FT report

Sun, 2022-07-24 10:48
July 24, 2022 10:48 AM

US President Joe Biden said he plans to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping by the end of the month.

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China's home-grown C919 jet nears certification as test planes complete tasks

Sun, 2022-07-24 10:12
July 24, 2022 10:12 AM

Six test planes have finished the testing tasks.

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Over 460 ancient tombs discovered in north China's Hebei

Sun, 2022-07-24 09:47
July 24, 2022 9:47 AM

The fresh excavation started in January 2021 at the Houbaijiabei Cemetery in the city of Handan.

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Thailand's first monkeypox patient found after fleeing to Cambodia

Sun, 2022-07-24 00:17
July 24, 2022 12:17 AM

The Nigerian man went on the run after being diagnosed with monkeypox in resort city Phuket.

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Pakistan's financing needs fully met for this year, says central bank chief

Sat, 2022-07-23 22:14
July 23, 2022 10:14 PM

The chief says "unwarranted" market concerns about its financial position will dissipate in weeks.

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China says Xi Jinping, other leaders got local Covid-19 shots in rare disclosure

Sat, 2022-07-23 19:11
July 23, 2022 7:11 PM

The Chinese leadership is "highly confident" in domestic vaccines, said a health official.

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North Korea denounces US over Washington's remarks on cryptocurrency stealing

Sat, 2022-07-23 18:57
July 23, 2022 6:57 PM

Pyongyang said it would continue to stand against what it called US aggression towards it.

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Macau casinos reopen with dim business outlook amid travel curbs

Sat, 2022-07-23 18:20
July 23, 2022 6:20 PM

Tourists are unlikely to return till mid- or late-August.

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Minister in India's West Bengal arrested in education scam probe

Sat, 2022-07-23 17:44
July 23, 2022 5:44 PM

The minister was allegedly making money off recruitment for state-run schools.

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Batam jails Indonesian captain of Singapore-owned vessel for bringing in toxic waste

Sat, 2022-07-23 17:29
July 23, 2022 5:29 PM

The Belize-flagged vessel, SB Cramoil Equity, is owned by toxic waste collection company Cramoil Singapore Ltd.

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Chinese real estate giant Evergrande ousts top executives

Sat, 2022-07-23 17:00
July 23, 2022 5:00 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Embattled Chinese real estate giant Evergrande has ousted its chief executive and chief financial officer following an internal investigation into why banks seized over 13.4 billion yuan (S$2.8 billion) from the firm's property services arm.

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What foot-and-mouth threat could mean for Australia's beef supply

Sat, 2022-07-23 16:46
July 23, 2022 4:46 PM

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Australia is on high alert for foot-and-mouth disease in its cattle herds after traces of the virus were found on imported animal products.

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Years of remote schooling exacerbate 'learning poverty' among Filipino children

Sat, 2022-07-23 15:04
July 23, 2022 3:04 PM

Kids aged 10 among region’s worst performers in reading comprehension.

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China's Xinjiang warns of floods, cotton risks amid sizzling heatwaves

Sat, 2022-07-23 13:09
July 23, 2022 1:09 PM

Extreme weather blanketing region ‘has been particularly long lasting and widespread’.

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Thai prime minister survives 4th no-confidence vote in Parliament

Sat, 2022-07-23 12:14
July 23, 2022 12:14 PM

Vote provides tailwind as he heads to a general election next year.

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