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China further tightens speech on social media

Sat, 2022-07-23 12:00
July 23, 2022 12:00 PM

Chinese social media giants are publishing users' locations and banning use of similar-sounding words meant to skirt censorship.

Categories: Asian News

Shinzo Abe's suspected assassin to undergo psychiatric evaluation until later this year

Sat, 2022-07-23 10:56
July 23, 2022 10:56 AM

The evaluation will last till Nov 29, and will determine whether or not Tetsuya Yamagami will be indicted for the shooting.

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'Lunatic' politicians can't stop cricket-mad Sri Lanka grandfather

Sat, 2022-07-23 10:21
July 23, 2022 10:21 AM

‘Uncle Percy’ has been marching onto the field holding the flag since 1982.

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Time ticking on our responses to climate change

Sat, 2022-07-23 06:00
July 23, 2022 6:00 AM

Asia News Network writers share their concerns over efforts to deal with climate change. Here are excerpts.

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India's scam central: Rural villages see surge in cybercrimes

Sat, 2022-07-23 05:00
July 23, 2022 5:00 AM

ST reports from a district known as India's phishing hub and a village that was a den of petty online crime.

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5 types of scams plaguing Asia

Sat, 2022-07-23 05:00
July 23, 2022 5:00 AM

Scammers across Asia are ingenious, deploying a wide range of ideas and technologies to extract the hard-earned money of unsuspecting individuals.

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Tree huggers spring into action as axe falls on trees across Japan

Sat, 2022-07-23 05:00
July 23, 2022 5:00 AM

They lament absence of tree-protection laws as thousands of trees, some century-old, make way for development projects.

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Cleaning up India's 'phishing hub' with enforcement and education

Sat, 2022-07-23 05:00
July 23, 2022 5:00 AM

Jamtara district in India's eastern state of Jharkhand is notorious as a phishing hub.

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India's rural youth susceptible to scammers' recruitment

Sat, 2022-07-23 05:00
July 23, 2022 5:00 AM

NAWADA, BIHAR - In the agricultural fields surrounding Thalpos village in India's central state of Bihar, a lucrative business had emerged.

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US envoy to Sri Lanka expresses 'grave concern' over violence against protesters

Fri, 2022-07-22 21:37
July 22, 2022 9:37 PM

Security forces raided and partially cleared a protest camp occupying government grounds in Colombo.

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Thai minister backtracks on spyware admission as govt denies Pegasus use

Fri, 2022-07-22 21:30
July 22, 2022 9:30 PM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A Thai minister on Friday (July 22) sought to walk back remarks before parliament that authorities had used spyware to monitor individuals, U-turning on his admission just days earlier that surveillance software was actively being used.

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China's Xi offers Sri Lanka's new president support amid crisis

Fri, 2022-07-22 19:54
July 22, 2022 7:54 PM

Sri Lanka owes at least US$5 billion (S$6.95 billion) to China, although some estimates put it at almost twice that amount.

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Exporting chicken to Singapore will prep Indonesian businesses for more overseas expansion

Fri, 2022-07-22 16:30
July 22, 2022 4:30 PM

Selling chicken to Singapore will serve as a lesson for Indonesian firms eyeing greater overseas expansion.

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China's Xi wishes Biden a speedy Covid-19 recovery

Fri, 2022-07-22 15:52
July 22, 2022 3:52 PM

BEIJING (XINHUA, NYTIMES) - China's President Xi Jinping on Friday (July 22) sent a message of sympathy to United States President Joe Biden over the latter's Covid-19 infection.

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Myanmar villagers accuse junta troops of massacre

Fri, 2022-07-22 15:29
July 22, 2022 3:29 PM

North-west Sagaing region has seen fierce fighting and bloody reprisals since the coup last year.

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China facing competition for its favourite Russian oil from India

Fri, 2022-07-22 14:54
July 22, 2022 2:54 PM

The cheaper price compared with other grades from the Persian Gulf and West Africa are likely to have prompted Indian purchases.

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New Zealand Covid-19 death rate at record levels

Fri, 2022-07-22 14:51
July 22, 2022 2:51 PM

In the latest 24 hours, 26 people died from Covid, all aged over 60.

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Chinese Paddlefish and wild Yangtze Sturgeon extinct: IUCN

Fri, 2022-07-22 14:43
July 22, 2022 2:43 PM

The topic was one of the most discussed on China's Weibo, a social media platform similar to Twitter, on Friday (July 22).

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A year on, China's CO2 market yet to drive big emission cuts

Fri, 2022-07-22 14:19
July 22, 2022 2:19 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's year-old carbon market has given more than 2,000 power plants a taste of emissions trading, but design flaws and data fraud have meant limited large-scale greenhouse gas reductions and environmental gains, experts say.

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