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Nasa to launch rockets from Australia's north for scientific studies

Wed, 2022-06-08 10:48
June 08, 2022 10:48 AM

It marks the first time the space agency will fire rockets from a commercial facility outside the US.

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Australian regulator sues Airbnb for allegedly misleading customers on pricing

Wed, 2022-06-08 09:52
June 08, 2022 9:52 AM

The firm had allegedly displayed prices using only '$', without saying that they were in US dollars.

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China intercepted jet in international airspace, insists Australia PM Albanese

Wed, 2022-06-08 09:49
June 08, 2022 9:49 AM

Australia says the Chinese plane cut in front of its patrol aircraft and released chaff designed to confuse radar-guided missiles.

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Singapore fugitive nabbed while on holiday in Johor Baru over stolen $1 million

Wed, 2022-06-08 09:23
June 08, 2022 9:23 AM

Two other Singaporeans were also arrested in connection with the cash stolen from a money changer in 2020.

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Global finance coalition sets up Singapore office to spur regional climate action

Wed, 2022-06-08 09:00
June 08, 2022 9:00 AM

GFANZ also announced the creation of its advisory board.

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China tries to keep Covid-19 out of gruelling 'gaokao' college entrance exams

Wed, 2022-06-08 07:08
June 08, 2022 7:08 AM

BEIJING (NYTIMES) - For Chinese students, years of intense studying come down to two or three nine-hour days of testing that will determine where they go to college. Covid-19 has added complications like escaping lockdown or testing in an isolation room.

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South Korea truckers go on strike at ports as fuel costs soar

Wed, 2022-06-08 06:51
June 08, 2022 6:51 AM

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Thousands of truck drivers in South Korea have gone on strike at some ports and container depots in the country, threatening to slow the export of goods from the country, according to the International Transport Workers' Federation.

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Nupur Sharma: Indian firebrand caught in row over Prophet remarks

Wed, 2022-06-08 01:53
June 08, 2022 1:53 AM

The 37-year-old has been a regular fixture of TV news debates, a combative advocate for PM Modi's agenda.

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US says North Korea ignores multiple overtures for talks

Wed, 2022-06-08 00:55
June 08, 2022 12:55 AM

Offers to help with North Korea's Covid-19 outbreak have gone unanswered, a US diplomat said.

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Taiwan appeals to US not to forget its desire for free trade deal

Wed, 2022-06-08 00:02
June 08, 2022 12:02 AM

Taiwan's top trade negotiator John Deng will go to Washington end of the month for talks with senior US officials.

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Pacific Islands Forum nations mend rift as super powers focus on the region

Tue, 2022-06-07 23:20
June 07, 2022 11:20 PM

The Quad security group of the US, Australia, Japan and India had expressed "support for Pacific Islands Forum unity".

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Brunei's Sultan announces early Cabinet reshuffle, first female minister appointed

Tue, 2022-06-07 21:51
June 07, 2022 9:51 PM

The early shakeup is allegedly intended to inject more vitality and energy into the administration system.

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Indonesia summons India envoy over 'derogatory' Prophet remarks

Tue, 2022-06-07 21:11
June 07, 2022 9:11 PM

Two officials of India's BJP party sparked a wave of anger across the Arab and Muslim world over their remarks.

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Hong Kong not becoming police state, says city's top cop

Tue, 2022-06-07 19:45
June 07, 2022 7:45 PM

"Hong Kong is a society of rule of law, not a police state," commissioner Raymond Siu said.

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NFTs, crypto boom bring tighter regulation in Thailand

Tue, 2022-06-07 18:16
June 07, 2022 6:16 PM

NFTs have become a popular way to sell things from digital artworks to Buddhist amulets.

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Durian orchards, supermarkets and hospitals enter metaverse in Thailand

Tue, 2022-06-07 18:13
June 07, 2022 6:13 PM

The country has launched an initiative that enables tourists to explore virtual durian orchards.

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Thailand's metaverse ventures: Some will die off, some will stay

Tue, 2022-06-07 18:10
June 07, 2022 6:10 PM

The metaverse is the latest buzzword to enter the mainstream lexicon in the country.

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China Perspective Podcast: Why is China lobbying for more support from the Pacific Islands?

Tue, 2022-06-07 18:00
June 07, 2022 6:00 PM

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

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