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Australia is part of Asia, says Aussie FM Penny Wong on visit to Malaysian birthplace

Sat, 2022-07-02 10:30
July 02, 2022 10:30 AM

Ms Wong lived in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for eight years as a child before migrating to Australia.

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Indonesia and United Arab Emirates reach trade pact

Sat, 2022-07-02 09:23
July 02, 2022 9:23 AM

The pact will remove or sharply reduce duties on most goods traded between the countries.


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Nato deliberations stir regional concerns

Sat, 2022-07-02 06:00
July 02, 2022 6:00 AM

Asia News Network writers discuss recent Nato-related developments and the wider implications. Here are excerpts.

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Don't waste your food, Australian bars and restaurants say

Sat, 2022-07-02 05:00
July 02, 2022 5:00 AM

Eateries, stores, suppliers and various organisations are rescuing food that would go to waste to save the environment.

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Sanctions on Russia contribute to surge in prices

Sat, 2022-07-02 05:00
July 02, 2022 5:00 AM

Experts expect countries most affected by supply chain breakdowns and commodity shortages to produce more essential goods locally.

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The 'old' Hong Kong is gone and that's a reality people have to live with

Sat, 2022-07-02 00:42
July 02, 2022 12:42 AM

Beijing is likely to make its presence felt more regularly in the territory's governance.

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Singaporean man allowed to challenge 'unlawful detention' by Malaysian authorities

Sat, 2022-07-02 00:20
July 02, 2022 12:20 AM

He is seeking a declaration that he was unlawfully detained for eight days in 2018.

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Chinese airlines, including Air China, buy almost 300 planes from Airbus

Fri, 2022-07-01 22:44
July 01, 2022 10:44 PM

Airbus said the deals showed 'positive recovery momentum and prosperous outlook for the Chinese aviation market'.

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Dialogue with Suu Kyi 'not impossible', says Myanmar junta

Fri, 2022-07-01 22:27
July 01, 2022 10:27 PM

Ms Suu Kyi has been kept virtually incommunicado by the military after the 2021 coup.

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Soup kitchens in KL feeding more homeless elderly, even as food inflation spirals and donations dip

Fri, 2022-07-01 22:22
July 01, 2022 10:22 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's soup kitchens are feeling the heat, as they grapple with soaring food inflation and more mouths to feed as homelessness in the capital rises following two years of the pandemic.

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Malaysia chicken sellers openly flouting fixed prices, claims consumers' association

Fri, 2022-07-01 22:16
July 01, 2022 10:16 PM

Eight businesses in Johor were given compound notices for offences linked to the sale of chickens, eggs and cooking oil.

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Landslide in India buries dozens, killing at least 18

Fri, 2022-07-01 20:22
July 01, 2022 8:22 PM

The extreme weather has destroyed communities, forced evacuations and threatened lives.

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Letter From The Bureau: China relaxes pandemic travel curbs but this does not feel like a new phase

Fri, 2022-07-01 18:00
July 01, 2022 6:00 PM

Synopsis: Every first Friday of the month, The Straits Times' foreign editor Bhagyashree Garekar chats with ST’s correspondents in the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe.

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Marcos names career diplomat as foreign minister, signals 'inclusive' foreign policy

Fri, 2022-07-01 17:00
July 01, 2022 5:00 PM

Former ambassador Enrique Manalo, 69, was sworn in as Secretary of Foreign Affairs on July 1.

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Japanese asked to save power as country's east sizzles

Fri, 2022-07-01 16:25
July 01, 2022 4:25 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - The highest temperatures since record-keeping began 147 years ago scorched much of eastern Japan for a week as of Friday (July 2), with the government asking citizens to cut power use as much as possible, while still running air conditioners to stay safe.

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Putin offers Russian railways investment in new Indonesia capital

Fri, 2022-07-01 15:36
July 01, 2022 3:36 PM

Mr Putin said Moscow could take part in Jokowi's plan to move Indonesia's capital to the island of Kalimantan.

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John Lee: the former Hong Kong cop whom Beijing trusts

Fri, 2022-07-01 15:24
July 01, 2022 3:24 PM

Mr Lee, 64, was picked as HK's next chief executive by a small committee in May, winning 99% of the votes.

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Australian researchers show whales' ability to exchange tunes

Fri, 2022-07-01 14:47
July 01, 2022 2:47 PM

They found that each year, New Caledonia whales would sing exact songs sung by whales in east Australia.

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Australian airlines brace for hectic days as school holidays begin

Fri, 2022-07-01 14:29
July 01, 2022 2:29 PM

Qantas and Jetstar are expecting to fly more than 350,000 domestic passengers in the first few days of July.

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Australia's New South Wales state warns of torrential rain, potential major flooding

Fri, 2022-07-01 13:20
July 01, 2022 1:20 PM

The downpour would be focused around Sydney, and along the coast to the north and south.

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