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Like Imelda, but minus the excesses, Marcos Jr's wife expected to co-steer country

Thu, 2022-06-30 21:06
June 30, 2022 9:06 PM

MANILA - By now, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr would have already assembled the ministers and department heads he needs to help him run his government.

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Thousands march in Udaipur to demand protection for Hindus after tailor's killing

Thu, 2022-06-30 19:41
June 30, 2022 7:41 PM

The march was allowed even though state police had barred public gatherings.

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Indians fear end of low-cost flights amid record high airfares

Thu, 2022-06-30 18:53
June 30, 2022 6:53 PM

Fares have surged by 30 to 50 per cent to their highest since the pandemic, driven by record high prices of jet fuel.

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Seven dead, 55 feared dead in massive eastern Indian landslide

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:35
June 30, 2022 5:35 PM

Unprecedented rains have lashed India's north-eastern states and Bangladesh, killing more than 150 people.

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Hong Kong at 25-year mark after handover: Time for a reboot?

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:30
June 30, 2022 5:30 PM

Beijing says the slew of changes so far have been to bring stability back to the city.

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Hong Kongers who returned after 1997 handover now want to leave

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:30
June 30, 2022 5:30 PM

CHONGQING - Communications specialist Tony Liaw left Hong Kong as a teenager in the mid-1990s, spending his formative years in Vancouver, Canada.

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Hong Kong handover 25th anniversary: New arrivals are drawn to different ideals from those who left

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:00
June 30, 2022 5:00 PM

Many of those who left blamed the societal upheaval and a growing loss of freedoms.

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3 key priorities for Hong Kong's new leader John Lee

Thu, 2022-06-30 17:00
June 30, 2022 5:00 PM

HONG KONG - Mr John Lee, Hong Kong's former security chief, will be sworn in as Chief Executive on Friday (July 1), as the city marks 25 years of Chinese rule in the former British colony.

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Sri Lanka makes progress towards IMF credit: IMF

Thu, 2022-06-30 16:14
June 30, 2022 4:14 PM

The credit facility will help alleviate a crisis in which the country is struggling to pay for imports.

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Indonesia passes law to create more provinces in Papua

Thu, 2022-06-30 14:16
June 30, 2022 2:16 PM

The move follows changes to Papua’s special autonomy law last year.

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Japan power plant shutdown raises fear of shortage in sweltering heat

Thu, 2022-06-30 13:54
June 30, 2022 1:54 PM

The plant's closure comes as reserve power capacity hovers around 3% - the level below which blackouts can occur.

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Thousands gather at all-male meeting to rubber-stamp Taliban rule

Thu, 2022-06-30 13:35
June 30, 2022 1:35 PM

Officials have provided scant details of the meeting and the media is also barred from attending.

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New Zealand reports 7,423 community cases of Covid-19

Thu, 2022-06-30 13:20
June 30, 2022 1:20 PM

The govt is taking action to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 in schools and early childhood services.

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Taliban must protect the lives of its citizens with support from international community: Japan News

Thu, 2022-06-30 12:25
June 30, 2022 12:25 PM

The paper says drastic change in the Taliban regime is essential before full-scale assistance can be provided.

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Consumption, culture, change: Dawn contributor

Thu, 2022-06-30 12:25
June 30, 2022 12:25 PM

The writer says expenditure shares indicate our preferences, as well as the difference between urban and rural consumption habits.

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Australia bets on clean power to avoid another market failure

Thu, 2022-06-30 11:58
June 30, 2022 11:58 AM

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Australia's biggest grid has released a multibillion-dollar plan to ease its transition away from coal and avoid pitfalls that earlier this month led to the unprecedented step of temporarily taking over the spot power market.

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South Korea pushes through 5% minimum wage gain amid inflation pain

Thu, 2022-06-30 10:50
June 30, 2022 10:50 AM

The minimum wage carries implications across many sectors of the economy that rely heavily on labour.

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North Korean hackers known as Lazarus Group suspected in S$139m Harmony heist

Thu, 2022-06-30 10:36
June 30, 2022 10:36 AM

California blockchain Harmony confirms its Horizon Bridge had been hacked last week.

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