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Macau Covid-19 infections rise as spread extends to medics, police

Thu, 2022-06-30 09:21
June 30, 2022 9:21 AM

Health, police and fire services staff are among the 533 infected cases.

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Marcos Jr to be sworn in as Philippine president

Thu, 2022-06-30 08:47
June 30, 2022 8:47 AM

More than 15,000 personnel have been deployed for the inauguration.


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New Zealand PM Ardern says China more assertive, more willing to challenge rules

Thu, 2022-06-30 06:38
June 30, 2022 6:38 AM

She urged the use of diplomacy and economic links to build ties in the Indo-Pacific region.


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After tailor killed, police in north-west India ban public gatherings, suspend Internet

Thu, 2022-06-30 04:36
June 30, 2022 4:36 AM

Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators after a tailor was killed in Udaipur.

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Robust growth propels Philippine economy to fastest-growing in Asean

Thu, 2022-06-30 04:00
June 30, 2022 4:00 AM

Q1 2022 GDP growth has surpassed pre-pandemic levels as investments pour in and businesses gradually reopen with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. 

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In first, Nato lays out 'challenges' from China

Thu, 2022-06-30 03:36
June 30, 2022 3:36 AM

Leaders from Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand attend a Nato summit for the first time.

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US, Japan, South Korea to boost trilateral cooperation

Thu, 2022-06-30 00:39
June 30, 2022 12:39 AM

SEOUL - The leaders of the United States, Japan and South Korea have agreed that boosting trilateral cooperation is crucial in resolving issues in the region, including the growing threat posed by North Korea's expanding nuclear and missile capability.

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Japan faces twin threats of power shortage, drought amid heatwave

Wed, 2022-06-29 21:46
June 29, 2022 9:46 PM

A "save electricity" advisory is in place in the east, while the west is facing water shortage.

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Taliban, US plan to meet in Qatar to discuss freeing frozen Afghanistan funds

Wed, 2022-06-29 21:28
June 29, 2022 9:28 PM

The funds amount to about $12 billion.

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Asean special envoy visits Myanmar again as part of efforts to resolve turmoil

Wed, 2022-06-29 18:31
June 29, 2022 6:31 PM

BANGKOK - Asean special envoy Prak Sokhonn travelled to Myanmar on Wednesday (June 29) for the second time in three months as part of the bloc's effort to tackle the country's political crisis.

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Regional Round-up Podcast: Can Indonesia's Jokowi help open dialogue between Russia and Ukraine?

Wed, 2022-06-29 18:00
June 29, 2022 6:00 PM

The Straits Times analyses South-east Asia's top news developments in this weekly podcast.

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Bangkok designates seven public spaces for peaceful protests to prevent disruptions

Wed, 2022-06-29 17:58
June 29, 2022 5:58 PM

This will allow peaceful protests without affecting national stability and public safety, says Bangkok governor.

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Malaysia raises price ceiling on chicken, will allocate $117m for subsidies

Wed, 2022-06-29 17:56
June 29, 2022 5:56 PM

A special team that includes finance and economy ministers has also been set up to tame price pressures.

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Chinese spacecraft acquires images of entire planet of Mars

Wed, 2022-06-29 17:26
June 29, 2022 5:26 PM

They include photographs of the south pole, where almost all of the planet's water resources are locked.

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Searches for overseas flights surge after China shortens quarantine

Wed, 2022-06-29 16:59
June 29, 2022 4:59 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Online searches for air tickets on international routes with China surged after Beijing unexpectedly said it would slash Covid-19 quarantine norms, travel platforms said on Wednesday (June 29), a sign of pent-up demand after two years of tough curbs.

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Taiwan rebuffs Philippines complaint about South China Sea live-fire drills

Wed, 2022-06-29 16:37
June 29, 2022 4:37 PM

The island says it had the right to do so and always issues a warning of its exercises.

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Xi says Covid Zero policy most economic, effective for China

Wed, 2022-06-29 16:07
June 29, 2022 4:07 PM

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - The Covid Zero policy is the most "economic and effective" for China and the country is capable of achieving the goal of stamping out infection, President Xi Jinping said on a visit to Wuhan, the city where the virus was first detected in late 2019.

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'Impossible situation' for Sri Lankans struggling for petrol

Wed, 2022-06-29 15:49
June 29, 2022 3:49 PM

Essential workers like doctors and nurses say they struggle to find fuel to get to work.

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Widespread relief for Shanghai's restaurant sector as dine-in resumes

Wed, 2022-06-29 15:35
June 29, 2022 3:35 PM

All restaurant staff must undergo daily Covid-19 testing, while diners have to show proof of a test taken within three days.

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Tourist rush bolsters outlook for Thailand's economy, currency

Wed, 2022-06-29 15:22
June 29, 2022 3:22 PM

The rush may gain further momentum with end of a pre-travel registration and insurance requirement from July 1.

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