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Top Taliban cleric killed in Kabul suicide blast claimed by Islamic State

Fri, 2022-08-12 03:09
August 12, 2022 3:09 AM

Rahimullah Haqqani had recently spoken publicly in favour of girls being allowed to attend school.

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Ousted Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in Thailand for temporary stay

Thu, 2022-08-11 21:13
August 11, 2022 9:13 PM

BANGKOK - Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Bangkok on Thursday (Aug 11) for what Thai authorities said would be a temporary stay, after weeks of seeking shelter in Singapore following his ouster since mid-July.

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Asian Insider: Taiwan tinderbox | Lottery fever

Thu, 2022-08-11 20:00
August 11, 2022 8:00 PM

Asian Insider brings you insights into a fast-changing region from our network of correspondents and commentators.

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Google opposes Facebook-backed proposal for self-regulatory body in India: sources

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:32
August 11, 2022 3:32 PM

India in June proposed appointing a government panel to hear complaints from users about content moderation decisions.

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Taiwan fishing community casting for fresh markets after China ban

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:52
August 11, 2022 1:52 PM

The geopolitical storm that followed Pelosi's visit puts the livelihoods of Pingtung's farmers and fishermen at risk.

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Former PM Najib's son may contest Pekan seat in Malaysia's GE15

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:51
August 11, 2022 1:51 PM

Nizar is seen as a suitable candidate for the Parliament seat if Najib is not eligible to contest in the general election.

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South Korea flooding death toll rises to 11

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:51
August 11, 2022 1:51 PM

Of those killed, three lived in a semi-basement apartment called a ‘banjiha’.

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Several cities in China add Covid-19 curbs as millions still under lockdown

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:48
August 11, 2022 1:48 PM

Eastern manufacturing hub Yiwu said it would enter three days of "silent management". 

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South Korea, China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:45
August 11, 2022 1:45 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - China and South Korea clashed on Thursday (Aug 11) over a US missile defence shield, threatening to undermine efforts by the new government in Seoul to overcome longstanding security differences.

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Chinese medical portal censored after doubting herbal 'Covid remedy'

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:39
August 11, 2022 1:39 PM

DXY has been banned from posting on at least five of its Weibo accounts.

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Militants attack Indian army post in Kashmir; 3 soldiers, 2 attackers die in shootout

Thu, 2022-08-11 12:46
August 11, 2022 12:46 PM

SRINAGAR (REUTERS) - Militants attacked an Indian army post in the disputed Kashmir region on Thursday (Aug 11), killing three soldiers, while two attackers died in the shootout that came amid heightened security ahead of India's independence day celebrations.

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South Korea's Yoon stumbles in endeavour to improve China ties: Korea Herald contributor

Thu, 2022-08-11 12:25
August 11, 2022 12:25 PM

The writer says President Yoon has every reason to try to improve ties with China 30 years after formal relations were established between the two former adversaries.

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Cheaper medicines for all: Inquirer

Thu, 2022-08-11 12:25
August 11, 2022 12:25 PM

The paper says the government and the private sector should work to redeem the promise of cheaper and effective medicines for all.

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Seoul to ban Parasite-type basement homes after storm deaths

Thu, 2022-08-11 11:09
August 11, 2022 11:09 AM

At least four residents were found dead after being trapped in submerged semi-basement homes.

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Taiwan rejects China’s ‘one country, two systems’ plan after holding military drill

Thu, 2022-08-11 11:01
August 11, 2022 11:01 AM

The military has played down their significance, saying they were already scheduled and were not in response to China's war games.

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Taliban fighters swap arms for books as hundreds return to school

Thu, 2022-08-11 10:36
August 11, 2022 10:36 AM

Secondary school girls remain barred from classes since the Taliban returned to power.

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Japan's new male minister for birthrate tried 'pregnancy belly'

Thu, 2022-08-11 10:13
August 11, 2022 10:13 AM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida replaced the female minister in charge of tackling the country's falling birthrate and installed a man who sought to deepen his understanding of the issue by trying out a "pregnancy belly".

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China orders up 3,000 hospital beds to contain Covid-19 outbreak in Tibet

Thu, 2022-08-11 09:02
August 11, 2022 9:02 AM

Lhasa has been on lockdown as Tibet sees its first ever coronavirus infections.

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The high price of a Sri Lankan family's bid to flee crisis

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:25
August 11, 2022 6:25 AM

KUDAMADUWELLA, SRI LANKA (REUTERS) - As anarchy gripped the Sri Lankan city of Colombo in May, Meenu Mekala and Nirosh Ravindra gambled their family's life savings on a two-week, 4,700km voyage aboard a rusting trawler with their two young sons. The decision ended in ruin.

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Chinese court rejects TV intern's #MeToo case appeal

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:18
August 11, 2022 6:18 AM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A Beijing court on Wednesday (Aug 10) dismissed an appeal by a plaintiff in a high-profile Chinese sexual harassment case involving a well-known host of state broadcaster CCTV, a decision likely to deal a blow to China's #MeToo movement.

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