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5 killed, at least 100 injured in Bangladesh depot fire

At least five people died and some 100 were injured after a massive fire tore through a container depot in Bangladesh's southeastern town of Sitakunda, officials said Sunday.

5 killed, at least 100 injured in Bangladesh depot fire

 
Created 05 June 2022
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N. Korea launches unidentified ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea launched at least one ballistic missile into waters off its east coast, South Korea's military said Sunday, the latest in a recent series of weapons tests.

N. Korea launches unidentified ballistic missile: Seoul

   
Created 04 June 2022
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Japan considers resuming tourism discount as Covid eases: Nikkei

Japan's government is considering resuming a national travel discount campaign as soon as late this month to help the tourism industry recover from a Covid-19 slump, the Nikkei newspaper said on Saturday.

Japan considers resuming tourism discount as Covid eases: Nikkei

 
Created 04 June 2022
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Myanmar junta says will carry out first judicial executions in decades

Myanmar's junta will execute a former member of Aung San Suu Kyi's party and a prominent democracy activist, both of whom were convicted of terrorism, in the country's first judicial executions since 1990, a spokesman told AFP on Friday.

Myanmar junta says will carry out first judicial executions in decades

   
Created 19 May 2022
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N.Korea boosts production of drugs, medical supplies to battle Covid

North Korea is ramping up production of drugs and medical supplies including sterilizers and thermometers as it battles an unprecedented coronavirus outbreak, state media KCNA said on Thursday.

N.Korea boosts production of drugs, medical supplies to battle Covid

 
Created 01 May 2022
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As Beijing's Covid tightens curbs, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

Beijing tightened Covid restrictions on Sunday following an outbreak, while Shanghai let some of its residents venture out after reporting a second day of zero infections outside of quarantine areas.

As Beijing's Covid tightens curbs, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

   
Created 01 May 2022
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Shanghai marks Covid milestone, Beijing on edge

Shanghai said it had detected no new daily Covid-19 cases outside quarantine areas, marking a milestone in its battle to contain the virus, which put residents in Beijing on edge.

Shanghai marks Covid milestone, Beijing on edge

 
Created 01 May 2022
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India seizes $725 million of Xiaomi assets over illegal remittances

India said it had seized $725 million from the local bank accounts of China's Xiaomi Corp after it made illegal remittances to foreign entities by passing them off as payments.

India seizes $725 million of Xiaomi assets over illegal remittances

   
Created 29 April 2022
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Hong Kong's mandatory Covid testing in schools fuels plastic waste woes

A Hong Kong government rule that all school students and staff take daily Covid-19 tests will add massively to the city's plastic waste problem.

Hong Kong's mandatory Covid testing in schools fuels plastic waste woes

 
Created 29 April 2022
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Tourist favourite Thailand's recovery lags on Covid rule changes

When 23-year-old Norwegian Anastasia Johansen and her boyfriend were planning their first vacation in two years, they considered going to Thailand but chose Vietnam instead, for its simpler entry rules.

Tourist favourite Thailand's recovery lags on Covid rule changes

   

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