Created 29 April 2022
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At S.Korea's fried chicken diners, palm oil squeeze feeds inflation fears

Mr Lee's diner, a cheap-and-cheerful fried chicken shop near central Seoul, has held firm against raising prices for a decade and a half.

At S.Korea's fried chicken diners, palm oil squeeze feeds inflation fears

 
Created 04 April 2022
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Singaporeans protest the death penalty in rare demonstration

Hundreds of protesters in tightly controlled Singapore staged a rare demonstration against the death penalty Sunday as fears grow the city-state is set to carry out a wave of hangings.

Singaporeans protest the death penalty in rare demonstration

   
Created 08 March 2022
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Indonesia issues visa on arrival for tourists from Việt Nam and 22 other countries

The Indonesian Law and Human Rights Ministry Directorate General of Immigration has reintroduced the visa on arrival option for tourists from 23 countries, including Việt Nam, arriving in Bali as of March 7. 

 
Created 08 March 2022
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Philippines raises age of sexual consent to 16

The Philippines has raised the age of sexual consent to 16 after amending a near century-old law, a move child rights activists said Monday would help protect youngsters from rape and abuse.

Philippines raises age of sexual consent to 16

   
Created 07 March 2022
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Thailand bids to avert 'population crisis' as birth rate crashes

Thailand is scrambling to encourage its people to have more babies to arrest a slumping birth rate, offering parents childcare and fertility centres, while also tapping social media influencers to showcase the joys of family life.

Thailand bids to avert 'population crisis' as birth rate crashes

 
Created 05 March 2022
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Virus rages in Asia but retreats elsewhere

New Zealand recorded the biggest increase in new cases, with an almost seven-fold spike, followed by Hong Kong, Vietnam, South Korea and Thailand.

Virus rages in Asia but retreats elsewhere

   
Created 04 March 2022
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Early voting for S. Korea president begins in shadow of Covid

South Korea began early voting on Friday for a presidential election in the shadow of the pandemic, as up to a million people with Covid-19 are expected to cast ballots.

Early voting for S. Korea president begins in shadow of Covid

 
Created 04 March 2022
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Japan plans $3 bn domestic relief package as oil prices surge

Japan plans to help residents and businesses facing difficulty due to a surge in oil prices fuelled by the Ukraine crisis with $3 billion in relief funds, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday.

Japan plans $3 bn domestic relief package as oil prices surge

   
Created 02 March 2022
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Hong Kong residents empty supermarkets ahead of city-wide lockdown

Hong Kong residents braced for a city-wide lockdown, emptying supermarkets and pharmacies, even as leader Carrie Lam called for calm on Tuesday and appealed for the public not to worry over a compulsory mass Covid-19 testing plan.

Hong Kong residents empty supermarkets ahead of city-wide lockdown

 
Created 02 March 2022
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At least 17 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

At least 17 people are feared dead after a landslide trapped dozens of workers inside a Myanmar jade mine, sources and local media said Tuesday.

At least 17 feared dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

   

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