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Chinese police seize largest-ever haul of counterfeit cash

Chinese police have seized counterfeit notes with a face value of 422 million yuan ($59 million) in the largest haul since the 1949 founding of the People's Republic of China.

Chinese police seize largest-ever haul of counterfeit cash

 
Created 14 May 2020
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Japan seeks to lift virus emergency in most regions

Japan's government said Thursday it wants to lift a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus in most of the country, though not yet the capital Tokyo and other urban centres.

Japan seeks to lift virus emergency in most regions | The Star

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Created 12 May 2020
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Yemen govt allies fight southern separatists over Zinjibar

Fighting broke out Monday between pro-government troops and separatists in southern Yemen, leaving 10 dead, security and medical officials said, in the first major clash since separatists declared self-rule in the south.

 
Created 12 May 2020
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Laos pushes ahead with sixth Mekong River dam project

Laos has submitted plans to build a new hydropower dam on the Mekong River, with construction expected to start later this year, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday.

Laos pushes ahead with sixth Mekong River dam project

   
Created 11 May 2020
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Nightlife cluster gives S. Korea largest case rise in a month

South Korea announced its highest number of new coronavirus cases for more than a month Monday, driven by an infection cluster in a Seoul nightlife district just as the country loosens restrictions.

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Iran says ready for prisoner swap with US

Iran said Sunday it had expressed readiness for a full prisoner exchange with the United States "with no preconditions" but said that Washington was yet to respond.

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Created 09 May 2020
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Battle to prevent fresh gas leak at Indian plant

Engineers battled Friday to prevent more toxic gas escaping at a chemical plant on India's east coast, a day after a pre-dawn leak killed 12 people and knocked locals unconscious in the street.

 
Created 07 May 2020
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Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi premier Mustafa Kadhemi formally took office early on Thursday after parliament approved his cabinet line-up, taking the reins amid a staggering economic crisis, a health pandemic and the spectre of renewed protests.

   
Created 04 May 2020
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Japan set to extend virus emergency to May 31

Japan's government prepared on Monday to extend its nationwide state of emergency to the end of May as it braces for a lengthy battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

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DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un cuts tape for factory completion

 Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony of a fertiliser factory on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday.

   

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