Covid-19: India red list add 'may be too late', Prof Mark Walport says
There are "good reasons" for keeping the new variant out of the UK, scientist Prof Mark Walport says.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 20 Apr 2021 | 11:14 am

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Surfer reunited with big wave board discovered 2,700km away
Danny Griffiths was stunned when a surfboard he had lost four years earlier turned up 2,700km away.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 20 Apr 2021 | 11:06 am

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Australia ditches milkshake sex education video amid furore
The Australian campaign aimed to teach about respectful relationships but was widely criticised.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 20 Apr 2021 | 8:34 am

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Super League: Why are football's biggest clubs starting a new tournament?
Europe's biggest teams have suffered during the Covid pandemic and say they want financial stability.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 20 Apr 2021 | 7:24 am

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New Zealand airport worker tests positive day after bubble opens
Flights with Australia will not be suspended as there appears to be no link to the travel bubble.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 20 Apr 2021 | 12:06 am

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Georgia governor reopens coronavirus field hospital at Atlanta convention center
Georgia plans to convert Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center into a makeshift hospital again as the state struggles with a rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations.

Source: Asia News | 10 Jul 2020 | 6:04 pm

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Coronavirus deaths tick up in Florida, Texas, California, Arizona as states grapple with growing outbreaks
"I think in the next week the pattern of increasing deaths is going to become clear," said Larry Levitt, executive vice president for health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Source: Asia News | 10 Jul 2020 | 5:54 pm

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Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from phones, citing security risks, then changed its mind
The move comes as TikTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, is drawing scrutiny over its ties to China and the potential for the Chinese government to access user data.

Source: Asia News | 10 Jul 2020 | 4:59 pm

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WHO says it's 'very unlikely' countries can eradicate the coronavirus right now
"In our current situation, it is very unlikely that we can eradicate or eliminate this virus," said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's health emergencies program.

Source: Asia News | 10 Jul 2020 | 4:56 pm

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Trump's rift with White House health advisor Fauci widens as coronavirus cases continue to hit new records
"Dr. Fauci's a nice man, but he's made a lot of mistakes," Trump said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday.

Source: Asia News | 10 Jul 2020 | 2:29 pm

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India, China want peace but blame each other after deadly border clash
India and China said they wanted peace but blamed each other on Wednesday after soldiers of the two sides savagely fought each other with nail-studded clubs and stones on their Himalayan border, killing at least 20 Indian troops.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Jun 2020 | 12:57 pm

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India says Chinese move to build structure in its territory led to clashes
India's foreign minister spoke to a top Chinese diplomat on Wednesday to protest against what he said was an attempt to erect a structure in Indian-controlled territory that had led to border clashes, the Indian foreign ministry said.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Jun 2020 | 12:57 pm

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Russia hopes India, China find mutually-acceptable solution to border clashes - Ifax
Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it hoped India and China would find mutually acceptable ways to ensure security on their border following deadly clashes, the Interfax news agency reported.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Jun 2020 | 10:32 am

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Why are Chinese and Indian troops fighting in a remote Himalayan valley?
The Indian army says at least 20 of its soldiers were killed after hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops at a disputed border site on Monday night, the deadliest clash in decades.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Jun 2020 | 10:32 am

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Factbox: Indian media call for strong response to border clash with China
Indian media commentators called on Wednesday for a strong response to a border clash with Chinese troops that led to the deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers, with some questioning the Indian government's silence on the issue.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 17 Jun 2020 | 7:30 am

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AmEx to post fourth-quarter loss on US$2.4 billion hit from tax legislation
American Express Co said it expects to report a fourth-quarter loss due to a US$2.4 billion hit from the tax legislation which makes it cheaper for U.S. companies to repatriate profits.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Hezbollah - Syrian war will be over in 1-2 years
The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Trump admin to announce cuts in 'security assistance' for Pakistan - sources
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has been informing members of Congress that it will announce as soon as Wednesday plans to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan, congressional aides said, after warning Islamabad it would have to do more to maintain U.S. aid. Aides in ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:35 pm

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Costa back with a bang as Atletico thrash Lleida in Cup
BARCELONA: Diego Costa enjoyed a typically eventful return to action for Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, scoring within six minutes of coming off the bench in his side's 4-0 King's Cup win at Lleida Esportiu but appearing to injure his knee in the process. Costa turned Juanfran's low cross into the ...

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:30 pm

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UN chief welcomes reopened Korean hotline
South Korea has offered to hold talks with the North on Jan 9 to discuss "matters of mutual interest" including the North's Olympic participation.

Source: Latest News | 3 Jan 2018 | 3:23 pm

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On North Korea, Trump declares ‘talking is not the answer’ - but his defence chief Mattis quickly disagrees
President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared “talking is not the answer” to the tense stand-off with North Korea over its nuclear missile development, but his defence chief swiftly asserted that diplomatic options remain and Russia demanded US restraint. Trump’s comment, a day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan that drew UN and other international condemnation, renewed his tough rhetoric toward reclusive, nuclear-armed and increasingly isolated North Korea....

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 7:06 pm

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Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar as Rakhine unrest rages
At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar’s neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organisation for Migration said on Wednesday. Plumes of smoke billowed from several burning villages in the worst-hit section of the state, according to a reporter on a government-led trip to the area, as the violence showed little sign of abating despite security sweeps by Myanmar’s police and troops. The streets of Maungdaw –...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 11:21 am

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South Korea’s former spy chief jailed for election meddling
A former spy chief for South Korea was jailed for four years on Wednesday for leading an online campaign against the man who is now president, Moon Jae-in, during the 2012 election. Won Sei-hoon, who led the National Intelligence Service (NIS) from 2009 to 2013, orchestrated an illicit smear campaign to sway voters in favour of the conservative party, led at the time by Park Geun-hye, Seoul High Court said. South Korea only fully embraced democracy in the 1990s and its intelligence services...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 10:03 am

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May in Japan seeking ‘model’ trade deal for post-Brexit UK
British Prime Minister Theresa May held her first talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Kyoto, at the start of an intensive three-day visit intended to reassure the country that Britain can swiftly replicate the trade benefits of EU membership after Brexit. Before meeting Abe, May reiterated her intention to kick-start post-Brexit trade by replicating existing deals signed by the EU, to be amended later as needed, saying this would provide confidence for businesses. May, who...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 8:15 am

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US faces risk of war or humiliation if it attempts to shoot down a North Korean missile
North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and US officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. More attention is likely to focus on the prospects for intercepting a missile in flight after North Korea on Tuesday conducted one of its boldest missile tests in years, one government official said. Such a decision would not be taken lightly...

Source: South China Morning Post - Asia feed | 30 Aug 2017 | 6:11 am

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