Coronavirus live updates: WHO sees 'upticks' in cases amid reopening; global deaths cross 390,000
The coronavirus has infected more than 6.65 million people around the world as of Friday, killing at least 391,588 people.

Source: Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 10:30 am

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India set to reopen temples, malls but no sprinkling of holy water
India will throw open shopping malls, restaurants and places of worship that typically attract large crowds next week, officials said, even though coronavirus infections are rising at the fastest daily rate than at any time in the past three months.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 8:09 am

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Brazil's death toll surpasses Italy's, Lancet retracts hydroxychloroquine study
The coronavirus has infected more than 6.6 million people around the world as of Friday, killing at least 389,620 people.

Source: Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 7:58 am

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U.S. coronavirus cases have been slowly ticking up since Memorial Day
Coronavirus cases in the United States have been slowly ticking up since the Memorial Day holiday, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Source: Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 7:32 am

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China-Sweden: Ex-ambassador Lindstedt on trial for risking security
Anna Lindstedt is accused of going beyond her remit by holding unauthorised talks with China.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 5 Jun 2020 | 7:27 am

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Fear stops Rohingya getting tested as virus hits refugee camps
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with symptoms of the novel coronavirus are not coming forward to get tested because they fear being separated from their families and held in isolation, community leaders and aid workers say.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 7:19 am

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Court bans Australian Black Lives Matter rally over coronavirus
The court backed government claims that a mass gathering in Sydney posed a coronavirus risk.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 5 Jun 2020 | 7:08 am

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Major markets in Asia Pacific jump as much as 49% from their March lows
Asia Pacific's major markets have bounced back strongly following a historic period of volatility and uncertainty in March this year as the world grappled with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 4:44 am

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Asia Pacific stocks higher ahead of U.S. jobs report; airline stocks mostly soar
Stocks in Asia Pacific were higher on Friday as investors awaited the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report expected later in the day stateside.

Source: Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 3:37 am

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Coronavirus: India to reopen malls, restaurants and offices
Staggered work hours, no edible offering at temples and social distancing have been advised.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 5 Jun 2020 | 2:28 am

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After Pakistan's lockdown gamble, COVID-19 cases surge
Four weeks ago, with its most important festival coming up and millions of people facing starvation as economic activity dwindled, Pakistan lifted a two-month-long coronavirus lockdown.  

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 5 Jun 2020 | 2:12 am

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Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home
While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 5 Jun 2020 | 12:07 am

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George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests
China is hitting back at the US for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations last year.

Source: BBC News - Asia | 4 Jun 2020 | 8:12 pm

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India's mass exodus from cities triggers village property disputes
Police in India's most populous state are dealing with a surge in property disputes, as millions of migrant workers flee to their villages after losing their jobs in the cities, sparking feuds over fields and family homes.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 4 Jun 2020 | 9:27 am

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India's urban COVID-19 outbreak is morphing into a rural health crisis
Rural parts of India have begun to see a surge in novel coronavirus infections, as millions of migrant workers returning from big cities and industrial hubs bring the virus home with them, according to data collected from seven Indian states.

Source: Reuters: South Asia News | 4 Jun 2020 | 7:00 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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