Thailand finds first local cases of Indian coronavirus variant

Thailand finds first local cases of Indian coronavirus variant

Bangkok, Thailand | Mon, May 24, 2021 The first community-acquired cases of the highly contagious Indian strain of the novel coronavirus have been identified among 15 employees at a construction site in Bangkok, according to Thai health officials. According to Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration, several staff at the site …

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Singapore warns new virus strains infecting more children shuts schools

Singapore warns new virus strains infecting more children, shuts schools

Singapore | Mon, May 17, 2021 New coronavirus strains, including the one first discovered in India, are affecting more children in Singapore, so schools will be closed starting Wednesday. Following a recent spike in local transmissions after months of near-zero incidents, the government has tightened controls. Authorities declared late Sunday at a virtual news conference …

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Thousands march in Pakistan Shia procession

Thousands march in Pakistan Shia procession as virus cases soar

Lahore, Pakistan | Tue, May 4, 2021 | 8.02 pm Thousands of Shia Muslim devotees many not wearing masks gathered in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore for a religious procession on Tuesday, fanning fears about the spread of the coronavirus after similar crowds were blamed in neighbouring India for its own surge. The federal government …

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Japan approves world's largest trade deal including China

Japan approves world’s largest trade deal including China, ASEAN

Tokyo, Japan | Wed, April 28, 2021 The world’s largest free trade agreement, signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries including China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was ratified by Japan’s parliament on Wednesday, paving the way for the pact to come into force later this year. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will …

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mega dam in Tibet that will produce three times the amount of electricity

China’s plans for Himalayan super dam stoke fears in India

New Delhi | Sun, April 11, 2021 | 09:37 pm China is planning a mega dam in Tibet that will produce three times the amount of electricity produced by the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest power station, causing concern among environmentalists and in neighboring India. The bridge will cross the Brahmaputra River just before …

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UN Security Council 'strongly' condemns Myanmar violence,

UN Security Council ‘strongly’ condemns Myanmar violence, civilian deaths

United Nations | Sat, April 3, 2021 | 7:30 am After two days of tense talks, the UN Security Council “strongly condemned” the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Myanmar in a joint statement watered down by China. ” Members of the United Nations Security Council expressed grave concern about the increasingly deteriorating situation and …

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New Zealand to announce details of travel arrangement with Australia

New Zealand to announce details of travel arrangement with Australia

New Zealand | Mon, March 22, 2021 | 8:05 pm New Zealand is expected to announce on Monday whether it will allow Australians to travel without having to pass through quarantine, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hinted that such an agreement would only be for a few states in Australia. In an interview with …

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Lobbyist signs $2milion contract to represent Myanmar junta

Lobbyist signs $2milion contract to represent Myanmar junta: documents

Myanmar | Wed, March 10, 2021 | 08:23 pm A lobbyist recruited to represent the Myanmar junta internationally is set to pocket a US$2 million fee, according to documents filed to the US Justice Department seen Wednesday by AFP. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military deposed and imprisoned civilian leader Aung San Suu …

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Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

Biden, Saudi king speak ahead of Khashoggi murder report

Washington, United States | Satur, February 27, 2021 | 7:32 pm President Joe Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time on Thursday, a day before a US intelligence report is expected to link the Arab kingdom’s influential crown prince to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. After being sworn in five …

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Hong Kong, Singapore announce plans for travel bubble

Hong Kong, Singapore announce plans for travel bubble

Hong Kong/Singapore  |  Thu, October 15, 2020  | 08:32 pm Hong Kong and Singapore will set up a travel bubble, the two cities announced on Thursday, as they moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners. Commerce Secretary Edward Yau of Hong Kong and Transport Minister Ong Ye …

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