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Asia

8 Jul
South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said that the government can impose the strongest social distancing measures, if the current COVID surge is not brought under control within two or three days. Kim met...
8 Jul
Indonesia is facing a coronavirus surge as hospitals grapple with soaring cases amid widespread shortages of oxygen.  The country registered 1,040 confirmed deaths on Wednesday, the deadliest day since the...
7 Jul
Customs officials in Thailand said Tuesday they have made their biggest seizure of heroin this year, almost 315 kilograms, worth as much as approx. 30 million US dollars. Officials said that 134 packets of the...
7 Jul
South Korea and Israel signed a vaccine exchange deal, under which South Korea will receive 700,000 Pfizer vaccines from Israel in July.  Korea Disease Control and Prevention Commissioner said that the same...
7 Jul
Japan's Waseda University began coronavirus vaccinations for students and others on Monday as part of the government's effort to speed up its vaccine rollout with the Olympics starting in just under three...
7 Jul
The Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin joined the ASEAN-Russian Foreign Ministers’ Special Meeting via video conferencing on Tuesday. The meeting focused on the COVID-19 containment,...
6 Jul
Thick black smoke filled the sky as a fire raged on the outskirts of Bangkok on Monday following an explosion at a foam and plastic pellet manufacturing factory which took place in the early hours of the morning....
5 Jul
Dozens of coronavirus patients died after a public hospital on Indonesia's main island of Java ran out of liquid oxygen amid a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, a hospital official said on Sunday. At...
5 Jul
Dozens of coronavirus patients died after a public hospital on Indonesia's main island of Java ran out of liquid oxygen amid a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, a hospital official said on Sunday. At...
2 Jul
Villagers living in Kalabogi, on Bangladesh's south coast, have spoken of their devastation at losing their homes and incomes due to rising sea levels. Rising sea levels in the Bay of Bengal mean that tidal...

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