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100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

"I hope her recovery can motivate elderly people during the pandemic," Parawansa added. Siti Aminah, the woman's daughter-in-law, chalked up her recovery to "discipline...

Thailand’s parliament approves $58bn economic package to ease virus impact

Thailand’s parliament approves $58bn economic package to ease virus impact

The bills must next be approved by the upper house Senate, which is expected to convene in early June, before they can become law. ...

Indonesia reports 700 new coronavirus infections

Indonesia reports 700 new coronavirus infections

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported on Sunday 700 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally in the Southeast Asian nation to 26,473, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto. Yurianto

Thailand reports 4 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand reports 4 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Local infections have slowed and over the last two weeks, around 80pc of new cases were Thais who had returned from abroad, Panprapa added. ...

Singapore’s health ministry confirms 518 more coronavirus cases

Singapore’s health ministry confirms 518 more coronavirus cases

Singapore has confirmed 518 more coronavirus infections, the health ministry said on Sunday, taking its tally to 34,884. Migrant workers living in dormitories make up the

S.Korea says it will discuss Trump’s invitation to G7 summit with the US

S.Korea says it will discuss Trump’s invitation to G7 summit with the US

Trump said on Saturday that he is postponing until September the G7 summit that had been scheduled for late June, and that he wants...

First flight of returning European employees lands in China   

First flight of returning European employees lands in China   

BEIJING: A Lufthansa plane carrying around 200 mainly German workers landed in China on Saturday, marking the first return of Europeans since the country suspended...

China slams ‘senseless’ US move at UN over Hong Kong

China slams ‘senseless’ US move at UN over Hong Kong

China’s rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday approved the plans for the law, which followed seven months of huge and sometimes violent pro-democracy protests in Hong...

Hong Kong warns removing US special status is a ‘double-edged sword’

Hong Kong warns removing US special status is a ‘double-edged sword’

"Any sanctions are a double-edged sword that will not only harm the interests of Hong Kong but also significantly those of the US," Hong...

China says investment deal talks with EU have made progress

China says investment deal talks with EU have made progress

China-European Union investment agreement negotiation had made positive progress. BEIJING: China's commerce ministry said on Friday that the 29th round of China-European Union investment agreement

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