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Indonesia reports 678 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths

Indonesia reports 678 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths

Yurianto reported 24 new deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,520, while 6,492 people have recovered. JAKARTA: Indonesia reported on Friday 678 new...

China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as US tensions rise

China parliament advances Hong Kong security law as US tensions rise

Trump plans China news conference for Friday US economic adviser warns on status China's parliament applauds vote Law will not affect rights, freedoms -...

New Zealand employment suffers record plunge in April

New Zealand employment suffers record plunge in April

The total filled jobs fell 1.7pc in April compared with the previous month. WELLINGTON: New Zealand's employment fell by a record 37,500 in April, due...

Thailand reports 11 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand reports 11 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

The cases were Thai nationals in quarantine who recently returned from overseas, including four from Kuwait, six from Qatar, and one from India, said...

China’s parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

China’s parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

The National People's Congress voted 2,878 to 1 in favour of the decision to empower its standing committee to draft the legislation, with six...

Singapore’s health ministry confirms 373 new coronavirus cases

Singapore’s health ministry confirms 373 new coronavirus cases

SINGAPORE: Singapore's health ministry said on Thursday that it had confirmed 373 more coronavirus cases, taking the city-state's tally to 33,249.

Reaction to Pompeo’s remark that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous

Reaction to Pompeo’s remark that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous

Hong Kong's special status has helped to keep the former British colony one of the world's premier financial hubs since it reverted to Chinese...

S.Korea coronavirus spike stirs second wave concern, social distancing crackdown

S.Korea coronavirus spike stirs second wave concern, social distancing crackdown

The new cases, the third straight day of rising infections, brought the country's total as of midnight on Wednesday to 11,344 with 269 deaths. ...

Key spending in Japan’s second stimulus package of $1.1trn

Key spending in Japan’s second stimulus package of $1.1trn

It will include 2.4 trillion yen to ramp up a pool of funds that can be tapped to inject capital into companies that may...

China aviation authority may consider increasing international flights if risks under control

China aviation authority may consider increasing international flights if risks under control

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has since March drastically reduced the number of international flights due to concerns about infections brought in...

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