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Covid-19 despair forces girls across...

Covid-19 despair forces girls across...

South Asia

Tue, Sep 1 2020

UN estimates 12 million girls, worldwide, are wed every year before the age of 18

Myanmar reports biggest daily rise in...

Myanmar reports biggest daily rise in...

Asia Pacific

Sat, Aug 29 2020

Last Wednesday, Myanmar also reported 70 new cases

Malaysia extends Covid-19 movement curbs...

Malaysia extends Covid-19 movement curbs...

Asia-Pacific

Sat, Aug 29 2020

Malaysia has seen a significant decline in the number of virus cases, reporting only 10 new cases on...

Dolphin deaths in Mauritius oil spill...

Dolphin deaths in Mauritius oil spill...

Asia Pacific

Fri, Aug 28 2020

Veterinarians of the government-run Research Centre have examined only two of the dolphins, which bore...

Japan, eyeing Olympics, lines up half...

Japan, eyeing Olympics, lines up half...

Asia Pacific

Fri, Aug 28 2020

The country is working with Olympic organizers on how to go ahead with the games, tying the effort to...

Japan's longest-serving PM Shinzo Abe...

Shinzo Abe resigns over worsening...

East Asia

Fri, Aug 28 2020

The resignation will trigger a leadership race in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party - most likely in...

Japan experts: Long-term threat to Mauritius...

Japan experts: Long-term threat to Mauritius...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Aug 25 2020

The spilled oil has also reached the soft soil of mangrove forests along the coastline

Myanmar urged to restore internet in...

Myanmar urged to restore internet in...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Aug 25 2020

Most recent infections have been in the state capital of Sittwe, where officials have imposed a stay-at-home...

Bali bans foreign tourists for rest...

Bali bans foreign tourists for rest...

Asia Pacific

Mon, Aug 24 2020

Jakarta is also yet to lift its ban on foreign tourists entering Indonesia

Reports: Kim Jong-un in coma, sister...

Reports: Kim Jong-un in coma, sister...

Asia Pacific

Mon, Aug 24 2020

Chang also claimed that all photographs of Kim released by the North in recent months were...

Singapore to allow New Zealand, Brunei...

Singapore to allow New Zealand, Brunei...

Asia Pacific

Fri, Aug 21 2020

The measures would take effect on September 1, with various restrictions

Strong quake strikes off Indonesia's...

Strong quake strikes off Indonesia's...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Aug 19 2020

Indonesia sits on the Pacific’s seismically active “Ring of Fire” and has suffered...

'More infectious coronavirus mutation...

'More infectious coronavirus mutation...

North America

Tue, Aug 18 2020

'It is in the virus' interest to infect more people but not to kill them because a virus depends...

Strong quake strikes eastern Philippines,...

Strong quake strikes eastern Philippines,...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Aug 18 2020

The Philippines, which has a population of 107 million, lies on the “Ring of Fire,” a belt...

Malaysian court jails teenager for killing...

Malaysian court jails teenager for killing...

Asia Pacific

Mon, Aug 17 2020

He would not be subject to the death penalty because he was a minor when he committed the crime

Tensions rise in Thailand ahead of fresh...

Tensions rise in Thailand ahead of fresh...

Asia Pacific

Sun, Aug 16 2020

The protesters, partly inspired by the Hong Kong democracy movement, claim to be leaderless, and have...

Vietnam beats Bangladesh in textile,...

Vietnam beats Bangladesh in textile,...

Economy

Fri, Aug 14 2020

Apparel exporters of Bangladesh blamed Covid-19 pandemic for falling behind Vietnam

China seals off village after bubonic...

China seals off village after bubonic...

Asia Pacific

Mon, Aug 10 2020

WHO says it is ‘carefully monitoring’ the case, but says that it is ‘not high...

Coronavirus: A second wave in...

Coronavirus: A second wave in...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Aug 5 2020

Reported new cases are still below 2,000 cases per day for the entire nation compared with over 70,000...

Vietnam reports 1st Covid-19 death after...

Vietnam reports 1st Covid-19 death after...

Asia Pacific

Fri, Jul 31 2020

The country of 96 million had gone 100 days without infection before an unexpected cluster of new cases...

Singapore PM's nephew found guilty of...

Singapore PM's nephew found guilty of...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Jul 29 2020

Li Shengwu’s case involved a private Facebook post in 2017 in which he said the Singapore government...