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"Does it have the ambition to touch Taiwan again?", Chinese foreign ministry questions Japan

After Japan condemned China's military drills around Taiwan as a 'threat to regional peace and security', the Chinese Foreign Ministry released a lengthy statement questioning Tokyo's motives…

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Eyeing a comeback, Mahathir Mohamad to use Malay nationalism to woo voters

The movement named Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA), also called the motherland movement, aims to challenge the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), which currently leads the ruling Barisan Nasional…

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"Aus working with regional partners to combat maritime crime, people smuggling" says Border Force Commander

The Australian government also emphasized that change in the country's leadership had not changed its counter-human-trafficking policies. 

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'Don’t think Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be returning soon', says Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe

Wickremesinghe has remained in contact with Rajapaksa to deal with administrative issues and other government business

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Pakistan brings ordinance allowing government to sell state assets to foreign nations

The Ordinance will allow Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet to bypass laws, regulators and even the courts and investigation agencies to sell state assets to foreign countries. It will pave…

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Mass COVID-19 testing announced for Beijing's Chaoyang district amid 'ferocious' outbreak

Large metal barricades were installed around the compound and staff in hazmat suits carrying disinfectant entered the building and extra security and police were brought in at the exits

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Southeast Asia's Grab to offer mapping services to other firms in search for profit

Grab, which operates in eight countries in the region and had nearly 31 million active monthly users as of March 31, is looking to cash in on the mapping sector in Southeast Asia, expected to be…

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Myanmar junta to carry out country’s first judicial executions in more than three decades

The four people were part of the anti-coup activists who were handed death sentences as part of the crackdown process when the military seized back the power in Myanmar last year.

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Philippines Election 2022: Bongbong Marcos headed for presidency with massive lead

There were ten candidates in the Philippines elections this year who were looking to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte but Marcos Jr and Robredo emerged as the main contenders

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Two killed and 139 injured as government supporters attack protesters in Sri Lanka

Local video showed dozens of people running on the streets of Colombo, some confronting police officers, as army personnel swarmed nearby.

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Pakistani court extends pre-arrest bail to PM Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case

The official said the court also directed Shehbaz's counsel Advocate Amjad Pervez to present arguments before the court on May 14 on his contention that his client can't be indicted in this case…

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Nepal bans imports of luxury items to prevent decline of foreign exchange reserves: Report

Bhatta made it clear that the step was not taken due to any economic crisis in Nepal and asked the public to not panic because of the ongoing rumours of problems with the economy.

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Imran Khan: Journey from World Cup winning captain to Pakistan prime minister

Imran Khan was hailed as one of the best all-rounders of his time and he captained Pakistan to their first-ever ODI World Cup victory in 1992.

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Singaporean man hanged for drug trafficking, activists raise alarm over more executions after 2-year halt

Singapore, which has one of the most draconian rules against drug trafficking, conducted its last execution in November 2019.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan urges nation for support ahead of no-confidence vote

In the 342-member National Assembly, the Opposition needs 172 votes to remove Khan. Currently, PTI has 155 members and they also have the support of 23 members from at least six other parties.

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