South-East Asia needs 1.9 million more nurses, midwives: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how crucial nurses are to health security.
 

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South Korea reports 146 new coronavirus cases, highest in a week

The daily tally brought the country's total infections to 9,478

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Confusion, concern as locked-down Philippines starts coronavirus quarantine

The measures widen a lockdown since Friday that brought immigration limits, curfews, closures of schools and malls, bans on gatherings, social distancing, and restrictions on movement for the…

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Malaysia's sugar purchases from India hit record amid diplomatic spat

Some key industries in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, were told they can resume work on Wednesday, a day after President Xi Jinping visited the city for the…

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Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

Myanmar officially joined the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which bans the production, storage and use of chemical arms, in 2015.

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6.1-magnitude quake hits Thailand-Laos border

There were no immediate reports of damage after the quake hit at 6:50 am

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Thai judge shoots himself in court after railing at justice system

Critics say Thailand's courts often work in favour of the rich and powerful.

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I think best thing for Hong Kong's Carrie Lam is to resign: Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad

Speaking at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Mahathir, referring to Beijing, said Lam 'has to obey the masters and at the same time she has to ask her conscience.'

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Southeast Asia's internet economy to hit $300 billion by 2025: Report

The region's online industry has more than tripled in the past four years alone as young users turn to their phones to do everything from banking, playing games and purchasing plane tickets.

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Singapore's 'fake news' law takes effect as critics sound alarm

The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false.

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Hong Kong defies China anniversary with 'Day of Grief' rallies and clashes

The biggest march remained on Hong Kong island, a frequent battlefield between police and protesters.

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Fire on oil tankers at South Korean port injures eighteen

The fire has now been largely put out.

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Indonesia earthquake toll rises to 23

More than 100 people were also injured and at least 15,000 people had to evacuate because their houses were damaged by the strong jolt.

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Myanmar to become last country to adopt Unicode for communication

October 1 is "U-Day", when Myanmar officially adopts the new system.

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Four bodies recovered from crashed Indonesian cargo plane

On Wednesday, the Search and Rescue Agency said that four bodies were discovered near the wreckage of the small plane.

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