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Asian shares mixed on US-China tensions, Wall Street gains

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's...

Asia Today | Duterte reimposing virus lockdown on Manila area

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for...

Heavy rain hammers South Korea, leaving 6 dead, 7 missing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Torrential rain pounded most of South Korea on Sunday, leaving six people dead and seven others missing, officials said.The...

Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in ‘losing battle’

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared that the country...

India reports 55,000 virus cases, Florida faces hurricane

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and Japan recorded more than 1,500 for a second day while...

Asia Today: South Korea reports 30 new cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 30 additional case of the coronavirus, most of them associated with international arrivals.The cases announced...

AP PHOTOS: Year on, India’s lockdowns ruin Kashmir’s economy

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A year ago, Abdul Rashid was making a living by selling flowers to tourists in hundreds of ornate pinewood houseboats...

Thailand to pass same-sex union bill, first in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Thailand is set to become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize same-sex unions; the government-approved bill, which was...

Singapore requests corrections to Facebook post

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Authorities in Singapore have contested the description of an alleged call between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysia...

4 Indian soldiers critical, 20 dead in face-off with Chinese troops in Ladakh; over...

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) — Four Indian soldiers are reportedly critical after the unprecedented violent face-off with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh...

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