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Vietnam Veteran John Melillo Finds Healing Through Art
Combating COVID-19: Lessons from Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – [email protected]
China Mobile Hong Kong Triumphs Hong Kong’s Fastest 5G Network Award by Ookla® | Taiwan News | 2021-08-27 16:30:00
Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds
How North Koreans Celebrate The Lives Of Their Leaders
Malaysia lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people
China isn’t about to invade Taiwan. But the two sides are on a dangerous path
Lack of Chips: Asia “Moving” the Global Economy
‘The empire strikes back’: lauded Australian show begins European tour
How China ate America’s lunch as a distracted U.S. focused on terror
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Vietnam Veteran John Melillo Finds Healing Through Art Combating COVID-19: Lessons from Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – [email protected] China Mobile Hong Kong Triumphs Hong Kong’s Fastest 5G Network Award by Ookla® | Taiwan News | 2021-08-27 16:30:00 Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds How North Koreans Celebrate The Lives Of Their Leaders Malaysia lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people China isn’t about to invade Taiwan. But the two sides are on a dangerous path Lack of Chips: Asia “Moving” the Global Economy ‘The empire strikes back’: lauded Australian show begins European tour How China ate America’s lunch as a distracted U.S. focused on terror
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Kim Jong Un a ‘foolish leader’ says family of woman kidnapped by North Korea

The family of a Japanese woman abducted by North Korea slammed Kim Jong Un as a “foolish leader” — as they called for the safe return of all kidnapping victims in the Hermit Kingdom, according to reports. “I think [Kim Jong Un] is a foolish leader,” said Tetsuya Yokota, whose sister Megumi was kidnapped in November 1977, UPI reported. He and his twin brother, Takuya, have long advocated for the return of Japanese abductees from North Korea along with their…
May
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We must not repeat the Vietnam refugee tragedy in Afghanistan

The parallel between the Vietnam War and Afghan War is troubling. In both cases, the U.S. became involved in a foreign war without having a clear picture of what our ultimate objective was. We largely took over the direction of each war from a corrupt host government. Many citizens of our host country placed reliance on the U.S. to provide for their safety, come what may. The war became unwinnable because of a series of unfortunate decisions. Losing interest in…
May
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Covid-19 is tearing through Thailand’s prisons

The Southeast Asian country’s justice minister said authorities are hoping to prioritize vaccinating more than 300,000 inmates and jail staff by diverting doses from the health ministry. On Monday, Thailand reported 9,635 new coronavirus cases — the highest number of new infections since the pandemic began, according to its Covid-19 task force (CCSA). Of those cases, 6,853 — more than 70% — were found in eight prisons and detention facilities across the country. By Tuesday morning local time, 2,473 new…
May
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Why Taiwan, long a COVID success story, is seeing a record surge in cases

Hong Kong — Nearly a year and a half after COVID-19 started its surge across the planet, the streets of Taiwan’s capital Taipei only now stand strangely empty. Bustling night markets for post-sunset stir-fry and steaming noodles, streets with constant streams of buzzing mopeds and the raucous bar district of Ximending, where locals and foreigners drink under the skies, have all fallen silent.  It’s a stark reversal of fortunes.  Throughout 2020, Taiwan was held up as one of the world’s…
May
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‘Singapore Variant’ Is Actually From India, City-State Says – Bloomberg

‘Singapore Variant’ Is Actually From India, City-State Says  Bloomberg Singapore, India chide Indian opposition leader for fanning COVID scare  Reuters India Singapore says ‘no truth’ to Kejriwal’s new variant claims  BBC News Singapore chides Indian politician for false virus claims  Washington Post Singapore ‘reserves right’ to prosecute Kejriwal, says envoy  The Tribune India View Full Coverage on Google News…
May
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Covid crisis reaches Nepal with a surge in cases and hospitalizations

As Covid-19 ravages India, there’s new fear that neighboring Nepal is starting to suffer a similar fate. Cases have been exploding in the country over the last few weeks. On Friday, the World Health Organization’s director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed worry about the unfolding crisis. “India remains hugely concerning,” he said at a news briefing. “But it’s not only India that has emergency needs. Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Egypt are just some of the countries that…
May
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UPDATE 1-Malaysia reports new daily high of over 6,000 COVID-19 cases

By Reuters Staff 1 Min Read (Adds detail, background) KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 (Reuters) – Malaysian authorities on Wednesday reported 6,075 new coronavirus cases, a daily record as the country grapples with a surge in infections. The figure breaks the previous high recorded on Jan. 30, when the health ministry reported 5,728 daily cases. On Monday, Malaysia’s health minister said the government may consider a total lockdown of the country’s most industrial state of Selangor if current coronavirus curbs fail…
May
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Covid-19 outbreak reported near Laos casino run by alleged crime boss

Officials said a cluster of cases in Tonpheung district was traced to people who illegally entered the area, ignoring lockdown rules, according to the Vientiane Times, a state-run English-language newspaper. The paper also reported that a district task force accused locals of illegally bringing foreigners into Laos from neighboring Myanmar and Thailand. Coronavirus cases have been spiking in landlocked Laos and the rest of Southeast Asia in recent weeks. A surge of cases that emerged in Laos’ capital, Vientiane, was…
May
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‘A ridiculous idea’: Japan growing anxious ahead of controversial Tokyo Olympics

When Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Olympics at a meeting in Buenos Aires nearly eight years ago, members of the Japanese delegation hugged one another and screamed with joy. Some were so happy they started to cry. In Tokyo, where it was 5 a.m., a group of 1,200 dignitaries and athletes at a convention hall erupted into cheers. “The joy was even greater than when I won my own election,” Shinzo Abe, then Japan’s prime minister, said at the…
May
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Citizen Lawsuit Seeks Court’s Help in Battle for Clean Air in Jakarta

Five years ago, a scan of Istu Prayogi’s lungs showed the kind of damage that comes from smoking cigarettes. But in his case, he had never smoked. Instead, he spent hours a day in traffic in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia and one of the world’s most polluted cities. A computer science teacher, Mr. Istu began wearing a face mask, as his doctor recommended, but that was only a short-term solution. So he joined a rare citizen lawsuit against the…