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ASEAN set for talks with Myanmar military as crisis escalates

ASEAN foreign ministers are preparing to hold virtual talks with a representative of Myanmar’s military on Tuesday, as anti-coup protesters…

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Australian property prices post biggest monthly gain in 17 years

Record low mortgage rates, improving economy, gov’t incentives and a limited supply of homes are driving prices up. Australia’s housing…

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In Pictures: Police escalate crackdown on protests in Myanmar

Police have fired tear gas and water cannon and there were reports of gunfire in Myanmar’s largest city where another…

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Myanmar protesters in running battle with security forces

Myanmar security forces have moved decisively, firing rubber bullets at protesters in a bid to prevent opponents of the military…

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Russian diplomats use hand-pulled trolley to cross N Korea border

It took a group of eight, including a three-year-old, 32 hours by train and two hours by bus to reach…

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Australia’s Qantas delays target date for international flights

The airline now says it is aiming to resume international flights in October, as it reported a 75 percent plunge…

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US aviation body orders urgent probes of some Boeing 777 engines

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is ordering immediate inspections of Boeing 777 planes fitted with Pratt…

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US Treasury deputy chief nominee pledges to get tough on China

Wally Adeyemo says he will fight unfair economic practices in China along with tackling inequality in the US. Adewale “Wally”…

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HSBC to move top executives from UK back to Hong Kong: Report

HSBC Holdings Plc is considering the return of some global leaders to the bank’s original hometown, reinforcing Asia’s role as…

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Global backlash grows after Myanmar forces kill two protesters

UN condemns deadly violence in Mandalay, Singapore warns of ‘adverse consequences’ and Facebook deletes the military’s main page. International condemnation…

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Australia: Facebook has ‘tentatively friended’ us again

Australian PM Scott Morrison says his government is again in talks with tech giant as standoff results in decline of…

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‘Sorry’: Brokerage chief at heart of GameStop saga apologises

The head of trading app Robinhood and Wall Street hedge fund managers fielded a barrage of questions in the United…

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Myanmar detainees near 500 as hackers go after military websites

Myanmar’s military has ordered more arrests, with nearly 500 individuals facing charges or sentenced to jail in relation to the…

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Japan’s ruling party wants women – not their views – at meetings

Liberal Democratic Party proposes allowing female legislators join key party meetings as observers, amid growing complaints over sexism. After a…

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As Chinese film goers pivot to local content, Hollywood loses out

With China’s box office takings expected to return to near pre-pandemic highs in 2021, the world’s largest movie market is…

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After its worst shrinkage, Singapore sees 2021 economic rebound

With more stimulus expected, government forecasts growth of between 4-6 percent in 2021, but recovery seen as ‘uneven’. Singapore reaffirmed…

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Egypt unearths ‘world’s oldest’ mass-production brewery

Egyptian-American team finds a high-production brewery believed to be more than 5,000 years old. A high-production brewery believed to be…

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Melbourne’s third lockdown leaves Australia Open stands empty

Cluster that triggered the renewed restrictions were staying at a quarantine hotel at Melbourne Airport. Australia’s second-most populous state of…

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Eight overseas cricketers in top bracket for India’s IPL auction

Eight overseas players and two Indian players chosen to be slotted in the highest bracket of Indian Premier League auction…

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Tokyo 2020’s Mori to resign over sexist comments: reports

Former Japanese prime minister ignited anger after he complained that female members of Japan’s Olympic Committee talked too much. Yoshiro…

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