Mudslide at Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 162 Scavengers

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A massive landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar Thursday buried more than 200 scavengers, killing at least 162 and injuring at least 54 others, rescue volunteers said, in the latest disaster in an industry plagued by corruption and lack of government oversight. Heavy rains brought small mountains piles of loose...

Taiwan advises its residents to avoid Hong Kong after new national security law passed, Asia News

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TAIPEI - Taiwanese people should avoid unnecessary visits to or transit through Hong Kong, Macau or mainland China after the passing of an "outrageous" national security law for the former British colony, a Taiwan government official said on Thursday (July 2). The law, imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing, targets crimes like secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with...

Increase in number of new COVID-19 community cases in Phase 2 ‘not unexpected’: Gan Kim Yong

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SINGAPORE: The increase in the average number of new COVID-19 cases in the community per day is “not unexpected”, with Singapore in Phase 2 of its reopening, said Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong on Thursday (Jul 2). The number of new cases...

Duterte’s Teflon Starting to Fade?

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The ambush and murder of four Philippine military intelligence soldiers by national police at a roadblock on the southern island of Jolo on June 30 has suddenly cast the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in a new and unbecoming light, exacerbated by the government’s inability to get on top of the continuing fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus and...

Google buys AR glasses startup North in ambient computing bid

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The tech giant is furthering its ambient computing mission, buying...

Myanmar Army Says it Has Convicted Three Troops For 2017 Massacre of Rohingya

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Myanmar’s military said Tuesday that it tried and convicted three soldiers in a secret court-martial for the massacre of hundreds of Rohingya villagers during an army-led crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017, only the second case in which troops have been held accountable for atrocities against the Muslim minority. The verdict on the...

Intellasia East Asia News – Asia’s factory pain eases as region emerges from pandemic

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<!-- --> Asia’s factory pain showed signs of easing in June, as a rebound in China’s activity offered some hope the region may have passed the worst of the devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But sluggish global demand and fears of a second wave of infections will tame any optimism on the outlook and keep pressure on...

Destination nowhere: Stuck for days, weeks, months at Hong Kong airport, Asia News

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In scenes reminiscent of Tom Hanks film The Terminal, a passenger has been stranded in Hong Kong International Airport for at least three months, one of several caught up in the transit restrictions introduced during the coronavirus crisis. Their plight emerged when 11 transit travellers, who arrived in the city from Dubai to catch a connecting flight to mainland China,...

GE2020: Workers’ Party’s Dennis Tan to face PAP’s Lee Hong Chuang in Hougang SMC

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SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party (WP) candidate for Hougang SMC, Dennis Tan, will face Lee Hong Chuang from the People’s Action Party (PAP) in the coming General Election. This is the PAP candidate’s second time contesting in the WP-held seat. In 2015, Mr Lee...