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Feeling the heat

Australia's "black summer" of devastating bushfires is finally coming to a close, but bitter arguments over how to tackle climate-fueled disasters are raging on.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 20:53:40

1,000 passengers, crew members disembark from Westerdam cruise ship: Cambodian authorities

The Cambodian Ministry of Health said in a statement late on Monday that 1,010
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 13:05:30

Japan unveils novel coronavirus medical guidance

Japan's health ministry on Monday released guidance for medical consultations or treatment for people who may have contracted the novel coronavirus, trying to give these people an idea of when to seek advice from doctors.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 11:09:19

Cruise operator races to track Cambodia passengers over virus

A US cruise operator is working to track down hundreds of passengers who disembarked a luxury liner in Cambodia after one traveler was later diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/17 20:18:41

Japan to limit gatherings, public events

Japan said Monday it would limit public crowds in Tokyo to prevent a further spread of the deadly coronavirus, scrapping the emperor's birthday celebrations and closing next month's ­Tokyo Marathon to all but elite professional runners.
Source: Agencies | 2020/2/17 20:18:40

Nepal's population below poverty line expected to decrease 16.5 pct

Nepal has been able to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line substantially in the last three decades, Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/17 11:49:58

Southeast Asia tourism takes tumble

Southeast Asia is facing losses of billions of dollars from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/16 21:33:41

Gunman of pre-dawn shooting spree in downtown Bangkok released under bail

The gunman who went on a pre-dawn shooting spree and was arrested by the police in downtown Bangkok on Friday, was released under bail on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/15 19:07:15

NK likely to ignore US proposal to help in coronavirus fight: experts

Despite the US' offer to assist North Korea in dealing with the challenge of novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID-19, Chinese experts said Saturday Pyongyang is likely to ignore the US proposal as it can handle the challenge on its own.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/15 11:14:11

Looking relieved

A passenger celebrates as he leaves the Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville on Friday, where the liner docked after being refused entry at other Asian ports due to fears of the COVID-19 outbreak. Cambodia welcomed on Friday the passengers of a US cruise ship blocked from several Asian ports over fears of the virus. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/2/14 22:38:40

Aussie state contains all bushfires for 1st time during catastrophic season

Firefighters in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) declared on Thursday evening that all fires across the state were officially contained, for the first time during the devastating bushfire season.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/14 15:17:07

Blocked US cruise ship set to dock in Cambodia

A US cruise ship blocked from several Asian ports over concerns that a passenger could have been infected with the new coronavirus arrived off Cambodia Thursday, as frustrated holidaymakers expressed hope that their ordeal may soon be over.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/13 20:58:40

Confirmed virus cases on Diamond Princess up to 218

Japan said Thursday it would allow some elderly passengers off a quarantined cruise ship and into government-designated lodging, as the number of new coronavirus cases on the vessel jumped to 218.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/13 20:53:41

Vietnam quarantines commune of 10,000

More than 10,000 people in villages near Vietnam's capital were placed ­under quarantine Thursday after six ­cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/13 20:53:40

Rising from the ashes

Australia's deadly wildfires have opened up a small window of opportunity for the country to break a decade-long impasse on climate policy, as some politicians and big businesses push for major change.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/13 17:53:40

IS recruits not welcome: Indonesia

Indonesia has said it will not bring home nearly 700 hundred nationals who joined the Islamic State group in the Middle East over security fears, but added it would still consider repatriating young children.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 19:13:40

Aussie PM to reform 'failing' native affairs

Australia is on track to meet just two of its targets aimed at improving the lives of its indigenous people, including increasing life expectancy and improving literacy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/12 18:23:40

Modi's party stung in New Delhi election by upstart

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing party has suffered a crushing defeat in an election for control of the capital New Delhi after a vitriolic campaign in which it concentrated on defending a controversial new nationality law.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 18:13:40