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Australian court quashes raid on reporter's home as unlawful

A search warrant used to raid a prominent Australian journalist's home in an operation that sparked wide-ranging debate over press freedom was overturned by the country's High Court on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/15 18:53:40

Spidey sense

A boy wearing a Spiderman-themed face mask, amid concerns of the spread of the novel coronavirus, looks on at a pagoda during the Khmer New Year in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2020/4/15 0:58:40

India 'prepared' to face COVID-19 case rise

Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri said that India has taken proactive measures and capacities available within the country to tackle COVID-19, and there is considerable space for India and China to cooperate in controlling the pandemic, but an expert noted that the fulfillment of social distancing in India is not thorough and has seen limited effects.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 21:53:40

Australia, New Zealand flatten virus curve but keep lockdowns intact

Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday brushed aside calls for an easing of tough restrictions on travel and public gatherings despite their success in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/14 18:23:40

Japan could face higher unemployment risks: think tank analysis

Japan may see new hiring slow and job losses increase, particularly among service-sector firms struggling to cope with the intensifying pain of the coronavirus crisis, according to an analysis of survey data by a private think tank.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/14 18:13:41

ASEAN holds special summit on response to COVID-19 pandemic

The Special Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on the COVID-19 Response kicked off Tuesday morning in videoconferencing format to affirm their commitment to combating the global pandemic, ensuring peaceful life of people and sustainable development of countries in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/14 14:33:54

South Korea to ship first COVID-19 tests to US

South Korean firms will make their first shipment of coronavirus tests to the US this week after a request by US President Donald Trump, Yonhap news agency reported Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/13 20:03:41

N.Korean leader holds politburo meeting to discuss anti-viral measures

Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or North Korea, Saturday presided over a political bureau meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), discussing anti-viral measures, budget issues and organizational matters, the Korean Central News Agency said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/12 20:08:40

Pandemic spells death sentence for India's non-virus patients

Liver patient Shahjahan's family feared the worst when a New Delhi public hospital told her to leave because her bed was needed in a coronavirus unit.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/12 18:43:40

Australian coronavirus spread continues to slow

Australian authorities have reiterated the importance of social distancing rules as the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country continues to slow.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/10 14:05:49

Cambodian parliament adopts draft law on state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

The National Assembly of Cambodia on Friday approved a draft law on the state of emergency amid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/10 13:59:33

Fiji confirms one more COVID-19 case

Fiji confirmed on Friday one more case of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of such cases in the country to 16.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/10 12:12:23

Australian police take 'black box' off cruise liner for investigation

Australian police said on Thursday they have taken the “black box” of a cruise ship which disembarked hundreds of passengers infected with the coronavirus in Sydney, as part of a homicide investigation into the country's deadliest infection source.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/9 21:58:40

South Pacific faces cyclone, virus crisis

As deadly Cyclone Harold churns through the South Pacific, small island nations in its path are struggling to balance responses to the disaster with maintaining efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, officials warned on Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/4/9 19:08:40

China sends medical team to Myanmar for COVID-19 control

China sends medical team to Myanmar for COVID-19 control
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/9 18:46:38

Major cities in Japan appear quiet on 1st day in state of emergency

Major Japanese cities including the capital of Tokyo became unusually quiet on Wednesday, with many shops closed and fewer people on streets on the first day after a state of emergency was declared to contain the fast spread of COVID-19 infections across the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/9 10:54:02

Fiscal stimulus of Bangladesh amid Covid-19 pandemic

Global supply chain is facing disruptions due to coronavirus pandemic. As a part of supply chain, Bangladesh's export sectors are in deadly trouble. The readymade garments (RMG) sector is the leading one, which is mostly affected.
Source: the Financial Express | 2020/4/9 10:23:52

Turkmenistan holds mass exercises, defies coronavirus concerns

Authoritarian Turkmenistan gathered thousands of citizens for mass exercise events to mark World Health Day, state media said, ignoring the global trend for social distancing to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/8 18:58:40