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HK activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

07 August, 2020

HONG KONG – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has filed a court challenge against his disqualification from district polls, in a move which may have implications for this year’s

07 August, 2020

Australia’s c.bank cuts GDP outlook as virus returns to Melbourne

MELBOURNE – Australia’s central bank has downgraded its outlook for the national economy and warns unemployment would stay high for several years as a second wave of coronavirus infections sent

07 August, 2020

Mekong nations pressed to share data as water level falls to new low

BANGKOK – The inter-governmental Mekong River Commission on Friday urged China and Southeast Asian countries to share more data on hydropower dam operations, as water flow in the Mekong hit

07 August, 2020

Trump imposes US ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has announced sweeping bans on US transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of the WeChat app, starting in

07 August, 2020

Australia says 1.5 million workers in Victoria state to get wage subsidy

MELBOURNE – Nearly half the workers at private companies in the state of Victoria will receive a federal wage subsidy as a surge of coronavirus cases forces a near total lockdown

07 August, 2020 | World News

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll tops 50,000

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s health ministry has reported 6,590 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 819 fatalities, bringing the country’s totals to 462,690 cases and 50,517 deaths. The virus is spreading

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07 August, 2020 | World News

Macron says aid to blast-stricken Lebanon will not go to ‘corrupt hands’

BEIRUT – French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised aid to Lebanon but reassured angry citizens reeling from a blast that killed 145 people that no blank cheques will be

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06 August, 2020 | Vietnam News

Vietnam turns Danang stadium into field hospital amid virus outbreak

HANOI – Vietnam is close to completing the conversion of a sports stadium into a 1,000-bed field hospital in its new coronavirus epicentre Danang, the health ministry says, as it

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06 August, 2020 | Australia News

Australia to spend $1.66 bln on cyber security for private sector after rise in attacks

SYDNEY – Australia will spend $1.66 billion over the next 10 years to strengthen the cyber defences of private companies and households following a rise in cyber attacks, Prime Minister

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06 August, 2020 | World News

Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135

BEIRUT – Lebanese rescue teams pulled out bodies and hunted for missing people on Wednesday from the wreckage caused by a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across

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