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Myanmar junta and villagers trade accusations after houses razed

Myanmar junta and villagers trade accusations after houses razed

Myanmar's junta and villagers traded accusations Wednesday after a settlement was razed almost entirely to the ground in the centre of the coup-wracked country.

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Indonesia warns of possible tsunami after M6.1 quake

Indonesia warns of possible tsunami after M6.1 quake

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities have warned of aftershocks and a possible tsunami after a 6.1-magnitude quake hit the Maluku islands, a key nickel production area.

16 Jun 2021

US tops 600,000 Covid deaths, New York drops curbs

WASHINGTON - The US death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 600,000 on Tuesday, although authorities hailed progress towards a return to normality as its world-leading vaccination program promised to turn the page on one of the worst health crises in its history.

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US tops 600,000 Covid deaths, New York drops curbs
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Myanmar junta and villagers trade accusations after houses razed

Myanmar's junta and villagers traded accusations Wednesday after a settlement was razed almost entirely to the ground in the centre of the coup-wracked country.

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Myanmar junta and villagers trade accusations after houses razed
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Chickens, cows, apartments offered up in Asia's vaccination lucky draws

Chickens, cows, paid leave, even a million-dollar apartment, these are the prizes on offer from Thailand to Indonesia to Hong Kong for those who get vaccinated against Covid-19 as nations across Asia combat vaccine hesitancy.

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Chickens, cows, apartments offered up in Asia's vaccination lucky draws
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Indonesia warns of possible tsunami after M6.1 quake

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities have warned of aftershocks and a possible tsunami after a 6.1-magnitude quake hit the Maluku islands, a key nickel production area.

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Indonesia warns of possible tsunami after M6.1 quake
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Taj Mahal reopens as India eases pandemic restrictions

AGRA (INDIA) - The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors Wednesday, as Indian authorities loosened restrictions following an easing in the country's devastating recent coronavirus surge.

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Taj Mahal reopens as India eases pandemic restrictions
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Singapore records slowest decade of population growth since independence

SINGAPORE: Singapore's population rose by about 1.1% each year over the past decade, the slowest rate since independence in 1965, the latest census showed on Wednesday, with locals having fewer children and immigration policies tightening.

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Singapore records slowest decade of population growth since independence
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China blames minor fuel rod damage for nuclear plant issues

BEIJING: A handful of damaged fuel rods is behind a build-up of radioactive gases at a nuclear power station in southern China, authorities said Wednesday, describing the problem as "common" with no need for concern.

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China blames minor fuel rod damage for nuclear plant issues
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'With masters defeated, the slaves can't fight': Taliban eye victory after US exit

ANDAR (AFGHANISTAN) - With Afghan troops in retreat and soon to lose vital American air support, Taliban commanders are voicing exuberance about quickly seizing full control of the country and re-establishing their version of an Islamic state.

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'With masters defeated, the slaves can't fight': Taliban eye victory after US exit
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Nuclear reactor problem a new headache for designer and China

PARIS - The emergence of problems in a new-generation nuclear reactor in China threatens to undermine efforts by its French designer to sell it elsewhere, and could hurt Beijing's nuclear industry, analysts said.

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Nuclear reactor problem a new headache for designer and China
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Jobs fears as Italy eyes end to Covid ban on layoffs

MILAN - Trade unions warn about a "social tsunami", left-wing parties of a "massacre for employment" -- the imminent end of Italy's coronavirus freeze on layoffs is causing tensions in Mario Draghi's national unity government.

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Jobs fears as Italy eyes end to Covid ban on layoffs
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South Korea failing to tackle widespread digital sex crimes: HRW

SEOUL - South Korean authorities are failing to properly tackle the country's widespread digital sex crimes against women, which have a devastating impact on victims, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report said Wednesday.

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South Korea failing to tackle widespread digital sex crimes: HRW