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US has rock solid commitment to help Taiwan defend itself - official

US has rock solid commitment to help Taiwan defend itself - official

SINGAPORE: Threats and coercion by China towards Taiwan increase the need for the United States to help Taiwan maintain a credible self-defence, the top US diplomat for Asia said on Thursday.

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Rains trigger floods and landslides in Vietnam, 18 missing

Rains trigger floods and landslides in Vietnam, 18 missing

HANOI: Heavy rains that triggered floods and landslides in central Vietnam have left at least 18 people missing, some feared dead, with houses destroyed and roads damaged, authorities said on Thursday.

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Meghan Markle urges tabloid shake-up after second privacy win

LONDON: Meghan Markle on Thursday won a second court victory against a British newspaper group, as judges threw out the publisher's appeal against a ruling that it breached her privacy.

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Meghan Markle urges tabloid shake-up after second privacy win
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Myanmar junta, Taliban condemn move to deny envoys seats at UN

Myanmar's junta and the Taliban authorities of Afghanistan on Thursday slammed the United Nations for denying their chosen representatives seats at the world body.

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Myanmar junta, Taliban condemn move to deny envoys seats at UN
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Singapore reports 2 Omicron variant cases

SINGAPORE: Singapore on Thursday detected two imported cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, both of whom have been isolated, its health ministry said.

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Singapore reports 2 Omicron variant cases
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German leaders plan crackdown on unjabbed to tackle Covid surge

BERLIN: German leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel and her designated successor Olaf Scholz are expected to approve a de-facto "lockdown for the unvaccinated" on Thursday to combat surging Covid cases.

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German leaders plan crackdown on unjabbed to tackle Covid surge
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Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19 in US

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden will announce Thursday a winter campaign against Covid-19, with new testing requirements for travellers and a surge in vaccination efforts -- but no clear path to defeating the pandemic he was elected to confront.

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Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19 in US
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Cambodia invites Myanmar's ‘foreign minister’ to visit next week

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that his government has invited Myanmar's junta-appointed foreign minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, to Cambodia next week.

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Cambodia invites Myanmar's ‘foreign minister’ to visit next week
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Philippines activists push new petition seeking Marcos election ban

MANILA: Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the early frontrunner for the Philippines presidency, was hit by another formal complaint on Thursday, as long-time opponents of his powerful family pile pressure on authorities to disqualify him from elections next year.

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Philippines activists push new petition seeking Marcos election ban
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UN fears sectarian violence that could 'fracture' Ethiopia

GENEVA - Ethiopia risks descending into sectarian violence and experiencing a chaotic Kabul-style exodus if the year-long conflict spreads to the capital Addis Ababa, the UN aid chief warned.

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UN fears sectarian violence that could 'fracture' Ethiopia
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US has rock solid commitment to help Taiwan defend itself - official

SINGAPORE: Threats and coercion by China towards Taiwan increase the need for the United States to help Taiwan maintain a credible self-defence, the top US diplomat for Asia said on Thursday.

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US has rock solid commitment to help Taiwan defend itself - official
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Hun Sen backs eldest son to succeed him

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of the world's longest serving leaders after 36 years in power, on Thursday offered support for his eldest son as his potential successor and defended the idea of establishing a political dynasty.

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Hun Sen backs eldest son to succeed him