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Indonesian gravediggers under strain as COVID-19 burials surge in Jakarta

JAKARTA --- Gravedigger Junaedi Bin Hakim toils until nearly midnight almost every day in...

Asia poised for recovery from recession in near term

Finance ministers and central bank governors of Asean-member countries, China, Japan and South Korea expect recovery from the...

China slams US ‘bullying’, warns of action over TikTok, WeChat

China has accused the United States of "bullying" and threatened to take "necessary" countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of the...

India can stop palm oil deforestation in Southeast Asia

Everyone has a fundamental right to breathe clean air, according to the World Health Organisation. However, as many...

Virus restrictions threaten Asia economic recovery in 2021

Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a "swoosh-shaped" recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast...

Why 5G is racing ahead in Asia

Asia Pacific is leading the charge for the next generation of mobile connectivity. Major cities across the region...

World Bank’s IFC warns of Asia-Pacific ‘financial crisis’

The Asia-Pacific region risks a damaging financial crisis from a surge of non-performing loans caused by rising insolvencies, a senior official from...

Asean treads fine line as US-China rivalry, over annual forum

Asean’s top diplomats and their international counterparts on Saturday ended four days of gruelling virtual meetings, where US-China...

Beijing to impose restrictions on all US diplomats in China

Beijing will impose "reciprocal restrictions" on all American diplomats in China in response to earlier curbs on the...

Thailand tells universities to stop students’ calls for monarchy reform

Thai authorities have summoned the heads of universities to tell them to stop students demanding reform of the...

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