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By in Asia on August 6, 2016
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VJ Day: People celebrate with street parties and kisses
August 14, 2020
Victory over Japan Day marked the end of fighting in the Asia-Pacific region, and the end of WW2.
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PLA drills in the Taiwan Strait 'necessary'
August 14, 2020
A PEOPLE’S Liberation Army spokesman said yesterday that the Chi­nese mainland’s troops have recently conducted live combat drills in the Taiwan Strait as a “neces­sary action” to safeguard national sovereignty
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Japan and Malaysia may resume travel in early September for expatriates
August 14, 2020
Japan and Malaysia agreed Friday they may ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions for expatriates in early September, if they take precautionary measures such as a 14-day ...
Tokyo posts 389 new coronavirus cases, highest in nearly a week
August 14, 2020
The metropolitan government has raised its alert for the pandemic to the highest of four levels, meaning infections are spreading.
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It's a first - a 2nd chance to crack H-1B lottery odds
August 15, 2020
Probably for the first time ever, H-1B applicants who were not selected by the lottery process in April have a second chance to be selected. This will be especially useful to students who are already in the US and who were to transition to an H-1B visa, say immigration experts.
RBI transfers Rs 57k cr surplus to govt for 2019-20
August 15, 2020
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday announced a dividend payout of Rs 57,128 crore to the government, in line with Budget expectations but not enough to make up for revenue shortfalls from other heads. This year’s dividend is not comparable to last year’s surplus transfer of Rs 1,76,051 crore, which included a one-time transfer of extra reserves in line with the recommendation of the Bimal Jalan-headed committee.
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U.N. Security Council Rejects U.S. Proposal to Extend Arms Embargo on Iran
August 15, 2020
The defeat underscored America’s deepening global isolation on Iran. But for the Trump administration, the vote could open a separate path to try to inflict maximum damage on Iran.
In Diplomatic Doubleheader, U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel From Ships Headed to Venezuela
August 14, 2020
The high-seas handover blocked two diplomatic adversaries from evading American economic sanctions. Iran denied it was its fuel.
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‘Made in China’ label ruling hits a raw nerve in Hong Kong
August 14, 2020
The U.S. move suggests a bumpy path ahead for the Asian financial hub as countries begin to treat it as just another Chinese city.