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By in Asia on May 20, 2020
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Australia opens travel bubble with New Zealand
April 19, 2021
The world's first major travel bubble set up in the Covid pandemic allows quarantine-free visits.
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China GDP up 18.3% on year in Q1
April 18, 2021
CHINA’S economy grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2021, as strong domestic and foreign demands powered recovery from a low base in early 2020 when COVID-19 stalled the world’s second-largest
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Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar moved to prison, embassy says
April 19, 2021
Yuki Kitazumi, a former reporter for the Tokyo-based Nikkei business daily who now lives in Yangon, was detained at his house in the city on ...
Kin of leprosy patients in South Korea to seek compensation from Japan
April 19, 2021
About 60 family members will file applications after suffering discrimination and prejudice under Japan's decadeslong policy of isolating leprosy patients, sources said.
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China's Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit as Beijing piles pressure: Report
April 19, 2021
Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the financial technology giant and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signalled to the company that the move could help draw a line under Beijing's scrutiny of its business, according to a source familiar with regulators' thinking and two people with close ties to the company.
Saudi crown prince’s latest economic plan comes with big risks
April 19, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s latest economic plan comes with a big risk: while it might help boost investment, it could also hit the government’s finances. Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman wants the kingdom’s biggest companies -- including oil giant Saudi Aramco and chemical maker Sabic -- to reduce their dividends, most of which are paid to the state, and spend the money locally.
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How Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World
April 19, 2021
The Himalayan nation has given more than 60 percent of its people a shot. Some villages were reached by helicopter, and health workers hiked through ice and snow.
Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11
April 18, 2021
In a country known for poorly maintained equipment and mismanagement, a deadly accident north of Cairo adds to the trauma.
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