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Myanmar jade mine landslide leaves 100 dead after mining waste heap collapse

Myanmar mostly exports jade to China, with official sales worth US$750 million in 2016-17, attracting many informal miners.

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Myanmar mostly exports jade to China, with official sales worth US$750 million in 2016-17, attracting many informal miners.

Myanmar jade mine landslide leaves 100 dead after mining waste heap collapse
Apple supplier Foxconn, others said to be disrupted by India’s greater scrutiny of imports from China

Customs officers at Indian ports have held back shipments from China and sought additional clearances, as tensions build between Asia’s two biggest economies.

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Customs officers at Indian ports have held back shipments from China and sought additional clearances, as tensions build between Asia’s two biggest economies.

Apple supplier Foxconn, others said to be disrupted by India’s greater scrutiny of imports from China
You can check in but you can never leave: Taiwan offers fake flights for tourists starved of travel in pandemic

Thousands applied for the chance to check in, go through passport control and security and board Airbus A330 – before getting off again.

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Thousands applied for the chance to check in, go through passport control and security and board Airbus A330 – before getting off again.

You can check in but you can never leave: Taiwan offers fake flights for tourists starved of travel in pandemic
Murder of popular singer triggers protests in Ethiopia, leaving 80 dead

Military deployed in the Ethiopian capital as unrest deepens political divisions.

2 Jul 2020 - 10:37AM

Military deployed in the Ethiopian capital as unrest deepens political divisions.

Murder of popular singer triggers protests in Ethiopia, leaving 80 dead
Joe Biden threatens to punish China over Hong Kong national security law if elected

Democratic presidential candidate slams ‘death blow’ to city’s freedom and accuses Trump of ‘fealty to Xi Jinping’.

2 Jul 2020 - 7:33AM

Democratic presidential candidate slams ‘death blow’ to city’s freedom and accuses Trump of ‘fealty to Xi Jinping’.

Joe Biden threatens to punish China over Hong Kong national security law if elected
Senator Marco Rubio seeks to ban Chinese firms from US capital markets

Senator Marco Rubio is preparing bill against companies that engage in spying, human rights abuse or support China’s military.

2 Jul 2020 - 5:32AM

Senator Marco Rubio is preparing bill against companies that engage in spying, human rights abuse or support China’s military.

Senator Marco Rubio seeks to ban Chinese firms from US capital markets
Russians grant Vladimir Putin right to extend rule until 2036 in landslide vote

After a week of voting, Russians have backed constitutional changes that could keep President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin longer than Josef Stalin.

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After a week of voting, Russians have backed constitutional changes that could keep President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin longer than Josef Stalin.

Russians grant Vladimir Putin right to extend rule until 2036 in landslide vote
Coronavirus: US delays diplomats’ return to China amid concerns over testing and quarantine

Some fear Chinese authorities could take DNA samples, or that parents could be separated from children if some family members test positive.

2 Jul 2020 - 2:50AM

Some fear Chinese authorities could take DNA samples, or that parents could be separated from children if some family members test positive.

Coronavirus: US delays diplomats’ return to China amid concerns over testing and quarantine
Myanmar election, set for November 8, will test democratic reforms but NLD landslide tipped

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won power in a landslide in 2015 that ended decades of junta rule.

2 Jul 2020 - 10:06AM

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi won power in a landslide in 2015 that ended decades of junta rule.

Myanmar election, set for November 8, will test democratic reforms but NLD landslide tipped
China’s Pinduoduo appoints Chen Lei as new chief executive

The appointment comes as Pinduoduo has been benefiting from a surge in online orders, as homebound customers stock up on groceries and food items amid coronavirus-led lockdowns.

1 Jul 2020 - 9:22PM

The appointment comes as Pinduoduo has been benefiting from a surge in online orders, as homebound customers stock up on groceries and food items amid coronavirus-led lockdowns.

China’s Pinduoduo appoints Chen Lei as new chief executive
Hundreds of Bush officials launch ‘43 Alumni’ group to back Biden over Trump

‘We believe that a Biden administration will adhere to the rule of law … and restore dignity and integrity to the White House,’ former communications official said.

1 Jul 2020 - 8:09PM

‘We believe that a Biden administration will adhere to the rule of law … and restore dignity and integrity to the White House,’ former communications official said.

Hundreds of Bush officials launch ‘43 Alumni’ group to back Biden over Trump
China’s largest social network operator Tencent swindled out of US$2.3 million by con men posing as chilli sauce producer

Lao Gan Ma, which is headquartered in Guiyang and whose name translates to “old godmother”, is one of China’s best-known food brands, selling millions of bottles of its distinctively red labelled chilli oil at home and abroad annually.

1 Jul 2020 - 3:49PM

Lao Gan Ma, which is headquartered in Guiyang and whose name translates to “old godmother”, is one of China’s best-known food brands, selling millions of bottles of its distinctively red labelled chilli oil at home and abroad annually.

China’s largest social network operator Tencent swindled out of US$2.3 million by con men posing as chilli sauce producer
USMCA, the revamped North American trade pact, launches under growing threat of disputes

The USMCA trade agreement has been hailed as the start of a new era in North American commerce - but cracks were already starting to show.

1 Jul 2020 - 10:09PM

The USMCA trade agreement has been hailed as the start of a new era in North American commerce - but cracks were already starting to show.

USMCA, the revamped North American trade pact, launches under growing threat of disputes
Japan hospital that took in Covid-19 patients, bucking trend, struggles to stay afloat after outbreak of its own

Seibu Hospital treated dozens of Covid-19 patients, including one who had been rejected by nearly 100 other facilities. Then a man with no fever or other obvious symptoms arrived.

1 Jul 2020 - 2:35PM

Seibu Hospital treated dozens of Covid-19 patients, including one who had been rejected by nearly 100 other facilities. Then a man with no fever or other obvious symptoms arrived.

Japan hospital that took in Covid-19 patients, bucking trend, struggles to stay afloat after outbreak of its own
LinkedIn users ditch polite networking for real talk on US race and inequity

As US firms grapple with addressing racism and inequality, workers at home during Covid-19 look to LinkedIn as the next battleground for frank discussion in the virtual office

1 Jul 2020 - 11:20AM

As US firms grapple with addressing racism and inequality, workers at home during Covid-19 look to LinkedIn as the next battleground for frank discussion in the virtual office

LinkedIn users ditch polite networking for real talk on US race and inequity
Coronavirus: US senators seek review of drug supply chain, citing over-reliance on China

Lawmakers to introduce bill requiring government to study effects of relying on foreign companies and investment for production of pharmaceuticals.

1 Jul 2020 - 1:11AM

Lawmakers to introduce bill requiring government to study effects of relying on foreign companies and investment for production of pharmaceuticals.

Coronavirus: US senators seek review of drug supply chain, citing over-reliance on China
US comedy legend Carl Reiner, co-star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, dies aged 98

Reiner’s career spanned seven decades and every medium from theatre and recordings to television and films.

30 Jun 2020 - 10:32PM

Reiner’s career spanned seven decades and every medium from theatre and recordings to television and films.

US comedy legend Carl Reiner, co-star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, dies aged 98
Nepali families go hungry after coronavirus pandemic hits remittances

More than 56 per cent of Nepal’s estimated 5.4 million households receive remittances that are a vital lifeline for families.

30 Jun 2020 - 9:24PM

More than 56 per cent of Nepal’s estimated 5.4 million households receive remittances that are a vital lifeline for families.

Nepali families go hungry after coronavirus pandemic hits remittances
Modi warns Indians against ‘negligence’ while extending vast food scheme to offset coronavirus

More than 16,000 people have died from coronavirus in India, although experts fear its hospitals will be unable to cope with a steep rise in infections.

30 Jun 2020 - 8:57PM

More than 16,000 people have died from coronavirus in India, although experts fear its hospitals will be unable to cope with a steep rise in infections.

Modi warns Indians against ‘negligence’ while extending vast food scheme to offset coronavirus
Scientists say new swine flu could become a ‘pandemic virus’

A team of researchers looked at influenza viruses found in pigs from 2011 to 2018.

30 Jun 2020 - 4:00PM

A team of researchers looked at influenza viruses found in pigs from 2011 to 2018.

Scientists say new swine flu could become a ‘pandemic virus’
Koalas could go extinct by 2050 in Australia’s New South Wales, inquiry warns

Land clearing for agriculture, urban development, mining and forestry – as well as last year’s massive bush fires – have caused the marsupials’ loss of habitat.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:28PM

Land clearing for agriculture, urban development, mining and forestry – as well as last year’s massive bush fires – have caused the marsupials’ loss of habitat.

Koalas could go extinct by 2050 in Australia’s New South Wales, inquiry warns
US Supreme Court strikes down strict Louisiana abortion law in major ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts joins liberal judges in 5-4 decision, leaving White House bitterly disappointed.

30 Jun 2020 - 5:16AM

Chief Justice John Roberts joins liberal judges in 5-4 decision, leaving White House bitterly disappointed.

US Supreme Court strikes down strict Louisiana abortion law in major ruling
Amazon’s Twitch suspends Trump channel, Reddit bans ‘The Donald’ forum

One stream identified by Twitch under its hateful conduct policy was rebroadcast of 2016 rally in which president said Mexico was sending rapists to US.

30 Jun 2020 - 10:54AM

One stream identified by Twitch under its hateful conduct policy was rebroadcast of 2016 rally in which president said Mexico was sending rapists to US.

Amazon’s Twitch suspends Trump channel, Reddit bans ‘The Donald’ forum
‘Wear a mask!’ Republicans break with Donald Trump as coronavirus cases soar

Former vice-president Dick Cheney’s daughter, lawmaker Liz Cheney, tweeted photo of him wearing a surgical mask with the hashtag #realmenwearmasks.

30 Jun 2020 - 2:42AM

Former vice-president Dick Cheney’s daughter, lawmaker Liz Cheney, tweeted photo of him wearing a surgical mask with the hashtag #realmenwearmasks.

‘Wear a mask!’ Republicans break with Donald Trump as coronavirus cases soar
‘Golden State Killer’ suspect Joseph James DeAngelo pleads guilty to string of murders that terrorised California

Ex-policeman Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, is accused of 13 killings and kidnappings, as well as nearly 50 rapes dating back to mid-1970s.

30 Jun 2020 - 7:40PM

Ex-policeman Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, is accused of 13 killings and kidnappings, as well as nearly 50 rapes dating back to mid-1970s.

‘Golden State Killer’ suspect Joseph James DeAngelo pleads guilty to string of murders that terrorised California
India bans 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and WeChat, after deadly border clash

Government cites national security and privacy concerns, saying decision aims to ‘ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace’.

1 Jul 2020 - 3:50PM

Government cites national security and privacy concerns, saying decision aims to ‘ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace’.

India bans 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok and WeChat, after deadly border clash
Chinese coast braces for flooding as storms move east

Heavy rain has already caused US$4bn of damage and left 78 people dead or missing in the southwest of the country.

29 Jun 2020 - 11:30PM

Heavy rain has already caused US$4bn of damage and left 78 people dead or missing in the southwest of the country.

Chinese coast braces for flooding as storms move east
At least four people killed after gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said the attackers pulled up in a car outside the trading floor and hurled a grenade at the building before opening fire.

29 Jun 2020 - 11:34PM

Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said the attackers pulled up in a car outside the trading floor and hurled a grenade at the building before opening fire.

At least four people killed after gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi
Fighting erupts in Taiwan’s parliament after opposition KMT occupies building in ‘protest against tyranny’

More than 20 KMT lawmakers block entry to the main chamber with chains and chairs.

29 Jun 2020 - 11:20PM

More than 20 KMT lawmakers block entry to the main chamber with chains and chairs.

Fighting erupts in Taiwan’s parliament after opposition KMT occupies building in ‘protest against tyranny’
Vietnam grounds Pakistani pilots over fake licence concerns

The move follows last week’s revelation that the credentials of 262 pilots in Pakistan may have been falsified, which came in the wake of an investigation into a deadly crash.

29 Jun 2020 - 12:44PM

The move follows last week’s revelation that the credentials of 262 pilots in Pakistan may have been falsified, which came in the wake of an investigation into a deadly crash.

Vietnam grounds Pakistani pilots over fake licence concerns