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Dead turtles and waves of plastic show Sri Lankan ship disaster’s deep ramifications

The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl caught fire on May 20 en route to Colombo carrying 350 metric tons of oil in…

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US strikes Taliban and captured equipment in support of Afghan forces

The military has retained the authority to carry out strikes in support of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces…

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France, South Pacific nations to combat ‘predatory’ fishing as China extends reach

The United States and allies including France, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, are actively expanding their activity in the Pacific…

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Singapore and the UK are both planning to ‘live with Covid.’ They are worlds apart on how to do that

But while they may agree that the virus is here to stay, in some form, for the foreseeable future, these…

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Almost half of this capital city’s population may have contracted Covid-19, survey finds

The survey, published July 10, tested for coronavirus antibodies in the blood of about 5,000 people across the city from…

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US warns China it stands committed to Philippine defense

Blinken made the comments Sunday, in a statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an independent arbitration tribunal…

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India’s most populous state pushes for two-child policy

Today, India’s population stands at 1.38 billion people, according to the World Bank, second only to China. If Uttar Pradesh…

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Tokyo venues for Olympics will have no spectators; Games will be held under a state of emergency

The announcement was made following a meeting of five Olympic and Japanese government groups responsible for the Games. Japanese Olympic…

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Inside the Myanmar mountain camp where rebels train to fight the junta

They pour into Camp Victoria, the headquarters of the long-standing ethnic army of the Chin National Front (CNF) in western…

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Dozens die in Indonesia hospital with oxygen shortage, as Delta variant sweeps the country

The world’s fourth most populous nation is facing one of Asia’s worst outbreaks, with a record high of 27,913 new…

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