Tag: Southeast Asia

Stocks open higher on Wall Street, on track for weekly gain

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Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Friday, keeping the market on track for a weekly gain following a big drop at the beginning...

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling...

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

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CAIRO — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns...

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — ARCHERY Mixed Team ...

‘He was our eye’: Reuters photographer killed in Afghanistan

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LONDON — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Reuters news service was killed Friday as he chronicled fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban...

Pacific Rim leaders agree to step up COVID vaccine sharing

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Leaders of Asian Pacific nations agreed on Friday to step up COVID-19 vaccination sharing efforts as China said it has pledged $3 billion in...

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — As many Asian countries battle their worst surge of COVID-19 infections, the slow-flow of vaccine doses from around the world is...

Biden backs Trump rejection of China’s South China Sea claim

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Sunday upheld a Trump-era rejection of nearly all of China's significant maritime claims in the South China Sea....

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang...

Lockdowns in Asia as some nations see 1st major virus surges

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BANGKOK — Several countries around Asia and the Pacific that are experiencing their first major surges of the coronavirus rushed to implement tough restrictions...