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China keeps up with demand for power during ongoing heat wave

BEIJING, China: Amidst warmer-than-normal weather, power consumption surged in the Chinese provinces north of the Yangtze river, with regions such ...


661 pound freshwater fish caught in Cambodia river

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River have caught a stingray fish weighing 661 pounds, which is the ...


Cathay Pacific adds planes to Hong Kong, seeks to reopen after Covid

HONG KONG: Impacted by strict quarantine rules that caused a 98 percent drop in passengers, executives from Hong Kong carrier ...


Japan court says constitution does not protect same-sex couples

TOKYO Ruling that the country's ban on same-sex marriages does not violate the constitution, a Japanese court rejected a demand ...


Biden to speak with China's Xi, deciding on easing tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C.: U.S. President Joe Biden has said that he is planning to speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping soon, ...


China's Macau reports Covid cases, begins mass testing

MACAU: After discovering 12 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, Macau's government began mass COVID-19 testing for all residents this week. The ...


US Senate bill could release billions for Taiwan security

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill, the Taiwan Policy Act of 2022, to increase U.S. support for ...


Japan top court says government cannot be sued for Fukushima disaster

TOKYO, Japan: Japan's top court has ruled that the government is not liable for damages to those who suffered losses ...


Philippines terminates China talks for joint energy exploration

Manila[Philippines], June 25 (ANI): The Philippines has terminated talks with China for a joint energy project in the South China ...


Two Taiwanese officials indicted in China on spying accusation

Taipei [Taiwan], June 25 (ANI): Two Taiwanese officials were indicted for their alleged involvement in developing a spying network for ...


China: Xi confidant appointed minister of public security

Beijing [China], June 25 (ANI): China has named Wang Xiaohong as minister of public security, overseeing the country's police force, ...


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Myanmar's Suu Kyi moved to military junta in country's capital

YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar's military authorities have transferred deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a prison in the capital Naypyitaw ...

Suu Kyi in good spirits despite being in solitary confinement

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's deposed leader, has been moved from a secret detention facility to solitary ...

PTI approaches Pakistan Supreme Court over NAB amendment bill

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - PTI Chairman Imran Khan filed a Supreme Court petition on Saturday challenging the government's amendments to the ...

Nepal's CIAA sues fourteen, including former TMO chiefs, for graft

KATHMANDU, Nepal - The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, or CIAA, has filed a charge sheet in ...

Severe flooding in Bangladesh, India left behind a trail of destruction: EU

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The European Commission has allocated €2 million in emergency aid to those affected by the current floods ...

Airbus captain tries to land at Lahore runway closed two years ago

LAHORE, Pakistan - An Airbus 320 carrying 171 passengers narrowly avoided an accident at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Pakistan's second-largest ...

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UK's Telegraph news block in Russia due to war coverage

MOSCOW, Russia: The UK newspaper, the Telegraph, has been blocked in Russia, following a request from the Russian prosecutor-general.The TASS ...

Airbus captain tries to land at Lahore runway closed two years ago

LAHORE, Pakistan - An Airbus 320 carrying 171 passengers narrowly avoided an accident at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Pakistan's second-largest ...

Biden vows to combat effects of Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday vowed to "do all in my power" to protect a woman's ...

Myanmar junta minister discusses nuclear cooperation with Russia

YANGON, Myanmar - According to military-run media, a junta delegation discussed nuclear technology collaboration with a Russian state-owned atomic energy ...

U.S. to provide Tk2.3 crore as emergency funding for northern Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing more than Tk2.3 crore in emergency funding ...

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Toyota reduces July global production goal by 50,000 vehicles

TOKYO, Japan: Amidst semiconductor shortages and COVID-19 parts supply disruptions, Toyota has reduced its July global production target by 50,000 ...


One-third of car sales might be electric by 2028, says analysts

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Electric vehicle (EV) sales could reach 33 percent globally by 2028, and 54 percent by ...


G-7 meeting to hear bids to stop biofuel to reduce food prices

BERLIN, Germany: To prevent large increases in food prices, officials from G7 countries, including Germany and the UK, will push ...


Announcement expected this week to ban Juul e-cigarettes in US

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to order Juul Labs to stop selling its e-cigarettes ...


As US average home price reaches $400,000, sales fall

WASHINGTON D.C.: As average home prices surged to a record high, reaching the $400,000 mark for the first time, and ...


Russian rouble stronger, consumer prices falling

MOSCOW, Russia: Russia's consumer price index has fallen by 0.12 percent for the third consecutive week.This drop in the consumer ...


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