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Virus restrictions threaten Asia economic recovery in 2021: ADB

Manila - Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a "swoosh-shaped" recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast Tuesday, but it warned that further restrictions to combat the contagion could derail the region's return to growt...

Myanmar joins band of Asian nations launching satellites

Meiktila - Myanmar is preparing to launch its first-ever satellite, joining an unlikely coalition of nascent space nations aiming to protect millions from environmental disasters.

Asia's garment workers say virus used as cover to smash unions

Bangkok - From factory floors in India to the warehouses of Cambodia, garment workers for global brands say the collapse in demand triggered by the coronavirus is being used as a cover to break their unions.

Tiny songbird is East Asia's 'oldest' carved artwork

Paris - A miniature bird sculpted out of burnt bone in China around 13,500 years ago is the oldest known figurine from East Asia, according to researchers who discovered it in a refuse heap near an archaeological site.

Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia

Fpo - False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015 video of a police raid on a brothel recirculated with a misleading claim.

Asia virus latest: Japan to lift emergency, India domestic flights resume

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:- Japan set to lift virus emergency -Japan is poised Monday to lift its nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus, gradually reopening the world's third-biggest econo...

Asia virus latest: No China growth target; Olympic warning

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - No annual growth target for virus-hit China, a first in years -China's communist rulers avoided setting an annual growth target for the first time in decades, as they...

Asia virus latest: cyclone prompts infection fears; Tokyo 2020 logo row

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus: - Millions cram cyclone shelters despite virus risks -At least 88 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flyi...

Asia virus latest: South Koreans back to school; Singapore Zoom death sentence

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: - Schools reopen in South Korea -Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students returned to school as educational establishments started re-opening after being shuttered by ...

Asia virus latest: Trump slams 'puppet of China' WHO; Beijing seeks to stop wildlife trade

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- Trump slams WHO as 'puppet of China' -President Donald Trump threatened to pull the US out of the World Health Organization, accusing it of botching the global coron...

Asia virus latest: Japan in recession; S. Korea 'sex doll' scandal

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: - Japan slides into recession -Japan dived into its first recession since 2015, according to official data, with the world's third-largest economy shrinking by 0.

Asia virus latest: India lockdown extended, China warned of second wave

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:- India lockdown extended -India -- home to the world's largest anti-virus lockdown, affecting 1.

Asia virus latest: Japan lifts emergency; China hits back at US

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Japan lifts emergency for most regions -Japan's prime minister lifted a state of emergency imposed due to the coronavirus for the majority of the country but kept i...

Asia virus latest: China city in partial lockdown, Seoul sees test surge

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- Chinese city in partial lockdown over 'major risk' of virus spread -A northeastern Chinese city has partially shut its borders, cut off transport links and closed scho...

Asia virus latest: China city in partial lockdown, Seoul sees test surge

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- Chinese city in partial lockdown over 'major risk' of virus spread -A northeastern Chinese city has partially shut its borders and cut off transport links after the em...

Asia latest: South Korea using mobile data on cluster; sports eye restart

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- South Korea uses mobile data on new cluster -South Korean authorities said they were using mobile phone data to trace Seoul nightclub visitors as they tackle a new cor...

Asia virus latest: Back to school in Wuhan; China hits back at US in lab leak row

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- Students in Wuhan return to school -Chinese youngsters in Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, filed back to class, wearing masks and walking in single file p...

Asia virus latest: India embarks on repatriation; Hong Kong to ease curbs

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - India embarks on 'massive' repatriation -India has embarked on a "massive" operation involving naval ships and aircraft to bring back some of the hundreds of thousa...

Asia virus latest: Japan to extend emergency; Malaysia eases curbs

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: - Japan set to extend virus emergency -Japan's government prepared to extend its nationwide state of emergency to the end of May as it braced for a lengthy battle against t...

Oil-hungry Asian nations pounce on low prices to build stockpiles

Fpo - Some oil-hungry Asian nations are taking advantage of the collapse in prices caused by the coronavirus pandemic to build up their crude stockpiles.

Asia virus latest: first Maldives death, Australia eases curbs

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- Maldives reports first death -The Maldives reported its first coronavirus fatality Thursday with the death of an 83-year-old woman, as the Indian Ocean holiday hotsp...

South Asia faces fresh health crisis as children miss vaccinations

Islamabad - South Asia could face a further public health crisis as children miss routine vaccinations, the UN warned Tuesday, spurring fears that the fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic might reverse hard-earned gains in the region.

Asia virus latest: Olympics face pandemic threat; Sydney re-opens Bondi Beach

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Olympics to be cancelled if pandemic not over: Games chief -The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic isn't brought under cont...

Asia virus latest: Back to school in China; Japan expands monetary easing

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Back to school in Shanghai and Beijing -Tens of thousands of students returned to school in Shanghai and Beijing after months of closures as China's major cities grad...

Asia virus latest: Anzac vigils held in isolation, sumo wrestling hit

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- Driveway vigils for Anzac Day -Australians and New Zealanders marked Anzac Day from the isolation of their driveways to honour their armed forces after the pandemic sa...

Asia virus latest: Ramadan begins; Pompeo targets China

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Muslims mark Ramadan with virus lockdowns -Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdowns with unprecedented bans on family gatherings and...

Asia virus latest: Ramadan begins; Pompeo targets China

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Muslims mark Ramadan with virus lockdowns -Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdowns with unprecedented bans on family gatherings and...

Asia virus latest: Vietnam eases lockdown; further Olympic delay 'impossible'

Fpo - Here are the latest developments from Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: - Vietnam loosens curbs -Vietnam eased some social distancing measures Thursday, with experts pointing to a decisive response involving mass quarantines and expansive...

Asia virus latest: China sued by US state; northeast China tightens curbs

Fpo - Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic:- India: attack a nurse, go to jail -India will introduce new penalties of up to seven years in jail and a maximum 500,000 rupees (US$6,540) fine for attacks against doc...

No last goodbye for Gulf migrant workers lost to pandemic

Dubai - The body of the Indian migrant who died from coronavirus far from home was kept inside the ambulance in front of the crematorium in case a friend came by for a last goodbye.
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