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UN says both Koreas broke armistice in DMZ shooting
Investigation unable to determine if North Korean troops opened fire deliberately.
Myanmar village destruction has ‘hallmarks’ of military
Human Rights Watch says Rakhine Buddhist residents fled area 12 months ago, leaving little doubt as to culprit.
UK govt minister quits in protest over Cummings lockdown trip
Resignation ratchets up pressure on PM to fire aide who drove cross-country while Covid-19 positive.
Philippines’ Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine
The president says it is to ensure the safety of all children.
Saudi Arabia to end lockdown on June 21
Prayers will resume in all mosques outside Mecca May 31 onwards.
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HK leader assures investors rattled by China security law
Carrie Lam says the city's business-friendly environment will remain unchanged.
Casino godfather Stanley Ho dies at 98
He transformed sleepy Macau into the world’s biggest gambling hub.
Singapore Covid-19 tally surpasses 32,000 mark with 383 new cases
All but one case migrant workers in shared dormitories.
S. America’s largest airline Latam files for bankruptcy in US
The carrier has suffered a huge slump after the countries went into lockdown to counter the pandemic.
Aussie media faces contempt charge over Pell reporting
Rupert Murdoch’s company is among 12 that violated the gag order.
Corruption convictions nearly double in China over last year
Graft convictions increased by 90% under President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive.
Virus traps poor foreign workers in deserted Maldives
Many are owed wages and faced security forces if they step out on the streets.
Hanoi riders turn first aiders
The city’s infamous congestion often block medics from arriving promptly at the scene.
Hong Kong airport to resume transit services
Services to restart on June 1, as city marks 11 consecutive days with no recorded local infections.
Equities build on gains as reopenings trump geopolitical tensions
Adding to the positive outlook is optimism about a vaccine.
Virus-hit Singapore economy to shrink up to 7%
Officials say they may start relaxing the lockdown rules in early June.
Scientists fight virus misinformation war
They find conspiracy theories provide seemingly rationalistic and watertight explanations.
Protests in Ecuador against job cuts, health crisis
Trade unions say the elites are using low-wage workers as shield against the economic meltdown
Biden makes first appearance since March 15
Former veep wears black mask during visit to lay wreath on Memorial Day as opposed to Donald Trump.
World needs ‘green recovery’, health pros tell G20
Post-coronavirus rebuilding efforts should focus on public health, clean air, clean water.
FIFA suspends Haiti football chief
2 underage players had to get abortions after Yves Jean-Bart assaulted them.
Coronavirus measures ‘disastrous’ for children
Govts short of money for children’s health, education as result of crisis, says KidsRights.
WHO suspends anti-malaria drug trials
Hydroxychloroquine could increase risk of death among Covid-19 patients, says study.
Sweden’s Covid-19 death toll passes 4,000
The nordic country has refused to impose harsher restrictions to fight Covid-19.