Asia Today: India reports record 1,133 new virus deaths

India today (Tuesday) reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total. The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India's tally to nearly

China, India accuse each other of border moves, firing shots

India and China accused each other today (Tuesday) of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks on ending the escalating tensions. China said Indian

India's coronavirus cases surged to 4.2 million, the second-highest total in the world, on Monday as urban metro trains partially resume service in the capital New Delhi and other states. The

Asia Today: India adds another 83K, nears 2nd most in world

The number of people confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in India rose by another 80,000 and is near Brazil's total, the second-highest in the world. The 83,341 cases added

Asia Today: Beijing receiving first int’l flights since March

Beijing's main international airport today (Thursday) began receiving international flights again from a limited number of countries considered at low risk of coronavirus infection. Passengers flying in from Cambodia, Greece, Denmark,

North, South Korea brace for strong typhoon, flights halted

Hundreds of flights were canceled in South Korea while North Korea’s leader expressed concern about a potential loss of lives and crops as the countries braced for a fast-approaching typhoon

Asia Today: SKorea orders doctors to stop strike amid crisis

Health officials in South Korea ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park

Asia Today: South Korea closes many schools again amid surge

South Korea is closing schools and returning to remote learning in the capital region as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister

Asia Today: South Korea sees 11th day of 3-digit increases

South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains

Asia Today: India has record high of 69,000 more infections

India counted another record high of new coronavirus infections today (Thursday) as it ramped up testing to more than 900,000 a day. The 69,652 new cases pushed India's total past 2.8

Asia Today: 623 virus cases linked to South Korea church

South Korean health workers have found more than 600 coronavirus infections linked to a Seoul church led by a vocal opponent of the country's president as officials began restricting gatherings

North Korea to hold key party meeting amid economic woes

North Korea will open a high-profile political conference today to discuss unspecified "crucial" issues as it struggles to keep afloat a sanctions-ravaged economy hit further by its anti-virus efforts and

Asia Today: Philippine capital’s virus lockdown to be eased

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most

Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

The Australian state of Victoria today (Wednesday) reported a record 21 virus deaths and 410 new cases from an outbreak in the city of Melbourne that has prompted a strict

Asia Today: New Zealand reports first local cases in 102 days

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of

Japan’s #FreeAgnes campaign shows support for detained Hong Kong activist

While the world focuses on the detention of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, it’s the plight of 23-year-old activist Agnes Chow that has made the battle over human rights

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

CHI MEAKH — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village

Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency

TOKYO — A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency today (Thursday) because of rising virus cases and asked businesses and people to curb activities, especially during an

Hiroshima survivors worry that world will forget

HIROSHIMA — The atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima 75 years ago didn't just kill and maim. The survivors have also lived for decades with lingering shame, anger and fear. Many

Asia Today: Australian state reports record virus increase

MELBOURNE — Australia's hot spot State of Victoria announced a record 725 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths today (Wednesday), while businesses in Melbourne city prepared to draw down their shutters

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