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UN voices concern over outbreaks of diseases in flooded Pakistan2022-09-28
The United Nations on Tuesday voiced concern over the outbreaks of vector-borne and water-borne diseases in flooded Pakistan.
Singapore FM asks to uphold multilateral system amid unprecedented challenges2022-09-26
Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Saturday stressed the importance of upholding the inclusive and rules-based multilateral system amid multiple challenges.
APEC economies expect more support for small businesses2022-09-11
Senior officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies wrapped up a meeting on Saturday, during which they focused on efforts to promote the recovery of the region's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Strong earthquake jolts western Indonesia, no casualty reported2022-09-11
A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's western province of West Sumatra on Sunday, but did not leave casualties, officials and an agency said.
India to turn into hub of e-vehicles: PM2022-08-29
India is turning into a hub of e-vehicles, both two-wheelers and four-wheelers, and the country is witnessing a "silent revolution" as the e-vehicles do not make noise, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
36 killed, 145 injured in rain spells across Pakistan in 24 hours2022-08-21
At least 36 people were killed and 145 others injured in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods and other rain-related incidents during the last 24 hours in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Saturday evening.
New wave of public anger, pollution concerns triggered as Japan pushes through plan to dump nuclear wastewater into sea2022-08-13
A new wave of public anger and serious concerns over sea pollution have been triggered in and outside Japan after the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) recently started construction of facilities that will discharge nuclear wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.
8 killed, 6 missing in S.Korean heavy rains2022-08-10
Eight people were killed and six others went missing as South Korea's metropolitan region was pounded by heavy rains, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said Tuesday.
Japan bakes under scorching heat as mercury soars 40 degrees Celsius2022-08-03
Japan bakes under scorching heat as mercury soars 40 degrees Celsius
Pakistani gov't lifts ban on import of non-essential, luxury products2022-07-29
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Pakistani government lifted a ban on the import of non-essential and luxury products imposed earlier in May, according to the country's Ministry of Finance on Thursday.
357 killed, over 400 injured as monsoon rains continue to batter Pakistan2022-07-29
At least 357 people were killed and over 400 were injured as heavy monsoon rains continued to batter Pakistan for more than five weeks, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Thursday.
Sri Lanka's new president Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in on Thursday2022-07-21
Ranil Wickremesinghe will take his oath as the President of Sri Lanka at the parliament complex on Thursday after his victory in a parliament vote to choose new president for the South Asian country earlier in Wednesday.
Sri Lanka's acting president declares state of emergency2022-07-18
Sri Lanka's acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared a nationwide state of emergency with effect from Monday.
Sri Lanka's ruling party to nominate interim president for presidency2022-07-16
Sri Lanka's ruling party on Friday said they would nominate interim President Ranil Wickremesinghe to the presidency when the parliament elects a new president on July 20.
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