Thai Police Clash with Protesters near Government House

Thai police used tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets on Sunday as they tried to stop protesters from marching on the office of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha calling for him to resign. More than 1,000 protesters took part in the demonstration, which police had so far not dispersed. Many demonstrators carried mock body-bags to […]

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Indonesian Doctors Dying of COVID-19 Amid Surge

COVID-19 is taking a devastating toll on medical professionals in Indonesia, where 114 doctors have died so far this month, more than double the number of doctors who died in June, according to a physicians’ network known as the Mitigation Team of the Indonesian Medical Association, or IDI. The rising number of doctor deaths comes […]

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Myanmar Reports 233 New Deaths From COVID-19, Total Stands At 4,769

YANGON – The number of deaths from COVID-19 rose to 4,769 in Myanmar, after 233 new ones were reported in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports yesterday. The number of COVID-19 infections has increased to 224,236 yesterday, with 5,497 new cases reported in the same period, […]

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Vietnam’s Daily COVID-19 Infections Hit New Record Of 3,718

HANOI – Vietnam reported a new high of 3,718 new COVID-19 infections yesterday, surpassing the previous record of 3,416 cases registered on Thursday, according to the country’s Ministry of Health. The new infections included 3,705 locally transmitted and 13 imported cases, bringing the total tally to 47,904 with 225 deaths, the ministry said. Among the […]

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11 Killed, 19 Rescued As Slab Over Well Collapses In Central India

NEW DELHI– Rescuers pulled out 11 bodies and rescued 19 people from a well, after the concrete slab over it collapsed, in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said yesterday. The people had assembled on the slab of the well, to rescue a child, who fell into the well, from drowning. The incident […]

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Indonesia Reports 51,952 Newly-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 1,092 New Deaths

JAKARTA– The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 51,952 within one day to 2,832,755, with the death toll adding by 1,092 to 72,489, the Health Ministry said yesterday. According to the ministry, 27,903 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 2,232,394. Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, decided to extend […]

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Philippine Ruling Political Party Names New President

MANILA– Philippine ruling party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), elected Energy Secretary, Alfonso Cusi, as the new president, during a national assembly, convened by Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte yesterday. Duterte, the party chair, led the national assembly, held in Clark Freeport Zone, in Pampanga province, north of Manila. In his speech at the assembly, […]

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