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    Japan to lift coronavirus state of emergency in most regions

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 04:01pm on May 14, 2020

    Japan’s government said Thursday it wanted to lift a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus in most of the country, though not yet the...

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    Wuhan to test entire population

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 10:29pm on May 12, 2020

    Wuhan plans to conduct coronavirus tests on the Chinese city’s entire population after new cases emerged for the first time in weeks in the cradle...

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    Beijing school students trial temperature-tracking bracelets

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:55pm on May 11, 2020

    Temperature-monitoring bracelets that alert an app if a student has a fever were being trialled at Beijing schools on Monday — China’s latest use of...

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    India, China in high-altitude fistfight at disputed border

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 05:37pm on May 10, 2020

    Several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a high-altitude cross-border clash involving fistfights and stone-throwing at a remote but strategically important mountain pass near...

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    S Korea closes bars, clubs over fears of second coronavirus wave

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 02:35pm on May 10, 2020

    South Korea’s capital has ordered the closure of all clubs and bars after a burst of new cases sparked fears of a second coronavirus wave...

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    Coronavirus patients occupy 54pc hospital beds across Punjab

    Online Desk | Updated at 03:24pm on May 09, 2020

    A sharp increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases across Punjab further burdened state-run health facilities, taking their bed occupancy ratio to 54 per cent, reports Dawn....

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    North Korea lashes South as Kim praises China’s Xi

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 10:53pm on May 08, 2020

    North Korea condemned the South Friday for holding military drills, saying the situation was returning to before the diplomatic rapprochement of 2018, as leader Kim...

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    S Korea resumes normal life as COVID-19 cases drops to trickle

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 05:32pm on May 06, 2020

    South Korea returned largely to normal Wednesday as workers went back to offices, and museums and libraries reopened under eased social distancing rules after new...

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    Wuhan students return to school

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 04:31pm on May 06, 2020

    Chinese youngsters in the global virus epicentre of Wuhan filed back to class on Wednesday, wearing masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners....

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    Philippines forces top broadcaster off air

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:50pm on May 05, 2020

    The Philippines’ top broadcaster ABS-CBN was forced off air Tuesday over a stalled operating licence renewal, drawing fresh charges that authorities were cracking down on...

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