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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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    China says launch of key new space rocket ‘successful’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:48pm on May 05, 2020

    China on Tuesday successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, state media said, in a major test of the country’s ambitions to operate a...

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    China says Pompeo ‘insane’ over virus lab origin theory

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:15pm on May 04, 2020

    China’s state broadcaster CCTV on Monday attacked US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s ‘insane and evasive remarks’ over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, further...

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    Japan extends coronavirus state of emergency until May 31

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:56am on May 04, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of May, warning it was too soon...

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    North, South Korea exchange gunshots in Demilitarised Zone

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 01:55pm on May 03, 2020

    North Korea fired multiple gunshots towards the South in the Demilitarised Zone dividing the peninsula on Sunday, prompting South Korean troops to fire back, Seoul’s...

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