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    Modi under pressure for strict lockdown

    United News of Bangladesh/AP | Updated at 11:33am on May 07, 2021

    With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a...

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    South Korea police quiz Belgian envoy’s wife over assault

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:24am on May 07, 2021

    Police have questioned the wife of Belgium’s ambassador to South Korea over accusations she hit two boutique staff in the head in a row over...

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    China’s ‘blind box’ pets craze sparks outrage

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:52am on May 07, 2021

    A craze in China for live pets sold in mystery ‘blind boxes’ has sparked an online backlash after a courier truck full of dying puppies...

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    China slams NZ parliament’s Uighur concerns

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 11:54pm on May 06, 2021

    China criticised New Zealand Thursday over ‘groundless’ allegations about the ill treatment of Uighurs, underlining Wellington’s struggle to find a middle ground between its largest...

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    Duterte orders arrest of mask violators

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:45pm on May 06, 2021

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest anyone not wearing a mask properly, including below the nose, as the country battles to contain...

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    Pandemic pushes additional 230m Indians into poverty

    Agence France-Presse. Mumbai, India | Updated at 08:38pm on May 06, 2021

    Around 230 million people in India fell into poverty due to the pandemic last year with young people and women the hardest hit, and the...

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    India warned to prepare for new Covid waves

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:40am on May 06, 2021

    India, gripped by one of the most deadly coronavirus surges seen by any country, will have to be ready for new waves and badly needs...

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    2 Indian delegates at G-7 test positive for Covid-19

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:54pm on May 05, 2021

    Two members of India’s delegation to the Group of Seven foreign ministerial meeting in London tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a source close to...

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    Myanmar pro-democracy forces create ‘People’s Defence Force’

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:48pm on May 05, 2021

    The parallel government launched by pro-democracy forces in Myanmar following a military coup to rival the ruling junta said Wednesday that it has established what...

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    Myanmar junta disappearing youths to crush uprising

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:49pm on May 05, 2021

    Myanmar’s security forces moved in and the street lamps went black. In house after house, people shut off their lights. Darkness swallowed the block. Huddled inside...

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