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    Cyprus scraps ‘golden passport’ scheme

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:46pm on October 13, 2020

    Cyprus said on Tuesday that it would scrap its citizenship scheme for foreign investors next month over alleged abuses uncovered in a television programme. Government...

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    Kyrgyzstan cancels polls results after overnight chaos

    Agence France-Presse . Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | Updated at 05:37pm on October 06, 2020

    Kyrgyzstan’s electoral body said Tuesday it was cancelling the results of a disputed parliamentary vote that plunged the Central Asian nation into violence and political...

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    COVID restrictions threaten Asia economic recovery in 2021: ADB

    Agence France-Presse. Manila | Updated at 10:21am on September 15, 2020

    Coronavirus-ravaged economies across the Asia Pacific will make a ‘swoosh-shaped’ recovery next year, the Asian Development Bank forecast Tuesday, but it warned that further restrictions...

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    Global deaths near 6,50,000 as new surges prompt fresh curbs

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:48am on July 28, 2020

    Recorded deaths from the coronavirus neared 6,50,000 on Monday as the disease surged back at hotspots in Asia, Europe and the Americas, prompting renewed restrictions,...

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    UN accuses Asia of censorship during pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:47pm on June 04, 2020

    The UN rights chief warned Wednesday that China and other Asian countries were using the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to clamp down on free...

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    Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:07pm on May 29, 2020

    False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015...

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    Eid shopping rush in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:14pm on May 22, 2020

    Muslims across Asia have packed out markets as they prepare for the annual Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, ignoring coronavirus guidelines even as infections rise. The celebration, the...

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    Asia’s SMEs Tune in to Tech

    Maria Dzhanan, Vice President, Oracle Digital, JAPAC | Updated at 09:24pm on May 13, 2020

    Spurred by Asia’s ambitious smart nation aspirations, Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the region have spent the last few years making digital transformation a priority in...

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    Coronavirus to halt Asia growth for 1st time in 60yrs: IMF

    Business Desk | Updated at 09:32pm on April 16, 2020

    Asia as a region will not register any economic growth this year for the first time in 60 years because of the coronavirus pandemic, according...

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    Visitors vanish from Asia’s most visited sites

    Agence France-Presse . Siem Reap, Cambodia | Updated at 10:39pm on March 09, 2020

    As dawn breaks the unmistakable tapered towers of Angkor Wat emerge from the gloom — but for once there are no tourists jostling on its...