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    Asia to dominate Davos virtual forum as virus-hit West struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:40pm on January 22, 2021

    Emerging stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, Asia is set to dominate this year’s virtual World Economic Forum as a virusbattered West struggles and a new...

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    Shwapno wins Asia's Marketer of the Year Award

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:34pm on January 05, 2021

    Bangladeshi retail chain Shwapno won ‘Asia’s Marketing Company of the Year of 2020’ by Asia Marketing Federation at the 6th AMF Asia Marketing Excellence Award....

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    US struggles for relevance in Southeast Asia

    by Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2020

    WHILE many around the globe are hopeful that a change at the White House means a change for US foreign policy, many of the most...

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    New internet users adversely hit by COVID-19: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:56pm on October 28, 2020

    New internet users are disproportionately affected by the socio‑economic impact of COVID-19, according to a study recently released by Google’s Next Billion Users initiative team....

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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...