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1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths reported in Thailand

BANGKOK (Asia) – On Saturday, one new coronavirus case and no new deaths was reported in Thailand. This takes the total number of coronavirus infections to 3,077. The local transmission of the new virus seems to wane. The new coronavirus case arrived via a land border with Malaysia into Thailand earlier this week and has […]
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North Korea supports China’s measures on Hong Kong

SEOUL (Asia) – On Saturday, North Korea showed its support for the decision to impose new national security laws by China in Hong Kong labelling it a “legitimate step” to safeguard its security. “Since Hong Kong issue is an issue pertaining thoroughly to the internal affairs of China, any country or force has no rights […]
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Indian doctors switch to online consultations to treat patients

GURUGRAM, India (Technology) – As India’s health system grapples with the coronavirus, doctors are increasingly going online to consult with patients suffering less critical or chronic diseases, while the south Asian economy prepares to emerge from a nationwide lockdown. To head off a rush at clinics and an accompanying risk of infection, many doctors are […]
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UK, U.S., Australia, Canada reprimand China on Hong Kong law

LONDON (Asia) – The United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada criticised China on Thursday for imposing a new security law on Hong Kong that they said would breach the 1984 Sino-British agreement on the former colony and threaten its freedoms. “Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom,” the four countries said […]
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China opposes U.S. THAAD defence system in South Korea

BEIJING (Asia) – China’s foreign ministry said on Friday it firmly opposes the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defence system in South Korea and urged the U.S. not to harm bilateral relations between Beijing and Seoul. American and South Korean troops brought replacement THAAD missiles to a base in South Korea overnight, […]