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 2022-05-25 06:32 

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Clock ticking for Hong Kong woman in dire need of heart transplant, doctor warns, as patient's husband appeals for donor...

Consultant says 'golden time' is now as Kitty Hui might succumb to complications at any time in coming weeks or months....

 2022-05-25 06:11 

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Joe Biden demands US 'stand up' to gun makers after Texas massacre...

US President Joe Biden decried the deaths of 19 children and a teacher at a Texas school as senseless, and demanded action to try to curb the violence....

 2022-05-25 05:35 

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Malaysia aims to fill gap in edible oil market caused by Ukraine war, Indonesian export curbs...

Commodities Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says Malaysia, the world's second-biggest palm oil producer has ruled out curtailing cooking oil exports as it has enough supplies to meet local demand....

 2022-05-25 05:35 

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Ukraine war: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins...

Decomposing bodies found in basement of apartment building in Russia-held Ukraine port city....

 2022-05-25 04:52 

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China's leadership reshuffle 2022...

The Communist Party of China will undergo a major leadership shake-up at its party congress in the second half of 2022. In this series, the South China Morning Post looks at what the party's next generation of leaders might look like....

 2022-05-25 04:32 

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Bloodshed since Sandy Hook: Texas shooting among deadliest school attacks in past 10 years...

A rampage at a Uvalde, Texas, junior school on Tuesday is the deadliest shooting at a US junior school since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre that horrified the nation....

 2022-05-25 04:25 

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Japan economic report drops mention of coronavirus for first time in two years...

Cabinet Office report also revised its view on the world economy downward for the first time in 25 months, saying that recovery appears to be "pausing" in China due to strict Covid-19 restrictions....

 2022-05-25 04:00 

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Scientists find ancient forest hidden in newly discovered 192-metre-deep sinkhole in southern China...

A giant sinkhole discovered in south China features a pristine ancient forest with 40 metres tall trees that explorers said could contain previously undiscovered plant or animal life....

 2022-05-25 04:00 

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China military needs defence against potential Starlink threat: scientists...

Researchers call for development of anti-satellite capabilities including ability to track, monitor and disable each craft....

 2022-05-25 03:15 

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Singapore says GDP outlook challenged by Ukraine war, coronavirus shocks...

Singapore's core inflation gauge accelerated in April to its fastest in more than a decade, complicating the outlook for the Monetary Authority of Singapore, which tightened policy last month....

 2022-05-25 03:12 

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Shanghai's Covid-19 death toll returns to zero while new cases decline a week before lockdown's June 1 end...

Wednesday was the first time in seven days that all three tallies turned negative, putting city authorities on track to end the lockdown and standstill orders in place across the city of 25 million residents since April 1....

 2022-05-25 03:07 

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Ukraine gathers Russian dead in chilled train for prisoner exchange...

Ukraine is gathering the bodies of dead Russian soldiers strewn among the rubble of formerly occupied towns....

 2022-05-25 02:35 

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Beds on the factory floor and mobile toilets: a peek at Tesla's 'closed loop' gauntlet to get Shanghai's Gigafactory back on track...

The logistical gauntlet Tesla is negotiating just to resume near-normal production shows the challenges faced by companies seeking to continue operations in zero-Covid China....

 2022-05-25 02:00 

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What is monkeypox and should we be worried about it?...

Most cases of the disease have been recorded in Africa, but the current outbreak has seen it spread to 16 countries where it is non-endemic....

 2022-05-25 01:30 

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Sri Lanka needs to print one trillion rupees to keep economy afloat, inflation could hit 40 per cent, PM says...

Ranil Wickremesinghe said he will present an interim budget within six weeks, slashing infrastructure projects to divert funds into a two-year relief programme for the crisis-hit island nation....

 2022-05-25 01:15 

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Focus on Indo-Pacific, even amid Russia-Ukraine conflict, shows global order is not just forged in Europe...

Global powers are increasingly seeing the Indo-Pacific as a prime spot to diversify their foreign policy. Interest from the US and its allies as well as Russia and China shows the emerging global order is likely to have the Indo-Pacific as a top priority....

 2022-05-25 01:00 

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Graphic video of teacher violently beating student dozing off in class shocks China and starts debate on child safety in schools...

A shocking video circulating on social media of a student in China being brutally beaten in class by a teacher has triggered a debate on school safety....

 2022-05-25 01:00 

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China launches world's first giant floating fish farm...

The Guoxin 1 is almost as big as an aircraft carrier and will allow thousands of tonnes fish to be farmed in the deep seas...

 2022-05-25 00:00 

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National security law: can Hongkongers still hold June 4 commemorative events marking anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown?...

Political pundits say Beijing-imposed national security law has sounded a death knell for assemblies commemorating 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown....

 2022-05-24 23:45 

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Australia's new PM Albanese may mean a new chapter with Indonesia, Malaysia...

Anthony Albanese met international students, learned about marginalised people at university in 1980s, where he was active in Labor politics; such experiences may inform his foreign policy, with a focus on relationship with 'future superpower' Jak...

 2022-05-24 23:07 

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Iraqi man plotted trip to Texas to kill George W. Bush...

Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52, wanted to assassinate the ex-president in retaliation for the Iraq War, US authorities say....

 2022-05-24 23:00 

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Job crisis looms for Chinese graduates as tech, new energy vehicle firms stop hiring amid Covid-19 lockdowns...

A job crisis is looming for new graduates in China as more companies withdraw offers amid a sudden downturn in business caused in part by the strict Covid-19 lockdowns....

 2022-05-24 22:47 

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North Korea tests three ballistic missiles, as Joe Biden concludes Asia trip...

The launches follow fears that Pyongyang would conduct a nuclear test during the US president's visit....

 2022-05-24 22:45 

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Why some Chinese universities are opting out of global rankings...

During a visit to Renmin University, President Xi Jinping called for Chinese universities to create an independent knowledge system and safeguard their independence. In addition, Chinese universities, having already gained global prestige from their rapid...

 2022-05-24 22:00 

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Biden on Taiwan: don't read too much into defence pledge, analysts say...

The US president was not signalling a shift from America's strategic ambiguity policy on the island, observers say....

 2022-05-24 21:19 

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14 children, 1 teacher killed in Texas school shooting 18-year-old suspected gunman dead...

The suspected gunman, 18, is believed to have been killed by responding officers....

 2022-05-24 20:38 

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Ukraine war: US closing key avenue for Russian debt payment, bringing Moscow to edge of default...

The Treasury Department says it does not plan to renew a licence that allows Russia to pay international investors through American banks....

 2022-05-24 19:28 

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Ukraine releases video said to show kamikaze drone taking out Russian tank...

The country's special operations forces released footage showing the device barrelling towards an armoured vehicle....

 2022-05-24 16:53 

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WHO's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus re-elected as director general...

The director general became a familiar face during the pandemic, but new challenges loom, including mystery hepatitis cases in children and the swelling number of monkeypox infections....

 2022-05-24 16:08 

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Russia moves to bar foreigners from using its surrogate mothers...

Paid surrogacy is legal in Russia but has been criticised for commercialising the birth of children; Some 40,000 babies born to surrogate mothers had left the country to be raised by foreigners, lawmaker said....

 2022-05-24 16:00 

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China has 33 ways to get economy back on track, but critics say 'adjusting zero-Covid strategy is key'...

Newly unveiled policy items are expected to help alleviate the severity of China's economic growth slowdown, but economists remain cautious on the full-year growth outlook....

 2022-05-24 15:30 

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Coronavirus: Japan tops world tourism ranking despite Covid-19 restrictions...

Topping the World Economic Forum's list for the first time, the country ranked highly for its cultural resources and infrastructure; next highest ranking Asia-Pacific countries were Australia and Singapore....

 2022-05-24 15:27 

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Hong Kong police probe whether 25th handover anniversary is target of possible bomb plots after arresting 3, seizing 30kg of chemicals...

Computer technician and his parents arrested in their flat, where one of the bedrooms was converted into mini laboratory; 20kg of chemicals for making explosives found....

 2022-05-24 15:14 

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Hong Kong grants Greater Bay Airlines status to open talks with foreign countries to fly 104 routes...

Airline's chief executive Algernon Yau confirms official recognition from government but says company unlikely to commence flights until after July 1....

 2022-05-24 14:57 

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Luxury designer brand Chanel may limit purchases of classic products in further exclusivity drive...

Shoppers only allowed two Classic Flaps bags a year costing US$10,000 each; 'We have sometimes to limit the number of items a single client can buy,' CFO said; purchases are already limited in South Korea....

 2022-05-24 14:57 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Former Hong Kong civil servant loses legal battle against forced retirement order over allegiance declaration signed with 'irrelevant wording'...

Woo Tak-yan, former senior environmental protection inspector, applied for judicial review after being told to 'retire in the public interest' for insisting declaration signed with 'irrelevant wording' be recognised....

 2022-05-24 14:02 

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Germany, Britain press China over new 'shocking' Xinjiang human rights abuse reports...

German foreign minister calls for transparent investigation after release of thousands of photos and documents from official Chinese databases....

 2022-05-24 14:00 

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Biden's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework unlikely to drive Japanese and South Korean businesses from China, analysts say...

While Tokyo and Seoul have shown willingness to cooperate with Washington, the Asian business community is unlikely to give up on their profitable Chinese ties, which have been developed through decades of collaboration, analysts said....

 2022-05-24 13:54 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Teletubbies scare: father of boy accused of damaging HK$52,000 statue in Hong Kong says toy store has promised refund amid social media backlash...

Father says he realised he was 'misled' about incident after video footage was posted on social media on Sunday, and that store has called him to offer apology and refund....

 2022-05-24 13:52 

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Washington-based group calls for sanctions on national security law judges and committee, says Hong Kong has 'fastest growing population of political prisoners'...

Hong Kong Democracy Council says in report city has one of the fastest-growing populations of 'political prisoners' in world....

 2022-05-24 13:42 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong's Shaw Prize awarded to 2 scientists behind breakthrough study, treatment for cystic fibrosis...

Award foundation praises scientists Paul Negulescu, Michael Welsh for their work on cystic fibrosis....

 2022-05-24 13:34 

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USS Connecticut's South China Sea accident was preventable, report concludes...

Inquiry blames failings that 'fell far below US Navy standards' for the collision with an underwater mountain....

 2022-05-24 13:31 

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[ Asia ]

India to limit sugar exports in further risk to global food prices...

The world's biggest sugar exporter after Brazil is set to restrict exports to safeguard its own food supplies, a week after banning wheat sales; joins Indonesia's ban on palm oil exports and Malaysia's chicken sales....

 2022-05-24 13:05 

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Japan says China, Russia jets flew nearby as Quad leaders met to talk about regional security...

Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said the government had expressed 'grave concerns' over the flights; it's the fourth time since November that long-distance joint flights by Russia and China have been spotted near Japan....

 2022-05-24 13:00 

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China's Liaoning carrier group ends Pacific navy drills 'aimed at Taiwan independence forces'...

Japanese and US navies kept a close eye on the PLA Navy's aircraft carrier and accompanying vessels during its high-intensity drills....

 2022-05-24 13:00 

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Coronavirus-driven order delays, US tariffs on China raise world PC prices. Is relief on the way?...

Lockdowns and shipment delays caused by China's zero-Covid strategy are adding to cost pressures for global PC makers, who are moving to diversify production away from the world's No 2 economy....

 2022-05-24 12:30 

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China's state-backed BSN pushes new public blockchain network unlinked to cryptocurrencies for international markets...

Spartan Network moves BSN another step closer to becoming a one-stop-platform for developers of blockchain-distributed applications....

 2022-05-24 12:30 

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Joe Biden's comment is the latest in a long US-China tussle over Taiwan...

President on Monday said America would defend the island if Beijing attacks, but a look back suggests it may not be too much of a departure on the issue....

 2022-05-24 12:15 

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China's drive for tech independence gathers pace as US launches new Indo-Pacific strategy...

Following the launch of Washington's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, experts say Beijing should intensify its push for tech self-sufficiency, but be careful not to decouple from foreign firms and institutions altogether....

 2022-05-24 12:09 

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Pakistan bans ex-PM Imran Khan's rally; cracks down on supporters in overnight raids...

Ban came hours after a policeman was killed when a supporter of the ousted premier opened fire as officers entered his home; Khan vowed to carry on with the rally in Lahore, insisting he was not afraid of death....

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