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Voting underway in Philippines election that pits dictator’s son against rights lawyer

Issued on: 09/05/2022 - 00:32 Voting was underway in the Philippines Monday to elect a new president, with the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos the favourite to win the high-stakes race and restore his family to the pinnacle of power. Polls..

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Pro-Beijing committee picks John Lee as Hong Kong’s next leader

Issued on: 08/05/2022 - 07:40Modified: 08/05/2022 - 07:54 Hong Kong's leader-in-waiting, John Lee, was endorsed for the city's top job on Sunday by a committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists, as the financial hub attempts to relaunch i..

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Marcos Jr poised for historic win as Philippine presidential campaign ends

Issued on: 07/05/2022 - 23:31 The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos wrapped up his presidential election campaign Saturday with a raucous rally of hundreds of thousands of supporters, as polls show him heading towards a landslide win...

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Covid death toll rises in China as authorities warn of ‘grim’ situation

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 10:21 Shanghai reported 39 Covid deaths Sunday, its highest daily toll despite weeks of lockdowns, while China's capital Beijing warned of a "grim" situation with rising infections. The world's second-largest econ..

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French voters in Shanghai unable to cast votes amid lockdown

Issued on: 24/04/2022 - 08:34Modified: 24/04/2022 - 09:32 More than 4,600 French voters in Shanghai are unable to cast their votes due to the imposition of a lockdown in China's largest city. Shanghai is currently battling China’s biggest-ever ..

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Fast fashion in Pakistan: Garment industry poisoning city of Faisalabad

Issued on: 22/04/2022 - 17:11 The textile industry is the backbone of Pakistan's economy, accounting for 8.5 percent of its GDP. But it's also a source of major pollution, with untreated waste flowing into the groundwater and factories rel..

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Bangladeshi Cultural Leaders Problem Lawyer’s Complaints that Musicians Assault Islam

Cultural leaders on Tuesday called on the Bangladesh Bar Council to pull the membership of a lawyer who has been filing complaints against musicians alleging that their performances insult Islam. The latest case filed by lawyer Imrul Hasan is against members of a band “Meghdol,” claiming one of the songs they performed at a concert protesting sect..

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