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Cambodian leader denies China's navy granted basing rightsCambodia’s leader has declared that China has not been given exclusive rights to use a naval base on the country’s southern coast, and that warships from all nations, including the United States, are welcome to dock there
The Associated Press1 hour ago
People queue up outside the DHL Express store in Hong Kong, Monday, June 1, 2020. Throngs of people lined up at DHL courier outlets across the city on Monday, many to send documents to the U.K. to apply for or renew what is known as a British National (Overseas) passport. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong blocks Tiananmen vigil; rush on for UK passportsHong Kong police rejected an application for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Indonesian police shoot militant who fatally slashed officerIndonesian police say they fatally shot a suspected Islamic militant who killed an officer at a police station with a samurai-style sword
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A man gets his shoes polished at the Janpath market in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 1, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases riseMore states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India’s cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemicWhen no ambulance would pick up the body of the first victim of the coronavirus in Nepal, a small group of volunteers transported the remains for cremation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Quarantine officials disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus in Suwon, South Korea, Monday, June 1, 2020. South Korea is reporting a steady rise in cases around the capital as officials push to require entertainment venues to register their customers with smartphone QR codes so they could be easily located when needed. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP)
Asia Today: Philippines sees traffic jams as lockdown easesTraffic jams and crowds of commuters are returning to the Philippine capital, as the metropolis relaxes antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press12 hours ago
India expels 2 Pakistani embassy officials on spying chargesIndia says it has caught two Pakistan High Commission officials in New Delhi spying and ordered them to leave the country within 24 hours
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, people affected by a chemical gas leak are carried in a truck for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam, India. A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory this month that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds. (AP Photo/File)
Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas leakA committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds
The Associated Press1 day ago
A staff in protective gears serves customers sitting separated by a plastic sheet barrier installed to help curb the new coronavirus outbreak at a coffee shop in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, May 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Masyudi S. Firmansyah)
Asia Today: India reports over 8,000 new virus casesIndia has reported more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Philippine police arrest 90 Chinese for illegal gamblingPhilippine police have arrested 90 Chinese for allegedly running an online gambling hub without permits and for violating quarantine restrictions
The Associated Press1 day ago
IS claims Afghan bus attack; civilians killed in new clashesThe Islamic State group has taken responsibility for a deadly roadside bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul
The Associated Press1 day ago
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