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Myanmar junta chief urges economic action as Western pressure grows

Yangon, Feb 23, 2021 - The leader of Myanmar’s junta has called for energetic efforts to revive an ailing economy, state media reported on...

Woman shot during protest against Myanmar coup dies

Yangon, Feb 19, 2021 — A young woman who was shot in the head by police last week during a protest against the military...

Taiwan says BioNTech vaccine deal on hold, cites potential Chinese pressure

Taipei, Feb 17, 2021 - A deal for Taiwan to buy 5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Germany’s BioNTech SE is...

North Korean hackers tried to steal Pfizer vaccine know-how, lawmaker says

Seoul, Feb 16, 2021 — South Korea’s intelligence agency has said North Korea attempted to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments by hacking...

Myanmar army hunts protest backers over social media comments

Yangon, Feb 13, 2021 - Myanmar’s army on Saturday ordered the arrest of seven well-known backers of protests against this month’s coup, including Min...

South Korean boy investor with 43% gains is new retail trading icon

Seoul, Feb 9, 2021 - Watching the business news first thing is a new routine for 12-year-old South Korean Kwon Joon, as he dreams...

Malaysia's gravity-defying lion dancers brought down to earth by pandemic

Muar, Feb 8, 2021- During normal Lunar New Year celebrations, one of Malaysia’s leading lion dance troupes puts on gravity-defying performances by leaping in...

Indonesian village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub

Jakarta, Feb 6, 2021 - A surreal, blood-red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a nearby batik factory on Saturday,...

Myanmar police file charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after coup

Yangon, Feb 3, 2021 - Myanmar police have filed charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing communications equipment and she...

Suu Kyi's party demands her release as Myanmar generals tighten grip

Yangon, Feb 2, 2021 - The party of Myanmar’s detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on Tuesday for her immediate release and for...