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At least 50 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

At least 50 people died on Thursday after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar trapped workers under a mound of refuse, the country's fire service department and an information ministry ...

A state in Myanmar

Tokyo records highest COVID-19 cases since state of emergency lifted

Tokyo confirmed more than 100 new coronavirus infection cases on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, the Japanese capital’s highest daily tally in two months

People walk on the crosswalk, downtown, which has less than usual passersby after the state of emergency was announced, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shinjuku City, Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo 11 April 2020.

10 killed in Pakistan Stock Exchange terror attack

Terror gripped Pakistans economic hub Karachi on Monday when terrorists attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) building, which resulted in the deaths of 10 people, including the four ...

Members of the Crime Scene Unit of Karachi Police prepare to survey the site of an attack at the Pakistan Stock Exchange entrance in Karachi 29 June.

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, saying 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka's nationwide lockdown was lifted Sunday after a selective curfew a month ago was reimposed during a surge in coronavirus infections, the country's president said.

A worker wipes the floor with disinfectants at a Keels super market, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease, in Colombo.

Thousands in western Myanmar flee as army plans operations, monitors say

The letter, signed by the administrator of Rathedaung township, Aung Myint Thein, told village leaders he had been informed the operations were planned in the township's Kyauktan village and nearby ...

This file photo taken on 21 October, 2016 shows armed Myanmar army soldiers patrolling a village in Maungdaw located in Rakhine State as security operation continue following the 9 October, 2016 attacks by armed militants.

China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

Mainland China on Sunday reported 17 new coronavirus cases, mostly in the Chinese capital of Beijing

People wearing protective face masks leave work after office hours in Central Business District, as the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Beijing, China, 17 April 2020.

'Malaysia can't take any more Rohingya refugees'

Malaysia can no longer take in Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Friday, citing a struggling economy and dwindling resources as a result of the novel ...

Rohingya refugees are evacuated by locals at a coast of North Aceh, Indonesia, 25 June 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

Chinese mainland reports 19 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Chinese health authority said on Thursday that it received reports of 19 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, of whom 14 were domestically transmitted and five were ...

People wearing protective masks ride bycicles in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit the hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Hubei province, China, 14 May 2020.

Boat carrying ‘Rohingya refugees’ floating off Indonesia

A boat carrying almost 100 suspected Rohingya refugees was floating several miles off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province on Wednesday after being rescued by fishermen, authorities said.

Map of Indonesia’s Aceh province

Human error caused Pakistan plane crash that killed 97

A plane crash which killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was because of human error by the pilot and air traffic control, according to an initial report into the disaster released Wednesday

Security personnel search for victims in the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed in a residential area in Karachi on 22 May 2020
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