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  1. Singapore and Malaysia will from August 10 implement a reciprocal green lane for cross-border travel between both countries, according to a press statement from both ministries of foreign affairs.In a joint statement by Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan, both sides agreed to implement what they called the “Reciprocal Green Lane”...
  2. A 42-year-old truck driver was crushed to death on Tuesday after a four-tonne pipe fell on him at a Hong Kong construction site.According to police, the man was working near Hong Kong Children’s Hospital, on Shing Fung Road in Kowloon Bay, when the accident happened shortly before 10am.The driver had been attempting to secure the pipe inside the truck when it rolled on top of him and he was...
  3. This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Matthew Choi on politico.com on July 13, 2020.Roger Stone's got a bone to pick.The long-time confidant of US President Donald Trump on Monday lamented his trial as unfair and led by partisan fiends, during his first public appearance since the president commuted his sentence last week.Speaking with Fox...
  4. Asian countries are addressing a range of challenges associated with a renewed uptick in coronavirus cases, after many sought to gradually reopen after an initial lockdown.Japanese authorities are rushing to contain emerging clusters while hospitals in the Philippine capital of Manila are rapidly reaching their capacity.In Thailand, there are concerns about imported infections and quarantine...
  5. Restaurants could be banned from serving anything other than takeaway meals if the third wave of Covid-19 infections gets worse, Hong Kong’s health minister said on Tuesday, as the city recorded at least 50 more cases.It was the second consecutive day there were more than 50 cases in the city, and came after a record high of 41 local infections on Monday.Hong Kong has drastically tightened its...
  6. A seven-year-old boy escaped death after he fell from the second floor of a residential building in Hong Kong on Tuesday.Police and paramedics rushed to the scene on Kam Ping Street in North Point shortly before 9am after officers received a call from his father.A police source said initial investigation showed the boy fell through a kitchen window of a subdivided flat on the second floor of...
  7. Taiwan’s main opposition party fought with ruling party lawmakers to storm the parliament building and occupy the legislative chamber in protest, the second time they have done so in the past three weeks.The core issue of the protests is the potential appointment of former Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu to head the Control Yuan, an independent government watchdog. Chen is a close aide to President...
  8. US President Donald Trump on Monday said he had a “good relationship” with Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, despite evidence of a growing rift between the two men as coronavirus cases surge in several states.“I get along with him very well,” Trump told reporters during an event at the White House. “I like him, personally.”The conciliatory tone was a notable shift after...
  9. With 4 million Facebook followers and a glowing reputation as a life coach belying his 29 years, social media influencer Sean Buranahiran was a golden boy of the Thai internet. That was until he made a few throwaway comments flattering a former general who still plays a key role in the kingdom’s polarised politics. Thailand’s booming social media industry, where stars can make millions in...
  10. Officially, the worst flooding of the Yangtze River in the eastern province of Jiangxi since the great flood of 1998 has passed its peak. But for hydraulics engineer Liu Liangwu, it is not the time to lower his guard. “I want the dyke to be widened,” he told villagers on Monday afternoon.Liu is stationed at Jiangzhou, a town surrounded by water on the river delta in Jiujiang. It is protected by...