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Malaysia's Mahathir announces new party
Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced the launch of a new political party with a focus on fighting corruption..


North Korea's Kim orders flood relief
Heavy rain has brought flooding to both North and South Korea in recent days, and concern is growing about damage to North Korean crops.


India hits 40,000 virus deaths, 2m cases
India has the third-highest caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil, with 40,000 deaths and two million cases.


Malaysia ex-minister on corruption charge
A Malaysian former opposition leader has been charged for seeking a bribe to appoint a company to manage an undersea tunnel project.


Sri Lanka president, brother tighten grip
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has achieved a two-thirds majority for his party and its allies to be able to restore full executive powers to the presidency.


Malaysia's ex-finance minister arrested
Malaysia's former finance minister Lim Guan Eng, who pursued billions stolen from state fund 1MDB, is facing corruption charges over an undersea tunnel project.


HK activists charged over banned vigil
Hong Kong activists including Joshua Wong have been charged for taking part in a vigil in June commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square violence in Beijing.


Search on for South Korean rescue workers
South Korean emergency crews are searching for five rescue workers swept over a dam when their boats overturned in surging floodwaters.


Philippines past Indonesia in virus cases
The Philippines has overtaken Indonesia with the most infections in Southeast Asia.


COVID patients die in Indian hospital fire
A fire in a private hospital in India's western city of Ahmedabad has killed eight COVID-19 patients who were not in a position to escape.


Thai protesters accused of virus breaches
The leaders of ongoing student protests in Thailand say police are using coronavirus control decrees, to suppress activism.


Videos show explosion in North Korean town
Media outlets in South Korea have obtained videos showing plumes of smoke and flames over a North Korean city, in a suspected gas blast.


Sri Lanka awaits poll results
Vote-counting in Sri Lanka's delayed election will not begin until Thursday due to health measures aimed at controlling cordonavirus.


India's PM launches contentious new temple
The controversial construction of a new Hindu temple on the site of a destroyed mosque has been launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Kashmir lockdown year after autonomy lost
A year after New Delhi angered Muslims by revoking Indian-controlled Kashmir's semi-autonomy, authorities have enforced security restrictions.


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