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Teenage boy dies from bubonic plague after eating marmot

July 15, 2020

A 15-year-old boy has died from bubonic plague in western Mongolia, according to government health officials.

China floods test limits of country still reeling from coronavirus

July 14, 2020

Weeks of torrential rains have caused the worst flooding in China in recent decades, destroying the homes and livelihoods of millions of people as the country struggles to revive an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Critic of China's Xi Jinping allegedly fired from top university

July 14, 2020

A university professor known for being an open critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping has allegedly been fired from his job at a top Beijing university, according to two ​people with knowledge of his situation.

A bus driver in China deliberately crashed and killed 21 people after his house was demolished

July 14, 2020

A bus driver who crashed his vehicle full of passengers into a reservoir in southwestern China did it deliberately, local police said Monday, after discovering just hours earlier that his house had been demolished. southwestern China did it deliberately, local police said Monday, after discovering just hours earlier that his house had been demolished.

US military bases in Okinawa hit by Covid-19 outbreak

July 13, 2020

United States military personnel on the Japanese island of Okinawa are on virtual lockdown after multiple cases of coronavirus have emerged on several US Marine Corps bases there.

600,000 vote in Hong Kong opposition primary despite fears of new security law

July 13, 2020

Braving scorching conditions, a new wave of coronavirus infections and government warnings they could be breaking the law, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers took part in a primary election for the city's democratic opposition over the weekend.

Singapore's ruling party stays in power, but support has waned

July 11, 2020

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) maintained its unbroken grip on power in Friday's general election, even as its popular support slipped to a near record low.

Man cuts through fence to escape Covid-19 quarantine and visit liquor store

July 10, 2020

A man in his 50s absconded from a New Zealand coronavirus quarantine facility, cutting through a fence to visit a liquor store, officials revealed on Friday.

Japan announces plans for new stealth fighter

July 10, 2020

Japan has announced plans to build one of the world's most sophisticated stealth jet fighters, likely a twin-engine aircraft designed to take over the country's critical air defense role sometime in the next decade.

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