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Malaysia's king declares state of emergency to curb spread of Covid-19

January 12, 2021

Malaysia's king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to curb the spread of Covid-19, a move that bolsters Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's precarious hold on power, and forestalls any attempt by opponents to force an early election.

Covid symptoms can linger for at least 6 months, new Wuhan study suggests

January 11, 2021

Most patients who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 still suffered a variety of symptoms -- including fatigue and sleep difficulties -- six months after infection, a Chinese study has found.

Seoul government's '50s-style advice to pregnant women provokes anger

January 11, 2021

Officials in South Korea have withdrawn recently published guidelines for pregnant women, following a backlash over their use of outdated sexist stereotypes.

Black boxes located at Indonesian airliner crash site as human remains recovered

January 10, 2021

Rescuers searching for the wreckage of an Indonesian passenger jet that crashed into the ocean with 62 people on board say they have located the plane's black box flight recorder and obtained communications data.

Flying in Indonesia is a necessity to travel ... but it can also be a terrifying experience

January 10, 2021

While it is too soon to speculate on what caused the Sriwijaya Air disaster, and it should be noted that the airline has a solid safety record, for me it brought back an uncomfortable memory, which speaks to the problem of aviation safety in Indonesia.

US lifts self-imposed restrictions with Taiwan

January 10, 2021

The United States is lifting decades-old restrictions between American and Taiwanese officials, in a move that will fundamentally change Washington's relationship with the self-governed island -- and is expected to anger Beijing.

Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact after taking off from Jakarta

January 9, 2021

Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air lost contact with a plane that left Jakarta on Saturday, according to Indonesia's Head Of National Transportation Safety Committee, Suryanto Cahyono.

What we know about Asia Pacific's Covid-19 vaccines

January 9, 2021

One year after the Covid-19 outbreak began, countries around the world are racing to secure and distribute vaccines to their citizens.

New Zealand woman, 19, dies after suspected shark attack

January 8, 2021

A 19-year-old woman died Thursday after a suspected shark attack in New Zealand's North Island.

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