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India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

NEW DELHI: Two officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "indulging in espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late Sunday (May 31), allegations that its nuclear-armed rival called "baseless". Tensions are already heightened between the ...

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Bangladesh lifts COVID-19 lockdown, logs record deaths on same day

DHAKA: Bangladesh lifted its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday (May 31), with millions heading back to work in densely populated cities and towns even as the country logged a record spike in deaths and new infections. "The lockdown has been lifted and we are heading almost towards our regular life," ...

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Thailand passes record stimulus package to combat COVID-19 impact

BANGKOK: Thailand's parliament approved on Sunday (May 31) a near-US$60 billion stimulus package, the kingdom's biggest-ever cash injection, to revive an economy that has been hammered by the coronavirus. The 1.9 trillion baht (US$59.7 billion) package would be a much-needed boost for Southeast ...

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100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

SURABAYA: A 100-year-old woman has recovered from COVID-19 in Indonesia, making her the country's oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness. Kamtim, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, was discharged from hospital this week after a month of treatment in her hometown Surabaya ...

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Malaysia reports 57 new COVID-19 infections

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 57 new coronavirus infections on Sunday (May 31), taking its tally to 7,819, the health ministry said. No additional deaths were reported, with the death toll remaining at 115. Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that 10 of the new cases were ...

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Indonesia reports 700 new coronavirus infections

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported 700 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday (May 31), taking the tally in the Southeast Asian nation to 26,473, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto. Yurianto reported 40 new deaths from COVID-19, taking the total to 1,613, while 7,308 have recovered. Bernama said ...

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