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Philippines President-elect Marcos Jnr chooses stability in naming new cabinet to revive economy and restore family name
by Raissa Robles on 29. mai 2022 at 10:00
Marcos Jnr announced the current central bank chief, Benjamin Diokno as the new finance secretary to help revive the pandemic-hit economy that is US$19.1 billion in debt.
Philippines: 7 missing after boat collision
by Agence France-Presse on 29. mai 2022 at 09:36
Rescuers searching waters after a fishing vessel and cargo ship collided; 13 of the 20 crew members were picked up by another boat.
Coronavirus: in Singapore, aviation jobs are up for grabs as tourism in the city state rebounds
by Bloomberg on 29. mai 2022 at 07:59
Job losses and pay cuts hit aviation workers hard, and many have switched to less volatile careers, resulting in a lack of manpower to handle the recovery.
Nepal plane with 22 people on board missing in mountains
by Agence France-Presse on 29. mai 2022 at 07:20
The Twin Otter aircraft with 19 passengers and three crew members took off from the town of Pokhara at 9:55am but soon lost contact with air traffic control.
‘I’m not a devious villain’: black men in Japan speak out about racial profiling
by Julian Ryall on 29. mai 2022 at 06:00
Some black men, in the country for years, say they are frequently questioned, which humiliates them and potentially damages their reputations; speaking Japanese helps to alleviate the situation.
As China’s Wang Yi visits Fiji, Albanese says previous Australian government ‘dropped the ball’ on the Pacific
by Agence France-Presse on 29. mai 2022 at 05:56
Anthony Albanese’s comments come as China undertakes a region-wide diplomatic offensive raising concerns among Western powers.
Was India’s Taj Mahal a Hindu temple? Only if you believe the revisionist conspiracy theories
by Nilosree Biswas on 29. mai 2022 at 03:30
Nearly 400 years after its construction, the Mughal-era mausoleum and iconic Indian landmark has become the latest target of revisionism in an increasingly polarised country, where a ultranationalist propaganda campaign is being waged against historical truth.
Coronavirus: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un says pandemic situation controlled and improving
by Associated Press on 29. mai 2022 at 03:23
On Sunday, North Korea reported 89,500 new patients with fever symptoms, taking the country’s total to 3.4 million. It did not say whether there were additional deaths.
Hong Kong’s Filipino domestic workers take centre stage in New York filmmaker Stefanos Tai’s ‘We Don’t Dance For Nothing’
by Raquel Carvalho on 29. mai 2022 at 00:30
Film shines a light on the challenges faced by Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong, who are often regarded as second-class citizens and sometimes ill-treated by employers.
Russian oil and Indian money for suffering Sri Lanka
by Agence France-Presse on 28. mai 2022 at 13:36
Around 90,000 tonnes of Siberian light crude will be sent to the country’s only refinery and millions of dollars from India until IMF loan; island nation’s 22 million people suffering worst economic meltdown.