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At least 27 people killed after torrential rain in India’s Kerala state triggers landslides and floods

Torrential rain has battered the coastal state of Kerala since Friday, causing rivers to swell and flooding roads that left…

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Countries in Asia are placing orders for a new drug to treat coronavirus. Poorer nations could miss out again

Experts say while the pill looks promising, they worry some people will use it as an alternative to vaccines, which…

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In Taipei, people don’t seem worried about potential for China-Taiwan conflict

But at a park in the Taiwanese capital on Thursday, the topic of conversation was about anything but the potential…

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Analysis: Despite soothing words, the Taliban are much as they were

During five years in power until 2001, they banished women to their homes, banned music and most sport and imposed…

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5 Indian soldiers among 7 killed in Kashmir gun battles

In the deadliest incident for the country’s security forces in the Himalayan region this year, a military official said five…

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Inside the manic race to replace Duterte as the Philippines’ leader

Although the 2022 presidential election campaign is yet to begin, the machinations and drama are well underway. Richard Heydarian, professor…

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At least 15 killed after 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits southwestern Pakistan

The toll was revised down by Pakistan’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority from 20 dead and more than 300 injured. The…

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Fumio Kishida expected to become Japan’s next Prime Minister after ruling party vote

Kishida is widely expected to take the reins of the world’s third-largest economy once Parliament convenes in October, succeeding outgoing…

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This country claims it hasn’t had a single Covid-19 case. Activists say that’s a lie

Or at least, that’s what the central Asian country’s secretive, authoritarian government claims. But independent organizations and journalists and activists…

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How Taiwan’s last ‘fire fishing’ boat is keeping tradition alive

Jinshan, New Taipei (CNN) — As night falls, a group of fishermen set sail off the coast of northern Taiwan,…

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