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BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — Security videos showing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader being attacked at a Malaysian airport and the two suspects hurrying away afterward were presented at their murder trial. By Eileen Ng. sent 680 words, photos. With MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA-THE LATEST.

HONG KONG-LEADER'S SPEECH — Hong Kong's leader said residents of the southern Chinese city are obliged to reject threats to China's sovereignty, in what appeared to be a veiled warning aimed at rising separatist sentiment. By Kelvin Chan and Yi-Ling Liu. Sent 340 words, photos.

MYANMAR-ATTACKS-FLEEING CHILDREN — Yosar Hossein struggles as he carries his baby sister along muddy paths and flooded creeks, he and his siblings among the many fleeing Rohingya Muslims who are children. By Gemunu Amarasinghe. Sent 340 words, photos.

VANUATU-VOLCANO — The 11,000 residents of a Vanuatu island who were evacuated from an erupting volcano will have to wait longer to return home, after the government extended the emergency status for the island. By Nick Perry. Sent 370 words, photo.

JAPAN-NAVY-SHIP COLLISIONS — The commander and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain were relieved of their duties due to lost confidence after the warship and an oil tanker collided near Singapore in August. By Elaine Kurtenbach. Sent 310 words, photo.

KOREAS-TENSIONS — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents; hours after the revelation, the U.S. flew two B-1B supersonic bombers to South Korea for drills with its jets. By Foster Klug. Sent 740 words, photo.

MYANMAR-INTERFAITH RALLY — Myanmar's ruling party held an interfaith rally it said would promote religious harmony as thousands more Rohingya Muslims leave the country. Sent 130 words, photos.

FINANCIAL

CHINA-FOREIGN AID — China is close to matching the United States as a source of official grants and loans to developing countries, but much of Beijing's financing serves its own economic interests and yields scant benefits for recipients, say researchers who measured the financing. By Joe McDonald. Sent 830 words, photos.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian stocks advanced after Wall Street's main index closed at a fresh record high and Spain's Catalonia crisis eased after an independence leader backed away from plans to break away immediately. By Kelvin Chan. Sent 540 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-04-18 08:17 GMT+08:00