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Which Asia-Pacific countries are re-opening to foreign visitors?

Which Asia-Pacific countries are re-opening to foreign visitors?

Thailand's re-opening to vaccinated foreign tourists marks a major easing of border controls for Asia, where governments have been far slower to roll back coronavirus travel curbs than in much of the West.

Australia to lift outbound travel ban for vaccinated residents from next week

Australia to lift outbound travel ban for vaccinated residents from next week

All fully-vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents will be able to leave the country without a special exemption from Nov. 1, authorities said on Wednesday, as Australia eases coronavirus restrictions amid a rise in vaccination rates.

Biden joins Asean leaders to rebuke Myanmar junta

Biden joins Asean leaders to rebuke Myanmar junta

US President Joe Biden joined southeast Asian leaders yesterday in rebuking Myanmar’s junta as a regional summit opened without a representative from the country, following its top general’s exclusion for ignoring peace proposals.

Decision on India’s Covaxin vaccine soon, says WHO

Decision on India’s Covaxin vaccine soon, says WHO

A World Health Organisation technical advisory group was yesterday reviewing data on India’s Covaxin shot against Covid-19 with a decision on its emergency use listing likely soon, a spokesperson said.

Sudan's Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

Sudan's Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

Sudan's top general defended the army's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters returned to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the takeover after a day of deadly clashes.

Japan's Princess Mako defies odds to marry college sweetheart, gives up title

Japan's Princess Mako defies odds to marry college sweetheart, gives up title

Japan's Princess Mako, the emperor's niece, married her college sweetheart on Tuesday, giving up her royal title and saying she was determined to build a happy life with her "irreplaceable" husband after a tumultuous engagement. In a news conference with new husband and commoner Kei Komuro marked by

Police arrest 150 people globally in dark web sting

Police arrest 150 people globally in dark web sting

Police around the world arrested 150 suspects involved in buying or selling illegal goods online in one of the largest-ever stings targeting the dark web, Europol said Tuesday.

 China locks down city of 4 million over Covid cases

China locks down city of 4 million over Covid cases

China placed a city of four million under lockdown on Tuesday in a bid to stamp out a domestic coronavirus spike, with residents told not to leave home except in emergencies.

Samsung boss convicted, fined for anaesthetic misuse

Samsung boss convicted, fined for anaesthetic misuse

The de-facto leader of South Korea's sprawling Samsung group Lee Jae-yong was convicted Tuesday of illegally using the anaesthetic drug propofol, the latest legal travail to beset the multi-billionaire.

South Korea's former president Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

South Korea's former president Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

South Korean former president Roh Tae-woo, a decorated war veteran who played a pivotal but controversial role in the transition to democratic elections from rule by authoritarian leaders, has died, a Seoul hospital confirmed.

Japan's Princess Mako marries after years of controversy

Japan's Princess Mako marries after years of controversy

Japan's Princess Mako married her university sweetheart on Tuesday, giving up her title in a union bereft of traditional extravaganza, with the couple reportedly planning a move to the United States.

Sudanese take to the streets as international community condemns coup

Sudanese take to the streets as international community condemns coup

Protesters were defiant on the streets of Sudan early Tuesday demonstrating against a military coup, as international condemnation of the country's security forces ramped up with the United Nations Security Council expected to meet later.

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