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‘What do we do when another disaster hits?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts after quake kills 1,000

The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, concerns people working in the humanitarian space, like Obaidullah…

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World’s biggest freshwater fish, a 660-pound stingray, caught in Cambodia | CNN

Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River have caught what researchers say is the world’s biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, a…

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11 years after Fukushima nuclear disaster, residents return to their village

Kazunori Iwayama, a former resident of Katsurao village, which lies about 40 kilometers (24 miles) from the Fukushima Daiichi plant…

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China blasts US ‘bully’, says it will ‘fight to the end’ for Taiwan

“Taiwan is first and foremost China’s Taiwan,” Wei told the Shangri-La Dialogue, Asia’s premier defense conference, adding that China would…

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Thailand just decriminalized cannabis. But you still can’t smoke joints, minister says

Speaking to CNN in an interview ahead of the move, Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said he expected legal cannabis…

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Singapore’s dengue ’emergency’ is a climate change omen for the world

The Southeast Asian city-state has already exceeded 11,000 cases — far beyond the 5,258 it reported throughout 2021 — and…

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‘Chicken-rice crisis’ as Singapore hit by Malaysian export ban

“Whenever our government would clash with Malaysia’s, we were told that there would be no more meat or fish or…

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Why is it so risky to fly in Nepal?

When a Tara Air flight crashed into a Himalayan mountain at an altitude of about 14,500 feet on Sunday it…

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Secretive Vietnam is one of the world’s biggest executioners, rights groups say

She prayed for justice for her only son Quan when he was held on drug charges in a maximum-security prison…

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What’s on the agenda as Biden meets Quad leaders in Tokyo

The Quad, or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, is an informal group focused on security that dates back to the early 2000s.…

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