Growing racism against Asian communities following the coronavirus pandemic has brought some right-thinking people together to support the victims of racial abuse and to empathise with people regardless of their identity.
The Lion Air plane was bound from Manila to Haneda, Japan, and burst into flames at the end of the runway at around 1200 GMT, Manila's main airport said.
The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.8 quake just before midnight Saturday was centered 64 kilometers northwest of Central Sulawesi province's Pendolo town, at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The government arrested four members of the dissolved opposition party for sharing information about coronavirus, according to Human Rights Watch.
Currently, there are no approved medicines or preventive vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus, with most patients receiving only supportive care, such as help with their breathing.
There is increasing scepticism about claims of zero cases in under-developed Myanmar and Laos where many of the labourers come from, as fears grow for their weak health care systems and fragile economies.
The TraceTogether app will work by exchanging short distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other participating users in close proximity of two metres.
Engineering team in Thailand is racing to build more "ninjas" – known as such because of their matte black exterior – for another 10 hospitals around the country.
The experience of battling the 2003 SARS outbreak has helped East Asian countries to develop more effective strategies in containing the coronavirus pandemic.
An official said a grenade and a car bombing were used to attack the Southern Border Provinces Administration Center in the capital city of Yala province.
Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who resigned last month, cautioned that the party accused of graft at 1MDB was back in power. At least six countries are investigating financial crimes at 1MDB, founded by then-premier Najib Raza.
Former premier Mahathir Mohamad said he no longer commanded a majority in parliament after some supporters abandoned him to join Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin camp.
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