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Sri Lanka only has enough fuel for about five more days, minister says

The country of 22 million people is caught in its worst financial crisis in seven decades after its foreign exchange…

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

Singapore CNN  —  Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Sunday accused the United States of being a “bully” and “hijacking”…

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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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How a female Buddhist monk became one of Asia’s most revered chefs

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing,…

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South Korean, US fighter jets in show of force amid North Korea nuclear test fears

“South Korea and the US have demonstrated their strong ability and will to strike quickly and accurately against any North…

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

CNN  —  Singapore says it is facing a dengue “emergency” as it grapples with an outbreak of the seasonal disease…

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North Korea launches 8 short-range ballistic missiles off east coast, South Korea says | CNN

CNN  —  North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) into the waters off its east coast on Sunday, South…

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1 billion meth pills seized as Asia sees record drug increase | CNN

CNN  —  More than one billion methamphetamine pills were seized in East and Southeast Asia last year, a record figure…

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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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