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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday began the first hearings of a powerful inquiry into the causes of catastrophic bushfires that swept across the country, killing 33 people, destroying some 2,500 homes and razing an area the size of South Korea.
BANGKOK (Xinhua): The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said in a report on Thursday (May 21) that automobile production fell to the lowest level in 30 years in April, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
JAKARTA (Xinhua): Indonesia's western province of Riau has used artificial to wet peat lands to reduce the threat of forest fires that are expected during the dry season next month, an official said on Thursday (May 21).
LAKE VICTORIA, Kenya (Reuters) - Grandmother Millicent Agata's small farm has disappeared entirely under the floodwaters of a swollen Lake Victoria, forcing her family to join tens of thousands of other Kenyans seeking shelter from the worst floods in three generations.
(Reuters) - The Belmont Stakes will be run on June 20 without spectators amid the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first time the race will be the opening leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) said on Tuesday.
THRISSUR (India): Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India's south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West. Part of the South Asia's diet for centuries, jackfruit was so abundant that tonnes of it went to waste every year.
In South-east Asia, the Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated the strategic rivalry of China and the United States. And the Singapore Straits Times correspondents look at how this rivalry is playing out, and the response of countries in the region. We also look at US-China tensions and how Indo-Pacific powers are responding.
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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's second biggest city of Bulawayo limited access to tap water to just one day a week on Friday as reservoir levels fall to dangerously low levels amid the country's worst drought in years.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s billionaires have been told it’s their civic duty to fight the Covid-19 economic crash, which threatens to exacerbate a climb in poverty over recent years.