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Nepal calls for return of stolen statues after quakes

Nepal calls for return of stolen statues after quakes

The massive earthquakes that recently hit Nepal caused the loss of thousands of lives, but some holy statues survived the two quakes and their aftershocks because they were stolen and smuggled abroad several decades ago.

Wuhan exodus sparks virus hope despite mounting death toll

Thousands of relieved citizens streamed out of China's Wuhan city on Wednesday after authorities lifted months of lockdown at the coronavirus epicentre, offering some hope to the world despite record deaths in Europe and the United States.

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Oil prices rebound on hopes for output cut deal

Oil prices rebounded Tuesday on fresh hopes an OPEC-led meeting this week will reach an agreement to reduce oversupply and shore up the market.

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Japan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases, ramping up efforts to contain infections but stopping short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world.

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Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is urging governments around the world to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic.

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About 130 of Hong Kong's frontline riot police officers will be sent to quarantine camp after two of their colleagues were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, a police source told AFP late Saturday.

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Drive-by blessings in virus-hit Philippines

Priests delivered blessings from the back of trucks and motorised tricycles in the Philippine Sunday, adapting the deeply Catholic nation's traditions to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thousands of relieved citizens streamed out of China's Wuhan city on Wednesday after authorities lifted months of lockdown at the coronavirus epicentre, offering some hope to the world despite record deaths in Europe and the United States.

More

Japan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases, ramping up efforts to contain infections but stopping short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world.

More

Oil prices rebounded Tuesday on fresh hopes an OPEC-led meeting this week will reach an agreement to reduce oversupply and shore up the market.

More

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:

More

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is urging governments around the world to include the protection of women in their response to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic.

More

About 130 of Hong Kong's frontline riot police officers will be sent to quarantine camp after two of their colleagues were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, a police source told AFP late Saturday.

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