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    CNA was established in March 1999 by Mediacorp, and is an English language Asian news network. Positioned to “Understand Asia”, it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington D.C., London and Brussels. CNA brings its audience not only the latest news but also diverse content such as business, lifestyle, human stories, current affairs and documentary programming. CNA is a transmedia company, where users can get content online, on TV and radio and via smart devices. It is also available on social and messaging services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, Whatsapp and Telegram. CNA TV is now viewed in 29 territories across Asia with its satellite footprint stretching across Asia, the Middle East and Australia. For more information, please visit CNA’s website at cna.asia. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/about. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/about

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  • Hunger, death, exploitation: The plight of the poor in India in the pandemic0

    • Blog
    • November 23, 2020

    CNA Insider The country pulled millions out of poverty only recently, but about 400 million Indians are now at risk of falling deeper into destitution because of the dual onslaught of COVID-19 and economic disaster. Can they beat the odds? The COVID-19 lockdown took away Fulera Begum’s job; the disease took away her daughter. The

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  • Bangladesh capital awash with plastic-coated election posters0

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    • January 31, 2020

    31 Jan 2020 DHAKA: Dhaka is awash with millions of plastic-laminated campaign posters ahead of elections in the Bangladeshi capital, and environmentalists are up in arms. These posters – of which there are an estimated 304 million – will likely end up in sewers, rivers and canals, says activist Sharif Jamil. “If they are burnt,

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  • China’s Xi vows ‘new era’ of Myanmar ties after red carpet welcome0

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    • January 18, 2020

    17 Jan 2020 Channel News Asia  NAYPYIDAW: Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a “new era” of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome Friday (Jan 17) on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals. Myanmar fighter jets escorted Xi’s

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  • US says it ‘terminated’ Soleimani to thwart attack on Americans; deploys troops1

    4 Jan 2020 WASHINGTON: Thousands more US troops were ordered to the Middle East on Friday (Jan 3) after the United States assassinated Iran’s military mastermind and Tehran promised “severe revenge.” President Donald Trump said top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was “terminated” when he was on the verge of attacking US diplomats but he insisted

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  • Hong Kong protesters rally in support of China’s ethnic Uighurs0

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    • December 22, 2019

    22 Dec 2019 HONG KONG: More than 1,000 people in Hong Kong rallied peacefully in support of China’s ethnic Uighurs on Sunday (Dec 22), waving Uighur flags and posters in the city’s financial district, marking the latest demonstration in over six months of anti-government unrest. Dozens of police marched across a public square overlooking Hong Kong’s

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  • Tibetan adventures: From crystal lakes to a glimpse of Mount Everest0

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    • November 30, 2019

    by Hon Jing Yi 29 Nov 2019 The Roof of the World houses many treasures – if you can stomach the altitude. At Yamdrok Lake, yaks wait to pose for photographers. (Photo: Hon Jing Yi)  My trip began with a drive through mountain ranges and meandering roads from the capital city of Lhasa to Rongbuk

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  • Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies0

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    • November 13, 2019

    13 Nov 2019 COLOMBO: Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Nov 13) over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election, officials said. Elite police commandos reinforced police as the two frontrunners in Saturday’s vote Sajith Premadasa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa held rival rallies in and around

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  • 7 RSAF aircraft land in Savarkar International Airport in India after ‘technical issue’ with F-160

    • Blog
    • November 1, 2019

    01 Nov 2019 SINGAPORE: Seven Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aircraft diverted from their flight path on Thursday (Oct 31) and landed at Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair, India, after a technical issue with an RSAF F-16 jet.  The six RSAF F-16 fighter aircraft and a C-130 transport aircraft made the diversion at about 12.15pm. They were

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  • As India’s Modi and China’s Xi head into summit, Tibetans are detained0

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    • October 13, 2019

    11 Oct 2019 www.channelnewsasia.com MAMALLAPURAM, India: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to agree new security measures along their unsettled border during a summit on Friday (Oct 11), officials said, in an effort to smooth ties ruffled by differences over Kashmir. The two are meeting in a seaside resort

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  • China’s Xi and India’s Modi discuss proposals to improve ties hit by Kashmir0

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    • October 12, 2019

    12 Oct 2019 CNA Channel News Asia MAMALLAPURAM, India: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday (Oct 12) he had a free and frank discussion with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and would pursue proposals the two leaders discussed to improve bilateral ties. Xi and Modi held several hours of one-on-one talks in a southern

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  • Indian ‘citizenship’ list causes anger, confusion0

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    • September 4, 2019

    04 Sep 2019 channel newsasia GUWAHATI: After living in India all his life, father-of-two Gokul Chandra Saha woke up last weekend to learn he was among almost two million people in the religiously diverse state of Assam that the government had suddenly deemed to be foreigners. Saha, 68, a Hindu, insists he has the documents to

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  • Tiger by the tail: Pakistan’s militant challenge in Kashmir1

    22 Aug 2019 MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan: Pressure is mounting on Pakistan to contain militants itching for a fight with arch-nemesis India amid growing calls for action in its escalating dispute with New Delhi over Kashmir. Just last week, hundreds rallied in Pakistani Kashmir, calling for armed retaliation over India’s decision to revoke the special autonomy granted to

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  • Indian PM raises Kashmir protests with British counterpart0

    21 Aug 2019 NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, about violent demonstrations over Kashmir outside the Indian embassy in London, the foreign ministry said. Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the embassy last week, on India’s Independence Day, against Modi’s withdrawal

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  • Kashmir clampdown tightened as India hails ‘historic moment’0

    06 Aug 2019 Channel News Asia NEW DELHI: India’s home affairs minister on Tuesday (Aug 6) hailed “historic” legislation to bring Kashmir under its direct control, as New Delhi stepped up its clampdown on dissent in the restive Muslim-majority region. Three high-profile political leaders in Kashmir were detained for being a threat to peace hours

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