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Plastic sheets on a traditional Jeepney bus separate passengers as part of health measures to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. The government is allowing some routes for Jeepneys to be opened to help public transportation as the government slowly eases the coronavirus lockdown (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Asia Today: Kim urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight

Jul. 3, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state media said Friday. Despite the warning, Kim reaffirmed North Korea's claim to not have had a...

US to provide Cambodia with $56 million in development aid

Jun. 26, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United States has agreed to provide Cambodia with more than $56 million in development assistance, the two countries announced. The aid provides an opportunity to improve relations between the nations, which are strained because of Washington’s criticism of Prime...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency and taken on June 23, 2020, staff members work in an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Beijing. The lab provided by Chinese biotech company BGI Genomics is capable of running 30,000 nucleic acid test daily. China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the virus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in 11 days. (Chen Zhonghao/Xinhua via AP)

Asia Today: Beijing's outbreak appears to be waning

Jun. 24, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — New virus cases declined Wednesday in China and its capital, Beijing, where a roughly two-week spike appears to be firmly on the wane. A total of 12 cases were reported nationwide, compared to 22 the day before. Beijing had seven cases, down from 13. There were two cases in neighboring...

Cambodia to provide cash to poor hit by COVID-19 outbreak

Jun. 24, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has established a program to give cash handouts to the country’s poorest households to alleviate the financial burden caused by the coronavirus. Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Wednesday that the government will spend $25 million a month to provide money to...

In this handout photo provided by the Department of National Defense PAS, ships carrying construction materials are docked at the newly built beach ramp at the Philippine-claimed island of Pag-asa, also known as Thitu, in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday June 9, 2020. The Philippine defense chief and top military officials flew to a disputed island in the South China Sea Tuesday to inaugurate a beach ramp built to allow the

South China Sea disputes again putting spotlight on Beijing

Jun. 9, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves....

In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, foreground, smiles as his attends a Buddhist ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia's long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen on June 8, 2020, appointed his eldest son, Hun Manet, 42 years old, to head his ruling party's youth wing, an appointment further fueling speculation he is being groomed to succeed his father as the Southeast Asian country's leader. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Son of Cambodian leader tipped as successor gets promotion

Jun. 9, 2020 4:12 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his eldest son to head his ruling party’s youth wing, an appointment further fueling speculation that he is being groomed to succeed his father as the Southeast Asian country’s leader. Hun Sen, in...

Cambodian leader denies China's navy granted basing rights

Jun. 1, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s leader declared Monday that China has not been given exclusive rights to use a naval base on the country’s southern coast, and that warships from all nations, including the United States, are welcome to dock there. Prime Minister Hun Sen was responding...