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Asian economies to take over ‘7% Growth Club’ in 2020s, but China is not on the list

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Asian countries are expected to be the main drivers of global growth through the next decade, with growth rates at around 7 percent. China, however, will be absent from the club, according to Standard Chartered predictions. Five of the seven rapidly growing economies will be in Asia, the bank’s analysts, Global Chief Economist David Mann Read More

Journalists reunited with families after 500 days in Myanmar prison

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By Siobhan Robbins, south east Asia correspondent Two journalists jailed in Myanmar for breaking state-secrets laws while investigating a Rohingya massacre have been reunited with their families after spending more than 500 days behind bars. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were arrested in December 2017 and last September were sentenced to seven Read More

Journalists freed from prison in Myanmar

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By Siobhan Robbins, south east Asia correspondent Two journalists jailed in Myanmar for breaking state-secrets laws while investigating a Rohingya massacre have been freed. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, spent more than 500 days behind bars following their arrest in December 2017. Convicted of breaking a colonial-era Official Secrets Act, the pair Read More

India’s Modi flies over cyclone-ravaged east, promises millions to rebuild

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BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw for himself the damage wreaked by a powerful cyclone on Monday, pledging an extra 10 billion rupees ($144.19 million) to the hardest-hit state of Odisha where hundreds of thousands returned home from shelters. People walk past damaged trees following Cyclone Fani in Puri district in Read More

India cyclone kills at least 33, hundreds of thousands homeless

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PURI, India (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin roofs and destroying power and telecom lines, officials said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO – A damaged warehouse is pictured following Cyclone Fani in Puri district Read More

Cyclone kills 12 in India as it barrels towards Bangladesh

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At least 12 people have been killed by the strongest cyclone to hit India in five years. Cyclone Fani hit the eastern Odisha state, before moving northeastwards into Bangladesh where more than a million people have been moved to safety. The cyclone lost some of its power after hitting land and was downgraded to a Read More

Cyclone hits Bangladesh after battering India, mass evacuations save lives

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DHAKA/BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) – The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where four more people died although more than a million had been moved to safety. Cars are damaged by an uprooted tree in a residential area Read More

Cyclone Fani kills at least 12 in India before swiping Bangladesh

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BHUBANESWAR, India/DHAKA (Reuters) – The strongest cyclone to hit India in five years killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday where more than a million people have been moved to safety. Cars are damaged by an uprooted tree in a residential area following Cyclone Fani in Read More

Cyclone slams into Indian temple town, Bangladesh braces with evacuation order

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BHUBANESWAR, India/ DHAKA (Reuters) – A cyclone barreled into eastern India on Friday, damaging houses in the tourist town of Puri and wounding 160 people after a million people were moved into storm shelters. Trees were uprooted, power and telecom lines snapped as Tropical Cyclone Fani, the strongest storm to hit India in five years, Read More

India’s strongest storm since 2014 now weakening, says weather office

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Cyclone Fani, the strongest storm to hit India since 2014, is weakening after barreling into the eastern coastal state of Odisha, the chief of the weather office said on Friday. Heavy rains, along with strong winds, will continue throughout Friday in Odisha, where more a million people have been evacuated, K. Read More