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October 16, 2020
Asia Today: Sydney lifts quarantine for N. Zealand travelers
Australia’s largest city, Sydney, lifted quarantine restrictions on travelers from New Zealand on Friday while the second ...
October 15, 2020
Asia Today: SKorea reports 110 cases, half in Busan hospital
South Korea has reported 110 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan. The numbers released ...
October 13, 2020
Asia Today: China city says it's tested 3 million for virus
Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than ...
October 12, 2020
Asia Today: China to test 9 million after new outbreak
Chinese health authorities will test all 9 million people in the eastern city of Qingdao for the coronavirus this week after ...
October 09, 2020
Asia Today: Sri Lanka orders closures to contain virus
Sri Lankan health authorities worked Friday to contain a growing cluster of new coronavirus infections, ordering the closure ...
October 08, 2020
Asia Today: Sri Lanka expands curfew, closes gov't offices
Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed key government offices and further expanded a curfew in an attempt to contain a surging ...
October 07, 2020
Asia Today: Sri Lanka bans public gatherings amid sharp rise
Sri Lankan authorities have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of COVID-19 expands in the Indian Ocean island ...
October 07, 2020
Sri Lanka widens curfew, bans gatherings as virus surges
Authorities in Sri Lanka on Wednesday widened a curfew and warned of legal action against those evading treatment for ...
October 07, 2020
The Latest: Sri Lanka bans gatherings amid virus cluster
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have banned all public gatherings as a new cluster of coronavirus infections ...
October 06, 2020
Asia Today: Sri Lanka confirms 321 cases in factory cluster
Sri Lanka said Tuesday more than 300 garment factory workers are infected with the coronavirus, days after reporting the ...
September 23, 2020
Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling
India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week ...
September 08, 2020
Diesel fuel found in ocean near Sri Lanka oil tanker fire
An Indian coast guard aircraft sprayed a special chemical on a patch of diesel fuel near a large oil tanker off Sri Lanka's ...
September 06, 2020
Fire on oil tanker off Sri Lanka extinguished after 3 days
A fire on a large oil tanker drifting off Sri Lanka's coast was extinguished on Sunday after burning for three days, as a ...
September 04, 2020
Ships, copters fighting fire as tanker drifts near Sri Lanka
Ships and aircraft from Sri Lanka and India intensified efforts to extinguish an oil tanker fire burning for a second day ...
August 27, 2020
Case by case: How nations are going back to school -- or not
The U.N. says it's urgent to get kids back to schools after months-long coronavirus lockdowns, but with the virus still ...
August 21, 2020
Asia Today: Seoul surge appears to spread around South Korea
South Korea added its most new virus cases in months on Friday, driven by a surge around the capital that appears to be ...
August 10, 2020
Asia Today: Melbourne deaths rise at aged-care facilities
Australia has reported the fewest number of new daily cases in its virus hotspot, Melbourne, since last month. But it also ...
August 09, 2020
Rajapaksa sworn in as PM in Sri Lanka, cementing family rule
Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the prime minister for the fourth time Sunday after his party ...
August 07, 2020
Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election
Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary election, giving them nearly the ...
August 05, 2020
Sri Lanka parliamentary election expected to back Rajapaksas
Sri Lankans voted Wednesday to elect a new Parliament that is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular ...