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Singapore's PAP holds power, support dips
Opposition supporters say they have done better than expected despite Singapore's People's Action Party heading to a comfortable win in parliamentary elections.

French man 'abused 305 Indonesian kids'
Police in the Indonesian capital have arrested a French man for allegedly molesting more than 300 minors.

Lawmakers vote down Philippine TV network
Lawmakers have rejected renewing the licence of the Philippines' largest TV network, which has been repeatedly threatened by the president over its coverage.

Australians grilled in Malaysia doco probe
Five Australians are among the Al Jazeera journalists questioned by Malaysian authorities over a controversial documentary about migrants during COVID-19.

India sees more local virus lockdowns
India's is reporting another record one-day spike in coronavirus cases, prompting some states to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas.

Seoul mourns after mayor found dead
The mourning has begun for Seoul mayor, activist and potential presidential candidate Park Won-soon, who was found dead after his family reported him missing.

Accused cop killer shot dead in India
The top suspect in the ambush killings of eight Indian police officers and dozens of other crimes has been shot dead while trying to flee.

Hong Kong police arrest 7 over stabbing
Seven people have been arrested over the stabbing of a Hong Kong police officer during a protest against the new security laws on July 1.

Singapore voting extended amid delays
Singaporeans have been given two extra hours to vote in parliamentary elections after hygiene and distancing rules caused long queues around polling stations.

Seoul mayor reported missing
A search is underway for Seoul's mayor after his daughter called police and said he left a "will-like" message before leaving home.

Indonesia hits another virus record
Indonesia has reported its biggest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases, with 2657 infections, taking the case total to 70,736.

Nearly 25,000 new virus cases in India
India has reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections and 487 new deaths, with the infection rate increasing for the first time in months.

Indonesia detains boat with dead sailor
A Chinese fishing boat carrying the body of an Indonesian sailor who died onboard has been detained by Indonesia's coast guard.

Bali begins to reopen after virus lockdown
After three months of virus lockdown the resort island of Bali is beginning to reopen but will not receive foreign arrivals until September at the earliest.

Cambodian province bans dog meat trade
The Cambodian province of Siem Reap has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal rights activists say is rife in the area.

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