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Go-go bars gone as coronavirus hits Bangkok's sex district

People engaging in the industry have no idea when virus curbs are lifted & worry that the infamous Patpong red-light district could never be the same by then.

May 29, 2020

Calm before the storm for Japan suicides as virus ravages economy

Economic circumstance is the 2nd biggest reason for suicides, behind health, according to police data, which also shows that men are nearly three times more likely to kill themselves than women.

May 29, 2020

Fears of 2nd wave mute Eid celebrations

The region is home to more than 240 million Muslims, who ended Ramadan on May 23 and start to celebrate the Eid by going back to their hometowns and staying with their extended families.

May 27, 2020

Locust swarms head for India ahead of planting season

​Indian authorities​ are helping farmers mount a pesticide spraying campaign to fight the swarms of desert locusts which have already devastated crops across Pakistan and East Africa.

May 27, 2020

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