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Malaysians walking  pass  a large screen displaying the Malaysia national flag in Kuala Lumpur. Some 85.7%  of the adults in the country have received complete doses of vaccine against Covid-19. Photograph: EPA/Fazry Ismail

As the US and Europe ramped up their Covid-19 vaccination programmes, the Asia-Pacific region, once lauded for its pandemic response, struggled to get(...)

This photograph provided by the North Korean government shows what North Korea claims to be a new hypersonic missile launched from Toyang-ri, Ryongrim County, Jagang Province, North Korea, on Tuesday. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major mi(...)

The body of  a victim of a prison fire in Tangerang, Indonesia, is loaded into a van at a hospital. Photograph: EPA

At least 41 inmates, two of them foreigners serving drug sentences, have died and 80 others have been injured following a fire at an overcrowded priso(...)

A wildfire in California in 2009, which  forced thousands of evacuations as nearly 10,000 homes were threatened. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air-pollution levels in the world, a new study has found th(...)

Gen Min Aung Hlaing says he will lead the country under the nation’s state of emergency until elections are held in two years’ time. File photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/AP

Myanmar’s military leader has declared himself prime minister and said he will lead the country under the nation’s state of emergency until elections (...)

People queue to receive the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday. Photograph: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

Indonesia expects Covid-19 infections to keep rising for up to two weeks before curbs introduced on Saturday on more than 100 million people begin to (...)

Anti-coup protesters flash three-fingered symbol of resistance as they gather to pray for those who died during a protest against the military in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Photograph: AP

Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Monday and called for more co-ordinated nationwid(...)

Demonstrators hold placards behind a police barricade during a protest against Indonesian government’s alleged support for new elections by the military junta, outside the Indonesian Embassy, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 24th 2021. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister travelled to Thailand on Wednesday, a Thai government source said, as Myanmar’s neighbours intensified e(...)

Investigators inspect debris found in the waters off Java Island around where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Photograph: Dita Alangkara/AP Photograph

Indonesian authorities on Sunday located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Ja(...)

 Relatives of Sriwijaya Air plane passengers arrive at the crisis centre in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA

A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea on Saturday minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight with 62 people o(...)

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