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Red lights out: Singapore's sex industry shuts due to coronavirus

Although Singapore made no mention of the closure of govt-sanctioned brothels, pimps and sex workers said they were passed the message that they too would need to close shop.

March 27, 2020

Olympics delay deals crushing blow to Japan's comeback story

The now-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics was supposed to showcase Japan's recovery after the devastating 2011 earthquake & its economic revival after two-plus decades of anemic growth.

March 25, 2020

India's huge outsourcing industry struggles with work-from-home scenario

India's Prime Minister on Tuesday ordered 1.3 billion Indians to stay at home for 21 days to stem the spread of SARS-CoV-2, following earlier lock-down orders in many Indian cities and states.

March 25, 2020

ME, Central Asia countries ask IMF for coronavirus support

A dozen countries in the Middle East & Central Asia have asked the International Monetary Fund for financial support in dealing with the coronavirus, the fund said.

March 24, 2020