Asia Landing Page Submitted by nilasen on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:27 Top Stories China's Wuxi tightens Covid-19 curbs as new clusters emerge It reported 473 new Covid-19 cases for Saturday, up from 268 cases a day earlier. Dozens missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon Australia's south-east braces for floods as heavy rain pummels Sydney, NSW Thousands of residents have been asked to evacuate south-west Sydney, Australia's biggest city. Philippines President Marcos vetoes economic zone Bill championed by sister The special economic zone would have included a US$15 billion international airport project. Indian police arrest 'masterminds' behind murder of Hindu tailor A chemist was also reported stabbed to death for allegedly supporting the remarks made by the BJP’s former spokesman. Indian flight makes emergency landing after smoke fills cabin Australia is part of Asia, says Aussie FM Penny Wong on visit to Malaysian birthplace New Zealand's Ardern doubles down on warning of China's Pacific ambitions MORE HEADLINES Asian Insider City of change: Hong Kong marks 25th anniversary of handover China set to step up integration of ‘new’ Hong Kong More elderly individuals among Malaysia's homeless Marcos names career diplomat as foreign minister, signals inclusive foreign policy Adding up the real costs of the Ukraine crisis: Is the worst yet to come? Don't waste your food, Australian bars and restaurants say Eateries, stores, suppliers and various organisations are rescuing food that would go to waste to save the environment. 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