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India is mourning the death of former prime minister and highly respected politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died yesterday after a long illness. He was 93.

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SHANGHAI • Four years ago, Singaporean Emmy Teo, 32, was running a fledgling e-commerce app business serving South-east Asia.
  • Dr Mahathir inspecting a newly launched Proton Waja in Shah Alam, Malaysia, in 2000. Dr Mahathir receiving a Japanese national football jersey from his Japanese counterpart, Mr Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo in June. Dr Mahathir wants to increase Malaysia's pr
  • Dr Mahathir inspecting a newly launched Proton Waja in Shah Alam, Malaysia, in 2000. Dr Mahathir receiving a Japanese national football jersey from his Japanese counterpart, Mr Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo in June. Dr Mahathir wants to increase Malaysia's pr
  • Dr Mahathir inspecting a newly launched Proton Waja in Shah Alam, Malaysia, in 2000. Dr Mahathir receiving a Japanese national football jersey from his Japanese counterpart, Mr Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo in June. Dr Mahathir wants to increase Malaysia's pr
  • Dr Mahathir inspecting a newly launched Proton Waja in Shah Alam, Malaysia, in 2000. Dr Mahathir receiving a Japanese national football jersey from his Japanese counterpart, Mr Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo in June. Dr Mahathir wants to increase Malaysia's pr
Call it deja vu with the new Pakatan Harapan government, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad revives ideas dating back to his time leading the government from 1981 to 2003. The Straits Times examines how the administration looks to the past as it charts Malaysia's future.
  • Left: A 10m installation depicting a whale - made up of five tonnes of plastic waste pulled from the Pacific Ocean - on display in Brugges, Belgium, last month. Below: A gigantic heap of plastic bottles piling up at a junkyard in Chandigarh, India, i
'Beating plastic pollution' is the theme for this year's World Environment Day. The Straits Times' correspondents look at recent plastic bans in Australia and India, as economies and firms worldwide double down on plastic waste.
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