May 29, 2020 - Karachi, Pakistan, Asia - The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus SE A320 jet that crashed into a crowded residential district of Karachi last week killing 97 people on board was insured for $19.7 million, according to an airline document.
May 29, 2020 - Seoul, South Korea, Asia - South Korean health authorities said on Friday they would request imports of Gilead Sciences Inc's coronavirus drug remdesivir, as the country faces new outbreaks of the disease in Seoul and the surrounding areas.
May 29, 2020 - Bangkok, Thailand, Asia - The future of Thailand’s legendary Patpong nightlife and sex trade district is in doubt as coronavirus closures have shuttered bars and driven showgirls into unemployment, with prospects of re-opening uncertain because of the impact of social distancing restrictions.
May 29, 2020 - Beijing, China (PRC), Asia - China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals said on Friday, a rhetorical escalation from China aimed at the democratic island Beijing claims as its own.
May 29, 2020 - Beijing, China (PRC), Asia - China's imports of aluminium are about to hit their highest levels in a decade, traders and analysts said, as an arbitrage opportunity created by demand recovery after its coronavirus outbreak makes it cheaper to buy metal from outside the country.