Sat, 21 May 2022

TOKYO -- One of the questions during a university entrance examination may have been leaked during the test via a video calling app earlier this month, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

As a result of the possible offense, Japan's police are looking into instances of cheating during the entrance exam, after a student from the prestigious University of Tokyo informed authorities he had received an image containing one of the examination's questions via the Skype internet telephone app. (Japan-University Entrance Exam)

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MANILA -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday that it seeks to develop ways to directly connect central banks and securities depositories in the ASEAN+3 region within a blockchain network.

The ASEAN+3 region consists of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea. (Philippines-ADB)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's childbirth hit a record low in November 2021, fueling worry about the so-called demographic cliff, statistical office data showed Wednesday.

The number of newborn babies was 19,800 in November 2021, down 1.3 percent from a year earlier, according to Statistics Korea. (South Korea-Childbirth)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has added 5,196 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Wednesday.

The country's number of overall confirmed cases has risen to 1,386,348, according to the NCOC, the department leading Pakistan's campaign against the pandemic. (Pakistan-COVID 19)

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