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Cracking down on dissent: Nationwide safety legislation trial begins in Hong Kong

Issued on: 10/02/2023 - 17:41 They’ve come to be known as the Hong Kong 47. A group of prominent activists, former lawmakers and student leaders went on trial this week, accused of trying to topple the pro-Beijing government. Most of them, including..

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un unveils new ICBM at army parade

Issued on: 09/02/2023 - 05:59 North Korea's Kim Jong Un oversaw a major military parade showcasing a record number of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missiles, state media reported Thursday, including what analysts said was possibly a ne..

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North Korea fires two extra missiles, newest in two-week blitz

Issued on: 08/10/2022 - 22:40 North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, the South's military said, the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region, Yonhap reported. The South..

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Army muscle-flexing in North Korea: Breaking down the newest spate of missile launches

Issued on: 07/10/2022 - 18:37 North Korea's latest spate of missile launches has put its neighbours on edge. The barrage of weapons tests includes one that flew over Japan in the longest-ever recorded distance, capable of reaching the US territ..

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Thailand mourns nursery lifeless with king set to go to survivors

Issued on: 07/10/2022 - 16:33 Grief-stricken families prepared to begin funeral rites Friday for 36 people murdered by a sacked policeman who rampaged through a nursery armed with a gun and knife in one of Thailand's worst mass killings. Afte..

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US hits Iran with contemporary sanctions following Albania cyberattack

Issued on: 09/09/2022 - 17:51 The US announced sanctions Friday on Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security and its minister Esmail Khatib, after Tehran was identified as being behind an unprecedented cyberattack against NATO ally Albania. ..

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UN chief visits Pakistan to spice up flood response

Issued on: 09/09/2022 - 09:58 United Nations chief Antonio Guterres began a two-day visit to flood-hit Pakistan Friday that officials hope will boost global support for a humanitarian crisis affecting millions. A third of the country is under wate..

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China quake toll tops 80 as rain, flash floods hamper rescue efforts

Issued on: 08/09/2022 - 10:51Modified: 08/09/2022 - 10:54 Rain, flash floods and mudslides threatened the search for dozens of people still missing on Thursday, days after a strong earthquake rocked mountainous southwest China, killing at least 82. ..

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Australia launches formal inquiry into ex-PM Morrison’s secret energy seize

Issued on: 26/08/2022 - 07:55 Australia on Friday tapped a former high court judge to investigate ex-prime minister Scott Morrison's decision to secretly appoint himself to several key ministerial portfolios. Incumbent Prime Minister Anthony ..

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Myanmar junta detains former British ambassador on immigration prices

Issued on: 25/08/2022 - 19:15 Myanmar authorities have arrested Britain's former ambassador to the country and her husband, a prominent artist and one-time political prisoner, for allegedly violating immigration laws, the junta said on Thursday..

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China warns of ‘extreme’ menace to reap after hottest summer time on file

Issued on: 24/08/2022 - 11:46 China's autumn harvest is under "severe threat" from high temperatures and drought, authorities have warned, urging action to protect crops in the face of the country's hottest summer on record. The world&#0..

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Voting underway in Philippines election that pits dictator’s son in opposition to rights lawyer

Issued on: 09/05/2022 - 00:32 Voting was underway in the Philippines Monday to elect a new president, with the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos the favourite to win the high-stakes race and restore his family to the pinnacle of power. Polls..

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