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Hong Kong adopts toughest-ever coronavirus curbs after case surge | News | Al Jazeera
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New measures to come into force at midnight as authorities warn of 'extremely high' risk of large-scale outbreak.

Hong Kong: 600,000 cast 'protest' vote against new security law | News | Al Jazeera
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Unofficial poll to decide strongest pro-democracy candidates to contest Legislative Council polls in September.

500,000 Hongkongers cast 'protest vote' against security law | World news | The Guardian
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Unofficial poll will choose pro-democracy candidates for legislative council elections

Exclusive: India asks court to stymie potential challenge to Chinese app ban - Reuters
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India's government has petitioned a state court to stop any of the Chinese companies whose 59 apps it recently banned from obtaining an injunction to block the order, according to two sources and the legal filing.

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after writing apology to 'everyone' - Reuters
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One of South Korea's most prominent elected officials and longtime mayor of the capital Seoul was found dead on Friday after he was reported missing by his daughter amid a criminal probe and media reports of alleged sexual harassment.

Park Won-soon: Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing | World news | The Guardian
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South Korean police say body of 64-year-old discovered on a mountain in north of city

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Days of heavy rain have swollen rivers and triggered mudslides across China and Japan. Dozens of people have died in the flooding and millions have been told...

Australia: Melbourne heads back into coronavirus lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera
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Country's second-largest city to be locked down again from midnight on Wednesday following surge in cases.

The bubonic plague is back again in China's Inner Mongolia - CNN
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Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic, was reported Sunday.

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike - Reuters
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The border between Australia's two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.

N Korea says no US talks plan as Bolton hints 'October surprise' | News | Al Jazeera
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Pyongyang's statement comes after ex-US national security adviser signals new Kim-Trump summit before US polls.

China warns US of countermeasures over Hong Kong sanctions bill | News | Al Jazeera
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Warning comes as activist Nathan Law flees and Hong Kong government bans protest slogan calling for city's liberation.

Myanmar: Jade mine landslide kills more than 100 - CNN
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At least 162 people have died and others are feared trapped after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar's Kachin State, according to officials.

Spotify Brings Live Lyrics to India and 25 Other Markets in Asia, Americas | Entertainment News
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Spotify will roll out lyrics support in India and 25 other Southeast Asia, Latin and South American markets on Tuesday, thanks to a new global partnership with lyrics app Musixmatch.

Pakistan Stock Exchange: Multiple people dead after gunmen storm PSX in Karachi - CNN
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At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday.

Tencent Expands Video Streaming in Asia With Iflix Acquisition | Entertainment News
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Tencent said Thursday it had bought some assets of struggling Asian streaming service Iflix, in a major expansion of its online video presence in the region.

European stocks hit by rising coronavirus cases - Reuters
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A recovery in world stocks faltered on Monday as the threat of rising coronavirus infections in parts of Europe and the United States curbed risk appetite, boosting demand for safe-haven gold.

China revealed some details of Hong Kong's national security law and it may be as bad as critics feared - CNN
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Since Beijing revealed plans to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, defenders of the bill have argued that fears of what it could do to the city's political freedoms and civil liberties are overblown.

China likely lost at least 40 soldiers in border clash: Indian minister - Reuters
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China lost at least 40 soldiers in a clash with India at their disputed border this week, a federal government minister has said, as the nuclear-armed countries remained locked in confrontation on the frontline on Sunday.

China to set up 'national security agency' in Hong Kong: Media - YouTube
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People in Hong Kong have been voting in an unofficial referendum. They are deciding whether to stage a strike over a controversial national security law that China's government wants to impose on the territory. Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports. - Subscribe to our channel: - Follow us on Twitter: - Find us on Facebook: - Check our website: #AlJazeeraEnglish #HongKong #China

North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets amid heightened tensions - Reuters
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North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean defectors and South Korea, its state media said on Saturday, the latest retaliation for leaflets from the South as bilateral tensions rise.

Two Canadians held in China have officially been charged with spying - CNN
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Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians detained in China in December 2018, have been formally charged with spying by Chinese prosecutors, in a move that is likely to raise tensions between the two countries.

Coronavirus: Chinese firm says its vaccine candidate passes phase two clinical trials | South China Morning Post
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China National Biotec Group (CNBG) says tests show its vaccine is safe, and now looks to clinical trials overseas; China has five vaccines under clinical study, with Sinovac Biotech’s candidate also completing a phase two trial.

Explainer: what is the deadly India-China border dispute about? | World news | The Guardian
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At least 20 soldiers have died in fighting along the disputed Himalayan border, the first fatal clash between the nations since 1975

North Korea blows up liaison office in Kaesong used for talks with South - CNN
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North Korea has blown up a joint liaison office used for talks between itself and South Korea, authorities in Seoul confirmed Tuesday, the latest sign that the relationship between the two longtime adversaries is rapidly deteriorating.

Taiwan scrambles to ready for influx from Hong Kong protests - Reuters
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Taiwan is gearing up to welcome Hong Kong people fleeing their city as China tightens its grip, but the island has little experience of handling refugees and is scrambling to prepare and to keep out any Chinese spies who might try to join the influx.

Australia won't be intimidated in row with China: PM Morrison - Reuters
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he would not be intimidated by "coercion" after China restricted some Australian exports and urged Chinese tourists and students to avoid Australia.

Russia will open nuclear disarmament talks with US | World news | The Guardian
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But Moscow warns against insisting on including China in New Start negotiations

North Korean leader's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea - Reuters
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The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is taking a leading role in a new, more hard-line pressure campaign against South Korea, highlighting what analysts say is a substantive policy role that goes beyond being her brother's assistant.

K-pop boyband BTS' fans match group's $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter - Reuters
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Fans of the popular South Korean boy band BTS matched its $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against police brutality, an organisation that runs fundraisers for the fans said on Monday.

New Zealand says coronavirus 'eliminated' and life can resume without restrictions - Reuters
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New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically and will lift all containment measures except for border controls, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, making it one of the first countries to do so.

Killing of elephant with explosive-laden fruit causes outrage in India | World news | The Guardian
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Death of pregnant animal from pineapple filled with firecrackers sparks anger

Hong Kongers defy police ban to remember Tiananmen Square - CNN
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Thousands of Hong Kongers defied a police ban Thursday to gather in the city's Victoria Park and mark the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Hong Kongers to mark Tiananmen anniversary with candles, online vigil - Reuters
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People in Hong Kong planned to light candles across the city on Thursday to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tiananmen Square massacre: Hong Kong marks anniversary for perhaps the last time - CNN
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When protests broke out in Beijing and other cities across China in early 1989, many in Hong Kong were exhilarated.

China's May factory activity cools as weak demand curbs output - Reuters
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China's factory activity grew at a slower pace in May but momentum in the services and construction sectors quickened, pointing to an uneven recovery in the world's second-largest economy as businesses emerge from coronavirus-led shutdowns.

China approves controversial Hong Kong national security law - CNN
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China's legislature has approved a proposal to impose a highly contentious national security law in Hong Kong, in an unprecedented move that critics say threatens fundamental political freedoms and civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territory.

LG’s OLED 4K UHD CX Series Gets a 48-Inch Model, Sales Open Next Month in Asia, Europe | Technology News
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LG OLED CX TV 48-inch model is official and joins the existing 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch models in the company’s 2020 CX series. With the addition of a 48-inch model, LG wants to offer a mid-size TV set for customers who prefer it.

China and India move troops as border tensions escalate | World news | The Guardian
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Thousands of Chinese troops reportedly move into sensitive areas along Himalayan frontier

U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong - Reuters
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The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over China's plan to impose new national security legislation on the territory.

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