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Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented protest

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government declared a strict new state of emergency for the capital on Thursday, a day after a student-led protest against the country’s traditional establishment saw an...

Mike Pompeo to criticise Vatican's renewal of China deal during visit | World news | The Guardian

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Submitted 29 day(s) ago by system

Pope Francis reportedly declining to meet US secretary of state who says the Catholic church has been too soft on China

Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US | China News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 35 day(s) ago by system

Pope Francis has reportedly approved a two-year renewal of the deal on the appointment of bishops vetted by the Vatican.

Japan's Suga hopes to succeed PM Abe, race heats up: media - Reuters

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Submitted 59 day(s) ago by system

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga will join the race to succeed his boss Shinzo Abe as prime minister, local media said on Sunday, as the competition heats up to succeed Japan's longest-serving leader.

US says China's South China Sea missile launches threat to peace | News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 61 day(s) ago by system

Pentagon says use of missiles, military exercises in disputed sea are destabilising and violate 2002 Code of Conduct.

U.S. 'won't cede an inch' in Pacific, Esper says in swipe at China - Reuters

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Submitted 62 day(s) ago by system

The United States has a responsibility to lead in the Pacific and "won't cede an inch" to other countries that think their political system is better, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday in a thinly-veiled swipe at China.

China fires 'aircraft-carrier killer' missile in warning to US | News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 62 day(s) ago by system

Ballistic missiles launched in response to US aerial activities in a 'no-fly zone' area during a Chinese naval drill.

Japan's Abe says wants to do his best at job, amid worries over health - Reuters

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Submitted 65 day(s) ago by system

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to take care of his health and do his utmost at his job, he said on Monday, after a second hospital visit within days sparked concern whether he could stay on as leader of the world's third biggest economy.

NZ court told killer spent years preparing for mosque attacks | New Zealand attack News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 65 day(s) ago by system

Prosecutor opens sentencing saying self-confessed white supremacist wanted to instil fear among Muslim community.

China approves BlackRock, Temasek and CCB joint wealth venture - Reuters

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Submitted 66 day(s) ago by system

China has approved a wealth management joint venture between U.S. asset manager BlackRock Inc , Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd and China Construction Bank Corp (CCB) , as China gradually opens up its financial sector to international firms.

New Zealand postpones election amid coronavirus resurgence | News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 71 day(s) ago by system

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says parliamentary polls originally scheduled on September 19 will be moved to October 17.

Parit Chirawak vows to join major protest in Thailand on Sunday | News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 73 day(s) ago by system

Student leader released on bail as protesters continue to demand reform of monarchy and resignation of prime minister.

'Little brown girl': Australian Biden-Harris cartoon sparks furore - Reuters

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Submitted 74 day(s) ago by system

A cartoon in Australia's biggest national newspaper drew condemnation on Friday as being racist for portraying U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden describing his new running mate, Kamala Harris, as "this little brown girl".

China's economic recovery underwhelms as consumer comeback stays elusive - Reuters

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Submitted 75 day(s) ago by system

China's retail sales slipped in July, dashing expectations for a modest rise, as consumers in the world's second-largest economy failed to shake off wariness about the coronavirus, while the factory sector's recovery struggled to pick up pace.

Chinese cities find coronavirus in frozen food imports, WHO downplays infection risk - Reuters

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Submitted 75 day(s) ago by system

Two cities in China have found traces of the new coronavirus in cargoes of imported frozen food, local authorities said on Thursday, although the World Health Organization downplayed the risk of the virus entering the food chain.

New Zealand considers freight as possible source of new coronavirus cluster - Reuters

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Submitted 76 day(s) ago by system

New Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that its first COVID-19 cases in more than three months were imported by freight, as the country's biggest city plunged back into lockdown on Wednesday.

China accused of seeking to turn Taiwan into 'the next Hong Kong' | China News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 78 day(s) ago by system

Taiwan's top diplomat tells visiting US health secretary that Chinese pressure is making 'life increasingly difficult'.

China sanctions 11 US citizens including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz | World news | The Guardian

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Submitted 78 day(s) ago by system

NGOs also targeted in tit-for-tat measure arising from Hong Kong security crackdown

Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19 - Reuters

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Submitted 85 day(s) ago by system

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy.

How Tesla defined a new era for the global auto industry - Reuters

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Submitted 97 day(s) ago by system

Tesla Inc's rapid rise to become the world's most valuable carmaker could mark the start of a new era for the global auto industry, defined by a Silicon Valley approach to software that is overtaking old-school manufacturing know-how.

China slams U.S. sanctions related to Hong Kong as 'gangster logic' - Reuters

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Submitted 104 day(s) ago by system

China accused the United States of "gangster logic" on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law in response to Beijing's imposition of new security legislation on the territory.

Hong Kong adopts toughest-ever coronavirus curbs after case surge | News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 106 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 106 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 107 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 108 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 110 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 110 day(s) ago by system

South Korean police say body of 64-year-old discovered on a mountain in north of city

Australia: Melbourne heads back into coronavirus lockdown | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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Submitted 112 day(s) ago by system

Country's second-largest city to be locked down again from midnight on Wednesday following surge in cases.

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike - Reuters

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Submitted 114 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 115 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 117 day(s) ago by system

Warning comes as activist Nathan Law flees and Hong Kong government bans protest slogan calling for city's liberation.

European stocks hit by rising coronavirus cases - Reuters

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Submitted 127 day(s) ago by system

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 likely lost at least 40 soldiers in border clash: Indian minister - Reuters

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Submitted 129 day(s) ago by system

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.

North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets amid heightened tensions - Reuters

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Submitted 130 day(s) ago by system

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.

Explainer: what is the deadly India-China border dispute about? | World news | The Guardian

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Submitted 133 day(s) ago by system

At least 20 soldiers have died in fighting along the disputed Himalayan border, the first fatal clash between the nations since 1975

Taiwan scrambles to ready for influx from Hong Kong protests - Reuters

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Submitted 139 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 139 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 139 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 139 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 142 day(s) ago by system

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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Submitted 142 day(s) ago by system

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.

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