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Biden ‘not there yet’ on easing tariffs on Chinese goods

US leader says China not meeting commitments under a Phase 1 trade deal signed by his predecessor Donald Trump. United…

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Indonesia jails prominent former JI member over Bali bombings

Zulkarnaen, who had been on the run for almost 20 years before he was caught, was jailed for 15 years…

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New Zealand aid flight on way to Tonga, images reveal devastation

Australia also sending relief flight as recovery effort accelerates in wake of eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai. The first flight…

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Beijing 2022: Athletes warned about speaking out on human rights

Beijing 2022 official warns against violation of ‘Olympic spirit’, after athletes cautioned about human rights protests. Behaviour by athletes that…

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Tonga runway cleared of volcanic ash, aid flights set to resume

A telecommunications blackout is further complicating the delivery of aid to the volcano-stricken island. Tonga has removed a thick coat…

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Leung released from prison

Edward Leung, who coined the now-banned slogan ‘Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our Times’, released under supervision after spending four…

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For Vietnam’s businesses, a good fortune teller is an investment

Hanoi, Vietnam – Nguyen Duy Cuong, the owner of a building materials company in Ho Chi Minh, can hardly wait…

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‘Scarred for life’: Australia COVID wave heaps pressure on nurses

Sydney, Australia – Nurses in New South Wales, home to a third of Australia’s nearly 26 million people, are coming…

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Tonga says it is facing ‘unprecedented disaster’, many missing

In first official statement on Saturday’s volcanic eruption and tsunami, government confirms at least three dead. The Tonga government says…

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Tonga says facing ‘unprecedented disaster’, UN prepares relief

With at least three confirmed dead, UN says relief operations could be conducted remotely because of the COVID-19 risk. The…

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