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 2022-09-25 04:45 

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India stays neutral on Ukraine war, takes veiled shots at neighbours China, Pakistan, previews G20 term at UN...

India's minister for external affairs took aim at its neighbours, alluding to cross-border terrorist attacks without mentioning either Pakistan or China by name....

 2022-09-25 04:30 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Lifting of hotel quarantine should mark the beginning of the end for all Covid-19 measures in Hong Kong...

Even without this dreaded measure, there are still endless reminders mask-wearing, temperature checks, code scanning that things are not OK. The effect on public morale is obvious, but among young people it is particularly alarming, with a rise in depress...

 2022-09-25 04:00 

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Could drone pairing be the future for China's twin-seater J-20 fighter?...

The new warplane could be used for longer-range missions and a surrounding swarm of UAVs would greatly enhance its firepower....

 2022-09-25 03:54 

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Super typhoon Noru barrels towards Philippines with 'explosive intensification', forces evacuations of coastal towns...

Noru was packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 185 kilometres an hour after an unprecedented "explosive intensification,"; the state weather forecaster said. The storm is expected to continue strengthening as it makes landfall....

 2022-09-25 03:36 

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Kremlin stages votes to annex Ukrainian regions, sees protests in Russia over mobilisation edict...

G7 described referendums as a "sham" and US President Joe Biden called votes "a false pretext to try to annex parts of Ukraine by force in flagrant violation of international law."...

 2022-09-25 03:05 

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Cuba to hold referendum on same-sex marriage, surrogate pregnancies, in possible shift away from machismo culture...

Law would be one of the most progressive in Latin America, where same-sex marriage is only legal in eight other countries....

 2022-09-25 03:00 

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South Korea hunts down leader of new 'Nth Room' as sex crimes soar despite digital reforms...

While South Korea is considered one of the world's safest countries due to its relatively low crime rates and the absence of drugs or guns in public, underground online crime networks that are accessible to all, regardless of age or location, seem to ...

 2022-09-25 02:30 

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Hong Kong's crypto industry eager for policy support as regulation, Covid-19 bruises city status as digital asset hub...

Cryptocurrency investors are speaking out against regulatory ambiguity amid fears of a greater industry exodus....

 2022-09-25 02:21 

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Shanghai's 'night economy' faces uphill struggle four months after emerging from lockdown...

Contradictions are everywhere in Shanghai, a commercial hub of 25 million people that emerged from a two-month lockdown in April and May the city wants to encourage spending at night time, but it is unwavering in its strict zero-Covid policy....

 2022-09-25 01:00 

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Shanghai Cooperation has ambitions to counter the West, but needs to overcome its limitations...

Beijing's ambition for the SCO to counter the Western-led international order is proving challenging due to violence among associates, and distrust between new member Iran and Middle Eastern powers....

 2022-09-25 01:00 

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'I do not feel inferior': PhD student in China works part-time as delivery driver to foot son's medical bills while earning degree...

A man in China received plaudits after he shared his story of working as a food delivery driver to support his sick son while still in his PhD programme....

 2022-09-25 00:59 

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Japan may include Taiwan among nations giving flowers at Abe funeral, which could trigger reaction from China...

If carried out, sources said Japan is likely to refer to the self-ruled island as Taiwan, not as "the Republic of China", its official name for itself....

 2022-09-25 00:30 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Fewer Hong Kong students to study in US this year as they flock to United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, data shows...

Top students still gravitate to US universities but others choose countries that give them citizenship, education consultant says....

 2022-09-25 00:30 

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Indonesians made to choose between food and school fees as inflation hits poorest hardest...

Inflation in the wake of a recent fuel price increase has child protection specialists worried that the number of school dropouts in Indonesia is trending upwards creating a 'vicious cycle of poverty' despite government relief efforts....

 2022-09-24 23:30 

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Tech war: China's top memory chip maker carefully treads path to semiconductor self-sufficiency as US ponders trade sanctions...

Yangtze Memory Technologies Co faces pressure amid reports that the US plans to ban sales of semiconductor-manufacturing gear to advanced memory chip makers in China....

 2022-09-24 23:20 

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[ Asia ]

North Korea has test-fired ballistic missile towards sea, says South Korea...

The launch comes after reports indicated that Pyongyang could be preparing to fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile....

 2022-09-24 23:00 

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Ethereum Merge pushes GPU prices in China to 'lowest level' in shift away from cryptocurrency mining...

Graphics cards sellers in China are reeling from plunging GPU prices over the past couple of months leading into Ethereum's switch to a proof-of-stake blockchain....

 2022-09-24 22:49 

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Buckingham Palace reveals ledger stone at Queen Elizabeth's final resting place...

The stone at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, is inscribed with the queen's name and the years of her birth and death, alongside those of her father, George VI; her mother, Elizabeth; and her husband, Philip....

 2022-09-24 22:05 

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Russia at UN accuses US of 'playing with fire' over Taiwan, attacks its Indo-Pacific strategy...

Western nations are 'self-proclaimed masters of the world', everywhere introducing division and confrontation, says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov....

 2022-09-24 22:00 

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Hong Kong's scrapping of mandatory hotel quarantine means little for mainland China travellers...

Mainland China is still keeping its borders closed to most travellers and discourages non-essential travel to Hong Kong....

 2022-09-24 21:33 

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CIA museum unveils model of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's Afghanistan hideout...

The revamped Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) museum while still closed to the public is revealing some newly declassified artefacts from the spy agency's most storied operations since its founding 75 years ago....

 2022-09-24 20:15 

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China tells UN it seeks end to Russia's war in Ukraine as it warns on Taiwan...

'No country should abuse its power to bully other sovereign countries', says Foreign Minister Wang Yi in speech laced with barbs aimed at US....

 2022-09-24 19:34 

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Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters cancels Poland concerts after Ukraine war remarks...

Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska early this month in which he blamed "extreme nationalists" in Ukraine for having "set your country on the path to this disastrous war....

 2022-09-24 19:05 

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Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi: country must deal decisively with protests over custody death...

Protests have swept the country since the death of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish woman detained by the Islamic Republic's morality police enforcing hijab rules on women's dress....

 2022-09-24 17:28 

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Stream of Russians flee to Istanbul after mobilisation call for war in Ukraine...

The price of some tickets from Moscow shot up 10-fold after Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced Russia's first call-up of fighting-age men since World War II....

 2022-09-24 16:58 

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Nasa scraps Tuesday's scheduled Artemis 1 Moon launch as storm Ian forecast to strengthen...

The US National Hurricane Center said Ian is due to 'rapidly intensify' over the weekend as it moves towards Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Centre, from which the rocket is set to launch....

 2022-09-24 16:29 

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Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher, Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, dies at 88...

Fletcher, who won an Oscar in 1976 for her performance as villain Nurse Ratched, died at her home in southern France, it was reported....

 2022-09-24 15:59 

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Russia shells Ukrainian cities amid Kremlin-staged votes...

At least 3 dead and 19 wounded in latest Russian attack, Ukraine's presidential office says....

 2022-09-24 15:47 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Feeling left out and stranded: mainland Chinese ask how Hong Kong's end to hotel quarantine benefits them...

For most mainlanders, travelling to the city remains frustratingly out of reach and ones who do obtain a visa face seven days of quarantine on the journey back....

 2022-09-24 15:15 

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Cambodia boat sinking: 3 Chinese nationals dead as survivors say they had no food, water on vessel...

Nine more rescued in Vietnamese waters and eight still missing, Cambodian authorities say....

 2022-09-24 14:00 

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Ukraine war: keep an eye on tech giants like Elon Musk as conflict shakes up China-US ties, think tank warns...

Beijing should look to sanctions on Russian banks and the geopolitical role of tech giants to understand risks, says Li Yan, deputy head of state-backed CICIR....

 2022-09-24 13:46 

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From warriors to grandpa jokes as Italy readies to vote...

Vote comes as Italy battles series of crises, from rampant inflation and extreme weather events to energy crisis aggravated by war in Ukraine....

 2022-09-24 12:30 

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China's special-purpose bonds: what are the risks and rewards of infrastructure-fuelled debt?...

China's local governments are increasingly using special-purpose bond revenue to boost their local economies, but debt-fuelled infrastructure spending comes at a price....

 2022-09-24 12:25 

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Australia's Optus cyberattack: 'no passwords compromised' as company contacts affected customers...

Personal details of up to 10 million customers accessed in one of Australia's biggest cybersecurity breaches, but company says no passwords or financial details have been compromised....

 2022-09-24 12:00 

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China puts Shandong aircraft carrier systems to milestone test...

Mooring trials taking place at the same time as fitting out, which could save time, state broadcaster says....

 2022-09-24 11:54 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Student activists facing subversion charges in Hong Kong plead for leniency, saying they are remorseful and voluntarily ceased acts...

Student Politicism's leaders appear in District Court for mitigation in their case involving charge of conspiracy to incite subversion....

 2022-09-24 11:04 

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Powerful storm Fiona hits Canada's Nova Scotia after brushing Bermuda...

Hurricane warning in effect as the storm, now called Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, crosses eastern Nova Scotia, bringing high winds and heavy rains....

 2022-09-24 11:00 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Are beauty contests disparaging? The Post examines pros and cons after controversy erupted around this year's Miss Hong Kong pageant...

Miss Hong Kong pageant embroiled in controversy after female police watchdog member criticises contest's swimsuit section....

 2022-09-24 10:28 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong's financial services sector pushes for lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions ahead of major industry summit in November...

The stakes are high as Hong Kong will host a major financial industry summit in November to signal that the city is ready to fully reconnect with the world....

 2022-09-24 10:00 

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Heavy rains, lightning kill at least 36 in northern India...

Authorities issue new guidelines on protection during a thunderstorm after 39 people in Uttar Pradesh died from lightning in last five days....

 2022-09-24 10:00 

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Wang Yi warns US not to approach China from 'position of strength'...

Foreign minister lays out Beijing's concerns in meeting with US secretary of state on sidelines of UN General Assembly session....

 2022-09-24 10:00 

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'Here comes the human printer': Chinese teacher gathers hundreds of thousands of followers for his remarkable handwriting, an increasingly rare skill in China...

A teacher in China has earned the nickname "human printer" for his fantastic calligraphy skills, which he hopes can inspire the next generation....

 2022-09-24 09:45 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong stores dependent on cross-border ferry passengers struggle to survive...

Businesses at shopping centres housing ferry terminals say no end in sight to customer drought unless borders fully reopen with Macau, mainland China....

 2022-09-24 09:31 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong police to deploy large number of officers on National Day next week, chief says...

Police Commissioner Raymond Siu also reveals counterterrorism hotline has received more than 6,300 messages since launch in June....

 2022-09-24 09:00 

South China Morning Post

Glowing report from China-led study into wood's fake-fighting potential...

Chinese and British scientists have found a way to make wood samples glow after exposure to UV light....

 2022-09-24 08:23 

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Singapore warns of 'escalatory spiral' amid eroding trust between US and China...

Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said there's a lack of strategic trust between the superpowers due to tensions over Taiwan, which is the 'reddest of red lines for Beijing'....

 2022-09-24 08:00 

South China Morning Post

Indians urged to 'adopt' tuberculosis patients as country steps up nutrition fight against disease...

Under India's TB eradication scheme, individuals and organisations can 'adopt' TB patients and send them a parcel of nutrient-rich food each month to help speed up their recovery....

 2022-09-24 07:47 

South China Morning Post

Could Russia use nuclear weapons in Ukraine and how would the West respond?...

Analysts say Putin's threat to use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine could involve deployment of 'tactical' bombs aimed at frightening Kyiv into surrender....

 2022-09-24 06:23 

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Marcos Jnr on 'reintroducing' Philippines to the world, 'treading fine line' between US-China and Duterte's drug war...

The president said Manila, which wants to strengthen ties with both the US and China, do not subscribe to the old Cold War 'spheres of influence.'...

 2022-09-24 06:00 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Taipei office in Macau may lose all Taiwanese staff in visa row over 'one-China' principle...

Echoing the situation in Hong Kong last year, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau may lose all Taiwanese staff if they do not sign pledge....

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