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 2022-06-26 07:25 

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Ukraine war: Indonesia's Jokowi says he will urge Putin to order immediate ceasefire during Moscow meeting...

The Indonesian president will meet the leaders of Ukraine and Russia during next week's peace-building mission to the warring countries....

 2022-06-26 07:00 

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Elderly rural Chinese who embrace ancient art of yoga in region dubbed 'The First Yoga Village in China' become unlikely internet hit...

Normally practised by young city dwellers, yoga has made an unlikely appearance among a group of seniors in a rural Chinese village 200 kilometres from Beijing....

 2022-06-26 06:59 

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With Roe vs Wade overturned, fears grow online data could be weaponised against abortion seekers in US...

Privacy groups worried that social media posts or information on apps could be used by authorities to build cases....

 2022-06-26 06:10 

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Hong Kong activist granted political asylum by Sweden in security law first for EU...

It is believed to be the first asylum award for a Hongkonger in the EU to explicitly cite the national security law....

 2022-06-26 06:00 

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Pakistan loves chai so much, it may need to export green tea to fund its addiction...

Tea is deeply entrenched across gender and social classes in Pakistan, even as the country explores non-import alternatives like herbal and green tea....

 2022-06-26 05:30 

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Regina Ip is the right choice to steer Hong Kong's comeback as Exco convenor...

Given her qualifications in the political arena and personal experience in overcoming setbacks, she is more than capable of shaping the terrain of Hong Kong's political landscape....

 2022-06-26 05:21 

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Can Biden broker an Israel-Saudi Arabia normalisation deal during his Middle East trip?...

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently called Israel a 'potential ally', while Saudis have taken to social media to express their support for normalisation....

 2022-06-26 05:00 

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Chief of global airline body IATA warns no relief from sky-high airfares while oil prices remain elevated...

Higher airfares will continue as long as oil prices remain high, head of industry body says....

 2022-06-26 04:50 

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India's cryptocurrency market was enjoying a 'golden age', but now it's in a mess...

With token prices plummeting and customers unable to transfer money to their accounts, major exchanges like WazirX and Unocoin are feeling the squeeze....

 2022-06-26 04:15 

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong frontline workers still waiting for Covid-19 subsidies because companies are refusing to apply...

Essential workers in Hong Kong still waiting on Covid-19 emergency payments....

 2022-06-26 04:00 

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The Chinese fact checkers taking on the Covid infodemic a rumour at a time...

Journalist Wei Xing started up China Fact Check two years ago to push back against the flood of misinformation about the coronavirus....

 2022-06-26 03:54 

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Isolating China will not help Hong Kong or Uygurs, Dutch prime minister says...

China has been accused of running a forced-labour programme in Xinjiang targeting Uygurs and crackdowns in Hong Kong....

 2022-06-26 03:00 

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As Australia eyes closer ties with Indonesia, Hazara refugees hope for immigration change...

Waiting to be resettled to a third country after fleeing persecution in Afghanistan, they hope PM Albanese's new government may ease Australia's strict refugee policies...

 2022-06-26 02:45 

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Ukraine spy chief says Russia won't run out of troops, military force needed to retake cities...

Kyrylo Budanov said Moscow using reservists in a covert mobilisation to replenish its ranks in eastern Ukraine....

 2022-06-26 02:30 

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The Canto-pop comeback: Hong Kong's beloved brand of music returns with a bang...

Having languished for decades and losing out to Mandopop and K-pop, Canto-pop's new generation of stars are relevant, collaborative and current....

 2022-06-26 01:30 

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Hong Kong conservationists call for protection of old Chinese banyan tree, historical dispensary in Kowloon City...

Conservancy Association calls for Urban Renewal Authority to avoid transplanting 12-metre-tall Chinese Banyan, says efforts could harm its ability to absorb nutrients....

 2022-06-26 01:22 

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Ghislaine Maxwell put on suicide watch ahead of sentencing, lawyer says...

The British socialite was removed from the general population of inmates at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Centre and placed in solitary confinement....

 2022-06-26 01:00 

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Too fast, too furious: Hong Kong's classic car lovers slam new anti-pollution rule as hasty fix that they say will cripple sector and hobby...

Paul Ho, CEO of I Automobile Group, says new measure 'has stifled many young people's dreams', suggests modification and speeding rules be tightened instead....

 2022-06-26 01:00 

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'I will never forget the kindness': Chinese man accidentally raises US$15,000 from self-service watermelon stall for granddaughter's cancer treatment...

A man who left his watermelon stall unmanned with a QR-code for self-service received 100,000 yuan (US$15,000) from strangers to help pay for his three-year-old granddaughter's treatment....

 2022-06-26 00:30 

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Singapore lures new wave of Chinese investors eyeing good schools, stability...

The city has tightened its Global Investor Programme rules over the years, such as requiring applicants to manage firms with revenues of S$200 million, but interest continues to be strong....

 2022-06-26 00:00 

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Officials vie to offer fulsome pledges of loyalty to Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of 20th Party Congress...

At least nine provincial party chiefs have written long articles in party publications extolling China's president and pledging loyalty to him....

 2022-06-25 23:00 

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'Made in China, Sold on Amazon' community faces gloomy future amid Covid-19 lockdowns, geopolitical tensions...

Shenzhen's 'Made in China, sold on Amazon' community is focusing on regulatory compliance and brand building as it bids farewell to the days of rapid growth amid a tough market environment full of uncertainty....

 2022-06-25 21:52 

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UK's Boris Johnson seeks to stay in power until the mid-2030s...

The British prime minister would become the country's longest continuously serving leader in 200 years if he remains in power....

 2022-06-25 21:31 

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Sievierodonetsk falls to Russia after one of Ukraine war's bloodiest fights...

President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed in a video address that Ukraine would win back the cities it lost, including Sievierodonetsk....

 2022-06-25 19:39 

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Greta Thunberg urges society to 'set things right' in speech at Glastonbury festival...

Speaking at the UK music festival, the 19-year-old activist told the crowd she feels there is still hope for the world to choose a path which is 'sustainable';....

 2022-06-25 18:51 

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FBI seizes Basquiat paintings from Florida exhibition amid doubts over authenticity...

The FBI seized the paintings with a warrant based on 'false information related to the alleged prior ownership of the paintings,' The New York Times reported....

 2022-06-25 18:02 

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French government supports bill enshrining abortion rights in constitution...

France was one of several US allies to condemn America's decision to revoke the country's recent nationwide legal protection for abortion....

 2022-06-25 17:28 

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G7 leaders to agree on import ban on Russian gold as they broaden sanctions...

Protesters in Germany on Saturday called on G7 leaders to take action to fight poverty, climate change and hunger, and end dependence on Russian fossil fuels....

 2022-06-25 17:13 

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US prepares for second day of protests against Supreme Court's abortion ruling...

America woke up to a new level of division: between states that will now or soon deny the right to abortion, enshrined for 50 years, and those that still allow it....

 2022-06-25 15:38 

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Biden signs landmark gun control bill into law with bipartisan support 'to save lives'...

President Biden called the legislation the most significant of its kind in decades; measures include restricting gun access for youngest buyers and bolstering mental health support....

 2022-06-25 14:00 

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Nato poised to harden position on China as support for Russia deepens distrust...

Summit preceded by tougher China rhetoric from Nato chief, not long after survey across member states shows uptick in views of Beijing as a security threat....

 2022-06-25 13:00 

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Business chambers in Hong Kong urge Beijing's liaison office to help push for removal of Covid-19 quarantine measures to revive ailing economy...

Liaison office held series of closed-door individual meetings with city's major foreign business chambers to 'directly' gauge their views on issues, sources say....

 2022-06-25 12:36 

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Ukraine war: our troops have 'almost left', says Sievierodonetsk mayor...

Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk said 'unfortunately, they have almost left the city', the biggest reversal for Ukraine since losing the port of Mariupol in May....

 2022-06-25 12:00 

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How's the China-India economic relationship changed 2 years on from the deadly Galwan Valley border clash?...

China's exports to India grew to US$27.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022, but India is concerned by its ballooning trade deficit with its neighbour amid strained ties two years after the deadly Galwan Valley clash....

 2022-06-25 11:47 

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Chinese engineering firm builds Bangladesh longest bridge - but paid for by nation...

The China Major Bridge Engineering Company Ltd built the structure, said to later feature a rail network connecting to Belt and Road projects....

 2022-06-25 11:46 

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China's zero-Covid policy: Sri Lankan group latest to arrive as borders open to Asian students after two years...

As Asian envoys press for more students to be allowed to return, the way forward of those from the West remains unclear....

 2022-06-25 11:05 

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Shanghai party chief declares victory in Covid battle as city records zero cases at start of major political meeting...

The city endured a lengthy lockdown as it tackled China's worst outbreak since the early days of the pandemic....

 2022-06-25 10:57 

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Hong Kong's homebuyers snap up Grant Jete's new flats in Tuen Mun to get ahead of rising mortgage rates...

Hong Kong's biggest mortgage lenders kept their prime rates unchanged immediately after the monetary authority's June 16 move, giving homebuyers the opening to get ahead of higher borrowing costs....

 2022-06-25 10:50 

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Morocco says 18 migrants died during attempted crossing of 2,000 into Spanish enclave, with 'dozens piled on the ground'...

Video images of apparent aftermath of mass crossing attempt of 2,000 into Spanish enclave Melilla showed bleeding and motionless people....

 2022-06-25 10:30 

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Hong Kong's largest public healthcare workers union opts to dissolve as journalism group lowers vote threshold to disband...

Former chairman of Hospital Authority Employees Alliance confirms group voted to disband after special general meeting....

 2022-06-25 10:05 

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Roe vs Wade: protesters condemn 'tragedy' as several states impose new abortion bans...

'Women died getting abortions......we were trying to protect women's rights, women's lives, and now they've taken all that away from us'....

 2022-06-25 10:04 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong national security police arrest 2 more suspected to be linked to possible bomb plots involving 30kg of chemicals...

Two men, aged 27 and 29, detained for manufacture of explosives and inciting others to cause grievous bodily harm....

 2022-06-25 10:00 

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Brave battle of Chinese cancer boy, 8, who has overcome 4 surgeries and dozens of painful treatments, captures hearts on social media...

Xiaoxuan is a plucky eight-year-old Chinese boy who has been fighting cancer despite four years of pain and endless rounds of surgery and treatment....

 2022-06-25 09:16 

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Norway 'hate' shooting kills 2 in gay bar rampage hours before Pride march...

10 people were also seriously injured in the early-hours tragedy shortly before the city's LGBT community was due to hold its annual Pride event; police have 'reason to think this may be a hate crime'....

 2022-06-25 08:39 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong hospitals can cope with Covid surge, official says, as city logs 1,680 new local cases, 114 imported infections...

Number of new cases remains in the four-digit range for the eleventh day straight....

 2022-06-25 08:37 

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Zhang Sizhi, hailed as 'conscience of Chinese lawyers', dies in Beijing at 94...

Zhang led defence team in historic 1980 trials of 'counter-revolutionary' Gang of Four and those close to disgraced Mao protg Lin Biao....

 2022-06-25 07:30 

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Hongkongers all: drawn to the city for different reasons, they call it home...

Living the expatriate life or struggling to make ends meet, immigrants find reasons to belong....

 2022-06-25 07:03 

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[ Asia ]

USS Samuel B Roberts: world's deepest shipwreck found in the Philippine Sea...

The vessel, which went down during a second world war battle with Japan, was located 6,895m below sea level off the Philippines....

 2022-06-25 07:00 

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Man in China with no arms shows millions how the disabled can live full lives in videos of cooking, writing and sewing with his feet...

A man in China who lost both his arms as a child shows millions that a disability does not mean you can't have a full life, with videos of him cooking, farming and even sewing with his feet....

 2022-06-25 06:00 

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[ Asia ]

Why is a South Korean fringe group backing Japan's position on WWII 'comfort women'?...

End Comfort Women Fraud group, who say there's evidence of women signing contracts to work in brothels for Japanese military during colonial rule, are travelling to Germany, hoping a statue of a 'comfort woman' can be removed....

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