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    Armenian PM tests positive for coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Yerevan | Updated at 11:05pm on June 01, 2020

    Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Monday, as the rate of new infections soared in...

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    China threatens to counterattack US

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:02pm on June 01, 2020

    Beijing warned Washington Monday of retaliation after president Donald Trump announced restrictions on Chinese students in the US in protest against a new national security...

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    Japan city to ban phone use while walking

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:15pm on June 01, 2020

    Officials in Yamato city, near Tokyo, on Monday submitted a bill to the city assembly to stop people from using their phones while walking. ‘The...

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    Chinese media use race clashes to criticise US over Hong Kong

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:59pm on May 31, 2020

    Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and clashes, comparing the...

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    100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Surabaya, Indonesia | Updated at 11:14pm on May 31, 2020

    A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness. Kamtim, who like many Indonesians goes...

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    China slams US move at UN over Hong Kong

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:10pm on May 29, 2020

    China accused the US of taking the UN hostage on Friday over a controversial security law for Hong Kong and warned Western nations to stay...

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    Virus misinformation fuels panic in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:07pm on May 29, 2020

    False alerts about a man shot dead at a coronavirus checkpoint, old footage of a supermarket stampede in reports of panic buying, and a 2015...

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    Indonesia minister slammed for ‘virus is like your wife’ remarks

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 10:56pm on May 29, 2020

    An Indonesian minister is under fire after he compared coronavirus to rebellious wives, in remarks aimed at soothing public fears about easing COVID-19 restrictions across...

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    China approves plan to impose Hong Kong security law

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:12pm on May 28, 2020

    China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests...

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    Trump offers to mediate in India, China frontier showdown

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 11:28am on May 28, 2020

    US president Donald Trump offered Wednesday to mediate in what he called a ‘raging’ border showdown between India and China in the Himalayas. Trump’s offer...

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