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    China detains Australian journalist in latest blow to relations

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:03am on September 02, 2020

    China has detained an Australian news anchor working for its state-run English-language television network CGTN, Australia’s foreign minister said on Monday. The detention of journalist...

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    Japan’s Suga cements frontrunner status in PM race

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:53pm on September 01, 2020

    Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga on Tuesday cemented his status as the clear frontrunner in the race to become the country’s next prime minister,...

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    Japan party to vote to elect Abe’s replacement on September 14

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:13pm on September 01, 2020

    Japan’s ruling party will vote on September 14 on a replacement for prime minister Shinzo Abe, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, who is resigning for...

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    Taiwan toddler survives terrifying kite flight

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:19pm on August 31, 2020

    A three-year-old girl in Taiwan survived being launched into the air for a terrifying half-minute flight after she was ensnared in the tail of a...

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    At least 29 dead in China restaurant collapse

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 10:10am on August 30, 2020

    The number of people killed when a restaurant in northern China collapsed has climbed to 29, state media said Sunday, with efforts to find survivors...

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    China arrests 12 fleeing HK by speedboat

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:45pm on August 29, 2020

    A dozen people fleeing Hong Kong on a speedboat, including an activist arrested under the draconian new national security law, have been captured by China,...

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    Race for new Japan PM starts after Abe’s shock resignation

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:35pm on August 29, 2020

    The race to succeed prime minister Shinzo Abe kicked off informally on Saturday, with several contenders announcing their plans to stand, a day after Japan’s...

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    China destabilising Pacific

    Agence France-Presse . Koror | Updated at 12:05am on August 29, 2020

    US defence secretary Mark Esper accused China of ‘destabilising’ the Pacific region Friday on a whistle-stop trip to the tiny island nation of Palau. The...

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    Trump blames rival Biden for destroying American 'greatness'

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 12:58pm on August 28, 2020

    President Donald Trump tore into his election challenger Joe Biden as a threat to the ‘American Dream’ in a bruising speech Thursday accepting the Republican...

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    Japan PM resigning for health reasons

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:43pm on August 28, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday he will resign, ending his record-breaking tenure in a bombshell development that kicks off a leadership race in...

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