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    Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:27am on May 20, 2020

    A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged...

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    Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak’s stepson to testify against him

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Updated at 05:20pm on May 19, 2020

    A producer of Hollywood hit The Wolf of Wall Street is willing to testify against his step-father, Malaysia’s disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak, over a massive...

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    China backs coronavirus inquiry after pandemic, says Xi Jinping

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:09pm on May 18, 2020

    China supports an ‘comprehensive evaluation’ of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic after it ‘has been brought under control’, president Xi Jinping told the...

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    China urged to reveal whereabouts of Panchen Lama

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:04pm on May 18, 2020

    Tibet’s parliament-in-exile on Sunday called for Beijing to confirm the ‘well-being and whereabouts’ of the Panchen Lama, the second-most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism’s largest...

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    Clashes erupt in Hong Kong legislature

    Agence France-Presse. Hong Kong, China | Updated at 08:04pm on May 18, 2020

    Hong Kong's political crisis returned to centre stage on Monday as clashes erupted in the legislature and a group of prominent pro-democracy activists were charged...

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    Hamster tests show masks reduce coronavirus spread

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:02pm on May 17, 2020

    Tests on hamsters reveal the widespread use of facemasks reduces transmission of the deadly coronavirus, a team of leading experts in Hong Kong said Sunday....

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    China asks US to meet halfway as Trump threatens to cut ties

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:13pm on May 15, 2020

    China on Friday urged the United States to meet it halfway and strengthen cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after president Donald Trump...

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    Fresh mass testing begins in Wuhan

    Agence France-Presse . Wuhan | Updated at 10:06pm on May 15, 2020

    Nervous residents of China’s pandemic epicentre of Wuhan queued up across the city to be tested for the novel coronavirus on Thursday after a new...

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    US asks China to free Panchen Lama 25 years after disappearance

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:12pm on May 15, 2020

    The United States on Thursday renewed calls on China to free the Tibetan identified 25 years earlier as the Panchen Lama and warned Beijing not...

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    China rejects US claim of attempted vaccine theft as ‘smearing’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:09pm on May 14, 2020

    Beijing accused the United States on Thursday of smearing China after Washington alleged Chinese hackers were attempting to steal research on developing a vaccine against...

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