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    Australia offers safe haven to Hong Kongers

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:44am on July 10, 2020

    Australia offered pathways to permanent residency for thousands of people from Hong Kong on Thursday in response to China’s crackdown on dissent, drawing a furious...

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    Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods

    Agence France-Presse . Kuma, Japan | Updated at 11:16pm on July 09, 2020

    Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled Thursday to reach people cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage,...

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    China offers glimpse inside lab near Wuhan coronavirus origin

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:14pm on July 09, 2020

    Chinese state media has offered a rare glimpse of the lab at the heart of coronavirus conspiracy theories, as it seeks to push back against...

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    ‘Trapped’ illegal workers in Saudi look for COVID-19 escape

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 09:39pm on July 09, 2020

    Jobless and broke, Sudanese electrician Hatem is stranded in limbo in Riyadh like countless other illegal workers, but he hopes the fast-spreading COVID-19 will offer...

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    Japan to limit financing of overseas coal power plants

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 08:54pm on July 09, 2020

    Japan said on Thursday that it would tighten rules for investment in foreign coal-fired power stations on environmental grounds, but stopped short of ending government...

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    Myanmar questioning sex education in textbook

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon, Myanmar | Updated at 10:30am on July 09, 2020

    Unchaperoned teens, gay partners and sex workers – fictional characters in a new curriculum for Myanmar schools are causing a real-world tussle over morality in...

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    US, China impose visa restrictions on each other in Tibet row

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:11am on July 09, 2020

    The United States and China imposed visa restrictions on each other in tit-for-tat moves over their disagreement on Tibet, adding fuel to the diplomatic fire...

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    Uighurs urge ICC to probe Chinese ‘genocide’

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 10:31pm on July 08, 2020

    Exiled Uighurs urged the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to investigate China for genocide and crimes against humanity, filing a huge dossier of evidence with...

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    21 killed in China bus accident

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:31pm on July 07, 2020

    At least 21 people were killed when a bus carrying students to their annual college entrance exam plunged into a lake in southwest China on...

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    WHO monitoring China bubonic plague situation

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:28pm on July 07, 2020

    The World Health Organisation said Tuesday it was monitoring a case of bubonic plague in China after being notified by the authorities in Beijing. A...

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