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    China slams Facebook’s state media rules

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:25pm on June 05, 2020

    China said Facebook was unfairly targeting its biggest media companies on Friday after the network began attaching disclaimers to pages run by the country’s state-controlled...

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    Killing with near impunity in Philippine drug war: UN

    Agenc France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:36pm on June 04, 2020

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war has unleashed widespread and systematic killing with ‘near impunity’ for offenders, a UN report said Thursday, calling for an...

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    Hong Kong protesters defy Tiananmen vigil ban

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:33pm on June 04, 2020

    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defied a ban against gathering at a park to commemorate Thursday’s anniversary of China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with tensions seething in...

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    Hong Kong protesters defy Tiananmen vigil ban

    Agence France-Presse. Hong Kong | Updated at 07:01pm on June 04, 2020

    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defied a ban against gathering at a park to commemorate Thursday’s anniversary of China’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with tensions seething in...

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    Knife attack in Chinese primary school wounds 39

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 02:02pm on June 04, 2020

    A knife-wielding attacker wounded 37 students and two adults at a primary school in southern China on Thursday, officials said, with local media identifying a...

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    Interfering in Hong Kong will backfire, China warns Britain

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:16pm on June 03, 2020

    China warned Britain on Wednesday that interfering in Hong Kong will backfire, after the former colonial power vowed to give sanctuary to locals who may...

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    Italy reopens to Europe

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:14pm on June 03, 2020

    Italy reopened to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key...

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    Backlash in China after frontline doctor dies

    New Age Desk | Updated at 10:08pm on June 03, 2020

    The death of a front-line doctor in central China is provoking a backlash against the authorities’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic, reports BBConline. Dr Hu...

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    Indonesia cancels Hajj over coronavirus fears

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:39am on June 03, 2020

    Indonesia is pulling out of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah over coronavirus fears, the religious affairs ministry said Tuesday, removing the largest contingent of...

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    Another Wuhan doctor dies from coronavirus infection: state media

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing, China | Updated at 12:34pm on June 02, 2020

    A Wuhan doctor who worked with coronavirus whistleblower Li Wenliang died of the virus last week, state media reported Tuesday, becoming China’s first COVID-19 fatality...

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