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    Mongolian PM resigns over COVID protest

    Agence France-Presse . Ulaanbaatar | Updated at 11:12pm on January 21, 2021

    Mongolia’s prime minister resigned Thursday following protests and public outrage over the treatment of a coronavirus patient and her new-born baby. Landlocked Mongolia reported just...

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    China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating ‘sovereignty’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:05am on January 21, 2021

    China said on Wednesday it was sanctioning more than two dozen members and ex-officials in former president Donald Trump’s government, including his secretary of state...

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    China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 02:13am on January 21, 2021

    China is sanctioning more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump’s cabinet, including his secretary of state Mike Pompeo, for violating...

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    Foreigners without face masks punished with push-ups in Bali

    Agence France-Presse . Denpasar | Updated at 11:47pm on January 20, 2021

    Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups. Video footage circulating on...

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    Maldives, Bhutan get first batch of Indian COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:55pm on January 20, 2021

    India exported its first batch of locally produced COVID-19 shots Wednesday, officials said, as the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer scrambled to meet requests from other...

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    Tunisia rocked by fourth night of street riots

    Agence France-Presse . Tunis | Updated at 10:34pm on January 19, 2021

    Tunisia was rocked by a fourth night of street clashes between riot police and youths in mostly working class neighbourhoods, and there were calls on...

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    Thai woman awarded 43-year jail term for lese majeste

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 08:04pm on January 19, 2021

    A Thai woman accused of insulting the royal family was jailed Tuesday for more than 43 years, a legal rights group said, the harshest punishment...

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    Sri Lanka holy man’s ‘miracle’ COVID-19 potion turns sour

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:53pm on January 19, 2021

    A self-styled Sri Lankan holy man’s supposed miracle potion to prevent COVID-19 turned sour Tuesday after a minister who publicly drank it was hospitalised with...

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    China rescuers drill new ‘lifelines’ to trapped gold miners

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:29pm on January 19, 2021

    Chinese rescuers drilled several fresh holes on Tuesday to reach at least 12 gold miners trapped underground for nine days, as dwindling food supplies and...

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    Japan vows to tackle coronavirus as public support plunges

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:44pm on January 18, 2021

    Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Monday to tackle surging coronavirus cases and restore normal life ‘as soon as possible’ as polls showed plunging support...

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