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    Pakistan anti-France protests disrupt COVID-19 oxygen: officials

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 03:22pm on April 13, 2021

    Thousands of supporters of a Pakistan Islamist party who blocked major roads to protest the arrest of their leader also disrupted critical oxygen supplies for...

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    India overtakes Brazil in COVID-19 infections

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 04:30pm on April 12, 2021

    India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections and Bangladesh halted international flights and shut offices as a...

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    Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 03:40pm on April 12, 2021

    Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with a fresh criminal charge on Monday, as the junta’s tough crackdown on dissent rolls...

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    China mulls mixing vaccines to improve efficacy of jabs

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:01am on April 12, 2021

    China is considering the mixing of different COVID-19 vaccines to improve the relatively low efficacy of its existing options, a top health expert has told...

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    Rescuers work to free 21 trapped in flooded China mine

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:11am on April 12, 2021

    Rescuers were working Sunday to reach 21 workers trapped in a coal mine in northwest China’s Xinjiang region after flooding cut power underground and disrupted...

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    Chinese vaccines not very powerful

    United News of Bangladesh / Associated Press | Updated at 06:47pm on April 11, 2021

    In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government...

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    Myanmar fight internet shutdown with underground newsletter

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 02:48pm on April 11, 2021

    Myanmar youth are fighting the junta’s internet shutdown and information suppression with an explosive underground printed newsletter they are secretly distributing across communities...

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    China’s mega dam plan stokes fear among environmentalists

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:25am on April 11, 2021

    China is planning a mega dam in Tibet able to produce triple the electricity generated by the Three Gorges — the world’s largest power station...

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    Over 80 killed in Myanmar crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 09:01pm on April 10, 2021

    Reports emerged Saturday of more than 80 killed in the latest bloodletting by Myanmar’s military, as the country’s own ambassador to the United Nations called...

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    7 killed after quake rocks Indonesia’s Java island

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 08:42pm on April 10, 2021

    At least seven people were killed after a 6.0 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s main Java island Saturday, as the country reels...

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