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    Nine trapped Chinese miners confirmed dead, one still missing

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 07:14pm on January 25, 2021

    Chinese rescue workers have found the bodies of nine more miners after an explosion a fortnight ago, local officials said Monday, raising the death toll...

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    US warships conduct exercises in South China Sea

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 05:24pm on January 25, 2021

    A United States aircraft carrier group sailed into the South China Sea on a so-called ‘freedom of navigation’ exercise, the first routine operation in the...

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    Indian, Chinese troops engage in new border brawl

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 01:18pm on January 25, 2021

    Indian and Chinese troops fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border that left injuries on both sides, officials said Monday, highlighting the fraught...

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    11 Chinese miners saved as rescuers race to find remaining 10

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:40am on January 24, 2021

    Rescuers in east China on Sunday pulled 11 miners from hundreds of metres underground where they had been trapped for two weeks, state media reported,...

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    More time needed to be certain about origin of COVID-19: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:56am on January 23, 2021

    The World Health Organisation said on Friday it was too early to draw any conclusions from its mission to Wuhan as to whether the COVID-19...

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    Three China, India cos seek vaccine trial in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:16pm on January 22, 2021

    Bharat Biotech of India and the Institute of Medical Biology under the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences have sought approval from the Bangladesh Medical Research...

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    Biden’s ‘Asia Pivot 2.0’ is already here

    Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2021

    THE Joe Biden administration has already made its intentions clear about reversing, through a series of executive orders, some of the policies of the Trump...

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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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    Re-export of fertiliser to Nepal allowed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:49pm on January 20, 2021

    The National Board of Revenue has allowed re-export of fertiliser imported from China to Nepal on condition that 10 per cent local value addition would...