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China enters Taiwan air defence zone a day after army budget rise

Taiwan sent combat aircraft to warn away 10 Chinese aircraft, while missile systems were deployed to monitor them. Taiwan’s air…

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Vietnam approves Abdala vaccine as president visits Cuba

Abdala becomes the eighth COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Vietnam, which has one of the lowest inoculation rates in…

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China’s Xi warns of ‘interference’ as Australia brushes off anger

Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against “interference from external forces” in the region, as Australia shrugged off Beijing’s growing…

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China pumps $14bn in cash into market amid Evergrande crisis

The move comes as the trouble facing China’s Evergrande Group fuels investor concern over the health of real estate and…

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France recalls US and Australia envoys over submarine deal

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says decision ‘justified by exceptional seriousness of announcements’ made by Australia and the United States.…

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Evergrande, Instagram’s harm to teen girls, and India’s K-craze

Another week has gone by, and Friday is here. What’s the progress on vaccines? Depends on who you ask. Is…

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World on ‘catastrophic’ path to 2.7C warming, UN chief warns

Countries’ latest pledges to cut emissions would fail to avert disastrous climate change, UN report says. United Nations chief Antonio…

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Myanmar sets October 1 for Aung San Suu Kyi corruption trial

Deposed civilian leader’s supporters say charges against her are politically motivated and an attempt to discredit her. A trial of…

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Probe finds World Bank changed data to boost China ranking

Investigators found that World Bank staff changed data to boost China’s ranking in the 2018 and 2020 ‘Doing Business’ report…

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New Zealand postpones Pakistan cricket tour over ‘security alert’

New Zealand Cricket calls off the tour minutes before Rawalpindi match, the team’s first in Pakistan in 18 years. The…

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