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WHO says COVID may have killed 180,000 health workers

UN agency steps up calls for governments to do more to protect and support workers as the pandemic continues to…

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A letter to a refugee child ‘afraid of speaking the new language’

Dear refugee child, There is an American flag flying on a tall metal pole by the doors into the brown…

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Shares in China’s Evergrande plunge as deal collapses

Deal falls through as debt-ridden property developer faces looming bond payment deadline. Shares of China Evergrande Group, the world’s second-largest…

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China tested hypersonic weapons twice, ‘stunned’ US: Report

US President Biden concerned about the report but one expert says technology is not new as he warns of another…

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S Korea to join space race with launch of first homegrown rocket

The three-stage NURI is due to lift off in a few hours time with future plans for surveillance, communications satellites,…

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US, Europe condemn N Korea ballistic missile launch at UN

US, UK and France say country has advanced its weapons programme, while Pyongyang accuses US of ‘double standards’. The United…

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma takes first trip abroad post China crackdown

Beijing kicked off sweeping reforms of the private sector a year ago by pulling the plug on a planned initial…

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Philippines to review drug war killings ‘if time permits’: Gov’t

President Rodrigo Duterte under the United Nations pressure to investigate allegations of systematic murders of drug suspects amid ICC probe.…

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Fossil fuel producers’ plans far exceed 1.5C climate target

UNEP’s Production Gap report finds countries plan to produce some 110 percent more fossil fuels in 2030. The world needs…

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With Ant Group being overhauled, its record IPO is in limbo

Days after China snuffed out the biggest initial public offering in history, Ant Group Co. gathered its investment bankers at…

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