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Japan ‘doing our best’, says minister after ship quarantine panned

621 coronavirus cases confirmed among Diamond Princess passengers and crew.

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Japan ‘doing our best’, says minister after ship quarantine panned

Thousands rally for abortion rights in Argentina

Activists buoyed by leftist president’s recent pledges to prioritise new bill to legalise procedure.

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Thousands rally for abortion rights in Argentina

Kickstarter is first major tech firm to unionise

US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders lauds company’s vote on matter, says its workers setting example for entire industry.

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Kickstarter is first major tech firm to unionise

Errant riders bring end to Montreal scooter scheme

City’s head of transport raps ‘80% delinquency rate’ in complying with traffic, safety regulations.

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Errant riders bring end to Montreal scooter scheme

Top Pentagon official quits at Trump’s request

John Rood has certified that Ukraine made sufficient reforms to be eligible to receive US$250 million in military aid.

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Top Pentagon official quits at Trump’s request


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Honduras sees first suspected case of coronavirus Honduras sees first suspected case of coronavirus

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At least 8 killed in Germany shootings

Police launch manhunt in Hanau town, which is home to some 90,000 people.

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At least 8 killed in Germany shootings

Qantas cuts flights to Asia

Covid-19 hits profits, carrier suspends flights to Shanghai, reduces those to Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Qantas cuts flights to Asia

World Bank aid ‘leakage’ flows to tax havens

Controversial report looks at 22 of most aid-dependent countries and compares data with foreign deposits from Bank for International Settlements.

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World Bank aid ‘leakage’ flows to tax havens

Hubei reports 108 more Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus epidemic claims total of 2,112 lives.

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Hubei reports 108 more Covid-19 deaths

Uganda army fights locust swarms, impending food crisis in Africa feared

Massive swarms of locusts are sweeping across Africa, eating anything green in their path.

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Uganda army fights locust swarms, impending food crisis in Africa feared

WHO says ‘tremendous progress’ in fight against coronavirus

A senior official from the world health body says trends are encouraging but warns authorities to not be complacent.

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WHO says ‘tremendous progress’ in fight against coronavirus

Xi Jinping urges better protection for health workers after deaths

The Chinese president says the government must take care of the workers as much as possible.

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Xi Jinping urges better protection for health workers after deaths

Iran reports first two cases of coronavirus

Additional tests being done on patients in Qom, says health ministry.

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Iran reports first two cases of coronavirus

Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syria

The Kremlin says an offensive will be the worst case scenario after peace talks failed.

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Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syria

Pompeo closes Africa tour with warning about ‘empty promises’

The US secretary of state seems to be referring to China, Africa's top trading partner.

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Pompeo closes Africa tour with warning about ‘empty promises’


China expels 3 WSJ journalists over ‘Sick Man’ headline

Heading was racists and sensational, says Beijing.

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China expels 3 WSJ journalists over ‘Sick Man’ headline

Former South Korean president jailed after losing appeal

Lee Myung-bak taken to prison today to begin 17-year term for bribery and embezzlement.

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Former South Korean president jailed after losing appeal

Huawei loses legal challenge to US federal purchase ban

Judge rules prohibition justified in context of congressional investigation 'into a potential threat against the nation's cybersecurity'.

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Huawei loses legal challenge to US federal purchase ban

Pounded by critics, Japan defends handling of virus outbreak

Critics question management of coronavirus-afflicted cruise ship, with questions over patchy quarantine, incremental testing.

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Pounded by critics, Japan defends handling of virus outbreak

US deems 5 Chinese media outlets ‘foreign missions’

Organisations controlled by government of China, says official.

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US deems 5 Chinese media outlets ‘foreign missions’

Farmer prays to Trump ahead of India visit

Bussa Krishna has a life-sized idol of the president in his home.

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Farmer prays to Trump ahead of India visit

Germany to tighten screws on online hate speech

Government expected to wave through package of measures today, days after 12 men were arrested for planning deadly attacks on mosques.

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Germany to tighten screws on online hate speech

Mid-air plane collision kills 4 in Australia

Twin-engined aircraft each carrying a pilot and a passenger when they crashed 1,200m above town of Mangalore.

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Mid-air plane collision kills 4 in Australia

Bollywood’s 1st gay rom-com sealed with a kiss

Filmmakers say they use comedy to make the controversial subject matter accessible.

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Bollywood’s 1st gay rom-com sealed with a kiss

Honduras sees first suspected case of coronavirus

Patient a 48-year-old female tourist who recently vacationed in Taiwan.

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Honduras sees first suspected case of coronavirus