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  • Hong Kong protesters decry police inaction six months after brutal mob attack

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    Hong Kong protesters decry police inaction six months after brutal mob attack

  • Hamas chief to remain outside Gaza for months, says deputy

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    Hamas chief to remain outside Gaza for months, says deputy

  • Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo, say lawyers

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    Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo, say lawyers

  • Germany and Poland discuss new action to prevent swine fever

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    Germany and Poland discuss new action to prevent swine fever

  • Smog forces Bangkok schools to shut, but respite in doubt due to crop burning

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    Smog forces Bangkok schools to shut, but respite in doubt due to crop burning

  • Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

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    Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

  • Thai officials resume peace dialogue with main southern insurgents

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    Thai officials resume peace dialogue with main southern insurgents

  • White House lawyer defending Trump in trial seen as no ‘showboat’

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    White House lawyer defending Trump in trial seen as no ‘showboat’

  • Political row flares as Lebanon struggles to form government

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    Political row flares as Lebanon struggles to form government

  • Dutch prosecutors say father confined children and abused them in remote farmhouse

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    Dutch prosecutors say father confined children and abused them in remote farmhouse

  • Rescuers dig for trekkers missing in Nepal avalanche

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    Rescuers dig for trekkers missing in Nepal avalanche

  • N.Korea may seek ‘new path’ after US fails to meet talks deadline

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    N.Korea may seek ‘new path’ after US fails to meet talks deadline

  • Protester killed as Iraq police struggle to stem unrest

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    Protester killed as Iraq police struggle to stem unrest

  • S.Korea’s T’Way Air halts launch of Wuhan flights over virus concerns

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    S.Korea’s T’Way Air halts launch of Wuhan flights over virus concerns

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  • Taiwan's China-friendly opposition seeks makeover after election drubbing

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    Taiwan's China-friendly opposition seeks makeover after election drubbing

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    Putin replaces powerful top prosecutor

  • Malta minister quits over husband's links to reporter murder 'mastermind'

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    Malta minister quits over husband's links to reporter murder 'mastermind'

  • Bangladesh court orders govt to tackle rise in rapes

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    Bangladesh court orders govt to tackle rise in rapes

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  • Asia steps up defences as China virus hits 291 people, kills six

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    Asia steps up defences as China virus hits 291 people, kills six

    BEIJING, Jan 21 — Asian countries today ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six and the number of cases jumped to almost...

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    Posthumous sperm donation should be allowed, say UK experts

    LONDON, Jan 21 — Men in Britain should be allowed to donate sperm after they die to meet growing demand from couples seeking fertility treatment, medical experts say. Posthumous...

  • France could shut next two nuclear reactors sooner than expected

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    France could shut next two nuclear reactors sooner than expected

    PARIS, Jan 21 — France could shut down its next two nuclear reactors in 2025-2026 if market conditions are right, earlier than expected as it presses ahead with plans to close...

  • Hope fades for missing S.Korea, Nepali trekkers

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    Hope fades for missing S.Korea, Nepali trekkers

    POKHARA, Jan 21 — Rescuers in the search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepalis said today there was little hope of finding them alive after they were swept away and...

  • Poland in diplomatic bind over Auschwitz anniversary

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    Poland in diplomatic bind over Auschwitz anniversary

    WARSAW, Jan 21 — Poland’s president will skip a high-profile Holocaust forum in Jerusalem on Thursday after being denied the chance to make a speech there as Warsaw struggles...

  • China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

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    China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

    BEIJING, Jan 21 — Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced today to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case...

  • Thai court says opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing monarchy

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    Thai court says opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing monarchy

    BANGKOK, Jan 21 — Thailand's Constitutional Court today found key figures of the opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing the country's monarchy, an allegation...

  • Hong Kong leader in Davos charm offensive as protests persist

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    Hong Kong leader in Davos charm offensive as protests persist

    HONG KONG, Jan 21 — For Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam this week's World Economic Forum in Davos is a chance to convince global business and political leaders that the Asian...

  • As virus spreads to more Chinese cities, WHO calls emergency meeting

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    As virus spreads to more Chinese cities, WHO calls emergency meeting

    BEIJING, Jan 21 — An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said yesterday, and a fourth case...

  • Myanmar probe: War crimes, not genocide committed against Rohingya

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    Myanmar probe: War crimes, not genocide committed against Rohingya

    YANGON, Jan 21 — A Myanmar-appointed panel concluded yesterday that some soldiers likely committed war crimes against its Rohingya Muslim community but the military was not...

  • 'Hostage justice'? Japan fights accusations with internet FAQ

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    'Hostage justice'? Japan fights accusations with internet FAQ

    TOKYO, Jan 21 — Japan today published a list defending how it treats people accused of crimes, the latest move in its struggle to counter accusations of “hostage justice”...

  • South Korea to deploy anti-piracy unit to the Strait of Hormuz

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    South Korea to deploy anti-piracy unit to the Strait of Hormuz

    SEOUL, Jan 21 — South Korea's military said today it plans to expand the deployment of an anti-piracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of...

  • Murders in Mexico hit record as Lopez Obrador seeks justice system reform

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    Murders in Mexico hit record as Lopez Obrador seeks justice system reform

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 21 — Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed yesterday, underscoring the challenge President...

  • China says fourth person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

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    China says fourth person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak

    SHANGHAI, Jan 21 — A fourth person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, health authorities said today. The...

  • Iran asks US, France for equipment to download downed plane's black boxes

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    Iran asks US, France for equipment to download downed plane's black boxes

    DUBAI, Jan 21 — Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from US and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but...

  • Australia to screen some flights from China, warns coronavirus difficult to stop

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    Australia to screen some flights from China, warns coronavirus difficult to stop

    SYDNEY, Jan 21 — Australia will begin screening passengers arriving from a Chinese city in a bid to stop the spread of a new coronavirus, the country's chief medical officer...

  • Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre

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    Putin speeds up Russian political shake-up, details new power centre

    MOSCOW, Jan 21 — President Vladimir Putin accelerated a shake-up of Russia's political system yesterday, submitting a constitutional reform blueprint to parliament that will...

  • Iran considers dual nationals on downed Ukrainian plane to be Iranians, TV reports

    21 hours ago

    Iran considers dual nationals on downed Ukrainian plane to be Iranians, TV reports

    DUBAI, Jan 21 — Iran considers the passengers with dual nationality, who were on a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally earlier this month, killing all on board, to...

  • Canada court starts extradition hearing of China Huawei exec

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    Canada court starts extradition hearing of China Huawei exec

    VANCOUVER, Jan 21 — The Chinese telecommunications executive whose arrest in Vancouver badly strained Canada-China relations went to court yesterday to fight extradition to the...