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US-China relations: Biden and Xi – friends or foes?

Human rights, trade concerns, and now an investigation into the origin of Covid. US President Joe Biden’s biggest foreign policy challenge is with China, but…

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US returns ancient stone carvings to Thailand

It is believed that the intricate religious artefacts were stolen during the Vietnam War.

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In Tarun Tejpal acquittal, judge questions ‘appropriate’ behaviour for rape victims

The charges against Tarun Tejpal, the high-profile former editor of Tehelka magazine, were dismissed. The Goa government, which has appealed the decision, asked on Thursday…

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India coronavirus: Delhi to gradually come out of Covid lockdown

“We have with great difficulty controlled the virus. But we have not yet won. We should not lose the gains made by the lockdown so…

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Sri Lanka: Burning ship coats beaches in oil and debris

Sri Lankan and Indian naval boats are struggling to put out the eight-day blaze on the X-Press Pearl.

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Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai jailed again for pro-democracy protests

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai is already serving time for taking part in other demonstrations in 2019.

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US 'rapidly' planning to evacuate Afghan interpreters

A top US general says their lives could be in danger as American troops prepare to leave Afghanistan.

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New Zealand fugitive charters helicopter to police station

After five weeks on the run, James Bryant said he was ready to leave “the middle of nowhere”.

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Twitter fears for freedom of expression in India

“We, alongside many in civil society in India and around the world, have concerns with regards to the use of intimidation tactics by the police…

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Covid: China hits back as US revisits Wuhan lab leak theory

What’s changed is not the evidence – of which there is none so far to prove either scenario – but the politics. The lab-leak theory,…

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