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Serbia volleyball player banned over racist eye gesture

Serbia’s Sanja Djurdjevic was pictured making the gesture during a game against Thailand last week.

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Donald Trump-era ban on TikTok dropped by Joe Biden

In his new executive order, President Biden said that the federal government should evaluate threats posed by China-based apps and software through “rigorous, evidence-based analysis”,…

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US Senate passes sweeping bill to counter China tech reach

In a vote in the upper chamber of the US Congress, 68 of the 100-member Senate supported the measure, with 32 against. The Senate is…

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Halo Trust: Afghanistan mine clearance workers shot dead 'in cold blood'

Officials blamed the Taliban, but the Halo Trust says the local Taliban group came to their aid.

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China students hold principal hostage in rare protest

The protests were over plans to merge colleges with “less prestigious” vocational institutes.

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Australia under pressure to free refugee family detained on Christmas Island

Three-year-old Tharnicaa Murugappan has been evacuated to Perth with suspected blood poisoning.

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Kim’s Convenience stars decry ‘racist’ storylines and lack of diversity

Yoon, who played Liu’s mother on the show, tweeted that the cast received their season five scripts only to discover “storylines that were OVERTLY RACIST,…

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India coronavirus: What is the government's change to vaccine policy?

PM Narendra Modi says all adults in India will now get free vaccines – but wasn’t that the case before?

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Pakistan train accident: Family describes wedding tragedy as death toll rises

“After that, there was a lot of screaming and crying from people in pain,” he said. “We all rushed there, along with villagers nearby. We…

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China elephants: Wandering herd take well deserved rest

Heavy rains slow the herd’s extraordinary migration through China, as they seem to be heading home.

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