Monday, November 29, 2021

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Medical workers take swab samples on residents in a mass Covid-19 test in the snow in Shandan county in northwest China's Gansu province Saturday, Nov. 06, 2021.

China still trying to get zero Covid

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Image source, Getty ImagesAs restrictions fall, people around the world are adapting to post lockdown life. Vaccines do the heavy lifting for Covid-19. China has an aggressive elimination strategy, which is what the...
Princess Mako

Japan's former princess Mako leaves for New York after giving up title

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Image source, Getty ImagesJapan's Princess Mako is now heading to the USA with Kei Komuro (her new commoner) after she left the royal family.As the college sweethearts, who married on June 1, left...
Passengers climb out of an underground train in Tokyo

What the 'Joker attack' revealed about Japanese society

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Image source, ReutersJapan was stunned by an attack on a train that saw 17 victims. The attack attracted a lot of attention. He was wearing what looked like a Joker costume. But does...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter

Sara Duterte, Daughter of Philippines Leader runs for Vice-President

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Image source, AFP via Getty ImagesSara Duterte (eldest daughter to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte) will be running for Vice-President during next year’s elections. It ends months-long speculation that she might run for office....
A farmer works in a paddy field on the outskirts of Colombo on May 10, 2020

Ship-load of 'toxic' Chinese fertilizer causes diplomatic stink

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Image source, Getty ImagesWhy does a vessel carrying cargo from China refuse to leave Sri Lankan waters, despite being requested by authorities? Answer: A crucial shipment went horribly wrong. This led to...
Danny Fenster

Danny Fenster

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Image source, ReutersDanny Fenster, a US journalist was sentenced to eleven years imprisonment by a Myanmar military court.Fenster was found guilty for violating the immigration law and unlawful association, as well as encouraging...
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut poses for photographs during the trailer launch of the upcoming sports drama Hindi film Panga in Mumbai on December 23, 2019.

Kangana Ranaut: Row over Bollywood star's 'India got freedom in 2014' remark

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Image source, Getty ImagesKangana Ranaut, a Bollywood actress, has caused a lot of controversy with her statement about India's freedom from British colonial rule. On Thursday, she stated that freedom won in 1947...
Adelie penguin flaps its wings while running around on beach in Birdlings Flat, New Zealand

Rare Antarctic penguin accidentally travels 3,000km to New Zealand

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Image source, Harry SinghA penguin has found itself on the shores of New Zealand, at least 3,000 kilometres (1,864 miles) away from its natural habitat of Antarctica.The Adélie penguin, who has now been affectionately...
Hong Kong's 'Captain America' protester jailed under national security law

Hong Kong's 'Captain America' protester jailed under national security law

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Image source, ReutersThe controversial national security law has placed a Hong Kong activist, Captain America 2.0, in prison for almost six years.Ma Chun Man was indicted for encouraging sectarian violence by shouting slogans...
Xi Jinping

China's Xi Jinping cements his status with historic resolution

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Image source, ReutersA "historical resolution" has been passed by the Chinese Communist Party, confirming Xi Jinping’s place in political history.This document is a summation of 100 years' worth of party history and addresses...
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