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Kazakhstan unrest: Government calls for Russian help

January 6, 2022 - 12:32am
A Russian-led military alliance will send a peacekeeping force as nationwide protests escalate.
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Xi'an: The messy cost of China's Covid lockdown playbook

January 6, 2022 - 12:10am
With stories of starvation and deaths, has anything been learnt from two years of strict measures?
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Covid-19: India records first death linked to Omicron variant

January 6, 2022 - 12:07am
The 74-year-old man had diabetes and other comorbidities but, reports say, he was fully vaccinated.
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North Korea successfully tested hypersonic missile, says report

January 5, 2022 - 11:54pm
State media KNCA said the missile from yesterday's launch had "precisely hit" its target.
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Taiwan setting up $200m Lithuania fund amid China row

January 5, 2022 - 11:30pm
China downgraded its diplomatic relations with Lithuania after Taiwan opened a de facto embassy there.
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China: Is it burdening poor countries with unsustainable debt?

January 5, 2022 - 8:17pm
China has become a big lender to poorer countries, and there's been criticism of its approach.
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Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels top tennis player's visa

January 5, 2022 - 5:43pm
Australia's leader says "no one is above the rules" when it comes to the country's border policies.
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Novak Djokovic: Tennis star's Australia entry delayed over visa row

January 5, 2022 - 11:55am
The tennis player had been controversially exempted from vaccination rules for the Australian Open.
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India PM Narendra Modi trapped on Punjab flyover in security breach

January 5, 2022 - 5:45am
The Indian PM cut short a visit to Punjab after protesting farmers blocked his convoy's route.
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Taiwan buys 20,000 bottles of Lithuania rum destined for China

January 5, 2022 - 3:20am
Taiwan later urged locals to buy rum, posting recipes for rum-infused cocktails.
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North Korea launches 'unidentified projectile' into sea

January 5, 2022 - 12:05am
South Korean and Japanese officials spot Pyongyang's first launch in 2022, but details are unclear.
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China investment firm's shares slump after $6.6bn bailout

January 4, 2022 - 11:22pm
The firm's former chairman Lai Xiaomin was executed last year after being found guilty of corruption.
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Novak Djokovic: Australian Open vaccine exemption ignites backlash

January 4, 2022 - 10:54pm
It is "appalling" that Novak Djokovic can enter the country for the Australian Open, locals say.
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Kazakhstan unrest: State of emergency declared after fuel protests

January 4, 2022 - 10:40pm
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declares a two-week state of emergency and accepts government resignation.
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China Mobile shares rise in Shanghai debut after US exit

January 4, 2022 - 9:59pm
The company delisted in New York after a Trump-era move to restrict investment in Chinese tech firms.
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Omicron: Curfew in Delhi as India Covid cases surge

January 4, 2022 - 7:09pm
A weekend curfew is imposed and doctors' leave cancelled as the chief minister tests positive.
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Gandikota: The stunning Indian gorge that resembles the Grand Canyon

January 4, 2022 - 7:01pm
The Gandikota gorge in southern India is believed to be nearly 100,000 years old.
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Iconic Bangkok station Hua Lamphong reaches the end of the line

January 4, 2022 - 7:01pm
Hua Lamphong has seen the start and end of journeys for generations of Thai travellers and tourists alike.
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Winter Olympics: Behind the bubble in Beijing

January 4, 2022 - 1:43pm
Have a look at how Beijing is preparing for the Games - with a sealed off area to keep Covid out.
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Yuzhou: Second Chinese city forced into Covid lockdown

January 4, 2022 - 10:29am
Yuzhou, with its population of 1.1 million, is shut down after just three cases are found.
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