Gunmen kill more than 100 in Ethiopia massacre

Gunmen killed more than 100 people in a dawn attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Wednesday, the human rights commission said, as residents described fleeing the latest deadly assault in an area bedevilled by ethnic violence.The attack occurred in the village of Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone, the state-run Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said in a statement, an area where multiple ethnic groups are living.Africa's second-most populous nation has been…

Gunmen kill more than 100 in Ethiopia massacre
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Russia to launch own TikTok developed with Vladimir Putin's alleged daughter

Russia to launch own TikTok developed with Vladimir Putin's alleged daughter
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Russia's leading media holding, which is controlled by state energy giant Gazprom, will launch ...

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China joins other governments in seeing the dark side of big tech. Or has it?

China joins other governments in seeing the dark side of big tech. Or has it?
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Antitrust talks against big tech are in the air. More and more states in ...

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Coronavirus: World Health Organization's Wuhan probe not looking for ‘guilty' parties

Coronavirus: World Health Organization's Wuhan probe not looking for ‘guilty' parties
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The World Health Organization's international mission to China to investigate the origins of Covid-19 ...

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Second, more infectious coronavirus variant found in Britain

Second, more infectious coronavirus variant found in Britain
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Britain has detected a new variant of the coronavirus in contacts of cases who ...

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Coronavirus: Chinese province gives free vaccines to priority groups in push for herd immunity

Coronavirus: Chinese province gives free vaccines to priority groups in push for herd immunity
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The southern Chinese province of Guangdong is offering free Covid-19 vaccinations for people in ...

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UK could run out of fresh food as thousands of trucks pile up at Dover port

UK could run out of fresh food as thousands of trucks pile up at Dover port
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British supplies of some fresh food, mainly fruit and vegetables, are at risk of ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 22:32:46 +0800

Coronavirus mutation similar to British variant identified in South Africa

Coronavirus mutation similar to British variant identified in South Africa
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A mutated strain of the novel coronavirus similar to the one identified in Britain ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 22:00:27 +0800

China suffers worst power blackouts in a decade, as post-coronavirus export boom, coal shortage hit supply

China suffers worst power blackouts in a decade, as post-coronavirus export boom, coal shortage hit supply
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Businessman Lin Xianxin was finally starting to see his luck turn around after production ...

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Russia expecting ‘nothing good' from US under Joe Biden administration

Russia expecting ‘nothing good' from US under Joe Biden administration
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With less than a month before Joe Biden moves into the White House, Moscow ...

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Covid-19: fifth Chinese vaccine to reach final trials ‘produces antibodies'

Covid-19: fifth Chinese vaccine to reach final trials ‘produces antibodies'
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An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences has been found ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 21:44:50 +0800

Hong Kong customs officials seize suspected counterfeit goods from Guangdong worth HK5.7 million in Tuen Mun

Hong Kong customs officials seize suspected counterfeit goods from Guangdong worth HK5.7 million in Tuen Mun
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Hong Kong customs officials last week seized HK$5.7 million (US$735,000) worth of contraband products ...

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After Meryl Streep recites poem in Chinese on US TV, four celebrities who are fluent in the language and two Trump grandkids who are learning

After Meryl Streep recites poem in Chinese on US TV, four celebrities who are fluent in the language and two Trump grandkids who are learning
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Chinese social media went into a frenzy recently when Hollywood actress Meryl Streep recited ...

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Central African Republic violence: 250 Chinese moved after vehicles, property stolen

Central African Republic violence: 250 Chinese moved after vehicles, property stolen
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China evacuated about 250 nationals to a safer area after eight Chinese mining company ...

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Wharf Development pays US$1.5 billion for Peak plot, sets record for most expensive residential site sold by government tender

Wharf Development pays US$1.5 billion for Peak plot, sets record for most expensive residential site sold by government tender
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Wharf Development has agreed to pay a higher-than-expected HK$12 billion (US$1.5 billion) to become ...

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China-Australia relations: trade minister torch passes to Dan Tehan as bilateral feud enters ninth month

China-Australia relations: trade minister torch passes to Dan Tehan as bilateral feud enters ninth month
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Former Australian trade minister Simon Birmingham has called on Beijing to give his replacement, ...

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On brink of China-EU investment deal, eleventh-hour pressure comes from US and within Europe

On brink of China-EU investment deal, eleventh-hour pressure comes from US and within Europe
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The European Union started facing opposition from within – and from US president-elect Joe ...

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‘I was coerced': Chinese woman pleads not guilty to serial murders

‘I was coerced': Chinese woman pleads not guilty to serial murders
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A Chinese woman accused of murdering seven people, including a three-year-old girl, more than ...

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Relatives of Italian coronavirus victims seek US$122 million in damages from government

Relatives of Italian coronavirus victims seek US$122 million in damages from government
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A group representing Italian victims of the Covid-19 pandemic is going to sue regional and ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 19:04:18 +0800

Thailand mulls lockdown as coronavirus surge blamed on Myanmar workers

Thailand mulls lockdown as coronavirus surge blamed on Myanmar workers
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Migrant rights groups have urged Thais to empathise with foreign workers who staff the ...

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China-Russia bomber patrol a day after US sanctions upsets Seoul, Tokyo

China-Russia bomber patrol a day after US sanctions upsets Seoul, Tokyo
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Chinese and Russian bombers took part in a joint patrol over the western Pacific ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 18:00:09 +0800

Hong Kong fourth wave: officials fear new British strain of Covid-19 may be in city as 53 new cases confirmed

Hong Kong fourth wave: officials fear new British strain of Covid-19 may be in city as 53 new cases confirmed
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Two students returning to Hong Kong from Britain appeared to have been infected with ...

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China to lower import tariffs on 883 products including aviation equipment, logs, paper and IT products

China to lower import tariffs on 883 products including aviation equipment, logs, paper and IT products
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China will lower import tariffs on 883 products from the start of January, including ...

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China extends loan help for coronavirus-hit small businesses in bid to maintain economic recovery

China extends loan help for coronavirus-hit small businesses in bid to maintain economic recovery
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China will extend two credit policy tools for its smallest businesses into next year, ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:02:39 +0800

Reopening of China consulate in Houston would be up to the US, former envoy says

Reopening of China consulate in Houston would be up to the US, former envoy says
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The former head of China's closed consulate in Houston has said the onus for ...

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‘Risk of security breach': US senators warn Pacific ally about China's bid for undersea cable project

‘Risk of security breach': US senators warn Pacific ally about China's bid for undersea cable project
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Prominent United States lawmakers warned a Pacific ally that China risked undermining the security ...

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Hong Kong court finds comedy legend Stephen Chow does not owe ex millions in investment commissions

Hong Kong court finds comedy legend Stephen Chow does not owe ex millions in investment commissions
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The High Court has sided with Hong Kong “king of comedy” Stephen Chow Sing-chi ...

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Coronavirus: WHO to meet as EU eases UK travel bans over mutant Covid-19 strain

Coronavirus: WHO to meet as EU eases UK travel bans over mutant Covid-19 strain
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Europe on Wednesday began lifting travel bans on Britain put in place to contain ...

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Bans on plastic straws, plates and cutlery come in as China ramps up its war on plastic to reduce the volume of waste the country generates

Bans on plastic straws, plates and cutlery come in as China ramps up its war on plastic to reduce the volume of waste the country generates
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China's vow to clean up the country by reducing plastic waste in 2021 is ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:45:12 +0800

China aims for commercial race with at least 20 Long March-8 rocket launches a year

China aims for commercial race with at least 20 Long March-8 rocket launches a year
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China will streamline assembly of its Long March-8 rocket and aim to make more ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:38:08 +0800

Hong Kong fourth wave: Beijing ‘highly concerned' by city's Covid-19 situation, as daily tally expected to dip to about 50 cases

Hong Kong fourth wave: Beijing ‘highly concerned' by city's Covid-19 situation, as daily tally expected to dip to about 50 cases
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China's central government is highly concerned about Hong Kong's Covid-19 situation, mainland health authorities ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:21:18 +0800

Spain's ‘Fat One' Christmas lottery doles out US$2.9 billion in prizes

Spain's ‘Fat One' Christmas lottery doles out US$2.9 billion in prizes
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Fortune shined Tuesday on the lucky holders of tickets with the number 72897 that ...

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Coronavirus latest: Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Singapore restrict travel from UK

Coronavirus latest: Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Singapore restrict travel from UK
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Asian governments have moved to tighten border restrictions for travel from the UK due ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:17:27 +0800

Starvation death of mother and daughter in Japan reveals harsh cost of poverty in the time of coronavirus

Starvation death of mother and daughter in Japan reveals harsh cost of poverty in the time of coronavirus
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Support centres across Japan have reported a surge in inquiries from people facing poverty, ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:00:23 +0800

Coronavirus reaches Antarctica, last continent untouched by pandemic

Coronavirus reaches Antarctica, last continent untouched by pandemic
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The pandemic has finally reached every continent on Earth.Chilean authorities announced that at least ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:46:40 +0800

China's carmakers are beating internet start-ups in the battle for supremacy in the world's largest electric vehicle market

China's carmakers are beating internet start-ups in the battle for supremacy in the world's largest electric vehicle market
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Beijing's encouragement has fired up China's new energy vehicle sector, pitting start-up electric vehicle ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:30:14 +0800

Donald Trump threatens to not sign Covid stimulus bill, calls it a ‘disgrace'

Donald Trump threatens to not sign Covid stimulus bill, calls it a ‘disgrace'
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US President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday not to sign a US$892-billion coronavirus relief ...

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Donald Trump orchestrates final loyalty test in dying bid to subvert election

Donald Trump orchestrates final loyalty test in dying bid to subvert election
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This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 10:16:31 +0800

China must avoid ‘premature' exit from economic support given ‘precarious' global outlook: World Bank

China must avoid ‘premature' exit from economic support given ‘precarious' global outlook: World Bank
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China should avoid a “premature” exit from its economic support policies given the “precarious” ...

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Donald Trump pardons 15, including Russia probe figure

Donald Trump pardons 15, including Russia probe figure
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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, including Republican allies, a 2016 ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:16:29 +0800

From Mahathir to Lee Kuan Yew, late scholar Ezra Vogel's work on Japan and China inspired a continent

From Mahathir to Lee Kuan Yew, late scholar Ezra Vogel's work on Japan and China inspired a continent
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As tributes across Asia continue to pour in for renowned East Asia expert and ...

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US bill banning Xinjiang imports over forced labour concerns fails to become law

US bill banning Xinjiang imports over forced labour concerns fails to become law
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When the 5,593-page spending bill and coronavirus relief package was unveiled in the US ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:04:33 +0800

Hong Kong residents should be allowed to choose which Covid-19 vaccine they take, experts say

Hong Kong residents should be allowed to choose which Covid-19 vaccine they take, experts say
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Hong Kong residents should be allowed to choose which Covid-19 vaccine they take from ...

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Canada's Justin Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold mine deal

Canada's Justin Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold mine deal
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government rejected a plan by China's Shandong Gold Mining Co. ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 07:31:23 +0800

China food security: Beijing calls for biotech breakthrough to improve seed industry

China food security: Beijing calls for biotech breakthrough to improve seed industry
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Some 3,000 years after Chinese farmers domesticated soybeans, the government is calling for another ...

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Donald Trump's long-time banker Rosemary Vrablic resigns from Deutsche Bank

Donald Trump's long-time banker Rosemary Vrablic resigns from Deutsche Bank
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Donald Trump's long-time banker at Deutsche Bank AG will be stepping down from the ...

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On China's coronavirus front line, not everyone wants a vaccine – just yet

On China's coronavirus front line, not everyone wants a vaccine – just yet
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As a medical specialist at a public hospital in northeast China, Zhang Quan is ...

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Narendra Modi's party says ‘no question' of repealing India farm laws

Narendra Modi's party says ‘no question' of repealing India farm laws
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said on Tuesday there was no question of ...

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‘Good riddance,' China says as Germany leaves UN Security Council

‘Good riddance,' China says as Germany leaves UN Security Council
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Germany's UN envoy, during his last scheduled UN Security Council meeting, appealed to China ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 06:01:42 +0800

China's Shandong aircraft carrier crosses Taiwan Strait a day after USS Mustin

China's Shandong aircraft carrier crosses Taiwan Strait a day after USS Mustin
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The recent voyage by the Chinese aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait was a ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 06:00:14 +0800

Pacific Islands look to US, Australia, New Zealand for help with Covid-19 vaccines

Pacific Islands look to US, Australia, New Zealand for help with Covid-19 vaccines
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Pacific Island countries are banking on the support of larger regional neighbours to vaccinate ...

  • Wed, 23 Dec 2020 06:00:11 +0800

US sues Walmart, claiming it helped fuel opioid crisis

US sues Walmart, claiming it helped fuel opioid crisis
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The US Justice Department sued Walmart Inc on Tuesday, accusing the retailer of fuelling ...

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