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Preliminary 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Taiwan's northeastern coast
A 6.5-magnitude quake has struck Taiwan, according to preliminary data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
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Not everyone approves of this princess' wedding. She's going ahead with it anyway
Since Japan's Princess Mako and Kei Komuro announced their engagement in 2017, their union has been mired in scandal, public disapproval and tabloid frenzy. Here's why.
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Smog blankets Nepal as hundreds of wildfires rage nationwide
Hundreds of wildfires are burning across Nepal, sending smoke and ash across its cities during one of the worst fire seasons in recent years.
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Thailand pushes back thousands fleeing Myanmar as death toll surpasses 500
Thailand has reportedly pushed back more than 2,000 people attempting to flee neighboring Myanmar following a series of air strikes carried out by the ruling junta in the southeast of the country.
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Beijing passes new 'patriot' election law for Hong Kong
China's government has passed a new law that will drastically restrict the right of Hong Kongers to stand for election and reshape the city's parliament, further entrenching Beijing's power over the supposedly semi-autonomous territory.
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Anguish in Myanmar after weekend of 'outrageous' bloodshed
Myanmar's military junta chief Min Aung Hlaing threw a lavish dinner party Saturday while his troops reportedly shot dead more than 100 people in the streets and forced thousands of people to flee into neighboring Thailand, during a weekend of indiscriminate terror and bloodshed that was widely condemned internationally.
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Wildlife trade most likely pathway for coronavirus to arrive in Wuhan, WHO expert says
The wildlife trade in China is the most likely pathway through which Covid-19 was able to spread from the original animal source, possibly bats, to humans, according to one of the authors of a long-awaited World Health Organization report on the origin of the virus.
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One of Asia's most Catholic countries imposes lockdowns over Easter
Millions of people in the Philippines won't be celebrating Easter as normal this year after the majority Catholic country imposed a strict lockdown in the capital and nearby provinces.
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Philippine fighters fly over Chinese flotilla in South China Sea
The Philippine military is sending light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defense minister said, as he repeated his demand the flotilla be withdrawn immediately.
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UN officials condemn Myanmar junta after 100-plus civilians killed in one day
Two top UN officials condemned Myanmar's military junta in the wake of the bloodiest day of protests yet against the military coup that overthrew the country's elected government, as defiant protesters turned out once more Sunday.
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14 people injured in suspected suicide bombing outside Catholic church in Indonesia
Fourteen people were hospitalized with injuries following a suspected suicide bombing outside a church in Makassar City, Indonesia, on Sunday, police said.
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Kashmir Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Kashmir, a region in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership.
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This country only has about 500 doctors for 9 million people. Now it's dealing with a Covid outbreak
Reva-Lou Reva is worried. For the first time he can remember, he says hospitals around the Pacific Island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are so overburdened they are closing their doors to patients.
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At least 114 killed in Myanmar in deadliest day since start of protests
The killing of at least 114 civilians Saturday in Myanmar, according to a tally by the independent Myanmar Now news outlet, has led to calls for the international community to take action against the Myanmar military junta.
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New Zealand's Catholic Church apologizes to survivors of abuse
New Zealand's Catholic Church formally apologized on Friday to the survivors of abuse within the church and said its systems and culture must change.
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North Korea has added a new guided missile to its growing arsenal, state media claims
Two ballistic missiles fired by North Korea fell harmlessly into the sea on Thursday, but experts say the launch is further proof Kim Jong Un's growing military arsenal poses a significant threat to South Korea, Japan -- and even the US mainland.
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Farmers across India have been protesting for months. Here's why
Angry Indian farmers have abandoned their fields to stage one of the country's biggest ever protests.
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Grieving family of young girl shot dead by Myanmar's military forced into hiding
The family of a young girl killed in her home by Myanmar's security forces say they have gone into hiding and dare not return for fear of being targeted by the military.
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South Korean officials find 'no direct link' between flu vaccine and recent deaths
South Korean health officials have found "no direct link" between flu vaccinations and a spate of deaths of people who had been recently inoculated, they said late Friday.
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People are traveling across China in hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine shot
When Anny Ku heard that there were coronavirus vaccines on offer in Yiwu, a city in China's eastern Zhejiang province, she traveled more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) for a chance to get the shot.
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China's Xi Jinping delivers thinly-veiled swipe at US
Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that "blackmailing, blocking and extreme pressure" will lead to "nowhere but a dead end" in a thinly-veiled attack on the United States, during a speech commemorating China's entry into the Korean War 70 years ago.
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More than 100 dead as Vietnam reels from 'worst floods in decades'
More than 100 people are dead and thousands of homes have been submerged in some of Vietnam's most severe floods in decades, with authorities warning that more bad weather is to come.
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India's pollution season could serve a double blow during Covid-19
A familiar scene is taking place in northern India. Vast fields burn, flames engulfing bare stalks of already-harvested crops. Billowing smoke travels across state borders. In towns and cities, the air is thick with yellow haze.
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Drones to drop seeds to boost koala gum tree numbers in Australia
Specialized drones are being tested in a program to boost koala numbers on Australia's east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scheme to regenerate bushland torched in the country's historic bushfires.
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China's Covid success compared to Europe shows lockdowns are the first step, not a solution
As much of Europe stares down the barrel of renewed coronavirus lockdowns, and a potentially miserable -- and deadly -- winter to come, China is going from strength to strength.
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Australia to join India, US, Japan in large naval exercises
Australia will join India, the United States and Japan in next month's Malabar naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, in a move that is expected to strengthen the military relationship between the four democracies amid increased tensions with China.
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Taiwan official allegedly injured after altercation with Chinese diplomats in Fiji
A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji earlier this month, according to Taiwan's Foreign Ministry.
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Kyrgyzstan's acting president may seek constitution change to run for full term
Kyrgyzstan's new acting President Sadyr Japarov, who came to power last week in a popular uprising, may run for a full term if the country amends its constitution to allow it, Russia's TASS news agency quoted him as saying on Monday.
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Thailand's government vows to protect the monarchy after weekend of unrest
Thailand's government has vowed to protect the monarchy after tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters rallied in Bangkok and other cities over the weekend, as calls for a new constitution and curbing the King's powers continue to grow.
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North Korean detainees are treated as 'less than animals,' report alleges
Systematic torture, sexual abuse and dangerous health conditions are rife within North Korea's pretrial detention system, according to a detailed new report released Monday.
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