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China Covid: Police clamp down after days of protests

China's protests against Covid restrictions which erupted over the weekend appear to have died down, as authorities begin clamping down. 

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"Golden era is over", says British PM as tensions with China mount over journalist attack claims

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that China poses a "systemic challenge" to UK" values and interests" during his first major speech on foreign policy since taking office in October. 

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China Covid: Protesters openly urge Xi to resign over China Covid curbs

Protests in China against government's strict Covid measures have intensified, with some people publicly venting their anger at the Communist Party leaders. 

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'One dead, 10 missing' after torrential rain causes landslide on Italian island of Ischia

A woman was found dead and around 10 people were still missing on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide engulfed buildings during heavy rain on Saturday, a local government official said.

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King Charles welcomes South Africa’s Ramaphosa for first state visit

King Charles hosted his first state visit since becoming British monarch on Tuesday, welcoming South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Buckingham Palace.

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Pope Francis was secretly taped during phone call with cardinal, court hears

Pope Francis was secretly taped during a phone call with one of his cardinals, it emerged during an on-going financial trial at the Vatican on Thursday.

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6 million without power as winter bites

Ukraine's president says six million Ukrainian households are still without power, after massive missile strikes hit the country this week. 

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Merkel says she lacked power to influence Putin

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policy towards Russia prior to the February invasion of Ukraine, saying she had run out of power to influence Vladimir Putin. 

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Most of Kyiv spends night without power after missiles

Around 70% of the Ukrainian capital remained without power on Thursday morning, as work continued to restore the city's water supply. 

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China’s Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus.

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Factory fire kills 38 people in central China, state media reports

A fire at a factory in central China killed dozens of people on Monday, according to Chinese state-media, the latest in a string of fatal industrial accidents to hit the country in recent years.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 leaves at least 56 dead in Indonesia

At least 56 people have died after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, according to its governor.

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Russia attacks show it doesn’t want to end war - Zelensky

Zelensky says Tuesday’s missile attacks by Russia on Ukraine were Moscow’s message that it has no interest in ending the war.

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Sunak and Biden denounce 'barbaric' Russian missile attacks

UK PM Rishi Sunak and US President Joe Biden have held a bilateral meeting in Bali in an open-air room surrounded by a carp pond and tropical plants.

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Missile that landed in Poland was fired by Ukraine

The Associated Press news agency is quoting three US officials as saying a preliminary assessment suggests the missile that hit Poland was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile.

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Itaewon crush: Officer under investigation found dead at home

A South Korean police officer, under investigation over the deadly Halloween crush in Seoul, has been found dead at his home in a suspected suicide. 

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Inside the capture of a Russian oligarch's superyacht

The radio fizzed with static as one of the world's most expensive superyachts sailed through the mist into San Diego Bay. 

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