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Toxic yellow chlorine explosion at Jordan port kills at least 13 and injures 250

A poisonous chlorine gas explosion at the port of Aqaba in Jordan is said to have killed at least 13 people and injured 250. It happened after a tank filled with 25 tonnes of chlorine being exported to Djibouti fell while being transported, officials..

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Can Jacinda Ardern Save New Zealand’s Free Trade Deal With the EU?

New Zealand’s Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern has branded each of her four foreign trips so far this year as “trade missions” – and the labelling will certainly ring true on her visit to Brussels this week. Ardern will need to deploy every aspect of her..

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China

China’s Non-Leadership in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

The majority of opinions on China’s strategy in Afghanistan are marked by thinking in binary patterns. In fact, almost a year after the Taliban’s takeover, the country is by all measurable standards sliding deeper into humanitarian and economic crise..

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Russian ‘scumbag terrorists’ condemned by Zelenskyy after ‘calculated’ missile strike on Ukrainian shopping centre

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has condemned Russian forces as "scumbag terrorists" after their "calculated" missile strike on a shopping centre in Ukraine. The leader said the attack in the central city of Kremenchuk was deliberate, not a mistake, an..

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Heavy rain, floods bring renewed calls in China for ‘sponge cities’

File Photo/credit: ReutersBEIJING: Heavy rain has lashed more than 10 cities in the Chinese province of Shandong since the weekend, inundating streets, disrupting traffic and renewing calls for better drainage in built-up areas where concrete and asp..

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Sri Lanka Sends 2 Ministers to Russia to Negotiate for Oil

Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities nearly exhausted amid the Indian Ocean island nation’s economic collapse. The development comes as Washington and its allies aim to cut off energy ..

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China

Xi Jinping’s presence at Hong Kong anniversary still unclear

HONG KONG: Questions continue to circle over whether Chinese leader Xi Jinping will attend the 25th year anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule and the inauguration of of the territory's new leader. China’s official Xi..

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China’s May industrial profits slump again

Profits at China's industrial firms shrank at a slower pace in May following a sharp fall in April, as activity in major manufacturing hubs resumed, but Covid-19 restrictions still weighed on factory production and squeezed factory margins.Profi..

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Macau launches third round of Covid testing

Macau launched a third round of mandatory Covid-19 testing for its more than 600,000 residents on Monday, in a push to curb a rise in infections in the world's biggest gambling hub.Officials during a media briefing said they discovered 96 new Co..

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Sports

China’s Li wins play-off to take Munich title

Li Haotong drained a 50-foot putt for birdie on the first play-off hole to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the International Open on Sunday for his first win in over four years.The Chinese player had led after each of the first three rounds in Mun..

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Macau to start another citywide testing drive

The Macau government announced on Sunday that it will conduct a third round of universal testing of residents over the next two days. Officials there reported that the number of Covid-19 cases in the latest outbreak had jumped to 299. Thirty-eight ne..

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Gareth Bale heading for Los Angeles FC

Wales forward Gareth Bale on Sunday appeared to confirm his move to Major League Soccer (MLS) side Los Angeles FC (LAFC) following his departure from LaLiga champions Real Madrid.The 32-year-old, who signed for Spanish giants Real from Premier League..

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