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China lifts Xi'an lockdown as Beijing virus fight ramps up

China lifts Xi'an lockdown as Beijing virus fight ramps up

BEIJING: One of China's longest coronavirus lockdowns since the start of the pandemic came to an end on Monday as authorities announced the lifting of most restrictions in the northern megacity of Xi'an.

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Yemen missiles downed over UAE capital as tensions soar

Yemen missiles downed over UAE capital as tensions soar

ABU DHABI: Two ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni rebels were intercepted and destroyed over the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday, officials said, the latest attack in a sharp escalation in the seven-year long war.

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2 US carriers enter S. China Sea to 'counter malign influence'

TAIPEI: Two US aircraft carrier groups have entered the disputed South China Sea for training, the Department of Defense said on Monday in what a senior commander said was to reassure allies and demonstrate resolve to "counter malign influence".

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2 US carriers enter S. China Sea to 'counter malign influence'
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Soldiers seen outside Burkina Faso state TV after mutinies

OUAGADOUGOU - Hooded soldiers took up positions outside Burkina Faso's state TV in the capital Ouagadougou on Monday, an AFP journalist witnessed, a day after mutinies by troops prompted fears of a coup.

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Soldiers seen outside Burkina Faso state TV after mutinies
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Mexican journalist murdered in Tijuana, second in less than a week

TIJUANA (MEXICO) - A journalist was killed in Tijuana Sunday, the local prosecutor said, the second media worker murdered in less than a week in the northern Mexican border city.

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Mexican journalist murdered in Tijuana, second in less than a week
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China lifts Xi'an lockdown as Beijing virus fight ramps up

BEIJING: One of China's longest coronavirus lockdowns since the start of the pandemic came to an end on Monday as authorities announced the lifting of most restrictions in the northern megacity of Xi'an.

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China lifts Xi'an lockdown as Beijing virus fight ramps up
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Vietnam further eases entry rules for some foreign travellers

Some foreigners and Vietnamese living abroad no longer need written permission from Vietnamese authorities to enter the country as the government gradually eases travel restrictions.

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Vietnam further eases entry rules for some foreign travellers
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Yemen missiles downed over UAE capital as tensions soar

ABU DHABI: Two ballistic missiles fired by Yemeni rebels were intercepted and destroyed over the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday, officials said, the latest attack in a sharp escalation in the seven-year long war.

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Yemen missiles downed over UAE capital as tensions soar
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China accused of interference as Australia PM's WeChat account vanishes

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's WeChat account has disappeared, prompting accusations of Chinese "interference" from senior members of his government Monday.

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China accused of interference as Australia PM's WeChat account vanishes
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Indonesia, Singapore to start quarantine-free travel bubble

Indonesia and Singapore are starting a quarantine-free travel between the two countries to spur the economy as Covid-19’s Omicron cases become more dominant.

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Indonesia, Singapore to start quarantine-free travel bubble
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UK court to rule on Assange extradition case

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn Monday whether he can appeal to Britain's Supreme Court against a High Court ruling that he may be extradited to the United States.

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UK court to rule on Assange extradition case
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Taliban, Western officials meet for talks in Oslo

OSLO: Taliban and Western diplomats meet in Oslo on Monday for talks on Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis and human rights, especially those of women whose freedoms have been curbed by the hardline Islamists.

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Taliban, Western officials meet for talks in Oslo