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China's economic activity expands for the first time in months as Covid 'exit wave' ends

Economic activity in China has expanded for the first time in four months as disruptions caused by the abrupt end of its zero-Covid policy appears to be fading. source https://www.cnn.com…

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Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles fight to purge one family
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Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles fight to purge one family's name from the art world

The campaign by American photographer Nan Goldin to shame galleries and museums into cutting ties with the Sackler families, the owners of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, was always u…

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Brazil
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Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro applies for six-month US tourist visa

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking a six-month tourist visa to remain in the United States, the law firm representing Bolsonaro confirmed to CNN Brasil on Monday. source…

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Coca-Cola in the Forbidden City: Why this 1981 photo symbolized a cultural shift in China
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Coca-Cola in the Forbidden City: Why this 1981 photo symbolized a cultural shift in China

A young man stands grinning in Beijing's Forbidden City. It's the dead of winter, and one of his hands is buried deep into the pockets of his long overcoat to protect it from the ch…

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NATO secretary general urges South Korea to allow direct arms exports to Ukraine
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NATO secretary general urges South Korea to allow direct arms exports to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday asked South Korea to reconsider its rule on not exporting weapons to countries in conflict so it could help arm Ukraine in repelling Russia…

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fires senior minister over tax controversy
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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fires senior minister over tax controversy

The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak bowed to pressure on Sunday by firing the Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi, who has faced criticism over his personal tax arrangements. source h…

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10 children killed and seven injured in Pakistan after boat capsizes
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10 children killed and seven injured in Pakistan after boat capsizes

Ten children were killed and seven were injured when a boat capsized on a lake in northern Pakistan Sunday, police said. source https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/29/asia/pakistan-boat-accident-…

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Bus crash kills 39 people in Pakistan
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Bus crash kills 39 people in Pakistan

At least 39 people were killed when a bus careered into a ditch and caught fire in the southern Pakistan city of Bela on Sunday. source https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/29/asia/bus-crash-pakistan-39-death-intl-hnk/index.html

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Settlements to be
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Settlements to be 'strengthened' in wake of Jerusalem attacks, Israeli PM says

Israel will "take steps to strengthen settlement" in response to shooting attacks in Jerusalem Friday and Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. source https://ww…

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Lunar New Year holiday trips surge in China after lifting of Covid restrictions
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Lunar New Year holiday trips surge in China after lifting of Covid restrictions

China saw 226 million domestic trips during the Lunar New Year holiday, state media reported, a 74% surge from last year after the government lifted all travel curbs under its now-abandoned…

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Two wounded in shooting in Jerusalem, police say, after synagogue attack leaves seven dead
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Two wounded in shooting in Jerusalem, police say, after synagogue attack leaves seven dead

Two people were wounded in a shooting attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, emergency services say, the day after a gunman killed at least seven people near a synagogue in the city. source htt…

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US citizen charged over alleged killing of DJ in Colombia
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US citizen charged over alleged killing of DJ in Colombia

Colombian authorities have charged an American citizen over the alleged murder of a female DJ in Colombia whose body was discovered inside a suitcase at the bottom of a garbage container. …

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At least seven dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, Israeli police say
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At least seven dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, Israeli police say

Israeli police say at least seven people were killed and three were injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday amid high tensions in Israel and the Palestinian territorie…

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Every year,
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Every year, 'Invasion Day' forces Australia to confront some painful truths

Musician Fred Leone sings traditional songs to the steady beat of clap sticks that echo through the empty streets as the sun rises on what he calls a "hard day for Blackfellas." …

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Blinken to visit Israel and West Bank with tensions high after outbreak of violence
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Blinken to visit Israel and West Bank with tensions high after outbreak of violence

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah next week has gained new urgency after a wave of deadly violence in Israel and the West Bank. source https://www.…

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Eight confirmed dead after ship capsizes near Japan, nine still missing
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Eight confirmed dead after ship capsizes near Japan, nine still missing

Eight people who were aboard a cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Japan earlier this week have died and nine remain missing, the Japan Coast Guard said Thursday. source https://www…

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Protests reach Haiti airport and Prime Minister
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Protests reach Haiti airport and Prime Minister's residence over police killings

Protesters and some police officers protested at the official residence of Haiti's prime minister in the capital Port-au-Prince on Thursday, decrying recent killings of police, accordin…

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Russian warship armed with hypersonic missiles to train with Chinese, South African navies
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Russian warship armed with hypersonic missiles to train with Chinese, South African navies

A Russian warship armed with advanced hypersonic missiles completed a drill in the Atlantic Ocean, ahead of joint naval exercises with the Chinese and South African navies scheduled for nex…

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Chinese engineer sentenced to 8 years in US prison for spying
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Chinese engineer sentenced to 8 years in US prison for spying

A former graduate student in Chicago was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on engineers and scientists in the Unite…

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Peruvian families demand reparations for protester deaths amid reminders of a painful past
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Peruvian families demand reparations for protester deaths amid reminders of a painful past

"If something happens to me, don't cry," Leonardo Hancco told his wife, Ruth Barcena, the morning of December 15 in Peru's southern city of Ayacucho. source https://www.…

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