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Singapore tightens COVID-19 rules despite 80 per cent vaccination rate

Singapore tightens COVID-19 rules despite 80 per cent vaccination rate

Singapore’s latest move to combat COVID-19 appears to shift away from the country’s stated transition toward living with the virus.

  • by Philip J. Heijmans

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Build a glass bridge and get over it – if you’re game

Build a glass bridge and get over it – if you’re game

Some of China’s most impressive tourist attractions capitalise on the fear factor.

  • by Madeleine Grey
Taliban bringing back executions, cutting off hands

Taliban bringing back executions, cutting off hands

People may be permitted to video punishments as a deterrent to others, says Taliban hardliner Mullah Nooruddin Turabi.

  • by Kathy Gannon
Evergrande collapse exposes lost world a lightning-fast economy left behind

Evergrande collapse exposes lost world a lightning-fast economy left behind

When the villagers left the Shengsi Islands in the early 1990s, China’s property market was at the start of a boom that would last until this year.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Police investigate terrifying clown prank outside Singapore schools

Police investigate terrifying clown prank outside Singapore schools

In one photo, a person disguised as a clown was seen staring at children standing near a bus stop close to a school.

  • by Jennifer Hassan
Running on empty: how Evergrande became the world’s most indebted property company

Running on empty: how Evergrande became the world’s most indebted property company

For 25 years Evergrande built its empire on China’s rapid urbanisation. A newly mobile middle class needed units to live in, music to listen to and stadiums to fill.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Xi goes global as Biden pushes old alliances at the UN

Xi goes global as Biden pushes old alliances at the UN

The Chinese President courts those who feel snubbed by American exceptionalism. Joe Biden puts America’s “enduring security and prosperity” first.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
India calls UK vaccine rules ‘discriminatory’, Johnson announces booster

India calls UK vaccine rules ‘discriminatory’, Johnson announces booster

Britain has said it will not recognise coronavirus certificates from India, despite the vaccines being made under licence from a British company.

  • by Sheikh Saaliq
Xi says China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad

Xi says China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad

Xi provided no details in his announcement, but China has been under heavy diplomatic pressure to put an end to its coal financing overseas.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Taliban appoint UN Ambassador and ask to address the assembly

Taliban appoint UN Ambassador and ask to address the assembly

Earlier, an Afghan rapper and activist pleaded with world leaders not to recognise the militants unless they guaranteed rights for women.

  • by David Wainer
Morrison is making an enemy of China – and Labor is helping him

Morrison is making an enemy of China – and Labor is helping him

China does not pose a military threat to Australia, yet this is how the Morrison government is presenting it.

  • by Paul Keating