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US warns its citizens in China they risk 'arbitrary' arrest

US warns its citizens in China they risk 'arbitrary' arrest

The State Department warned US citizens living in or traveling to China they may face arbitrary arrest, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing.

  • by Erik Wasson

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‘I’m sorry to everyone’: Seoul mayor tainted by scandal in death
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‘I’m sorry to everyone’: Seoul mayor tainted by scandal in death

As a lawyer, he won a host of landmark cases for women's rights and was honoured with the "women's rights award", but an allegation this week tainted his name.

  • by Choe Sang-Hun
'Show of strength': Singapore's opposition wins record showing
World elections

'Show of strength': Singapore's opposition wins record showing

Even small shifts in the PAP's popularity can lead to major policy changes, and incumbent PM Lee Hsien Loong struck a downbeat tone on Saturday.

  • by Tom Westbrook, John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan
What is Australia's Hong Kong visa package all about?
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Hong Kong protests

What is Australia's Hong Kong visa package all about?

Why is Australia offering visas to some Hongkongers? Who will be eligible? What are the politics of the move?

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Kazakhstan denies Chinese reports of pneumonia deadlier than COVID-19
Coronavirus pandemic

Kazakhstan denies Chinese reports of pneumonia deadlier than COVID-19

On its official WeChat account, the Chinese embassy flagged a "significant increase" in cases on three Kazakh cities since mid-June.

  • by David Stanway
Calls to 'respect media freedom' as five Australian journalists investigated
Press freedom

Calls to 'respect media freedom' as five Australian journalists investigated

Broadcaster Al Jazeera is calling for Malaysian authorities to "respect media freedom" as five Australian journalists are investigated for a documentary that is critical of the government.

  • by Nicole Precel
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It's the margin, not the victory that matters in this election
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World elections

It's the margin, not the victory that matters in this election

Singapore has been ruled by the People's Action Party since 1959. That's unlikely to change now, but the vote still matters a lot.

  • by James Massola
Seoul mayor found dead hours after being reported missing
Missing person

Seoul mayor found dead hours after being reported missing

Park Won-soon’s body was found in hills in northern Seoul, more than seven hours after police launched a massive search for him.

  • by Kim Tong-Hyung
Indonesia surges past 2000 daily cases as coronavirus takes hold
Coronavirus pandemic

Indonesia surges past 2000 daily cases as coronavirus takes hold

Indonesia has recorded more than 2000 cases of coronavirus in a day for the first time and infection rates are rising rapidly.

  • by James Massola and Amilia Rosa
Australia's response to Hong Kong mixes compassion and self-interest
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Hong Kong protests

Australia's response to Hong Kong mixes compassion and self-interest

The government had no choice but to respond to China's new crackdown but it has done so carefully.

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Courageous Hong Kong visas will come at a price
Analysis
Hong Kong protests

Courageous Hong Kong visas will come at a price

Australia has just told the residents of its largest trading partner that it no longer believes they are safe at home. 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw