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Xi Jinping calls for mutual Covid vaccine approvals
Speaking to the G20 summit by video, China’s president stresses vaccine cooperation and economic stability

Vincent Ni and agencies

30, Oct, 2021 @4:21 PM

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G20 leaders to endorse Biden proposal for global minimum corporate tax
US heralds ‘reshaping of rules of the global economy’, a win for Biden amid domestic deadlock on spending

Edward Helmore and agencies

30, Oct, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Germany fears fourth Covid wave as vaccination rates remain low
With a new governing coalition yet to be formed and jab refusal high, experts worry the country is unprepared for a surge in cases

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

30, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Tourists marvel at ancient Rome’s party town, now buried by the sea
Statues and ruins of a 2,000-year-old resort, famed for luxury and vice, are now a marine visitor attraction

Angela Giuffrida in Pozzuoli

30, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘People are starting to wane’: China’s zero-Covid policy takes toll
Latest Delta variant outbreak is testing the limits of people’s patience with aggressive containment measures

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent

30, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Japan’s governing party set for bloodied victory in weekend election
Polls show the LDP may struggle to hold on to its sole majority in the 465-seat chamber

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

30, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Japan ports swamped by pumice spewed from undersea volcano
Dozens of fishing vessels and ports have been damaged, with tonnes of the floating pebbles being removed from coastlines every day

Staff and agencies

30, Oct, 2021 @4:54 AM

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Chaoyang masses: the rise of Beijing’s neighbourhood patrols
Red-armbanded neighbourhood watchers have become a common sight on streets of China’s capital

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

30, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Covid live: early boosters approved for vulnerable people in UK; Brazil health chiefs receive death threats over vaccine for children – as it happened
Booster jabs in UK can now be given to certain vulnerable people sooner than six months after a second dose; Russia reports 1,163 new Covid deaths

Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose ,Martin Belam ,Samantha Lock (earlier)

29, Oct, 2021 @10:55 PM

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Forced retreat: one New Zealand town’s fate highlights coming fight over climate adaptation
The tiny town of Matatā provides a bleak preview of the challenges that could play out across the country in the decades to come

Tess McClure in Matatā

29, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Rebuild or relocate? Climate crisis leaves New Zealand coastal communities facing tough choice
Tens of thousands of homes are exposed on country’s vast coastline, as climate change exacerbates extreme weather

Eva Corlett in Wellington

29, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Mockery of disabled singer not discriminatory, Canada’s top court decides
Legal battle that waged for more than a decade considered balance between artistic freedom and protection of vulnerable children

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

29, Oct, 2021 @6:57 PM

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