Asia Pacific

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Turtle concern: Australian businessman denies threatening to sell Conflict Islands to China
Ian Gowrie-Smith says he was frustrated the Australian government did not respond to urgent funding request for turtle conservation

Tory Shepherd

25, Sep, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Weather tracker: storms batter Alaska, Caribbean and Japan
Hurricane causes blackout across Puerto Rico while typhoon forces 8m to flee homes in Japan

Alice Fowle (Metdesk)

23, Sep, 2022 @8:56 AM

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Myanmar model who criticised junta stuck in limbo after being denied entry to Thailand
Han Lay appealed for help on social media after being stopped at Bangkok airport, saying Myanmar police there want to speak to her

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

23, Sep, 2022 @5:58 AM

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China ready for ‘fight’ over international action on Xinjiang human rights abuses
Threat comes as UN member states meet in Geneva amid pressure to take action on a damning report on abuse of Uyghurs

Helen Davidson in Taipei

23, Sep, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Calls for stalking law overhaul in South Korea as woman’s murder shocks nation
Stabbing triggers accusations that authorities are failing to take violence against women seriously

Justin McCurry

23, Sep, 2022 @5:27 AM

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Māori tribe secures landmark apology and compensation over colonial atrocities
Settlement is the culmination of more than 30 years of fighting for reparations

Eva Corlett in Wellington

23, Sep, 2022 @3:56 AM

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Patience with Putin may be ebbing among friendlier countries
Turkey, India and China respond cooly to news of planned referendums in Ukrainian regions occupied by Russia

Patrick Wintour in New York

22, Sep, 2022 @6:56 PM

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Japan forced to prop up yen after bank keeps to negative interest rates
Central banks are putting rates up as currencies slide against dollar but Japan and Turkey buck trend

Graeme Wearden

22, Sep, 2022 @4:38 PM

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‘I lost them all’: a family’s sole survivor recalls their slow death under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge
As a UN court upholds the conviction of the genocidal regime’s last surviving leader, Seang Seng tells how starvation and forced labour killed 23 people of his family

Rebecca Ratcliffe

22, Sep, 2022 @2:52 PM

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Hong Kong journalist allowed to travel to UK after court grants bail
Ronson Chan was arrested in September as part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent and free expression in the city

Helen Davidson in Taipei

22, Sep, 2022 @2:41 PM

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Chinese police detain ‘godfather of film industry’ over abuse claims
Du Yingzhe, a well-known tutor at a prestigious teaching academy, accused of abusing at least 19 students

Helen Davidson in Taipei

22, Sep, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Cambodia court rejects genocide appeal of last surviving Khmer Rouge leader
Judge upholds conviction of Khieu Samphan, 91, in what is likely to be UN-backed court’s last judgment

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

22, Sep, 2022 @8:26 AM

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