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What next for Trump's trusty New Zealander?
Chris Liddell says he is staying for Trump’s last days to help manage a ‘volatile’ time, but after Biden takes office he seems destined for a return home

Elle Hunt in Whangārei

15, Jan, 2021 @8:00 PM

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'Luxuries I can't afford': why fewer women in South Korea are having children
As the population declines, traditional gender roles and careers are leading many to forgo childbirth

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Nemo Kim in Seoul

15, Jan, 2021 @11:21 AM

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‘The eye of the storm’: how 76 Days captured Wuhan’s Covid lockdown up close
The co-director of the haunting documentary, filmed inside the city’s hospitals during the first outbreak, explains why it is so important

Patrick Wintour

15, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The true story behind the viral TikTok sea shanty hit
Rediscovered song, which has a ‘cheerful energy’, was likely written by a teenage sailor or shore whaler in New Zealand in the 1830s

Elle Hunt in Whangārei

15, Jan, 2021 @6:29 AM

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Australian government raises fears about the 'human cost' of China coal standoff
Like other Australian ministers, Keith Pitt has been unable to secure a call with his Chinese counterpart amid ongoing tensions

Daniel Hurst

15, Jan, 2021 @3:24 AM

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New year, new outbreak: China rushes to vaccinate 50 million as holiday looms
Drive to immunise 3.5% of the population in weeks comes ahead of the lunar new year festival and as three major cities are locked down

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Michael Standaert in Shenzhen

15, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Immunity passports could be the ticket to help reopen international borders | Anthony Gardiner
Though questions remain that still need answering, there are encouraging signs that proof of immunity to Covid-19 could help people return to normality

Anthony Gardiner

15, Jan, 2021 @12:25 AM

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Philippines and Indonesia back Chinese Covid jab despite efficacy doubts
Indonesian president receives his first dose of Sinovac vaccine live on TV as rollout begins

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

14, Jan, 2021 @4:18 PM

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China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in Wuhan
Delegation arrives as China suffers growing outbreak of coronavirus in Hebei province

Helen Davidson in Taipei

14, Jan, 2021 @9:22 AM

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South Korean AI chatbot pulled from Facebook after hate speech towards minorities
Lee Luda, built to emulate a 20-year-old Korean university student, engaged in homophobic slurs on social media

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Jan, 2021 @4:24 AM

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Bali’s thieving monkeys can spot high-value items to ransom
Study finds macaques go for tourists’ electronics and wallets over empty bags and then maximise their profit

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

14, Jan, 2021 @1:00 AM

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Fiji's attorney general won't face charges over 1987 bombings
Prosecutor says there is ‘insufficient evidence’ to charge Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, one of Fiji’s most powerful political figures

Kelvin Anthony

14, Jan, 2021 @12:54 AM

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