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Turkey and Syria earthquake updates: death toll passes 4,800 with numbers expected to rise – latest news
At least 3,381 have died in Turkey, while Syria toll stands at 1,444; WHO says deaths could pass 20,000

Martin Belam (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

07, Feb, 2023 @8:09 AM

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Russia-Ukraine war live: Moscow moves troops into eastern Ukraine ahead of new offensive, Luhansk governor says
Serhiy Haidai says Russian reserves are being deployed ‘in our direction’ as they prepare for a ‘full-scale offensive’ this month

Tobi Thomas (now) and Jordyn Beazley (earlier)

07, Feb, 2023 @7:54 AM

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Tuesday briefing: Why the Turkey and Syria earthquake was a catastrophe
In today’s newsletter: Hundreds of casualties have been reported in Turkey and bordering Syria after the quake – and the ramifications will last years

Archie Bland

07, Feb, 2023 @6:57 AM

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Protests in Solomon Islands as key China critic politician is ousted in no confidence vote
Daniel Suidani, premier of Malaita province, has been one of the most vocal critics of the Pacific country’s relationship with China

Charley Piringi in Honiara

07, Feb, 2023 @6:25 AM

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‘Race against time’: what the papers say after the Turkey-Syria earthquake
Scenes from rescue efforts feature prominently in front-page coverage

Jordyn Beazley

07, Feb, 2023 @5:33 AM

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Simpsons censored in Hong Kong for mentioning China ‘labour camps’
Episode removed from Disney+ is the second of the cartoon to be made unavailable in Hong Kong

Helen Davidson in Taipei

07, Feb, 2023 @5:12 AM

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Google targets low-income US women with ads for anti-abortion pregnancy centers, study shows
Exclusive: Research by the Tech Transparency Project finds ads directing women in two cities to centers that do not offer abortions

Poppy Noor

07, Feb, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Rights abuses often ‘tipping point’ for extremist recruitment, UN study finds
Quality education and exposure to different cultures identified as key preventive factors in African survey

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Old-school backpacks too heavy, Japan’s pupils complain
Sturdy leather bag known as randoseru can weigh 4-10kg when full, leaving students in pain and wanting something lighter

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

07, Feb, 2023 @3:57 AM

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Thousands killed in major quakes – as it happened
Numbers of dead expected to increase rapidly amid desperate search and rescue operations following two quakes on Monday

Helen Sullivan (now), Tom Ambrose, Geneva Abdul,Martin Belam, Jordyn Beazley and Samantha Lock (earlier)

07, Feb, 2023 @2:48 AM

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Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria: what we know so far on day two
UN says death toll could rise to more than 20,000 from one of the most powerful earthquakes to hit the region in at least a century

Helen Sullivan

07, Feb, 2023 @12:47 AM

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War of words over downed Chinese spy balloon continues as US recovers debris
Beijing lodges formal complaint with US embassy as Washington throws criticism back at China

Verna Yu and Julian Borger in Washington

06, Feb, 2023 @11:44 PM

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