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‘Big line in the sand’: China promises no new coal-fired power projects abroad
Experts welcome Xi Jinping’s announcement at UN as hugely influential, but concerns remain over domestic emissions

Vincent Ni, China affairs correspondent, and Helen Sullivan

22, Sep, 2021 @1:59 AM

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‘Calculated risk’: Ardern gambles as New Zealand Covid restrictions eased
Elimination still the strategy but PM is relying on luck and people doing the right thing in easing measures while there are still new cases, say experts

Tess McClure in Wellington

22, Sep, 2021 @1:38 AM

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New Zealand: rushing anti-terror law could lead to surveillance overreach, minor parties say
The law will make planning a terrorist attack a crime, closing a loophole that meant authorities could not act against the Auckland supermarket attacker

Eva Corlett in Wellington

22, Sep, 2021 @12:54 AM

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UN: Joe Biden and Boris Johnson meet at White House after general assembly – as it happened
World leaders gathered for the UN general assembly in New York, with Joe Biden Jair Bolsonaro delivering speeches

Lauren Aratani

21, Sep, 2021 @10:29 PM

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US Covid deaths reach average of 1,900 a day – as it happened
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Euan O'Byrne Mulligan (now); Harriet Grant, Sarah Marsh, Miranda Bryant and Helen Sullivan(earlier)

21, Sep, 2021 @9:52 PM

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Ministers plan legal action to stop Insulate Britain disrupting motorways
Priti Patel and Grant Shapps want injunction this week, which could lead to protesters being jailed

Rajeev Syal

21, Sep, 2021 @9:41 PM

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Iran’s president denounces US sanctions as ‘crimes against humanity’
Ultra-conservative Ebrahim Raisi uses debut on international stage to deliver sustained attack on Washington

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

21, Sep, 2021 @9:26 PM

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Fears for democracy in El Salvador after president claims to be ‘coolest dictator’
US diplomat raises concerns after Nayib Bukele makes outlandish claim on Twitter and replaces judges to permit future re-election

Staff and agencies in San Salvador

21, Sep, 2021 @9:05 PM

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Electric air taxis to make their debut in Brazil’s most congested city
A Dublin-based company is promising zero-emission journeys across traffic-choked São Paulo, Latin America’s biggest city

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

21, Sep, 2021 @7:36 PM

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Trudeau didn’t win the majority but still has chance to pass sweeping legislation
Canadian prime minister will stay in power but will be forced to navigate a parliament that he needs to woo in order to survive

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

21, Sep, 2021 @6:47 PM

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US has ‘no closer ally than Australia’, Biden says after Aukus pact
US president and Australian PM welcome new security ties after deal that has infuriated France

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

21, Sep, 2021 @6:32 PM

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What is the Narnia-inspired Caldron Pool and is it fomenting ‘Christian nationalism’ in Australia?
Website hosts petitions opposing Covid rules on religious grounds, as well as contributions from rightwing politicians such as George Christensen

Tory Shepherd

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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