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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea, South Korea military says
Launch comes as Chinese foreign minister is in Seoul to discuss stalled nuclear diplomacy and two days after North tests a new long-range cruise missile

Staff and agencies

15, Sep, 2021 @4:36 AM

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Why Kerala is still in the grip of India’s second wave of Covid
National cases are at record lows, yet in state that excelled in handling first wave rates have stayed high since May

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

15, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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New Zealand reopens MIQ border bookings as new Covid cases drop to 14
News on quarantine reopening will be welcomed by New Zealanders stranded overseas as country remains hopeful it can eliminate Delta

Tess McClure in Christchurch

15, Sep, 2021 @2:53 AM

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New Zealand bill to ban LGBTQ conversion practices receives record 100,000 submissions
Activists hopeful the majority of submissions will be in favour, amid previous signs of support and large social media campaign

Tess McClure in Christchurch

15, Sep, 2021 @2:04 AM

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Zen and the art of working from home: Japanese builder offers mini office kit
The Hanare Zen is 91cm wide and 1.8m long and aims to help workers escape their overcrowded home environments

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

15, Sep, 2021 @12:44 AM

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Africa ‘left behind by rest of the world’ on vaccines, says WHO – as it happened
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Lucy Campbell (now); Kaamil Ahmed, Kevin Rawlinson, Miranda Bryant and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

14, Sep, 2021 @10:41 PM

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Trust rows back on plans to jab children at Covid clinics if no parental consent
Oxford trust says teams will work closely with heads to obtain parental consent

Sally Weale Education correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @10:38 PM

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Court rules against woman who became face of China’s #MeToo movement
Zhou Xiaoxuan, who accused CCTV host of sexual harassment, vows to appeal ‘unfair treatment’

Helen Davidson, Vincent Ni and agencies

14, Sep, 2021 @9:14 PM

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Experts warn of a rough winter but PM is clinging to plan A
Analysis: despite Whitty and Vallance’s fears, Boris Johnson and his team remain optimistic

Heather Stewart Political editor

14, Sep, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Bring in measures soon or risk 7,000 daily Covid hospitalisations, Sage warns
Ministers told ‘basket of measures’ such as continued home working can keep cases under control

Ian Sample and Heather Stewart

14, Sep, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Haiti prosecutor calls for prime minister to be charged over president’s killing
Ariel Henry, 71-year-old neurosurgeon, became country’s leader in July, two weeks after assassination of Jovenel Moïse

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @6:16 PM

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EU has no choice but to engage with Taliban, says foreign policy chief
Josep Borrell tells MEPs that EU can only influence future developments by engaging with new Afghan regime

Daniel Boffey in Strasbourg

14, Sep, 2021 @5:55 PM

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