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‘People are tired’: Chris Hipkins, the New Zealand minister battling to eliminate Covid
As the country’s much-lauded pandemic policy reaches a critical moment, Hipkins insists it remains committed to elimination

Tess McClure in Wellington

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘It really woke parliament up’: King of Tonga criticises government handling of drugs crisis
In rare political speech, the king addressed the epidemic that is overwhelming Tonga hospitals and prisons

Joshua Mcdonald

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Everything has exploded now’: on the streets with Thailand’s protesters
For the past month, Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection has been a battleground between police and protesters, angry at economic, health and rights crisis

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Canada, China and US were all doomed to lose in Meng Wanzhou’s case
Analysis: After the Huawei chief’s detention, the saga rapidly turned from a narrow legal dispute into an escalating battle

Patrick Wintour

24, Sep, 2021 @7:18 PM

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Philippines’ youth call for systemic change at climate protest
Protesters parading an effigy of Rodrigo Duterte in Manila call for policies that prioritise people and planet

Carmela Fonbuena

24, Sep, 2021 @4:09 PM

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China's pledge to kick the coal habit comes at a critical moment for the planet | Sam Geall
Ending investments in overseas coal shows Beijing still takes the climate crisis seriously, says Sam Geall of China Dialogue

Sam Geall

24, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Biden to rally regional support for China containment strategy at Quad summit
Biden will meet leaders of Australia, India and Japan as he builds a web of alliances to support democracy and deter authoritarianism

Julian Borger in Washington

24, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Jacinda Ardern looks to life beyond lockdowns with 90% vaccination target
News that jabs may soon be approved for children could allow New Zealand to achieve milestone, experts say, but equality in access must be improved

Eva Corlett in Wellington

24, Sep, 2021 @2:02 AM

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Sun Cable’s huge solar project in Northern Territory a step closer after support from Indonesia
Project backed by Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes to supply electricity to Singapore given go-ahead for subsea cable

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

23, Sep, 2021 @11:45 PM

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Experts say China’s low-level cyberwar is becoming severe threat
Activity more overt and reckless despite US, British and other political efforts to bring it to a halt

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Sep, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Race to become Japan’s next PM too close to call days before vote
Contest to lead ruling party and country appears to be two-horse race between Taro Kono and Fumio Kishida

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

23, Sep, 2021 @12:34 PM

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New Zealand is no ‘off-grid’ safe haven from the apocalypse | Max Harris
From 19th-century colonists to today’s super wealthy, New Zealand has been wrongly depicted as a ‘blank slate’, says Max Harris, author of The New Zealand Project

Max Harris

23, Sep, 2021 @10:21 AM

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