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Pompo: The Cinephile review – a cliched manga love letter to movie-making
Takayuki Hirao’s animated feature is set in the fictional Nyallywood, where a B-movie producer in pigtails and a sailor dress takes on a serious-minded film about ageing, art and loss

Phuong Le

27, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Discipline, teamwork, acceptance: why football is a lifeline for queer Cambodian teens
A new documentary tells the story of the Lotus Sports Club and Pa Vann Sovann, its much-respected transgender coach

Fiona Kelliher

27, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Weather tracker: Japan swelters as ‘heat dome’ pushes up temperatures
Trapped warm air and high pressure result in country recording temperature of 40C for first time in month of June

Jodie Woodcock (Metdesk)

27, Jun, 2022 @9:43 AM

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Alarm in Beijing after announcement zero-Covid policy may last five years
Communist party official posts notice saying mass mandatory testing and travel curbs will continue

Helen Davidson in Taipei

27, Jun, 2022 @8:48 AM

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Garbage island no more: how one Japanese community triumphed over a toxic waste dump
Teshima – site of Japan’s worst case of illegal dumping of industrial waste – was saved by locals who fought relentlessly to have their beloved home restored

Justin McCurry on Teshima island

26, Jun, 2022 @11:06 PM

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‘Things aren’t going back’: Australia braces for step-up in China’s Pacific push
Despite initial relief over island nations’ rejection of security and economic pact, senior government figure says reprieve could be only temporary

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Our global food supply is at risk when high gas prices limit the creation of fertiliser | Andrew Whitelaw
We need synthetic fertilisers to produce enough food for the world’s population – there are no other alternatives yet

Andrew Whitelaw

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Mystery deepens as owners say Hong Kong floating restaurant has not sunk
Loss-making business still afloat but rescue work extremely difficult due to depth of water, say owners

Vincent Ni

24, Jun, 2022 @3:21 PM

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Foetus fronts legal challenge over emissions in South Korea
Lawyers representing 20-week-old foetus allege state is breaching rights of future generations

Isabella Kaminski

24, Jun, 2022 @10:21 AM

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Chinese premier calls for more coal production as electricity demand soars
Records for electricity usage broken in Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu after early summer heatwaves

Helen Davidson in Taipei

24, Jun, 2022 @9:56 AM

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Two killed after Chinese electric car falls from third floor of company’s offices
Nio criticised over statement that said accident at Shanghai HQ was ‘not caused by the vehicle’

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @9:34 AM

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China ambassador tells Australian protesters ‘no such thing as absolute freedom’
Xiao Qian says there is no reason for China and Australia to be enemies as his address is interrupted by protests

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

24, Jun, 2022 @6:40 AM

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