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Google staff condemn plan for censored Chinese search engine

China restricts internet users by blocking websites, censoring words and clamping down on free speech.

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Homes flooded, villages cut off as tropical storm hits Vietnam

Thailand, Laos and Myanmar also lashed by Bebinca’s relentless rain.

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Judge: 'Well-planned conspiracy' to kill Kim Jong-nam

Brother of Kim Jong-un was killed with toxic substance in 2017 but women involved say they were unwitting participants.

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Australian politicians condemn call to ban Muslim migration

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning criticised after proposing a 'final solution' to prevent Muslims from entering.

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Hong Kong activist renews calls for independence

Andy Chan called on the UK and US to help semi-autonomous region from being annexed and 'destroyed' by mainland China.

Andy Chan

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Australian archbishop avoids prison after concealing child abuse

Philip Wilson was sentenced to 12 months for covering up sexual abuse of children by priest from the Catholic Church.

Philip Wilson

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China's state media defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

More than one million Uighurs are estimated to be in detention in 'counter-extremism centres' in China's far west.

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Indonesia's Lombok earthquake death toll passes 430

More than 350,000 have been displaced after the magnitude-6.9 quake struck the tourist island a week ago.

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Deadly hospital fire kills nine people in Taiwan

Patients' relatives say they heard a blast and suspect an oxygen tank might have exploded.

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Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Rivals didn't mention an exact date and provided no details on how to implement past agreements towards reconciliation.

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