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China earthquake death toll rises to 82

China earthquake death toll rises to 82

China’s deadly earthquake that struck the southwest on Monday has seen the death toll rise to 82. There are fears that rain and possible mudslides will affect the search for the many people who remain missing.

China quake death toll rises as roads reopen

China quake death toll rises as roads reopen

China experienced a devastating 6.6 magnitude earthquake on Monday, which claimed at least 74 lives.
Major roads leading to the epicentre of the earthquake in the southwestern province of Sichuan have started to reopen and traffic has resumed.

Should Shinzo Abe have a state funeral?

Should Shinzo Abe have a state funeral?

Should Shinzo Abe have a state funeral? As the government pushes forward with plans for such a funeral to honour Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, opposition grows over costs amid reminders that Abe was a divisive figure in the country.

Sri Lankan security forces raid anti-government protest camp

Sri Lankan security forces raid anti-government protest camp

France24 says Sri Lankan security forces raided a protest camp occupying government grounds in the main city of Colombo early on Friday and cleared out a section of it, a sign that the country’s new president was cracking down a day after his swearing-in.

Major victory for Japan's ruling party post Abe assassination

Major victory for Japan’s ruling party post Abe assassination

TRT World says JAPAN’S governing party and its coalition partner have scored a major victory in a parliamentary election imbued with meaning after the assassination of former PM Shinzo Abe amid uncertainty about how his loss may affect party unity.

Uzbekistan says 18 killed, hundreds wounded in unrest

Uzbekistan says 18 killed, hundreds wounded in unrest

VOA says EIGHTEEN people were killed and 243 wounded during unrest in Uzbekistan’s autonomous province of Karakalpakstan last week, Uzbek authorities said on Monday — the worst bout of violence in the Central Asian nation in 17 years.

Chinese invasion of Taiwan ‘would be catastrophic miscalculation’

Chinese invasion of Taiwan ‘would be catastrophic miscalculation’

The Guardian says China would be making “a catastrophic miscalculation” if it invaded Taiwan, Liz Truss has said, telling the Nato summit that the UK and other countries should reconsider trading relationships with countries that used economic power in “coercive” ways.

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