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Chinese invasion of Taiwan ‘would be catastrophic miscalculation’
Asia

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.

North Korea reports 18,820 more fever cases amid COVID outbreak
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North Korea reports 18,820 more fever cases amid COVID outbreak

Aljazeera says North Korea recorded 18,820 more cases of fever and no new deaths amid its first official COVID-19 outbreak, state media said on Monday, as authorities continue to insist infections in the impoverished country are being brought under control.

Philippines election 2022: voting begins to decide next president
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Philippines election 2022: voting begins to decide next president

The Guardian says polls opened in the Philippines on Monday as the country decides its next president in a polarising race between frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of the late dictator, and a human rights lawyer who has vowed to tackle old, rotten politics.