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A health worker administers a dose of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at Thai-Japan Bangkok Youth Center in Bangkok,…
Officials and developers hope shots will be ready in time to give booster shots tailored to the virus’s variants by next year
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Sat, 06/19/2021 - 04:38 AM
Police officers escort Cheung Kim-hung, right, CEO and Executive Director of Next Digital Ltd at Apple Daily headquarters in…
Authorities deploy a sweeping security law to target the newspaper
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Sat, 06/19/2021 - 04:06 AM
Medical workers administer tests at the Bondi Beach COVID-19 testing centre in Sydney
New COVID-19 vaccine attacks the virus as it enters the body
Phil Mercer
Sat, 06/19/2021 - 03:04 AM
Flowers are seen near photos of protesters who died during a protest against the military coup Myanmar, outside the ASEAN…
In a resolution with strong support, nations called on Myanmar's military to reverse course and stop the bloodshed
Margaret Besheer
Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:38 PM
FILE - Myanmar soldiers walk along a street during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 28, 2021.
General Assembly resolution also urges military to respect November election results and release political detainees
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Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:34 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the opening of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea
The U.S. and others have urged the North to return to the talks, but Kim has said the U.S. must withdraw what it calls a hostile policy toward North Korea
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Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:44 AM
A protester shouts slogans during a rally outside the Chinese consulate in Metro Manila, Philippines on Friday, May 7, 2021…
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group entered the South China Sea this week, China sent an intelligence-gathering ship and a maritime patrol aircraft, one report says
Ralph Jennings
Fri, 06/18/2021 - 05:52 AM
Families of refugees prepare injera, a traditional Ethiopian food, in the yard of one of many schools in Mekelle, Ethiopia, that are now camps for displaced families, June 3, 2021. (Yan Boechat/VOA)
The number of people forcibly displaced last year hit a record high of 82.4 million because of wars, violence, persecution and human rights violations
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 06/18/2021 - 03:03 AM
Managing editor for Frontier Myanmar Danny Fenster is pictured in this undated handout obtained May 25, 2021. The 37-year-old…
Danny Fenster is accused of fomenting dissent against military government
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 03:58 PM
FILE - Corn stalks struggling from lack of rain and a heat wave covering most of the U.S. lie flat on the ground in Farmingdale, Illinois.
UN report says climate change is causing more intense global drought disasters, which are threatening agricultural production and world’s safe water supply
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 09:54 AM
People walk by posters to promote the Olympic Games planned to start in the summer of 2021, in Tokyo, June 16, 2021.
Tokyo and other prefectures will transition to 'quasi-emergency' measures after state of emergency ends on June 20 
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 08:45 AM
In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo, visitors look at a life-size model of the Tianhe core module of China's next space station.
While China concedes it arrived late at the space station game, it says its facility is cutting-edge and it could also outlast the International Space Station, which is nearing the end of its functional lifespan
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 07:36 AM
A woman wearing a face mask is silhouetted as she walks by a TV screen showing CCTV live telecast of the Long March-2F Y12…
Three astronauts rendezvous with Tianhe module for 3-month mission
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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 05:21 AM
In this April 27, 2021, photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, its personnel patrol beside ships said to be Chinese…
Foreign ministers from Beijing and 10 Southeast Asian nations agreed to seek a resumption of talks about South China Sea
Ralph Jennings
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 04:48 AM
People share an umbrella while walking near the Opera House in Sydney
A survey by the University of Technology Sydney says Australians are wary of China’s assertiveness but are keen for the deteriorating relationship to be repaired.
Phil Mercer
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 04:20 AM