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Chinese Censors Scrub Internet After Senior Party Official Gives Speech on Beijing Zero-Covid Timeline

CNN † Chinese censors rushed to remove an apparently misleading quote from a senior Communist Party official published in state media on Monday claiming that the “zero-CovidThe policy would remain in effect in Beijing for the next five years in an effort to tame an online backlash. Beijing Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper for …

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World faces ‘oceanic emergency’, UN warns as activists push for action | Climate crisis news

The five-day United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, aims to restore ocean health. The world is facing an “oceanic emergency”, United Nations head Antonio Guterres warned as thousands of activists, scientists and leaders gathered at the United Nations Ocean Conference in the Portuguese capital to call for measures to be strengthened protection of the …

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Indian journalist Mohammed Zubair arrested for 2018 Twitter post | Press Freedom News

New Delhi, India – Police in the Indian capital have arrested journalist Mohammed Zubair on charges of hurting religious feelings over a tweet he posted in 2018. Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, was arrested Monday night in New Delhi and placed in police custody for a day, officials and media reports said. Zubair …

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Chinese Censors Scrub Internet After Senior Party Official Gives Speech on Beijing Zero-Covid Timeline

Beijing Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper for the Chinese capital, previously reported that the city’s party chief, Cai Qi, said on Monday that “Beijing will take resolute measures over the next five years to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and the ‘Zero-Covid Policy to Prevent Imported Cases from Coming in and Rebounding Home Affairs’.” The …

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In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, one daughter’s struggle to get medicine for her father strikes a chord

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in the CNN newsletter Meanwhile in China, a three-week update that explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it’s impacting the world. Register here. CNN † What was meant to be a simple message, a daughter taking her elderly father to the …

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G7 Aims to Raise $600 Billion to Counter China’s Belt and Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 26 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of …

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Taliban call for bank balances to be thawed after deadly earthquake | Taliban news

Aid groups said Taliban authorities have tried in the past to divert aid to areas and people who supported their positions. The Afghan Taliban government has called on international governments to lift sanctions and lift the assets of the country’s central bank as the country faces the aftermath of a earthquake which has killed more …

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Prime Minister Hasina opens Bangladesh’s longest bridge over the Padma River | News

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated a historic bridge over the turbulent Padma River after years of delays over corruption allegations that forced the World Bank to walk away from the nearly $4 billion mega project, which will connect Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, to the underdeveloped southwestern region of the country. Saturday’s opening …

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Prime Minister Hasina opens Bangladesh’s longest bridge over the Padma River | News

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated a historic bridge over the turbulent Padma River after years of delays over corruption allegations that forced the World Bank to walk away from the nearly $4 billion mega project, which will connect Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, to the underdeveloped southwestern region of the country. Saturday’s opening …

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