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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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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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Afghanistan earthquake: ‘What do we do if another disaster strikes?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts

CNN † Aid groups scrambled to help victims of a… powerful earthquake that shook eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people in an area ravaged by poor infrastructure, while the country faces severe economic and hunger crises. The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, has affected people who work in the …

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Afghanistan earthquake: ‘What do we do if another disaster strikes?’ Afghans face crises on all fronts

CNN † Aid groups scrambled to help victims of a… powerful earthquake that shook eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people in an area ravaged by poor infrastructure, while the country faces severe economic and hunger crises. The slow response, exacerbated by international sanctions and decades of mismanagement, has affected people who work in the …

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Covid: Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 escape antibodies from vaccination and previous infection, studies suggest

CNN † Omicron subvariants According to new data from researchers at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibody responses in both people who have had a previous Covid-19 infection and those who have been fully vaccinated and boosted . However, Covid-19 vaccination is still expected to provide …

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Earthquake in Afghanistan: Crisis-hit country struggles for aid after earthquake that killed more than 1,000

CNN † Desperate search and rescue operations were underway in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday after an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 peoplea heavy blow to a country already facing a serious economic and humanitarian crisis. The earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck near the city of Khost on the border with Pakistan …

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