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January 23, 2021

2 Films Offer 2 Tales of Wuhan Lockdown Ahead of 1-Year Anniversary

By Associated Press
A government-sanctioned look back at the early fight against COVID-19 differs sharply from a documentary directed by artist and dissident Ai Weiwei.

January 21, 2021

UN: Pandemic, Surging Food Prices Leave Many in Asia Hungry

By Associated Press
Across Asia, high prices for fruits, vegetables, and dairy products have made it "nearly impossible" for low income families to have healthy diets.
January 20, 2021

UK: ‘Genocide’ Clause to China Trade Deals Narrowly Defeated

By Associated Press
The proposal would have made the U.K. the first country in the world to allow genocide cases to be considered in domestic courts.

January 20, 2021

Thai Court Gives Record 43-year Sentence for Insulting King

By Associated Press
A woman was found guilty of violating the lese majeste law for posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the monarchy.

January 19, 2021

Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands

By Associated Press
A South Korean court's recent ruling is likely to further complicate bilateral relations between the two U.S. allies.

January 18, 2021

China Economy Grows in 2020 As Rebound From Virus Gains

By Associated Press
While most major economies struggle to recover from the pandemic, the Chinese economy shows signs of growth across sectors.
January 15, 2021

Earthquake Sets off Landslides, Flattens Homes in Indonesia

By Associated Press
At least 10 people have so far been confirmed dead and more than 200 injured.

January 15, 2021

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might

By Associated Press
The parade, which included a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, closed out the eight-day Workers' Party congress.

January 15, 2021

China COVID-19 Cases Spike as WHO Researchers Visit

By Associated Press
As a global team arrives to investigate the pandemic’s origins, China is seeing a rare surge in its infections.

January 14, 2021

Australia to Kill Pigeon that Crossed Pacific from Oregon

By Associated Press
Named after the U.S. president-elect, the world-traveler is now at the mercy of Australia's strict quarantine service.

January 14, 2021

Indonesia Starts Mass COVID Vaccinations Over Vast Territory

By Associated Press
Indonesia's vaccination program is the first large-scale use outside of China of the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. vaccine. 
January 13, 2021

US Cancels Ambassador’s Controversial Trip to Taiwan

By Associated Press
Kelly Craft, the American ambassador to the U.N., would have been the third high-level U.S. official to visit Taiwan in recent months.

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