Violence flares up in Melbourne during protests over Covid-19 lockdowns

Police made more than 60 arrests on Tuesday after more than 2,000 protesters damaged property, blocked a busy freeway and injured three police officers

‘Patriots-only’ government to tackle Hong Kong housing woes

Tycoons told to help resolve city's shortage of homes

India to resume vaccine exports to poor countries in Covax programme

India stopped exports  to focus on inoculating its own population

Indonesia clings to coal despite ambitious plans to cut emissions

Country is exploring ways to keep consuming fossil fuel by using unproven capture technology

Iran draws closer to Russia and China with full membership of SCO

The country has joined the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, established to counter Western influence in Asia

Australia defends scrapping of French submarine deal behind diplomatic spat

France calls cancellation a stab in the back and recalls its ambassadors to Australia and US

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippines president in 2022

Former boxer vows to end government corruption and Duterte’s ‘cozy’ relationship with China

Tech crackdown not aimed at stifling private sector, China says

Steps intended to boost regulations and improve data privacy as well as national security, Wall Street executives told

Indian villagers cling to coal in the absence of other jobs

Communities in coal-producing areas still believe their future hinges on the carbon-heavy fuel, despite the losses they blame on mining

Indonesia court rules president negligent over air pollution

Ruling obliges President Joko Widodo to establish national air quality standards to protect human health

Lured by job promises to be enslaved in Cambodia

SA tourist among people trapped by Covid-19 and then held captive by Chinese gangs to run online scams

UN meets Afghan minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is on US most-wanted list

The meeting between Deborah Lyons, head of the UN mission in Afghanistan, and Haqqani focused on humanitarian aid, a Taliban spokesperson says

ICC agrees to open probe into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

Judges say Philippines president’s violent campaign cannot be seen as a legitimate law enforcement operation

Hong Kong security chief ups pressure on main press group

Chris Tang claims the financial hub’s journalists’ association is infiltrating schools to recruit students as journalists

US is naive about Kim Jong-un, says South Korean leader

Top conservative wants to 'answer nukes with nukes' rather than hold talks with the North

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