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North, South Korea hold rare high-level talks

 North, South Korea hold rare high-level talks

North and South Korean officials sat down to their highest level talks for years on Wednesday, seeking an upswing in ties despite a bitter row over looming South Korea-US military exercises

A "People's Plaque" installed by protesters near Bangkok's Royal Palace was "planted in the hearts of the Thai people", activists said Monday, vowing its removal marked only the beginning of their battle to reform the monarchy.

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Up to 70 whales stranded in southern Australia

Around 70 whales are stranded in a bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials said Monday, with marine experts now mobilising to see if a rescue is possible.

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South Koreans defy virus to attend A clown juggled and acrobats launched themselves through the air above a stage in an open field in Seoul at the weekend as the audience watched from the safety of their cars, cocooned

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China's Wuhan, ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, has re-opened for international flights, ending an eight-month moratorium since the deadly disease first emerged.

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All-women band in Iran struggles to break through

The men in the audience clapped and the women ululated as the band finished singing: it would have been commonplace except the venue was in Iran and the group on stage were all women.

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Bahrain royal mountain team arrives in Nepal despite virus ban

A mountaineering team including a Bahraini prince arrived in Nepal Wednesday, expedition organisers said, after officials made an exception to a coronavirus ban on foreign arrivals.

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Japan said on Tuesday (September 15) it has committed JPY17.2 billion (US$165 million) in funds for its participation in the World Health Organization's COVID-19 vaccine programme.

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A "People's Plaque" installed by protesters near Bangkok's Royal Palace was "planted in the hearts of the Thai people", activists said Monday, vowing its removal marked only the beginning of their battle to reform the monarchy.

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Around 70 whales are stranded in a bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials said Monday, with marine experts now mobilising to see if a rescue is possible.

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South Koreans defy virus to attend A clown juggled and acrobats launched themselves through the air above a stage in an open field in Seoul at the weekend as the audience watched from the safety of their cars, cocooned

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China's Wuhan, ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, has re-opened for international flights, ending an eight-month moratorium since the deadly disease first emerged.

More

The men in the audience clapped and the women ululated as the band finished singing: it would have been commonplace except the venue was in Iran and the group on stage were all women.

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A mountaineering team including a Bahraini prince arrived in Nepal Wednesday, expedition organisers said, after officials made an exception to a coronavirus ban on foreign arrivals.

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