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Hunt for COVID variants: How 'Omicron' was found and what we know so far
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Hunt for COVID variants: How 'Omicron' was found and what we know so far

Very recently, routine sequencing by Network for Genomics Surveillance member laboratories detected a new virus lineage, called B.1.1.529, in South Africa.

New COVID variant B.1.1.529 leaves scientists worried; what you need to know
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New COVID variant B.1.1.529 leaves scientists worried; what you need to know

The scientists have warned that this variant carries an 'extremely high number' of mutations may drive further waves of disease by evading the body’s defences

Hong Kong passes new film censorship law to 'safeguard national security'
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Hong Kong passes new film censorship law to 'safeguard national security'

The new law penalties have been raised upto $130,000 and three years of prison for those who screen non-approved content

It's a snoozefest! Hong Kong tour bus helps puts travellers to sleep
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It's a snoozefest! Hong Kong tour bus helps puts travellers to sleep

As COVID-19 grinds Hong Kong's travel industry to a halt, a travel agent has come up with a new, relaxing experience that puts its idle buses to good use — a five-hour ride on a 'Snooze Bus'

Select Hong Kong residents vote for new electors in first polls after passage of pro-Beijing laws
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Select Hong Kong residents vote for new electors in first polls after passage of pro-Beijing laws

In May, the legislature amended Hong Kong's electoral laws to ensure that only “patriots” – people who are loyal to China and the semi-autonomous territory – will rule the city

Hundreds of politicians quit in protest of new Hong Kong loyalty oath, refuse allegiance to Chinese regime
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Hundreds of politicians quit in protest of new Hong Kong loyalty oath, refuse allegiance to Chinese regime

Twenty-five councillors were told to take their oaths in a closed-door ceremony on Friday, but 24 of them attended the event. Pro-democracy councillor Peter Choi was useated with immediate effect for not turning up

Hong Kong Police arrest Tiananmen vigil organisers under controversial national security law
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Hong Kong Police arrest Tiananmen vigil organisers under controversial national security law

China, in efforts to bolster control over the autonomous region, had imposed a sweeping national security law last year to quash pro-democracy protests

Explained: Hong Kong proposes changes to film censorship law, expands ongoing crackdown on political dissent
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Explained: Hong Kong proposes changes to film censorship law, expands ongoing crackdown on political dissent

On Tuesday, Hong Kong authorities unveiled a new hardened censorship law which would cover any titles that had previously been given a green light.

Sonny Chiba, veteran Japanese actor who performed martial arts in global hits like Kill Bill, passes away aged 82
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Sonny Chiba, veteran Japanese actor who performed martial arts in global hits like Kill Bill, passes away aged 82

Sonny Chiba’s career got a boost from the global boom in kung fu films, set off by Chinese legend Bruce Lee, although critics say Chiba tended to exhibit a dirtier, thug-like fighting style than Lee.

Explained: Why Hong Kong govt exempted Nicole Kidman from COVID quarantine mandate for shooting in the city
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Explained: Why Hong Kong govt exempted Nicole Kidman from COVID quarantine mandate for shooting in the city

Nicole Kidman's exemption came just days after Hong Kong tightened its quarantine rules, requiring those arriving from high-risk countries to spend 21 days in quarantine.

Sensex surges over 250 points to scale 56,000 for first time, HDFC top gainer
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Sensex surges over 250 points to scale 56,000 for first time, HDFC top gainer

Lifting of the partial ban by the RBI to issue fresh credit cards is likely to aid heavyweight HDFC Bank and benchmark indices during the day

In Wong-Kar Wai's Happy Together, two Hong Kong lovers seek absolution in South America
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In Wong-Kar Wai's Happy Together, two Hong Kong lovers seek absolution in South America

Wong Kar Wai’s Happy Together took Argentina out of the blur and made it distinct, colour-corrected foreignness to make one feel how Argentina would make a lonely, lost traveler feel.

'I can see the greatness': Jackie Chan wants to join China's Communist Party
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'I can see the greatness': Jackie Chan wants to join China's Communist Party

Jackie Chan, a Hong Kong-based Hollywood star and martial arts legend, wants to join China's ruling Communist Party: The actor has been a supporter of the CPC for years

Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report
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Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report

The report focuses on seven cities which are - Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei and Manila.

Communist Party marks centenary: XI Jinping says China will never be bullied, vows 'broken heads and bloodshed' for those who try
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Communist Party marks centenary: XI Jinping says China will never be bullied, vows 'broken heads and bloodshed' for those who try

Wearing a grey buttoned-up suit of the type worn by Mao Zedong, Xi, speaking from the balcony of Tiananmen Gate, emphasized the party's role in bringing China to global prominence

Amid growing turmoil and change, a family in Hong Kong leaves for the UK
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Amid growing turmoil and change, a family in Hong Kong leaves for the UK

Until early April, Hui was a photojournalist for the Apple Daily, a pro-democracy newspaper that shut down following the arrest of five top editors and executives and the freezing of its assets under a national security law that China's ruling Communist Party imposed on Hong Kong as part of the crackdown

Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily confirms closure after authorities freeze assests
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Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily confirms closure after authorities freeze assests

Apple Daily has long been a thorn in Beijing's side, with unapologetic support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and caustic criticism of China's authoritarian leaders

Why pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily is likely to shut down 'in a matter of days'
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Why pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily is likely to shut down 'in a matter of days'

Politically, Apple Daily takes a pro-democracy and anti-China position and founder Jimmy Lai has repeatedly found himself on the receiving end of Chinese ire

Explainer: Why G7 spotlight on Xinjiang and Hong Kong has set China on edge
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Explainer: Why G7 spotlight on Xinjiang and Hong Kong has set China on edge

China's outburst came after the powerful grouping in a communique slammed Beijing over abuses against minorities in the Xinjiang region and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong

China accuses G7 of 'political manipulation' following criticism over record in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
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China accuses G7 of 'political manipulation' following criticism over record in Xinjiang, Hong Kong

G7 leaders slammed China over abuses against minorities in the Xinjiang region and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, while the US called for Beijing to "start acting more responsibly in terms of international norms on human rights"