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Rescuers in phone contact with workers trapped in China mine

BEIJING: Rescuers are in telephone contact with workers trapped for more than a week following an explosion in a gold mine in China and have been able to send them food and medicine, an official said on Tuesday (Jan 19). Chen Fei, the mayor of the city of Yantai, said it appeared at least 12 of...

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Taiwan military stages drill aimed at repelling China attack

HSINCHU, Taiwan: Taiwanese troops using tanks, mortars and small arms staged a drill on Tuesday (Jan 19) aimed at repelling an attack from China, which has increased its threats to reclaim the island and its own displays of military might. “No matter what is happening around the Taiwan Strait, our ...

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COVID-19 pandemic reveals hidden poverty in wealthy Japan

TOKYO: Yuichiro welled up as he collected a food parcel at a Tokyo outreach event offering help to the growing number of Japanese pushed into poverty by the COVID-19 pandemic. "There is no work. Absolutely none," said the 46-year-old, until recently a construction worker, while clutching a small ...

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