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Desperate Kiwis try everything to get into Fortress New Zealand

In the age of coronavirus, New Zealand can seem like an idyll: a tightly sealed hermit…

‘Women have not been able to hold these positions’: Samoa’s first female PM gets down to the job

The prime minister’s office in Apia, the capital of Samoa, which overlooks the harbour, has just…

Japan expands Covid state of emergency to four more areas

Japan has expanded its coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas beyond Tokyo after record…

China’s talks with Taliban could be a positive thing, US says

The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has said that Beijing’s interest in Afghanistan could be…

Beijing warns of ‘counter-measures’ as Royal Navy sails South China Sea

China’s military and state media have warned the UK against provocation as it sent a carrier…

Hong Kong jails man, 24, for nine years under national security law

The first person charged and tried under Hong Kong’s draconian national security law has been sentenced…

Obama planning star-studded 60th birthday bash on Martha’s Vineyard

Looks like former president Barack Obama is gearing up to throw the (outdoor) bash of the…

BA owner IAG to increase flights but losses hit €2bn

British Airways’ owner, International Airlines Group, has announced plans to gradually return more planes to the…

Denmark could face legal action over attempts to return Syrian refugees

Denmark’s attempt to return hundreds of Syrians to Damascus after deeming the city safe will “set…

Lucia Mantione: murdered Sicilian girl finally given funeral after 66 years

There had never been so many people at a funeral in the history of Montedoro, a…