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South Korean cinemas adapt to new realities amid pandemic

Despite a 70 percent drop in business, cinemas in South Korea have managed to stay open, unlike most of the other film industries worldwide. The Busan International Film Festival, one of the biggest in Asia, is under way in South Korea. But organisers have had to scale things down due …

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Pompeo slams ‘predator’ China on Sri Lanka trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pressing Sri Lanka to be on guard against lending and investment by the Chinese Communist Party, which he described as a “predator”. His message comes a day after signing a defence pact with India, urging closer cooperation to counter threats from Beijing. Al …

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Several dead in blast at religious school in Pakistan’s Peshawar

An explosion at a religious school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 7 people and wounded 83 others, several of them children, police and health officials say. Police say an improvised explosive device detonated when students were gathering for lessons. The number of casualties may …

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Afghanistan fighting forces thousands to flee

Recent fighting between the Taliban and government forces in Afghanistan’s Helmand province has forced thousands to flee their homes. It is also casting doubt over the prospects for peace despite continuing peace talks in Qatar between the two sides. It is not clear when families will be able to return …

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Typhoon Molave lashes the Philippines

Typhoon Molave has hit the Philippines with huge winds up to 77mph and ferocious rain, causing seven landslides and flooding entire villages in 11 different regions. There were no reports of casualties but 11 fishermen have been reported missing after failing to return to shore. Molave, the 17th typhoon to …

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Qantas eyeing new opportunities in Asia after COVID-19 | The World

Qantas is planning to chase new Asian opportunities as speculation mounts Australia could form COVID-19 bubbles with countries that have low virus numbers. As University of Technology Sydney’s Dr David Beirman says, it could be a “bubble by bubble” process. Subscribe: Read more here: ABC News provides around the clock …

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Afghanistan fighting shows no sign of ending

The world is awaiting progress in the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. As the negotiations go on in Qatar, the fighting shows no sign of ending in Afghanistan. Al Jazeera’s Filio Kontrafouri reports from the capital, Kabul. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on …

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