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Daily new infections fall to their lowest level since 20 July, as Melbourne remains worst-hit.

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Bangalore deadly clashes over “offensive” Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad

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The holding company of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper has seen its stock rise fourfold in a day.

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The pro-democracy paper vows to fight on after the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new security law.

Trump’s WeChat ban shocks Chinese abroad

For China's global community, the app provides a vital means of staying in touch with home.

Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong media tycoon held amid sweep of arrests

The arrests of Jimmy Lai and other prominent pro-democracy activists raise fears of a broad crackdown.

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