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Australians withdraw billions from their retirement savings to cope with Covid-19

Japan's PM says foreign long-term visa holders can gradually enter from October

Spanish government wants partial Madrid city lockdown, local authorities differ

Asian Insider, Sept 25: Anwar’s rise shows ‘new Malaysia’ more about power than policy, Young women throng Thai protests, China finds first asymptomatic cases in 35 days

Rise in new virus cases in India but also record high recoveries

Chinese university handbook draws online fury over rape comments

Japan PM Suga and China's Xi agree to pursue high-level contacts in first talks

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Hong Kong 'Umbrella' movement leader freed from prison, says 'no regret'

Both Koreas agree to: - turn #DMZ  into a "peace zone"; - discontinue hostile acts as part of efforts to formally end Korean War; - hold a reunion for divided families on Aug 15; - push for 3-way or 4-way talks that also involve the US and China#InterKoreanSummit 

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#SouthKorea gripped by large-scale anti-government protest in Seoul

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JUST IN: #China , #SouthKorea  agree to get relations back on track after #Thaad  fallout

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Polls have opened in #Thailand  for the first election since a 2014 coup. A high turnout is expected for the election which pits the military-backed government against veteran opposition parties. Election2019#ThailandElection2019 

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