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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, a worker inspects syringes of a vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing. China approved two new more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use Thursday, adding to its growing arsenal of shots: one from CanSino Biologics, and a second one from state-owned Sinopharm. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Asia Today: 1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong KongSouth Korea has administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines, launching a mass immunization campaign health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year
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A nurse prepares for the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at nursing home in Goyang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. South Korea on Friday administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must waitSouth Korea has administered its first coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year
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Hong Kong kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations with Sinovac jabHong Kong began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 million residents
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FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, it lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishersFacebook has announced preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news
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Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea's 1st prime minister, diesMichael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea’s independence and the South Pacific island nation’s first prime minister, has died
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, a worker inspects syringes of a vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing. China approved two new more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use Thursday, adding to its growing arsenal of shots: one from CanSino Biologics, and a second one from state-owned Sinopharm. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China approves two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider useChina has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use, adding to its growing arsenal of shots
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EXPLAINER: Why is Facebook banning Myanmar military pages?Facebook says it will remove all Myanmar military-linked pages from its site and from Instagram, which it also owns
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India's Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, left and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar address a press conference in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the government more power to police it. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India introduces new rules to regulate online contentIndia has rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms
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Pakistan, India agree to halt cross-border firing in KashmirPakistan and India have pledged to halt cross-border firing in the disputed region of Kashmir
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FLE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during the closing session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing. The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises Xi’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader who is reclaiming his country’s rightful place as a global power. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds XiThe ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader who is reclaiming his country’s rightful place as a global power
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A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a screen showing China and U.S. flags as she listens to a speech by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Lanting Forum on bringing China-U.S. relations back to the right track, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. Monday to lift restrictions on trade and people-to-people contacts while ceasing what Beijing considers unwarranted interference in the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal testsChina has denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel have been forced to undergo the procedure
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Helicopters, firefighters battle 2 forest fires in JapanA forest fire has broken out in a rural area north of Tokyo near another blaze burning for a fourth day
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Illegal gold mine in Indonesia collapses, killing 6 workers An illegal gold mine in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has collapsed on nearly two dozen people who were working inside, killing six and leaving one worker missing
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney. Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce said on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, he doesn't expect his airline will resume international travel except for New Zealand until late October, after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
Qantas expects to start international flights in October Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce says he doesn't expect his airline will resume international travel except for New Zealand until late October, after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19
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