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China struggles to end coal habit despite climate pledges

Coal production rises as nuclear plans stall, bottlenecks and subsidy backlogs hinder Beijing's shift to renewables.

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Convicted Khmer Rouge-era prison chief hospitalised in Phnom Penh

Duch, 76, was given a life sentence for crimes against humanity after first trial at UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

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Inside China's internment camps: Tear gas, Tasers and textbooks

Chinese local governments have ordered pepper spray, handcuffs and electric cattle prods for Uighur internment centres.

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Cathay Pacific data leak affects millions of passengers

Hong Kong-based airline claims "malicious, criminal attack" on its website hit over 9 million passengers.

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China vows to defend Taiwan, South China Sea 'at any price'

Attempt to separate Taiwan from China and Chinese armed forces will 'take resolute action', warns defence minister.

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Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

City-state expected to execute two men, including a Malaysian, following convictions for drug offences.

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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait as China tensions surge

Multiple Chinese warships shadowed the two US vessels during the transit in a move certain to anger Beijing.

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Australia slaps five Myanmar generals with sanctions

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the Myanmar officers were responsible for 'human rights violations'.

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Taiwan train crash kills 18, injures scores

At least 18 dead and 171 others injured after train derails in Taiwan's worst rail accident in 20 years.

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Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

More than 15,000 survivors have given harrowing child sex abuse stories involving thousands of state institutions.

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