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Asia · New Delhi

Indian court convicts Kashmiri rebel leader of terrorism

39% Left coverage: 18 sources
Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik had earlier pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) Special Judge Praveen Singh directed the NIA authorities to assess Malik's financial situation to determine the amount of fine to be imposed.See the Story
Offbeat · Tokyo

Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

38% Center coverage: 29 sources
A Japanese man went on a gambling spree after COVID-19 relief funds accidentally ended up in his bank account. The 24-year-old man was supposed to receive only 100,000 yen (about $774 in U.S. money) The money was intended for 463 low-income households in Abu, in western Japan.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

54% Center coverage: 24 sources
Biden to meet newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Biden will also meet with fellow leaders of the Indo-Pacific strategic alliance known as the Quad. Biden administration has warned China against assisting Russia in its war with Ukraine.See the Story
Business · Shanghai

Some in Shanghai allowed out to shop; end of COVID lockdown in sight

73% Center coverage: 19 sources
Shanghai will also restart 273 bus lines connecting major urban centers, airports, train stations and hospitals. Bus service resumed on a trial basis within three outlying districts this week, with buses running every 30 to 90 minutes during daylight hours. The lockdown of China's largest city has dealt a blow to the economy and frustrated residents.See the Story
Business · Jakarta

Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban from Monday -president

56% Right coverage: 18 sources
Indonesia will lift its ban on palm oil exports next week, President Joko Widodo says. The archipelago nation issued the ban last month to secure supplies of the commodity. Indonesia produces about 60 percent of the world's palm oil, with one-third consumed by its domestic market.See the Story
Europe · Geneva

WHO clears China’s CanSino COVID vaccine for emergency use

55% Center coverage: 11 sources
The World Health Organization has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China's CanSino Biologics. The single-dose vaccine was found to be about 92% effective against severe COVID-19 and 64% effective in preventing people from getting symptoms. WHO's expert vaccine group recommended the vaccine for everyone age 18 and over.See the Story
Europe · London

Jofra Archer to miss Test match versus India after stress fracture rules him out of English summer

56% Left coverage: 9 sources
England bowler Jofra Archer ruled out for rest of the season with stress fracture. The 27-year-old has not played competitively since last July. He was absent for the T20 World Cup and missed the subsequent Ashes tour of Australia. England start a busy home international season with a three-match Test series against New Zealand.See the Story
Taliban · Kabul

Taliban say female Afghan TV presenters must cover face on air

42% Left coverage: 12 sources
Taliban orders all-female presenters working on all TV channels to cover their faces while presenting programs. The atrocities of the Taliban against Afghan women have been on an incessant surge since the organization seized power in Afghanistan in August last year. The Taliban-led government has committed to disrespecting the human rights and rights of women.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Biden embarks for Asia with a heavy focus on China and North Korea

49% Center coverage: 8 sources
Biden departs Thursday and is set to meet newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Their talks will touch on trade, increasing resilience in the global supply chain, growing concerns about North Korea's nuclear program and the explosive spread of COVID-19 in that country. Biden will also meet with fellow leaders of the Indo-Pacific strategic alliance known as the Quad.See the Story

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