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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Dr. Amir Khalil, a veterinary from the international animal welfare organization "Four Paws" comforts to an elephant named "Kaavan" during his examination at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will leave his Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'An animal welfare group says the iconic singer and actress Cher is set to visit Pakistan
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This image made from a 2017 video by The Modern Middle East shows Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a University of Melbourne scholar on the Middle East. The British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran has been moved to a notorious prison where concerns for her well-being have escalated, the Australian government confirmed Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (The Modern Middle East via AP)
Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison
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Government officials say Australian academic freed from Iran prison after more than 800 days has arrived back homeGovernment officials say Australian academic freed from Iran prison after more than 800 days has arrived back home
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party Politburo in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down capital Pyongyang as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
S Korea agency says N Korea executed people, shut PyongyangSouth Korea's spy agency has told lawmakers that North Korea executed at least two people, banned fishing at sea and locked down its capital Pyongyang as part of frantic anti-coronavirus steps
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In this Feb. 29, 2012, file photo a shopper looks over the wine at King & Godfree, one of Australia's oldest licensed grocery stores in, Melbourne, Australia. China on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, began investigating whether Australia is dumping wine in a trade dispute that further strains relations between the countries and could shut the biggest export market for Australian wine. (AP Photo/Mal Fairclough, FILE)
China hikes taxes on Australian wine amid political tensionChina is raising import taxes on Australian wine, stepping up pressure on Australia over disputes including its support for a probe into the origin of the coronavirus
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Books by bike: Sri Lankan man runs mobile library for kidsDuring his leisure time, Mahinda Dasanayaka packs his motorbike with books and rides his mobile library — across mostly muddy roads running through tea-growing mountain areas — to underprivileged children in rural parts of Sri Lanka
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Fire in Indian hospital kills 5 coronavirus patientsPolice say a fire in a privately-run hospital treating coronavirus patients in western India has killed at least five of them and injured 28 others
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High school students and staff wait in line to receive the coronavirus tests at a makeshift clinic set up on a playground of a school in Sejong, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. South Korea's daily virus tally hovered above 500 for the second straight day, as the country's prime minister urged the public to stay home this weekend to contain a viral resurgence. (Kim Ju-hyung/Yonhap via AP)
Asia Today: South Korea cases stay above 500 for 2nd daySouth Korea’s daily virus tally is hovering above 500 for the second straight day, and the country’s prime minister is urging the public to stay home this weekend to contain a viral resurgence
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Kashmir rebels kill 2 Indian soldiers in region's main cityRebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed two soldiers in an attack in the disputed region’s main city
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Angry farmers in India clash with police to protest new lawsThousands of Indian farmers have clashed with police in northern Haryana state during a protest demanding that the government abolish new farming laws that they fear will reduce their earnings and give more power to corporations
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New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wellington, New Zealand. Mahutu is the first Indigenous Maori woman to be appointed foreign minister in New Zealand, and promises to bring a new perspective to the role. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
AP Interview: Mahuta hits refresh on New Zealand diplomacyNanaia Mahutu is the first indigenous Maori woman to be appointed foreign minister in New Zealand, and promises to bring a new perspective to the role
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Cyclone uproots trees, floods streets in southern IndiaParts of India’s southern coast are flooded after a cyclone slammed into its shores, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and cutting power lines
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Malaysian PM gains political lifeline with budget approvalMalaysia’s Parliament has approved the government’s proposed 2021 budget, throwing a political lifeline to embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin amid strong resistance to his 9-month-old leadership
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Rights groups decry attacks on Pakistan's minority AhmadisThree international human rights groups are denouncing recent violent attacks on Pakistan’s minority Ahmadi community
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