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White Island volcano: All you need to know


Volcano popular with tourists erupts in northern New Zealand leaving at least five dead and 10 trapped.
White Island volcano: All you need to know
#Volcano #NewZealand #AsiaPacific
 

New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupts, several injured


Police say about 50 people were thought to be on the popular island at the time the volcano erupted.
New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupts, several injured
#Volcano #NewZealand #AsiaPacific
 

Tourists injured after volcanic eruption in New Zealand


A volcano popular with tourists has erupted on White Island in New Zealand, with reports of multiple people suffering from critical injuries.
Tourists injured after volcanic eruption in New Zealand
#AsiaPacific #NewZealand
 

US bill on China's Xinjiang violates international law: official


Xinjiang governor hits out at US in Beijing news conference where videos of past violence were shown
US bill on China's Xinjiang violates international law: official
#Xinjiang #China #Uighur #HumanRights #AsiaPacific
 

Samoa measles epidemic death toll reaches 70


A mass immunisation drive has increased vaccine coverage to 90 percent from 30 percent when the epidemic began.
Samoa measles epidemic death toll reaches 70
#AsiaPacific #Samoa #Health
 

A taste for dog: Indonesia trade persists despite crackdown


The dog meat trade is blamed for the theft of people's pets and disrupting the country's efforts to tackle rabies.
A taste for dog: Indonesia trade persists despite crackdown
#Health #Indonesia #Food #AsiaPacific
 

Mass Hong Kong pro-democracy rally marks six months of protests


Anger over Carrie Lam's refusal to address protesters' demands, including an inquiry into alleged policy brutality.
Mass Hong Kong pro-democracy rally marks six months of protests
#HongKongprotests #HongKong #AsiaPacific
 

Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years


A three-month-old baby tests positive for polio after being admitted to hospital with fever and muscle weakness.
Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years
#Health #Malaysia #Polio #AsiaPacific
 

Several dead, hundreds of homes burned in Australia's 'mega fire'


Bushfires blazing in the state of New South Wales merge into what firefighters have dubbed a 'mega fire'.
Several dead, hundreds of homes burned in Australia's 'mega fire'
#Australia #Environment #AsiaPacific
 

Hong Kong anniversary: Six months since 'million-man' march


At least two deaths, more than 10,000 tear gas canisters fired and almost 6,000 arrests.
Hong Kong anniversary: Six months since 'million-man' march
#AsiaPacific
 

'Very important': N Korea carries out test at rocket launch site


North Korea increasing pressure on United States with denuclearisation talks in deadlock and no sign of new proposal.
'Very important': N Korea carries out test at rocket launch site
#AsiaPacific #NorthKorea #Nuclearweapons
 

Hong Kong protesters target huge turnout in Sunday march


Organisers say rally is 'last chance' for territory's government to meet demands, as authorities appeal for calm.
Hong Kong protesters target huge turnout in Sunday march
#HongKong #HongKongprotests #China #AsiaPacific
 

Hundreds of Australia homes destroyed in 'mega fire'


Strong winds are stoking deadly blazes north of Sydney and in the state of New South Wales.
Hundreds of Australia homes destroyed in 'mega fire'
#AsiaPacific #Australia #Environment
 

Polls close in Bougainville referendum on independence from PNG


Two weeks of voting concludes on Pacific island chain that could kick off creation of the world's newest country.
Polls close in Bougainville referendum on independence from PNG
#AsiaPacific #PapuaNewGuinea
 

'One comfort woman for every 70 soldiers', Japanese records show


The 1993 report named after then-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono details how women were forced to work in brothels.
'One comfort woman for every 70 soldiers', Japanese records show
#AsiaPacific #Japan #SouthKorea
 

Samoa measles vaccination hits target but new cases still rising


At least 103 new cases reported since Friday but government says 89 percent of all eligible people have been immunised.
Samoa measles vaccination hits target but new cases still rising
#Samoa #AsiaPacific
 

A Maori woman's journey to zero waste


Miriama Kamo is a Maori woman from New Zealand, who has embarked on a very public journey towards zero waste.
A Maori woman's journey to zero waste
#AsiaPacific #NewZealand #Environment
 

Hong Kong police ‘dispose of 10,000 petrol bombs in a week’


Hong Kong police ‘dispose of 10,000 petrol bombs in a week’

Police have given the media rare access to their bomb disposal unit.
Hong Kong police ‘dispose of 10,000 petrol bombs in a week’
#AsiaPacific #China
 

Samoa measles vaccination campaign a 'success'


More than 20,000 people in Samoa have been vaccinated for measles in two days.
Samoa measles vaccination campaign a 'success'
#AsiaPacific #Samoa #Health
 

Women wheelchair basketball teams compete in Thailand


Al Jazeera follows the Cambodian team as they aim to change perceptions about disability in their country.
Women wheelchair basketball teams compete in Thailand
#AsiaPacific #Thailand
 

Rohingya campaigners say won't be 'silenced' by online threats


Ro Nan Say Lwin and Maung Zarni tell Al Jazeera they fear for their lives but will not be 'silenced' by online abuse.
Rohingya campaigners say won't be 'silenced' by online threats
#Myanmar #AsiaPacific #Europe
 

Australia bushfires combine to form 'mega fire' north of Sydney


An estimated two million hectares of land have burned so far on the continent, the size of some smaller countries.
Australia bushfires combine to form 'mega fire' north of Sydney
#AsiaPacific #Australia #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange
 

Blinded Indonesian journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police


Video journalist Veby Mega Indah was hit in one eye by projectile fired by riot police during protests in September.
Blinded Indonesian journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police
#HongKongprotests #HongKong #AsiaPacific #Media
 

'Dotard': North Korea revives Trump taunt as hope for talks dims


Senior North Korean diplomat says Trump showed 'no courtesy' when he repeated reference of Kim Jon Un as 'rocket man'.
'Dotard': North Korea revives Trump taunt as hope for talks dims
#NorthKorea #KimJongUn #DonaldTrump #AsiaPacific
 

Samoa arrests anti-vaxxer as immunisation drive continues


At least 140 new cases reported in the last 24 hours as death toll climbs to 63 while 20 children remain critically ill.
Samoa arrests anti-vaxxer as immunisation drive continues
#Samoa #AsiaPacific
 

Threats, raids and murders stalk Filipino environment activists


From September to November 2019, four more environment workers across the country were killed.
Threats, raids and murders stalk Filipino environment activists
#Philippines #Environment #AsiaPacific
 

US likely to hit China over Uighur 'abuses' despite trade talks


US Senate approval on bill denouncing 'internment camps' in Xinjiang expected within two weeks and could be unanimous.
US likely to hit China over Uighur 'abuses' despite trade talks
#Xinjiang #China #US&Canada #AsiaPacific #DonaldTrump
 

The China Complex


What is China? How ancient Chinese principles help explain the preservation, power and problems of modern China.
The China Complex
#China #Xinjiang #XiJinping #HumanRights #HongKongprotests #History #AsiaPacific
 

Repression rules: Report finds freedoms under attack across Asia


Report says Taiwan only 'open' territory in Asia, as it raises alarm over 'regression' of civic rights in India, Brunei.
Repression rules: Report finds freedoms under attack across Asia
#AsiaPacific #HumanRights #Asia #Media #India #Brunei #China #HongKongprotests #Philippines #Taiwan
 

North Korea warns UN on discussing country's human rights


Warning comes amid stalled nuclear talks and series of missile launches condemned by European nations as 'provocative'.
North Korea warns UN on discussing country's human rights
#HumanRights #NorthKorea #AsiaPacific #UnitedStates #UnitedNations
 

Samoa shuts down in unprecedented battle against measles


Roads empty as medics go door-to-door to administer vaccines in country where 62 have now died from deadly disease.
Samoa shuts down in unprecedented battle against measles
#Health #AsiaPacific #Samoa
 

Will US proposed law change anything for the Uighurs?


China condemns US for bill demanding closure of 're-education' camps.
Will US proposed law change anything for the Uighurs?
#Uighur #China #HumanRights #AsiaPacific
 

Greenpeace: Radiation 'hot spots' near Olympic site in Fukushima


Japan's environment ministry said the area in general was safe but that it was in talks to survey the region.
Greenpeace: Radiation 'hot spots' near Olympic site in Fukushima
#Olympics #Fukushima #Japan #AsiaPacific #Nuclearenergy #Sport
 

China condemns US bill against Uighur camps


The US legislation - still to be passed by the Senate - also threatens sanctions against Communist Party officials blamed for abuses as more than one million Muslims are jailed.
China condemns US bill against Uighur camps
#AsiaPacific #China #Uighur #UnitedStates
 

More than a dozen killed as Typhoon Kammuri exits the Philippines


At least 13 people reported killed in several regions while an estimated 345,000 remain in evacuation centres.
More than a dozen killed as Typhoon Kammuri exits the Philippines
#Philippines #Weather #AsiaPacific
 

North Korea's Kim rides through snow as nuclear deadline looms


State news agency released undated photos of Kim, his wife and a military entourage at the symbolic Mount Paektu.
North Korea's Kim rides through snow as nuclear deadline looms
#KimJongUn #NorthKorea #AsiaPacific #UnitedStates
 

Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic


Official data released on Wednesday put the death toll from the outbreak at 60, with 171 new cases reported in one day.
Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic
#Samoa #Health #AsiaPacific
 

US courts China anger as House passes Uighur crackdown bill


Beijing 'resolutely opposes' resolution, which among others seeks to sanction the Communist Party leader in Xinjiang.
US courts China anger as House passes Uighur crackdown bill
#China #UnitedStates #Xinjiang #Uighur #HumanRights #AsiaPacific
 
China and Russia this week opened a $50bn gas pipeline through Heihe, a notoriously cold part of China. #AsiaPacific #China #Weather #Business&Economy
 
Former prime minister says he looks forward to the chance to clear his name as he faces multiple corruption charges. #Malaysia #NajibRazak #AsiaPacific #Corruption
 
The typhoon is expected to pass near the capital, Manila, on Tuesday. #Philippines #AsiaPacific #Weather
 
Kammuri will barrel through southern Luzon and Mindoro on Monday night and into Tuesday. #Weather #Philippines #AsiaPacific
 
Russia, one of the world's largest exporters of natural gas, is launching a major pipeline from Siberia to China. #AsiaPacific #Russia #Business&Economy
 
Government declared an emergency on Nov. 20 and is stepping up efforts to ensure people are vaccinated against disease. #Health #Samoa #AsiaPacific
 

Australia says China is holding detained writer in 'unacceptable'


Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned online journalist, has been held in China since January.
Australia says China is holding detained writer in 'unacceptable'
#AsiaPacific #Australia #China
 
Indonesia's fabled island is running out of water, with monsoon rains delayed and the tourist industry expanding. #AsiaPacific #Indonesia #Water #Environment #Tourism #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
 
An unflinching look at South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster as it unfolds and its ramifications on a nation. #SouthKorea #ParkGeun-hye #AsiaPacific
 
The rally was approved by police so it attracted larger numbers of protesters than the other rallies held on Sunday in Hong Kong. #AsiaPacific
 
Pro-democracy demonstrators express gratitude for US support in one of three separate anti-government rallies. #HongKongprotests #HongKong #DonaldTrump #AsiaPacific
 
China says Bachelet's call for an investigation into police conduct is interference and inappropriate. #China #AsiaPacific #MichelleBachelet #HongKongprotests #HongKong
 
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