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Ruling party sweeps Kazakh parliamentary election, exit polls show

ALMATY (Reuters) -Kazakhstan voted in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday widely expected to cement President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s grip on power and complete a reshuffle of the ruling elite that began after he fully assumed leadership last year. Exits polls showed the ruling Amanat party winning 53-54% of the vote, enough to retain a comfortable …

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WHO, advisors urge China to release all COVID-related data after new research

(Reuters) -Advisors to the World Health Organization have urged China to release all information related to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic after new findings were briefly shared on an international database used to track pathogens. New sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as additional genomic data based on samples taken from a live …

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Badminton-Indonesia’s Ahsan wheeled off court but not without one last touch

By Richa Naidu BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – An all-Indonesian men’s doubles final at the All England Open badminton championships on Sunday ended with Mohammad Ahsan injuring his left knee and leaving the court in a wheelchair, but not without having one last touch. Ahsan and his partner Hendra Setiawan, two of the tournament’s most experienced …

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China condemns British lawmakers for ignoring demand not to visit Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s embassy in Britain on Sunday condemned a visit this week by British lawmakers to Taiwan, saying they were insisting on visiting the island despite China’s strong opposition. Taiwan’s Presidential Office said the group of six lawmakers from the British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group would meet President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Monday. …

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G7: inaction by U.N. Security Council over N.Korea missile tests ‘regretful’

SEOUL (Reuters) – Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations said on Sunday they regret the inaction by the U.N. Security Council over N.Korea’s missile tests. In a statement, they noted “obstruction” by some members of the UNSC. Though they did not name them, China and Russia have blocked recent attempts to do …

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