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Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother, is resigning his leadership of Cuba’s Communist party. The 89-year-old made the announcement at the opening of the eighth congress of the party. Mr Castro said he was retiring with a sense of having “fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland”. Image: Raul Castro, left, with Fidel
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Billionaire Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been imprisoned over his role in pro-democracy protests. Mr Lai, founder of opposition newspaper Apple Daily, was one of several activists who appeared in court on Friday who had been earlier found guilty of taking part in “unauthorised assemblies” during mass pro-democracy protests in 2019. He was
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Uighur people from Xinjiang working in other parts of China are subject to “political” checks and work under strict “half-military” style management, according to new evidence discovered by Sky News. The Xinjiang government runs an official “labour transfer programme”, according to its 2019 Five Year Plan, “so as to provide more employment opportunities for the
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Japan will release more than one million tonnes of radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The move is being fiercely opposed by Japan’s neighbours – with China calling the plan “extremely irresponsible”. China and South Korea are calling for more consultation on the move. Residents and local fishermen in
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