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North and South Korea to field joint ice hockey team

North and South Korea to form first joint Olympics team and march together under one flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

joint ice hockey team

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China bans Muslim children from Quran classes

Chinese government authorities have banned Muslim children from attending religious events during winter break, in a county in western China that is mostly populated by Muslims. 

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Hong Kong activists jailed for role in 2014 protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists jailed for contempt of court for their role in the country's 2014 'Umbrella' protests.

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Fiji PM: 'We are losing the battle' to save coral reefs

Climate change might kill the world’s coral reefs by the end of the century, affecting about one billion people.

Coral reefs in Fiji

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North and South Korea discuss troupe's Olympics visit

Officials from the culture ministries of rival countries hold talks at the demilitarised zone of Panmunjom.

Monday's meeting

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Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks, 32 crew presumed dead

Iranian tanker ablaze since colliding with a freighter off China coast finally sinks with crew still missing.

Iranian oil tanker Sanchi

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'Orange' alert issued as smog engulfs Beijing

First major pollution event of the winter takes hold in China’s capital.

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Unusually cool weather grips Singapore

A monsoon burst brought flooding and a relative chill to the Malay Peninsula and Singapore.

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Zhou Youguang: Why Google honours him today

Described as the father of Pinyin, or Chinese phonetic language, Google honours the linguist Zhou Youguang.

Zhou Youguang

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China met 2017 air quality targets

All 28 Chinese cities in a demanding winter anti-smog campaign met their air quality targets from October to December.

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