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A photograph from the Australian Defence Force on May 13th showing  the Chinese naval  vessel Haiwangxing  sailing off the northwest shelf of Australia.  Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Australia’s defence minister Peter Dutton has accused China of committing an “act of aggression” after a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) naval vessel c(...)

Residents of Phoenix in Arizona have seen the cost of a typical home rocket by almost $100,000 in just one year

Spare a thought for putative homebuyers in Phoenix, Arizona. The city is home to the fastest-growing house prices in the US, with prices up by almost (...)

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in said on Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had broken a moratorium on launching intercontinental ballistic missiles. Photograph: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

North Korea tested what appears to be its longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile ever on Thursday, breaking a self-imposed moratorium on lon(...)

A man is arrested as police and protesters clash in Wellington, New Zealand. Photograph: George Heard/New Zealand Herald via AP

Increasingly violent demonstrations in New Zealand against mandatory vaccination are set to spill over into a fourth week as police warned protesters (...)

A barricade in front of parked vehicles  in Ottawa this week. Photograph: Adrian Wyld /The Canadian Press via AP

As Ottawa residents woke up on Tuesday to their 12th day of protesters occupying the core of Canada’s capital, the demonstrations continued to reverbe(...)

The chief executive of Qantas airline says the company is looking at flight schedules to determine ways to restart flights from more international locations soon. Photograph: Jono Searle/EPA

Australia said on Monday it will reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers this month, ending two years of misery for the tourism sector, reviving m(...)

Kennedy role gives a new public role to the once reticent scion of the celebrated political dynasty. Photograph:  Toshifumi Kitamura via Getty

Joe Biden has nominated Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy, to be the US ambassador to Australia. Ms Kennedy, 63, a member of one of Ameri(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken at the Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta on Tuesday. Photograph:  Olivier Douliery/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Antony Blinken has criticised “Beijing’s aggressive actions” against its neighbours and upheld Washington’s commitment to an Indo-Pacific region “free(...)

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook and assistant director of the Australian War Memorial Brian Dawson   at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

South and North Korea, China and the US have agreed “in principle” to declare a formal end to the Korean War, almost 70 years after the conflict ended(...)

A healthcare worker at a Covid-19 vaccine clinic in Johannesburg. A South African study has found that the risk of reinfection from the Omicron coronavirus variant is three times higher than for any previous strain.  Photograph: Joao Silva/New York Times

South Africa South Africa’s daily number of confirmed Covid-19 cases almost quadrupled since Tuesday as the Omicron variant spread across the country(...)

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