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China resumes deportation of refugees back to North Korea
China resumes deportation of refugees back to North Korea

In an article published by Human Rights Watch late last week, over 1100 North Koreans living in China are described as being at risk of being sent back to North Korea. According to the article, around 50 North Korean defectors and escapees were recently sent back to their place of origin following their arrest by Chinese police and border authorities.

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Algerian judoka suspended from Olympics for refusing to face Israeli
Algerian judoka suspended from Olympics for refusing to face Israeli

On Friday, Olympic judoka Fethi Nourine of Algeria was suspended from the Tokyo Olympics for refusing to compete against Tohar Butbul of Israel.

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Floods in central China kill 25
Floods in central China kill 25

Floods in Henan province in central China have left at least 25 people dead, and about 200,000 people have been evacuated as of Wednesday, with soldiers leading rescue efforts.

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Heavy monsoon rains kill over 100 in India, many thousands evacuated
Heavy monsoon rains kill over 100 in India, many thousands evacuated

Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 110 people in Maharashtra state in western India, with close to 90,000 evacuated.

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Australia: Wikinews interviews Reg Kidd, mayor of the City of Orange, about COVID-19 lockdown and local government
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Australia: Wikinews interviews Reg Kidd, mayor of the City of Orange, about COVID-19 lockdown and local government

After a seven-day lockdown began in three rural councils in New South Wales, Australia, Wikinews reached out to Reg Kidd, the mayor of the City of Orange to talk about the COVID-19 lockdown in Orange, as well as the upcoming local government elections in New South Wales and his motivations for entering local government.

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