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Migrant workers ‘fear for their safety’ after deaths on Diego Garcia

Workers for US defence contractor KBR concerned after colleagues die on island with no hospital-grade health facilityMigrant workers employed by the US defence contractor KBR on the British-owned island of Diego Garcia have expressed concerns for their…

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The China-linked EV battery mega factory dividing a US township

Plans for a sprawling factory in rural Michigan making batteries for electric cars offer an economic lifeline, but for some residents there is a big problem: the parent company is in ChinaSet among green rolling hills and tall pines, Lori Brock’s story…

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China angles for Gaza mediation role to expand influence in Middle East

Beijing joins France in urging Israel against Rafah offensive in latest effort to make its diplomatic markXi Jinping, sensing a diplomatic opening, is stepping up China’s intervention in the Middle East crisis, issuing a joint statement with the French…

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Number of writers jailed in China exceeds 100 for first time, says report

Freedom to Write index says there are 107 people in prison for published content in China, with many accused of ‘picking quarrels’The number of writers jailed in China has surpassed 100, with nearly half imprisoned for online expression.The grim milest…

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