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As the first direct casualty of FTX’s collapse, BlockFi sought to distance itself from that exchange by saying it did not face the same management issues.

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Stockholm-based group said the number of ‘backsliding’ countries – those with the most severe democratic erosion – has never been so high and included Poland, Hungary and also the United States.

The repeal of Singapore’s colonial-era sodomy law was cheered as a symbolic victory for the gay community, but many worry LGBTQ families will continue to suffer under public policies that favour heterosexual marriages and families.

SIA will invest US$250 million into Air India as part of the transaction that will see it emerge as a 25.1 per cent owner of India’s national carrier.

New Jersey-based BlockFi filed for bankruptcy after exposure to FTX led to a liquidity crisis, but said it does not face the ‘myriad issues’ as that exchange.

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The South Korean president warned of an influx of military assets to the region if Beijing does not make its ‘best efforts’ to get North Korea to denuclearise.

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Few details are known about the incident that prompted the call from the US, but it was not made over the errant missile that landed in Poland, killing 2 people.

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Ukraine’s president warned that he expected new attacks that could be as bad as last week’s, which left millions of people without heat, water or power.

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Goals from Strahinja Pavlovic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Aleksandar Mitrovic had Serbia cruising at 3-1 up, before Vincent Aboubakar’s introduction changed game.

Court allowed South Premiere Power to suspend a power supply agreement with Manila Electric Company after regulator prevented them from raising tariffs. Decision would affect ‘ordinary Filipinos’, Marcos said.

A senior police official said 36 officers were wounded and a protest leader said at least 46 protesters were hurt. Villagers have blocked the site entrance for months, blaming the port for coastal erosion and depriving them of their livelihoods.

Estimated daily losses of US$224 million as supplies of cement and fuel run short. Government likely to legally force strikers to return to work.

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Australia has had 11 terrorist attacks, and disrupted another 21 plots, since the threat assessment was elevated from ‘possible’ to ‘probable’ in 2014.

The result leaves Germany facing a must-win match against Costa Rica while Spain have yet to book their spot in the knockout phase of the tournament.

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Canada outlines US$1.7 billion in spending to boost military and cybersecurity in the region and vowed to deal with a ‘disruptive’ China, while working with it on climate change and trade issues.

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Cuba says the two nations will find ‘formulas for ordering, restructuring debts’ after discussions between President Xi and his counterpart Diaz-Canel.

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A wave of mud, debris and stones broke away from the island’s highest mountain on Saturday and crashed down near the town of Casamicciola Terme on the holiday island of Ischia.

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German icon accuses Iran of systematic gamesmanship during dramatic win over Wales, and Carlos Queiroz says former United States boss should resign, days before two sides clash in decisive Group B match.

Malaysia offers subsidies to all citizens, with fuel and cooking oil accounting for the biggest expense. It also subsidises electricity, sugar and flour.

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The announcement comes after Kim inspected a test of the country’s new Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), and pledged to counter US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons on Friday.

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Ukraine holds memorial day for the victims of the ‘Holodomor’ famine when Josef Stalin was Russia’s leader. Millions of Ukrainians starved to death after Russian police seized all grain, livestock and seed from farms.

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Many Apple fans cannot find the latest iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, with shortages expected to continue through the holidays amid Covid-related disruptions at the world’s largest iPhone plant in China.

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Australia will introduce rules to increase transparency in ministerial appointments after it was found that former leader Scott Morrison had secretly accumulated five ministerial roles during the pandemic.

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Sitting with a group of mothers around a table with tea, cakes and bowls of fresh berries, Putin said Moscow shared the pain of those who had lost their sons.

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Ex-defence minister Itsunori Onodera said LDP lawmakers are also discussing a joint US-Japan command structure that could be formed for national emergencies.

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