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  1. Sending back climate refugees may violate right to life: U.N. body

    Governments need to take into account the climate crisis when considering the deportation of asylum seekers, the United Nations said in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for future climate refugees.
  2. In an Olympic year, Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima water

    At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years ago.
  3. Iran seeks gear from U.S., France to download downed plane's black boxes

    Iran has made requests for equipment from U.S. and French authorities so it can download information from the black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane but Tehran has not received a positive response, the civil aviation body said.
  4. Australian bushfires hit coal output, hazardous conditions to return

    Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities said a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions would end within days.
  5. Thai court says opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing monarchy

    Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday found key figures of the opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing the country's monarchy, an allegation that could have seen the high-profile party banned in one of several ongoing cases against it.
  6. China struggles in new diplomatic role, trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

    In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host.
  7. Murders in Mexico hit record as Lopez Obrador seeks justice system reform

    Mexico suffered its worst year for homicides in 2019, with a record 34,582 victims, official data showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces while waging war on drug cartels.
  8. China virus outbreak spooks global markets as fourth death reported

    China reported a fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise, sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday.
  9. Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

    A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
  10. Rescuer opens home to baby flying-foxes orphaned by Australian bushfires

    Janine Davies lifts out a three-week-old baby flying-fox from its makeshift home of a towel draped over a rack in her bathroom and gently feeds it milk using a tiny bottle.

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