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    14 Hong Kong democracy campaigners found guilty of subversion

    A Hong Kong court found 14 people guilty of subversion on Thursday in the biggest case against pro-democracy campaigners since China imposed a national security law to crush dissent.Beijing imposed a national security law on Hong Kong in 2020 after huge and sometimes violent pro-democracy protests brought the finance hub to a standstill.

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    Iran iPhone users signal dismay over new models ban

    At a Tehran cafe, Hamid waves his mobile around hoping to latch onto a faint signal and thus bypass Iran's stringent ban on the latest models of iPhone.Under last year's ban, users of the latest iPhone models are no longer allowed to register their devices in the country.

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    Google to invest $2 billion in data centre and cloud services in Malaysia

    Google will invest $2 billion in Malaysia to develop its first data centre and Google Cloud region in the country, the unit of Alphabet said on Thursday, the latest in a wave of expansion by global tech firms into Southeast Asia. The government said the investment would advance Malaysia's digital ambitions, and the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and other advanced technologies would help local industry move up the global value chain.With a young tech-savvy population of 670 million,

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    India's onion farmers cry foul at politicians' price recipe

    Almost every Indian meal requires an onion -- one of the cooking essentials along with sugar and lentils that sweet-talking politicians use to curry favour with their voters by lowering costs.But the slump in wholesale prices meant that was not passed on to the consumer -- or voter, from the politicians' viewpoint.

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    EU seeks roadblocks for Chinese EVs without sparking trade war

    The EU faces a delicate balancing act as it prepares to rev up taxes on Chinese electric cars to protect European industry, while steering clear of a US-style showdown with Beijing that could spark a trade war.The EU wants many more Europeans driving electric cars as it prepares to outlaw the sale of new fossil fuel-powered cars from 2035.

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    China's Xi calls for Middle East peace conference

    Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Thursday for a peace conference on the war between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas as he addressed Arab leaders and diplomats at a forum in Beijing.Addressing the delegations on Thursday morning, Xi said China supported a "broad-based" peace conference to resolve the conflict.

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