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Asia and Australia Edition: Japan, Amazon, Brett Kavanaugh: Your Wednesday News Briefing


Asia and Australia Edition: Japan, Amazon, Brett Kavanaugh: Your Wednesday News Briefing

Asia and Australia Edition

Japan, Amazon, Brett Kavanaugh: Your Wednesday News Briefing

By Remy Tumin

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Good morning. Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, pollution is outsourced and Amazon lands in the trillion-dollar club.

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    &bull President Xi Jinping of China will send a top official to North Korea this weekend to attend key national celebrations there, scotching speculation that he may well attend the celebrations himself. [The New York Occasions]

    &bull For the first time, the Taliban have confirmed the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, a Cold War ally who later turned his weapons against the United States. Afghan officials believe he died 4 years ago. [The New York Times]

    &bull Syria and Russia carried out dozens of airstrikes on Syria&rsquos last rebel-held province, Idlib, raising issues about a big offensive against the densely populated area. [The New York Occasions]

    &bull He was late to the forehand shaky on his serve brittle under pressure. Roger Federer, it turns out, is only human. He discovered himself in an unfamiliar position &mdash out of the U.S. Open in the fourth round. [The New York Occasions]

    &bull A half-billion dollar grant awarded to the Wonderful Barrier Reef Foundation may be rescinded below a new Labor government, Labor&rsquos atmosphere spokesman said. [ABC]

    &bull 182 meters. The globe&rsquos tallest statue is nearing completion in India. The bronze-clad statue is a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first deputy prime minister of independent India. [BBC]

    &bull Australia&rsquos broadcasting regulator identified that the Seven network had &ldquoprovoked contempt&rdquo with an error-ridden broadcast on its Sunrise program. [Crikey, paywall free of charge for Times readers]

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    Published at Tue, 04 Sep 2018 21:16:40 +0000


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