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An Australian journalist detained in China goes on trial

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Australian Ambassador to China Graham Fletcher, left, is turned away by court officials and police as he tried to enter the trial of Chinese Australian journalist Cheng Lei at the Beijing Number 2 Intermediate People's Court on Thursday in Beijing. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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China is stuck in a cycle of COVID lockdowns. Is there a path forward?

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News brief: Russia's military moves, Shanghai lockdown, LinkedIn fake profiles

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The Lady Justice statue stands atop the Final Court of Appeal in Hong Kong after a ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year on Jan. 24, 2022 in Hong Kong. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. and Russia are each seeking India's support

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Shanghai is going into a staggered lockdowns because of rising COVID cases

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Activists hold posters against the execution of Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, sentenced to death for trafficking heroin into Singapore, outside the Singapore High Commision in Kuala Lumpur on March 9, 2022. ARIF KARTONO/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Shanghai is on lockdown under China's 'zero COVID' policy

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19-year-old Pradeep Mehra on his 5-mile run home after his shift ends at McDonald's. A chance encounter with a filmmaker led to a video that's gone viral. Vinod Kapri via Twitter/Screengrab by NPR hide caption

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In this photo taken in Pyongyang, North Korea, on March 25, 2022, students of the Pyongyang Jang Chol Gu University of Commerce watch footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un along with news of the previous day's launch of the Hwasong-17 missile — Pyongyang's first ICBM test since 2017. KIM WON JIN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Traffic police wearing protective suits check on a vehicle before an underpass tunnel that has closed following the coronavirus outbreak in Shanghai, China, on Monday. Chinatopix via AP hide caption

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Search and rescue workers pause for a moment of silence for the 132 people killed at the China Eastern flight crash site in Tengxian County on March 27, 2022, in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Huang Xiaobang/AP hide caption

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