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* Japan to lift restrictions on foreign tourists

Sept 23 (BBC) Japan will open its doors back up to foreign tourists, after more than two years of closed borders due to the Covid pandemic. Tourists will be able to visit the country without a visa, and will no longer need to go through a travel agency, from 11 October.
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* Guernsey to donate £20,000 for Pakistan floods

Sept 23 (BBC) A Guernsey commission will donate £20,000 in aid to help people affected by the Pakistan monsoon floods. More than 33 million people have been affected by the floods across Pakistan, with one in seven homes reported lost.
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* Lost survivor found 17 days after China earthquake

Sept 22 (BBC) A man lost in the mountains for 17 days after an earthquake in south-west China has been rescued. The 6.6 magnitude quake hit Sichuan province on 5 September, killing 93 people and injuring more than 400. Gan Yu stayed behind to help others at the hydropower plant where he was on duty,
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* Hong Kong to end Covid hotel quarantine policy

Sept 23 (BBC) Hong Kong’s government says that from Monday people arriving in Hong Kong will no longer have to go into mandatory hotel quarantine. Travellers will also no longer have to show a negative Covid test before boarding a plane to Hong Kong.
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* Malaysian criminal in US Navy scandal recaptured after jail break

Sept 22 (BBC) A Malaysian businessman who scammed the US Navy in its biggest fraud scandal ever has been recaptured after he escaped house arrest two weeks ago. Leonard Glenn Francis, known as "Fat Leonard", was captured in Venezuela attempting to board a flight to Russia.
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