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Last Updated = Wed, Jan 27, 2021, 01:22 am SL Time

* Iran arrests US dual national on spying charges

Jan 26 (BBC) Iran says it has arrested a US-Iranian dual national facing spying charges who attempted to leave the country. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili did not identify the man, but said he "had been free on bail".
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* Australia suspends New Zealand travel bubble amid new virus strain

Jan 25 (BBC) Australia has suspended a travel bubble with New Zealand after its first Covid case in months was confirmed to be the South African variant. The infected patient had served 14-days in quarantine and tested negative twice before developing symptoms later.
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* India protest: Farmers breach Delhi’s Red Fort in huge tractor rally

Jan 26 (BBC) A rally against agriculture reforms in India turned violent on Tuesday, after protesting farmers broke through police barricades to storm Delhi’s historic Red Fort complex. On foot and in tractors, the protesters were part of a huge rally planned for India’s Republic Day.
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* Chinese and Indian troops ‘in new border clash’

Jan 25 (BBC) Chinese and Indian troops have reportedly clashed again in a disputed border area, with injuries on both sides, Indian media reports say. The incident took place in north Sikkim last Wednesday. India’s army said there had been a "minor" incident that had been "resolved".
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