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Hong Konger gets 9 years jail in first national security case
The former waiter is theĀ first person to be convicted under the controversial national security law. He isn't the only one falling foul of Hong Kong's tightened grip on civil liberties.

US decries harassment of foreign journalists in China
State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the US is worried about the harassment and intimidation of foreign correspondents reporting on the floods in China.

How Russian money keeps Belarus afloat
Moscow does not financially support any other country as generously as it does Belarus. DW spoke with economic experts to learn about this lopsided relationship, and the strain it places on the Russian budget.

Philippines fully restores military pact with United States
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed his decision to annul a major defense pact with the United States. The move follows the visit of US Defense Secretary Llyod Austin.

Brazil gets snow and ice, surprising residents
While many people were pleasantly surprised, farmers in more central regions feared the worst for valuable crops. Most of the snow was recorded in mountainous areas.

Biden encourages cash vaccine incentives in US
The Treasury has said regional authorities in the US can use federal COVID relief funds to offer people $100 in return for getting vaccinated. The US has ample reserves, but a robust anti-vaccine movement.

Peru's new President Castillo names leftist PM
Guido Bellido, the new prime minister, has previously expressed sympathies for the Shining Path guerrilla group, according to local media.

Mexico president to order release of federal prisoners
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants tortured prisoners and certain elderly inmates to be released. The decree would also impact some long-term prisoners who have not yet been sentenced for their crimes.

Catholic ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with criminal sexual assault of a minor
Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teen boy in the 1970s. The charges make him the first US cardinal to face criminal charges of sexual abuse of a minor.

Tanzania starts vaccine campaign in COVID-19 U-turn
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has belatedly kicked off Tanzania's COVID-19 vaccination campaign. But the East Africa country still has a long path ahead if it wants beat the coronavirus.

Turkey: Wildfires fueled by strong winds
At least three people have been killed and more than 100 injured as fires sweep across Antalya. Authorities say firefighters have contained several fires yet high winds make the path of those still burning unpredictable.