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'It's embarrassing': Fiery clashes in estimates over Australia’s resistance to net zero target by 2050

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Foreign minister Marise Payne resisted repeated offers to welcome net zero commitments by Japan and South Korea, saying the pledges were 'a matter for those countries'.
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Amid tension with China, Jaishankar meets counterparts from Japan & Australia [Video]

Amid tension with China, Jaishankar meets counterparts from Japan & Australia

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held separate bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of Japan and Australia on the sidelines of the Quad meeting in Tokyo. During the 13th India-Japan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue, the two ministers exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest and agreed that the strong and enduring partnership between the two countries will play a pivotal role in overcoming challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement from the MEA said. Jaishankar and Motegi also emphasised that a free, open and inclusive India-Pacific region must be premised on diversified and resilient supply chains. Jaishankar also met his Australian counterpart Marise Payne and discussed ways to expand cooperation in global affairs & regional issues. Jaishankar and Payne travelled to Tokyo to attend a ministerial meeting of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition comprising India, the US, Australia and Japan. The bilateral meetings come after the 'Quad' foreign ministers' meeting took place on Tuesday. The meetings took place in the backdrop of frosty relations of India, Australia and Japan with China. Watch the full video for all the details.

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EAM Jaishankar attends Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo [Video]

EAM Jaishankar attends Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo

External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India Dr S Jaishankar participated in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan, the United States, Australia and India in Japan's Tokyo on October 6. S Jaishankar said, "Called on Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga along with other Quad Foreign Ministers. Spoke about the bilateral and global dimensions of our special partnership." "It's a matter of satisfaction that Indo-Pacific concept has gained increasingly wider acceptance.Indo-Pacific Ocean's Initiative that we tabled at East Asia Summit last yr is development with considerable promise in that context," EAM added. India, the US, Japan, and Australia, collectively form the Quadrilateral group. US Secretary Mike Pompeo, EAM Jaishankar, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrived in Tokyo to attend the Quadrilateral foreign ministers meeting.

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Being overworked to death in South Korea [Video]

Being overworked to death in South Korea

South Korea's delivery workers have fallen into what they call a "legal blind spot" and say it's a deadly place to be as the novel coronavirus drives an unprecedented boom in online business. Megan Revell reports.

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South Korea’s hikers make ‘junk art’ from trash [Video]

South Korea’s hikers make ‘junk art’ from trash

Meet the mountain hikers who are making ‘junk art’ to encourage others not to litter, as social distancing measures drive more people from the cities to the hills. Rosanna Philpott reports.

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Asian shares mostly rise on virus vaccine, Yellen hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of..
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South Korea: Warnings of third wave as COVID-19 cases rise [Video]

South Korea: Warnings of third wave as COVID-19 cases rise

South Korea is introducing new restrictions to try and stem a third wave of coronavirus infections as winter starts.

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BTS 'Can't Wait to Meet UK Fans Again' After Cancelling Show [Video]

BTS 'Can't Wait to Meet UK Fans Again' After Cancelling Show

BTS have told their UK fans they can't wait to meet them again after having to cancel shows because of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to ITV News, the K-pop stars gave a message to fans disappointed by the cancellation of the two concerts in London in July. The band, who are from South Korea, have been in the country since the coronavirus outbreak. Report by Shoulderg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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