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China bans BBC news broadcasts in apparent retaliation

The National Radio and Television Administration says BBC World News coverage of China had violated requirements that news reporting be true and impartial and undermined China’s national interests and ethnic solidarity.

Chinese app TikTok cuts jobs in India following ban

China says New Delhi is using national security as an excuse to prohibit Chinese mobile apps.

Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

It also declined to call out WHO for its failure to more sharply criticize countries for their missteps instead of lauding countries for their response efforts.

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

All of the pro-democracy candidates who ran in those primaries appear to have been arrested.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s bail revoked

Lai is among a string of pro-democracy activists and supporters arrested by Hong Kong police in recent months as authorities step up their crackdown on dissent.

China gives conditional approval to Sinopharm COVID vaccine

Chinese health regulators have given conditional approval to a coronavirus vaccine developed by state-owned Sinopharm.

US, Taiwan step up economic cooperation in new dialogue

The two sides signed a five-year agreement establishing the U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue, which is meant to be held annually.

Trump bans US investment in Chinese military-linked firms

The order's impact isn't immediately clear but it could add to pressure on companies including telecom equipment giant Huawei and video surveillance provider Hikvision that already face U.S. export bans and other sanctions.

Study says too much time on moon could lead to health risks for astronauts

On the Artemis moon mission in 2024, the astronauts are expected to stay on the lunar surface for a week and conduct at least two moonwalks.

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Llamas help disc golfers in Carolina Beach by serving as caddies

The Southeast Llama Rescue held a fundraiser Saturday in Carolina Beach to help abused, neglected or unwanted llamas. 

Volunteer brings neighborhood together to collect food for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

One man brought his Wilmington neighborhood together Saturday to collect bags of food for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. 

Traffic to shift on Market Street

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is planning to shift traffic on a major Wilmington street.

Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

Wallenda was the daughter of Karl Wallenda and began appearing in the family's act at an early age. She began topping the family's seven-person pyramid at age 15.