Monday 9 August
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9 August 2021
We look at Australia’s ongoing isolationist approach to controlling coronavirus and discuss Joe Biden’s offer of a safe haven to Hong Kongers. Plus: we wrap up the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and get the latest from Switzerland.
9 August 2021
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