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Myanmar coup: Party official dies in custody after security raids

BBC News - 11 hours 7 min ago
Activists say the worker for Aung San Suu Kyi's party was beaten after being arrested.
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Uighurs: Chinese foreign minister says genocide claims 'absurd'

BBC News - 11 hours 39 min ago
The Chinese government has been accused of trying to destroy the Uighur minority in north-west China.
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Covid: Dalai Lama urges others to get vaccinated as he receives first shot

BBC News - March 6, 2021 - 11:26pm
The Tibetan spiritual leader urges others to "take this injection" as he gets the AstraZeneca jab.
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Raya and the Last Dragon: Disney's new heroine representing 670 million people

BBC News - March 6, 2021 - 7:16pm
After almost 90 years of animated films, Disney has finally ventured into South East Asia.
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The clinic where India's temple elephants come to recuperate

BBC News - March 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
The facility gives 'a break' to elephants who live in captivity at temples in India.
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Hunger Games salute used to protest against Asia’s military regimes

BBC News - March 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
The three-fingered gesture has become a defining symbol of Thailand and Myanmar protests - but why?
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Myanmar coup: India asked to return police officers who crossed border

BBC News - March 6, 2021 - 3:25pm
Several officers reportedly crossed the border after refusing to carry out the military junta's orders.
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In pictures: Thousands attend LGBT Mardi Gras in Sydney

BBC News - March 6, 2021 - 10:49am
Thousands gathered for the event, which was scaled back over Covid-19 safety concerns.
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India v England: Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin seal series for hosts

BBC News - March 6, 2021 - 6:31am
England's series defeat in India is sealed with one final, abject batting collapse on the third day of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.
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Phulkari: The women saving India's intricate flower embroidery

BBC News - March 5, 2021 - 7:10pm
Phulkari's existence is under threat from modern embroidery techniques.
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The grit and determination of Myanmar's young rebels

BBC News - March 5, 2021 - 7:03pm
Opponents of Myanmar's military coup face daily threats and violence, and yet defiance continues.
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China NPC: US condemns 'assault on Hong Kong democracy'

BBC News - March 5, 2021 - 5:17pm
Plans to tighten China's grip on Hong Kong by changing the electoral system draw an angry response.
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China zoo 'tries to pass dog off as wolf'

BBC News - March 5, 2021 - 1:36pm
The animal in the wolf enclosure turned out to be a watchdog raised at the zoo.
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Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence

BBC News - March 5, 2021 - 12:11pm
The armed forces are accused of spreading disinformation online amid a violent crackdown.
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China rebounds with economic growth target above 6%

BBC News - March 4, 2021 - 11:59pm
Economic growth last year languished at 2.3%, the country's poorest result in decades.
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China NPC: Beijing set to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system

BBC News - March 4, 2021 - 10:55pm
The changes will be discussed at China's largest political meeting which has kicked off in Beijing.
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Tesla partners with nickel mine amid shortage fears

BBC News - March 4, 2021 - 10:37pm
There are concerns about supplies of nickel which are needed for batteries that power most electric cars.
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The Himalayan hazards nobody is monitoring

BBC News - March 4, 2021 - 7:59pm
Retreating Himalayan glaciers can become hazardous but such dangers are not being monitored, experts say.
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New Zealand earthquakes: Tsunami warnings raised after series of quakes

BBC News - March 4, 2021 - 6:48pm
Hundreds of people are evacuating coastal areas after a series of quakes shook the region.
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Northern Pacific seastar: The sea intruder causing havoc in Tasmania

BBC News - March 4, 2021 - 12:15pm
Locals hope removing an introduced starfish can help save an iconic Australian species.
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