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Myanmar sees deadliest day as 38 protesters killed

5 hours 33 min ago
Security forces reportedly opened fire on large crowds in Mandalay and Monywa on Wednesday.
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South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead

9 hours 42 min ago
Byun Hee-soo had been dismissed by the military for undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
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World's first platypus refuge in Australia

10 hours 5 min ago
Conservationists in Australia have announced exciting plans to open the world's first platypus refuge.
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India is now only 'partly free' under Modi, says report

11 hours 19 min ago
Rights group Freedom House notes a steady erosion of democracy in India, amid declining liberty globally.
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'Exceptional' 15th-Century Ming Dynasty bowl unearthed at US yard sale

15 hours 34 min ago
The small bowl bought for $35 last year is set to be auctioned for between $300,000 and $500,000.
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Christian Porter: Australian attorney general denies rape allegation

March 2, 2021 - 11:46pm
Attorney General Christian Porter says he strongly rejects an allegation he raped a girl in 1988.
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Covid: Qantas launches 'mystery flights' to boost tourism

March 2, 2021 - 10:44pm
Airlines in the region are coming up with different strategies to tackle the pandemic travel slump.
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Japanese billionaire seeks eight people to fly to moon

March 2, 2021 - 9:19pm
Yusaku Maezawa says he will pay for the entire trip, so those who come onboard will fly for free.
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Rio Tinto chief to step down over cave destruction

March 2, 2021 - 8:40pm
The 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters were destroyed to make way for an iron ore mine last year.
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The couples accused of destroying Japan's families

March 2, 2021 - 7:23pm
An archaic Japanese law requires married couples to adopt the same surname, but many are asking why.
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Glow-in-the-dark sharks found off New Zealand coast

March 2, 2021 - 5:17pm
The sharks live in deep waters and are thought to use light as a form of camouflage.
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'If the others go I'll go': Inside China's scheme to transfer Uighurs into work

March 2, 2021 - 5:04pm
A high-level Chinese study says a massive work scheme is reducing Uighur population density in Xinjiang.
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Afghan war: Three female media workers shot dead in Jalalabad

March 2, 2021 - 1:26pm
The women, aged 18-20, worked for a local TV station and were killed on their way home from work.
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Tokyo 2020: Organisers boost number of women on board

March 2, 2021 - 12:17pm
The games' organising committee aims to have women make up 40% of its board members.
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Myanmar coup: Singapore PM Lee says situation 'tragic'

March 2, 2021 - 10:36am
Speaking to the BBC, Lee Hsien Loong condemns the use of violence against unarmed protesters.
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Covid-19: Sri Lanka chooses remote island for burials

March 2, 2021 - 10:14am
The government had decided last week to lift a ban on burials after criticism from minorities.
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Mount Sinabung: Time-lapse shows Indonesia volcano's 5km-high ash cloud

March 2, 2021 - 7:47am
The latest eruption from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra sends ash up to 5km (3.1 miles) into the air.
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Migrating flamingos turn Mumbai lakes into 'sea of pink'

March 2, 2021 - 4:13am
Thousands of flamingos migrate to western India every year in search for food and nesting grounds.
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Michael Gudinski: Australian music industry icon dies aged 68

March 2, 2021 - 12:03am
The music industry icon championed stars including Kylie Minogue and brought huge acts to Australia.
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Carlos Ghosn: US father and son extradited to Japan

March 1, 2021 - 10:41pm
The two allegedly helped the ex-Nissan boss escape Japan while he was on bail for financial crimes.
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