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New Zealand airport worker tests positive day after bubble opens

8 hours 3 min ago
Flights with Australia will not be suspended as there appears to be no link to the travel bubble.
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India to start vaccinating all adults over 18 amid surge in infections

April 19, 2021 - 10:40pm
Amid a surge in cases, all residents in the country over 18 will be eligible for the Covid jab.
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Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India's most populous state

April 19, 2021 - 9:47pm
With a population larger than Brazil, an Indian state struggles to cope as Covid-19 sweeps through it.
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Drought-hit Taiwan rations water to protect tech

April 19, 2021 - 8:25pm
The island has tried everything from cloud seeding to prayer during its worst drought in 56 years.
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India coronavirus: Delhi announces lockdown as Covid cases surge

April 19, 2021 - 3:13am
With record daily spikes all of last week, the Indian capital is now the worst-hit city in the country.
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Byron Bay: Calls for Netflix boycott over reality show plans

April 18, 2021 - 11:17pm
Plans for the reality show featuring "hot Instagrammers" have sparked anger in the coastal community.
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Super League: Why are football's biggest clubs starting a new tournament?

April 18, 2021 - 11:00pm
Europe's biggest teams have suffered during the Covid pandemic and say they want financial stability.
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Australia opens travel bubble with New Zealand

April 18, 2021 - 9:04pm
The world's first major travel bubble set up in the Covid pandemic allows quarantine-free visits.
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China and US pledge climate change commitment

April 18, 2021 - 4:16am
The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week.
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India's first 'intimacy coordinator' helps choreograph sex on screen

April 17, 2021 - 7:12pm
Aastha Khanna's job is to ensure safety during scenes involving simulated sex, nudity and sexual violence.
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These teenage climate activists are pushing for change in Australia

April 17, 2021 - 7:03pm
These teenage climate activists are pushing for change in Australia.
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Nepal fires: 'We saw huge flames coming towards our garden’

April 16, 2021 - 7:22pm
This year’s wildfire season in Nepal has been worse than usual with more fires, burning longer.
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India's Kumbh festival attracts big crowds amid devastating second Covid wave

April 16, 2021 - 7:15pm
'I left everything to God', says one devotee who attended the festival amid a devastating second wave.
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20 years in Afghanistan: Was it worth it?

April 16, 2021 - 7:14pm
The BBC's Frank Gardner asks the awkward question about a war with an astronomical human cost.
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Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months for pro-democracy protests

April 16, 2021 - 7:53am
Jimmy Lai, the owner of Hong Kong’s last opposition newspaper, is a fierce critic of Beijing.
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Titanic: Searching for the 'missing' Chinese survivors

April 16, 2021 - 2:00am
When the Titanic sank, six Chinese men were rescued - but their ordeal didn't end there.
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China's economy grows 18.3% in post-Covid comeback

April 16, 2021 - 1:45am
The record figures for the first quarter of the year are skewed due to last year's nationwide lockdown
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Citigroup to exit consumer banking in 13 markets

April 15, 2021 - 10:35pm
The US banking group will shut down its retail operations in countries including China and India.
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India's desperate Covid-19 patients turn to black market for drugs

April 15, 2021 - 7:37pm
Amid a punishing third wave, people across India are finding drugs, oxygen and beds in short supply.
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Jimmy Lai: The Hong Kong billionaire risking it all by speaking out

April 15, 2021 - 7:14pm
Opposition newspaper owner Jimmy Lai was arrested under Hong Kong's new national security law.
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