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India in a 'delicate phase' of its Covid battle as cases surge

February 26, 2021 - 7:45pm
A surge in cases in some Indian states has scientists worried about a possible new wave.
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Monsters, mania and the unstoppable march of Pokémon

February 26, 2021 - 7:35pm
Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years.
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BTS: Radio host apologises for comparing band to covid

February 26, 2021 - 4:23pm
The German radio host made the comments while talking about the band's cover of a Coldplay song.
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Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

February 26, 2021 - 2:28pm
A boat full of dozens of Rohingya refugees attempting to reach South East Asia is adrift in the Indian Ocean.
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China celebrates colourful Lantern Festival

February 26, 2021 - 1:08pm
Villages and cities become a sea of bright light to mark the end of Chinese New Year celebrations.
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The young girl who became pen-pal with Bollywood's biggest stars

February 26, 2021 - 4:47am
A unearthed photo album uncovers personal letters from the biggest stars of the 1950s and 60s.
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Singapore: Briton jailed for breaking strict quarantine

February 26, 2021 - 3:43am
Nigel Skea, 52, was jailed and fined for breaking hotel quarantine to meet his fiancée on another floor.
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Nodeep Kaur: Jailed Dalit activist, 25, granted bail by India court

February 26, 2021 - 1:37am
Nodeep Kaur's arrest caused global outrage after accusations of assault and torture in police custody.
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North Korea: Russian diplomats leave by hand-pushed trolley

February 25, 2021 - 10:40pm
The diplomats had no choice as Pyongyang has banned trains from leaving as part of Covid measures.
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Pokémon at 25: Rare cards trade for big money

February 25, 2021 - 9:39pm
Rare cards based on the popular Japanese video game and cartoons are regularly fetching six figures.
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Melissa Caddick: Missing fraud suspect's foot found on Australian beach

February 25, 2021 - 9:30pm
The disappearance of Melissa Caddick - who is accused of stealing from investors - has flummoxed police.
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Blackpink join fight against climate change

February 25, 2021 - 7:41pm
K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change.
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Fijian rugby league players sing tribute to Sydney quarantine staff

February 25, 2021 - 7:16pm
The rugby league players performed a song from their balconies in hotel quarantine in Australia.
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'Op Silent Viper': How an Indian rape suspect was caught after 22 years

February 25, 2021 - 7:14pm
The case went cold after the man accused disappeared following a brutal 1999 gang rape in India.
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Analysis: Can Asia help Myanmar find a way out of coup crisis?

February 25, 2021 - 7:07pm
While Western sanctions may not help, China and South East Asia's influence may have some sway.
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Myanmar coup: Violence flares as rival protesters clash in Yangon

February 25, 2021 - 1:01pm
Supporters of the military clash with anti-coup protesters in Yangon, as turmoil grips the country.
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Minari: Oscar favourite sees Korean family chase the American Dream

February 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Director Lee Isaac Chung on making the critically-acclaimed film and why he avoided seeing Parasite.
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India v England: Hosts win astonishing third Test in two days

February 25, 2021 - 10:58am
England succumb to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of a remarkable third Test in Ahmedabad.
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China denies requiring anal swabs from US diplomats

February 25, 2021 - 7:53am
US media claims diplomats were made to undergo anal swabs to test for coronavirus.
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China's Xi declares victory in ending extreme poverty

February 25, 2021 - 6:01am
Some have questioned China's definition of extreme poverty as earning less than $620 a year.
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