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Thailand's 'largest ketamine bust' turns out to be cleaning agent

November 24, 2020 - 10:44pm
The justice minister says it was a "misunderstanding" because of a "technical error" in field testing.
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Uighurs: China rebuffs Pope's criticism as 'groundless'

November 24, 2020 - 10:42pm
Beijing says remarks by the Pope about the persecution of China's Muslim Uighurs are "groundless".
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Indian second-hand car website becomes a 'unicorn'

November 24, 2020 - 10:39pm
India's Cars24's value rises above US$1bn as people look for alternatives to public transport.
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Russia 'threatened to ram' US ship in Sea of Japan

November 24, 2020 - 10:20pm
Moscow says a US Navy destroyer entered its territorial waters on Tuesday.
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How sunshine can make the railways greener

November 24, 2020 - 8:12pm
The railways in the UK, Australia and India getting power from the sun in different ways.
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Why Bhutan's Sakteng wildlife sanctuary is disputed by China

November 24, 2020 - 7:37pm
Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.
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Thailand revives law banning criticism of king in bid to curb protests

November 24, 2020 - 1:32pm
Several leading student activists are summoned to face charges under the country's lèse-majesté law.
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How to 'disappear' on Happiness Avenue in Beijing

November 24, 2020 - 11:13am
A group of volunteers trying to avoid surveillance cameras took more than two hours to walk 1km.
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Covid-19: World's top latex glove maker shuts factories

November 24, 2020 - 1:32am
Malaysia's Top Glove will close more than half of its plants after a surge in virus cases.
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Stephen Ellison: Diplomat who saved drowning woman given banner

November 24, 2020 - 12:09am
The banner, a Chinese gift of gratitude, reads "righteous and courageous, saving people from water".
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Michelle Yeoh: 'Finally we have our own superhero, Shang-Chi'

November 23, 2020 - 8:20pm
Michelle Yeoh - soon to star in Marvel's first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi - says it has taken time for Hollywood to offer more diverse film roles to Asian actors.
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Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth

November 23, 2020 - 7:36pm
A new report warns Afghanistan is becoming a major methamphetamine producer, leaving addicts in its wake.
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The Indian bride who wore a pantsuit to her wedding

November 23, 2020 - 7:30pm
In a country where marriages are steeped in tradition, Sanjana Rishi's wedding outfit drew criticism.
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Chinese spacecraft sets off on Moon sample quest

November 23, 2020 - 4:14pm
The robotic Chang'e-5 mission aims to return the first lunar rocks to Earth in more than 40 years.
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Covid: Vaccination will be required to fly, says Qantas chief

November 23, 2020 - 12:24pm
The Australian airline's chief executive Alan Joyce says the move is likely to be adopted by others.
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Shanghai airport Covid scare sparks 'chaotic' mass testing

November 23, 2020 - 8:14am
While state media show orderly queues at Pudong airport, social media videos suggest confusion.
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Cheers and tears as families reunite in Sydney

November 23, 2020 - 4:37am
Flights between New South Wales and Victoria reopened for the first time since July.
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Afghanistan war: 26,000 Afghan children killed or maimed since 2005

November 23, 2020 - 2:51am
Decades of war have had a devastating impact on Afghanistan's children, finds a leading charity.
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Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system

November 23, 2020 - 2:29am
QR codes - bar codes that can be read by mobile phones - have been used in China during the pandemic.
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Platypus habitat 'has shrunk by 22%' since 1990

November 23, 2020 - 1:49am
The unique mammal is at risk of disappearing from some Australian waterways, research finds.
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