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Joshua Wong and fellow activists plead guilty in Hong Kong protests trial

November 23, 2020 - 12:13am
Mr Wong and two fellow activists are now facing jail for taking part in last year's protests.
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The assassination of a ‘Brave Journalist of Afghanistan’

November 22, 2020 - 8:24pm
Aliyas Dayee, a "voice for the voiceless" in Helmand, was killed by a bomb earlier this month.
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Taiwan protesters march against US pork imports

November 22, 2020 - 12:44pm
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei in Taiwan.
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Covid: Australia state reopens border after Covid cases plummet

November 22, 2020 - 8:51am
New South Wales opens its border with Victoria for the first time since a second wave struck in July.
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China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

November 22, 2020 - 6:53am
The Chang'e-5 probe is hoping to assist in better understanding the Moon's origin and formation.
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Elephant rescued from deep well in a 14-hour operation

November 22, 2020 - 5:25am
It took a team of 50 people to carefully hoist the animal out, upside down.
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Shark attack in Western Australia kills man near Cable Beach

November 22, 2020 - 3:06am
The attack near Cable Beach is the eighth fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year.
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Pakistan opposition seeks end to Imran Khan's 'puppet' rule

November 21, 2020 - 8:14pm
Protesters in Pakistan say the PM came to power in rigged elections backed by the military.
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Arnab Goswami: India's most loved and loathed TV anchor

November 21, 2020 - 8:00pm
The star presenter is making Indian TV news louder and more aggressive than ever before.
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The Indonesian meteorite which didn't sell for $1.8m

November 21, 2020 - 7:56pm
You saw the headlines of a $1.8m meteorite? Here's the real story and it's just as fascinating.
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China gives musical talent show a virtual makeover

November 21, 2020 - 7:49pm
Dimension Nova shakes up reality TV with computer-animated contestants performing to real judges.
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Bharti Singh: Indian comedian arrested after cannabis found in raid

November 21, 2020 - 9:58am
Bharti Singh has been taken in for questioning after cannabis was found during a raid on her home.
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Gandhi's broken pocket watch sells for £12k at auction

November 21, 2020 - 8:51am
The silver plated Swiss watch was given to the owner's grandfather by Gandhi "as a thank-you".
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Kabul attack: Several killed as rockets hit residential areas

November 21, 2020 - 8:06am
More than a dozen rockets were fired, officials say, the latest in a series of attacks in the country.
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Covid-19: Hong Kong-Singapore travel corridor postponed

November 21, 2020 - 5:41am
The decision is a blow to the two financial hubs' attempts to revive their battered travel industry.
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My trailblazing mother, the world’s first woman Prime Minister

November 20, 2020 - 8:40pm
How Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka was elected the world's first female prime minster
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Parrots found stuffed in plastic bottles in Indonesia

November 20, 2020 - 6:50am
Indonesian authorities said crew on a docked ship found 64 birds still alive while 10 had died.
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Ibrahim Omer: Former Eritrean refugee who's New Zealand's first African MP

November 20, 2020 - 3:43am
Ibrahim Omer fled Eritrea as a refugee making his way to New Zealand and becoming the country's first African MP.
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Covid: Pizza worker's 'lie' forced South Australia lockdown

November 20, 2020 - 2:54am
South Australia went into lockdown because a man with Covid-19 misled health officials, police say.
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Luxury carmaker Maybach has high ambitions for China

November 19, 2020 - 11:32pm
The high-end brand owned by Daimler wants to tap into China's ambitious electric vehicle targets.
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