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Australia: Oldest rock art is 17,300-year-old kangaroo

February 22, 2021 - 11:32pm
Scientists determined the painting's age by examining ancient wasp nests around the artwork.
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India-China dispute: Blogger detained for demeaning soldier 'heroes'

February 22, 2021 - 9:50pm
The blogger, who has 2.5 million followers, is just one of six detained for remarks on the border clash.
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China regains slot as India's top trade partner despite tensions

February 22, 2021 - 9:10pm
Trade flows remained strong between the two Asian neighbours despite growing tensions and deadly clashes.
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Sarika Kale: The sports star who could afford just one meal a day

February 22, 2021 - 7:50pm
Sarika Kale says she survived on instant noodles and chutney for years because that's all she could afford.
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South Korea coronavirus: PM aims for 'herd immunity by autumn'

February 22, 2021 - 7:08pm
The prime minister says vaccinations are on track after criticism the country has been slow to start.
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Sri Lanka human rights: UK seeks new UN resolution on abuses

February 22, 2021 - 7:06pm
The resolution calls for human rights abusers in the bloody civil war to be held to account.
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Canada's parliament declares China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide'

February 22, 2021 - 6:38pm
Canada is just the second country after the US to recognise China's actions in Xinjiang as genocide.
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Rohingya crisis: UN urges rescue of refugees adrift at sea

February 22, 2021 - 12:23pm
The UN calls for action amid reports of deaths on board the ship adrift in the Bay of Bengal.
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Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

February 22, 2021 - 11:38am
The firm claims the edge against rival Samsung, but faces a dwindling stockpile of smartphone chips.
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Myanmar coup: Protesters amass despite military warning

February 22, 2021 - 2:38am
Protesters were undeterred by a statement warning they were heading down a path leading to "loss of life".
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Varavara Rao: Jailed India activist, 81, granted temporary bail

February 22, 2021 - 2:22am
Varavara Rao has been in poor health for months and spent over 150 days in hospital in the past year.
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China 'Sexy tea' shop apologises for calling women 'bargains'

February 21, 2021 - 10:25pm
The popular beverage chain had previously sold tea bags with the phrase "Master I want you".
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Covid: Australian Open fans criticised for 'booing vaccine'

February 21, 2021 - 8:09pm
A crowd's booing of a reference to Covid-19 vaccines is "disgusting", Australia's deputy PM says.
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Divya Kakran: 'I became famous for wrestling boys'

February 21, 2021 - 7:05pm
Divya Kakran, a young Indian wrestler, dreams of making history at the Olympics.
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Afghanistan's Ghani sees 'window of opportunity' for peace process

February 21, 2021 - 7:01pm
In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Ashraf Ghani discusses the "hard decision" on war and peace.
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Pangong Lake: India and China complete pull-back of forces

February 21, 2021 - 1:39pm
The Pangong Lake is one area of an ill-defined border which has seen tensions flare.
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Myanmar coup: Huge crowds mourn woman killed in protests

February 21, 2021 - 7:33am
Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing was shot just before her 20th birthday, during protests against a military coup.
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Novak Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open by beating Daniil Medvedev

February 21, 2021 - 6:37am
Novak Djokovic continues his dominance of the Australian Open by overwhelming Daniil Medvedev to win a record-extending ninth men's title.
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Australian PM is vaccinated as rollout begins

February 20, 2021 - 8:18pm
Scott Morrison received the Pfizer vaccine as Australia begins its nationwide inoculation programme.
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Singapore vending machines now dispense salmon, crab and even cacti

February 20, 2021 - 6:53pm
The city state has a dizzying array of vending machines, dispensing everything from cacti to pizza.
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