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Facebook Australia: PM Scott Morrison 'will not be intimidated' by tech giant

February 18, 2021 - 5:18am
Scott Morrison says Facebook's decision to block news feeds to users is "arrogant and disappointing".
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Tokyo 2020: Japan Olympics minister Hashimoto appointed head of Games

February 18, 2021 - 3:12am
Seiko Hashimoto was appointed after her predecessor was criticised for making sexist comments.
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Facebook blocks Australian users from viewing or sharing news

February 17, 2021 - 11:52pm
It comes in response to a proposed law that would force the company to pay publishers for content.
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Unnao: Dalit teenaged girls found dead on India farm

February 17, 2021 - 11:50pm
Two girls are dead and a third is critical, with their families alleging that they were attacked.
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BTS label Big Hit and Universal seek next boy band

February 17, 2021 - 11:08pm
The two record labels have teamed up to find a new K-pop boy group through a joint venture.
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Period poverty: New Zealand schools to offer free sanitary products

February 17, 2021 - 10:58pm
One in 12 students were skipping classes because they could not afford tampons and pads.
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How Afghanistan police train for Taliban attacks and suicide bombers

February 17, 2021 - 7:50pm
Police in Afghanistan are training to deal with militant attacks amid Taliban threats.
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Malnutrition is rising across India - why?

February 17, 2021 - 7:14pm
The number of undernourished children has grown in the last five years, reversing hard-won gains.
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Covid and suicide: Japan's rise a warning to the world?

February 17, 2021 - 7:00pm
For the first time in 11 years, suicide among women has gone up, and the pandemic is playing a part.
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas locked down in London

February 17, 2021 - 6:56pm
Speaking as her autobiography is published, the actress talks about lockdown in the UK.
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US charges three North Koreans over $1.3bn theft

February 17, 2021 - 4:02pm
The "military intelligence agents" are accused of targeting some of the world's biggest firms.
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Google to pay Murdoch's News Corporation for stories

February 17, 2021 - 3:48pm
Rupert Murdoch has championed the idea that internet platforms should pay media companies for material.
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New Zealand deploys insects to tackle wasp problem

February 17, 2021 - 9:56am
It is hoped the hover fly and wasp-nest beetle will stop wasps from disrupting the local eco-system.
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Japan student forced to dye her hair wins compensation

February 17, 2021 - 7:52am
Teachers told the teenage girl to dye her naturally-brown hair black to comply with school rules.
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Japan government invites women to 'look not talk' at key meetings

February 17, 2021 - 5:23am
Female MPs will be invited to board meetings - but cannot talk - days after an Olympics sexism row.
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MJ Akbar: India minister loses #MeToo defamation case to Priya Ramani

February 17, 2021 - 4:55am
MJ Akbar, a former editor, was the most high-profile figure to be named in India's #MeToo movement.
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Myanmar coup: Roads blocked in Yangon as thousands protest

February 17, 2021 - 3:44am
Protesters have parked vehicles across key junctions in Yangon while a large demonstration grows.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's wife makes first appearance in a year

February 16, 2021 - 11:22pm
Ri Sol-ju joined her husband at a concert on Tuesday to mark the birthday of his late father.
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China overtakes US as EU's biggest trading partner

February 16, 2021 - 10:40pm
China's demand for cars and luxury goods from Europe bounced back in 2020 as its economy recovered.
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Covid: Melbourne lockdown to end after quarantine outbreak controlled

February 16, 2021 - 7:03pm
The "circuit-breaker" lockdown was designed to crush a coronavirus breach from hotel quarantine.
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