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New Kim: Racing pigeon from Belgium sold for record €1.6m

November 15, 2020 - 12:52pm
New Kim, a two-year-old female, was bought by a collector from China at auction on Sunday.
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RCEP: Asia-Pacific countries form world's largest trading bloc

November 15, 2020 - 6:22am
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership covers nearly a third of the global economy.
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Soumitra Chatterjee: India acting legend dies, aged 85

November 15, 2020 - 2:21am
Chatterjee, famed for his work with Oscar-winning Indian director Satyajit Ray, died of Covid complications.
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In pictures: Diwali celebrations around the world

November 14, 2020 - 1:04pm
The festival of light is celebrated with candles and fireworks by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains worldwide.
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Taiwan air force chief joins F-5 test flight after fatal crash

November 14, 2020 - 10:09am
All the island's ageing F-5 fighter jets were grounded after a pilot died in a crash last month.
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Typhoon Vamco: Thousands evacuate as storm heads for Vietnam

November 14, 2020 - 6:54am
There are mass evacuations in Vietnam as Typhoon Vamco, which killed dozens in the Philippines, nears.
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Rugby Championship: Argentina beat New Zealand for first time with shock 25-15 victory

November 14, 2020 - 3:46am
Argentina beat New Zealand for the first time in their history with a shock 25-15 win in the Rugby Championship.
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Covid: India's festival season doesn't stop for coronavirus

November 13, 2020 - 7:15pm
Millions of people are marking the festival of Diwali, but there are concerns over rising coronavirus cases.
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How North Korea is trying to tackle smoking

November 13, 2020 - 7:06pm
The habit is common and Kim Jong-un is often seen with a cigarette in hand at public appearances.
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The man who made flying affordable to millions of Indians

November 13, 2020 - 7:01pm
A new biopic pays tribute to Capt GR Gopinath who launched India's first budget airline.
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Bangladeshi teen wins award for anti-cyberbullying app

November 13, 2020 - 1:28pm
Sadat Rahman, 17, created an app to help young people learn about and report cyberbullying.
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Typhoon Vamco: Dozens dead as Philippines hit by powerful storm

November 13, 2020 - 10:17am
At least 42 people have died and 20 others are missing after the storm caused flooding, police say.
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US election: China congratulates Biden after long silence

November 13, 2020 - 5:15am
China says it "respects the choice of the American people" as Russia continues to withhold well wishes.
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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's party wins majority in election

November 13, 2020 - 12:17am
The NLD is set to form the next government as the opposition raises objections over the results.
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Singapore: Helping the migrant workers who pay to get jobs

November 12, 2020 - 10:09pm
For many migrant workers, living and working in Singapore often means going into debt.
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Fact-checking the US and China on climate and environment

November 12, 2020 - 7:20pm
We fact-check US and Chinese claims about CO2 emissions, plastic waste and illegal timber.
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Now streaming: One of India's biggest circuses

November 12, 2020 - 7:14pm
Rambo Circus was forced to cancel shows when Covid-19 struck - so they turned to the internet.
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Fears grow for British man detained in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

November 12, 2020 - 7:08pm
Tanveer Ahmed Rafique returned to Pakistan-administered Kashmir where he has campaigned for independence.
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US bars investments in 'Chinese military companies'

November 12, 2020 - 5:58pm
President Donald Trump says China is 'exploiting' US investors to build up its military.
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China Muslims: Volkswagen says 'no forced labour' at Xinjiang plant

November 12, 2020 - 1:01pm
The car maker defends continued production in a Chinese region mired in allegations of rights abuses.
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