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Hotel quarantine: What isolating in a hotel room is like

February 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Under travel rules, Aaron has to spend three weeks in a hotel room in Hong Kong, and Jane is in a Sydney hotel for a fortnight.
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Covid: Australia halts New Zealand travel bubble over Auckland lockdown

February 14, 2021 - 3:49pm
Australia says people arriving from New Zealand must spend a fortnight in hotel quarantine.
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Why this Australian girl has cleaned graves for eight years

February 14, 2021 - 11:35am
Australian girl Tj Kleeman began scrubbing graves to overcome a fear, but now does it to "feel amazing".
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Covid: UK scientist defends WHO fact-finding mission to Wuhan

February 14, 2021 - 10:23am
There has been criticism over the level of access to key data the team was given by the Chinese.
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Myanmar coup: US tells its citizens to 'shelter in place'

February 14, 2021 - 10:12am
Armoured vehicles were seen on the streets for the first time since the coup on 1 February.
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India activist, 22, arrested over farmers' protests

February 14, 2021 - 5:41am
Disha Ravi was held for sharing a document designed to help ongoing protests against new farming laws.
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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams into last eight

February 14, 2021 - 12:17am
Naomi Osaka saves two match points to beat Garbine Muguruza, as Serena Williams also makes Australian Open quarter-finals.
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Koo v Twitter: Why India's government is favouring a social media newcomer

February 13, 2021 - 9:58pm
Indian ministers have been promoting new microblogging site Koo following disagreements with Twitter.
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Kohima: Britain's 'forgotten' battle that changed the course of WWII

February 13, 2021 - 8:09pm
A group of British-Indian soldiers held off an entire Japanese division for three months in 1944.
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Myanmar coup: Fear and defiance at night-time arrests

February 13, 2021 - 5:46pm
Videos show people banging pots and pans, and surrounding security vehicles in protest.
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Fukushima: Powerful earthquake rocks Japan weeks from disaster anniversary

February 13, 2021 - 1:59pm
The 7.3-magnitude quake struck just three weeks before the 10-year anniversary of the 2011 tsunami.
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Covid-19 pandemic: China 'refused to give data' to WHO team

February 13, 2021 - 11:10am
A member of the team accuses China of withholding full data on the early days of the outbreak.
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Myanmar coup: What will the military do now?

February 13, 2021 - 7:42am
The military is in charge of Myanmar after deposing Aung San Suu Kyi. Do they know what to do next?
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The 'saviour' loan apps that trapped pandemic-struck Indians

February 12, 2021 - 8:12pm
Hundreds of apps offering "instant" loans drew people who were out of work and desperate for cash.
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Pakistan's Ali Sadpara: The climber who never came back from K2

February 12, 2021 - 8:08pm
Mohammad Ali Sadpara will be remembered as a versatile climber who was revered in his native Pakistan.
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Myanmar coup: What led to the military seizing power?

February 12, 2021 - 7:07pm
The people of Myanmar watched a coup unfold on 1 February. Why are they scared?
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Myanmar coup: MPs urge UN to investigate 'gross human rights violations'

February 12, 2021 - 8:53am
Some 300 MPs urge the UN to investigate after the reported use of live bullets against protesters.
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Victoria to enter lockdown with fans barred from Australian Open

February 12, 2021 - 12:42am
Australia's state of Victoria shuts down over a dozen Covid cases but the Grand Slam will continue.
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Covid-19: Chinatowns fighting racism and pandemic to survive

February 11, 2021 - 7:07pm
People have been avoiding Chinatowns since the start of the pandemic - and now they're struggling.
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China bans BBC World News from broadcasting

February 11, 2021 - 3:11pm
China has criticised the UK for its reports on coronavirus and persecution of the Uighurs.
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