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US halts Blinken China visit after spy balloon row

BBC News - February 3, 2023 - 2:01pm
The US secretary of state's trip to China is postponed after a spy balloon is tracked across the US.
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Chinese spy balloon over US is weather device says Beijing

BBC News - February 3, 2023 - 10:28am
China says a suspected spy balloon is actually a wayward "civilian airship" used for weather monitoring.
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Fraud claims against Adani group spark political row in India

BBC News - February 3, 2023 - 6:32am
Indian opposition leaders demand an investigation into the Adani Group amid allegations of financial fraud.
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Why would China use a spy balloon when it has satellites?

BBC News - February 3, 2023 - 5:19am
Experts say the use of the inflatable could be intended to send a message to Washington.
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Japanese enraged by sushi diner food prank videos

BBC News - February 3, 2023 - 3:38am
A video of a teenage boy covertly licking communal soy sauce bottles has sparked a national outcry.
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Nick Kyrgios: Tennis star admits assaulting ex-girlfriend but avoids conviction

BBC News - February 3, 2023 - 1:01am
The Australian tennis star avoids a criminal conviction over the incident in Canberra in 2021.
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US tracking suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 6:05pm
Pentagon officials say they have decided against blowing the alleged spy craft out of the sky - for now.
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Low immunity, overwhelmed hospitals fuel Covid-19 deaths in ageing Japan

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 5:01pm
Deaths in the country, which for long had one of the lowest Covid death rates, peaked earlier this month.
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How a billionaire’s empire lost $100bn in days

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 7:07am
The business tycoon has seen billions wiped off his wealth after a US investment firm's scathing report.
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Pakistan mosque blast: Bomber used police uniform as disguise, official says

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 7:00am
CCTV footage reveals the movements of the man who blew up a mosque on Monday.
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Siddique Kappan: Indian journalist released from jail after two years

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 2:48am
Siddique Kappan was arrested in 2020 while he was on his way to report on the alleged rape of a Dalit woman.
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Solomon Islands: US reopens embassy in push to counter China

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 2:26am
Washington says the Solomon Islands post - back after a 30-year absence - is a crucial engagement.
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King Charles will not appear on new Australia $5 note

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 1:30am
The new note will feature a design that "honours the culture and history" of Indigenous Australians.
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Crypto theft: North Korea-linked hackers stole $1.7b in 2022

BBC News - February 2, 2023 - 12:30am
Experts say the country, facing heavy sanctions, is turning to crypto theft to fund its nuclear arsenal.
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Cardinal George Pell's funeral sees mourners and protesters clash

BBC News - February 1, 2023 - 9:54pm
Australia's highest-ranking Catholic was accused of failing to tackle child sex abuse in the Church.
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Can Sri Lanka trade its way back to prosperity?

BBC News - February 1, 2023 - 7:13pm
Ben Chu, Newsnight's economic editor, takes a closer look at the country's economic woes.
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Panchayat: The rural drama that became India's most-loved show

BBC News - February 1, 2023 - 7:08pm
Panchayat centres around a young man from a city who is forced to take up a job in a remote Indian village.
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US seeks deal on Philippines bases to complete arc around China

BBC News - February 1, 2023 - 5:06pm
The US wants to expand access to military bases in the Philippines facing the South China Sea and Taiwan.
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Adani calls off share sale after price plunges

BBC News - February 1, 2023 - 2:10pm
Gautam Adani, one of Asia's richest people, has seen his firms lose more than $90bn in market value.
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How a tiny radioactive capsule was found in Australia's vast outback

BBC News - February 1, 2023 - 11:15am
Australian experts joined forces and methodically tracked down the hazardous pea-sized device.
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