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The Afghan cyclists who fled to pursue their Olympic dreams

BBC News - August 12, 2022 - 7:02pm
Two sisters are among five women from Afghanistan's national cycling team now training in Italy.
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Singapore man jailed for murdering wife in UK hotel

BBC News - August 12, 2022 - 8:13am
Soong Hert Fong suffocated his wife of 28 years during their stay in Newcastle last December.
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Lee Jae-yong: Why South Korea just pardoned the Samsung 'prince'

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 10:29pm
Lee Jae-yong, who was convicted for bribery and embezzlement, has been granted a presidential pardon.
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Who is Sir Ganga Ram and why his legacy lives on in India and Pakistan?

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 7:50pm
Hospitals built by Sir Ganga Ram still exist in both countries but not much is known about him.
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Darlings: Bollywood's dark comedy on domestic violence wows India

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 7:44pm
Darlings, starring Alia Bhatt, is the story of a young couple in love - and violence and revenge.
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Why Hong Kong is seeking solace in Cantopop

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 7:42pm
Traumatised by political upheaval, Hong Kongers are reviving their interest in local pop music.
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The librarian who defied the Taliban

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 7:31pm
Wahida Amiri became one of the leading voices against the Taliban's assault on women's rights.
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High and low-tech ways to tackle India's water crisis

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 7:02pm
India's water situation requires a big investment in tech and many small projects on the ground.
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Japan dolphin: Two more swimmers bitten

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 12:24pm
It is the latest in a string of beach attacks this summer - all believed to involve the same creature.
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Rahimullah Haqqani: Afghan cleric killed by bomb hidden in artificial leg - reports

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 12:14pm
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, who had close ties with the Taliban, was a supporter of girls' education.
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The mystery deaths of two Saudi sisters in Sydney

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 11:40am
There are many theories about what happened but it is clear Australia failed them, advocates say.
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India man wins 22-year court battle against railways over 25 cents

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 4:36am
He was overcharged for train tickets he bought in 1999 and had been fighting to get the money back.
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Australia defence force suicides 'a national tragedy'

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 2:58am
A royal commission inquiry interviewed hundreds of people over alarmingly high death rates.
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India woman's post on Pakistani friend wins hearts on social media

BBC News - August 11, 2022 - 1:41am
The two women met at Harvard Business School and found they had more similarities than differences.
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Seoul floods: 'Parasite-style' flats to be banned after deaths

BBC News - August 10, 2022 - 11:19pm
Two women and a teenager died in one of the tiny flats, which featured in the Oscar-winning film.
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North Korea leader Kim Jong-un 'suffered fever' during Covid outbreak, says sister

BBC News - August 10, 2022 - 10:23pm
The sister of North Korea's leader also blames South Korea for causing her country's outbreak.
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Uttar Pradesh: India son helping rape survivor mother fight for justice

BBC News - August 10, 2022 - 7:43pm
She was raped in 1994 when she was 12. The son born out of the assault is now helping her quest for justice.
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Australia Covid: Contact tracing app branded expensive 'failure'

BBC News - August 10, 2022 - 11:24am
The health minister urges people to delete the contact-tracing app, which identified just two infections.
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China says Taiwan military drills are over after Pelosi visit

BBC News - August 10, 2022 - 8:42am
The sea and air exercises were in response to US politician Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island.
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Langya: New virus infects 35 people in eastern China

BBC News - August 10, 2022 - 5:15am
The patients are thought to have caught the virus from animals such as shrews, and not from humans.
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