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Hong Kong's John Lee: Ex-security chief set to become new leader

BBC News - May 7, 2022 - 7:01pm
John Lee's appointment is being seen as a move by China to tighten its grip on the city.
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Afghanistan: Women’s faces become latest Taliban restriction after face veil rule

BBC News - May 7, 2022 - 11:18am
“They are always after women” rather than tackling Afghanistan’s many problems, one activist told the BBC.
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North Korea in new missile launch, say neighbours

BBC News - May 7, 2022 - 7:09am
The reported launch comes just days before South Korea's new president takes office.
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Taliban to force Afghan women to wear face veil

BBC News - May 7, 2022 - 6:56am
Any woman refusing to comply with the new decree could see a male guardian jailed for three days.
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How fast food giants like McDonald's found their Indian soul

BBC News - May 6, 2022 - 7:35pm
What is it about the Indian market that impels even the biggest food chains to adjust to local needs?
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Leni Robredo: The woman leading the Philippines' 'pink revolution'

BBC News - May 6, 2022 - 7:33pm
She has rallied tens of thousands of young voters. But can she beat frontrunner Bongbong Marcos?
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Facebook's Australia news ban overblocked on purpose, whistleblowers claim

BBC News - May 6, 2022 - 6:45am
A whistleblower group says Facebook deliberately overblocked a news ban affecting vital services.
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Asian Games in China postponed because of Covid-19

BBC News - May 6, 2022 - 4:24am
The Asian Games in China are postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, says the Olympic Council of Asia.
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Heatwave: India's poor bear the brunt of blistering temperatures

BBC News - May 5, 2022 - 7:31pm
As temperatures soar, the country's poorest are struggling to make ends meet and survive the heat.
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Bongbong Marcos: The man attempting to revive a corrupt political dynasty

BBC News - May 5, 2022 - 7:29pm
His father was a dictator, his mum known for her 3,000 pairs of shoes - and now he could lead the Philippines.
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Sri Lanka's energy crisis hits country's fishing industry

BBC News - May 5, 2022 - 7:05pm
A lack of fuel, ice, and places to sell their catch has left fishermen in Jaffna in the lurch.
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Eurovision: Australia's Sheldon Riley's song details his autistic experience

BBC News - May 5, 2022 - 11:08am
Australia's contestant Sheldon Riley will compete in Turin with his powerful song Not The Same.
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China building collapse: Woman rescued from rubble after six days

BBC News - May 5, 2022 - 5:50am
Dozens of people are still feared missing in the debris of a fallen building in the city of Changsha.
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Australia defends Solomon Islands ties as row over China escalates

BBC News - May 5, 2022 - 1:00am
Solomon Islands leader Mannasseh Sogavare made a scathing attack on critics of a new China pact.
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Uber loses $5.9bn as Asia investment values fall

BBC News - May 4, 2022 - 11:11pm
The firm said almost all of that loss was a due to falls in the value of investments in other companies.
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Russia on agenda as British and Japanese PMs meet

BBC News - May 4, 2022 - 9:35pm
Boris Johnson and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida are expected to agree a defensive partnership.
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How Covid-scarred Shanghai will finally exit lockdown

BBC News - May 4, 2022 - 7:18pm
A mass clean-up is sweeping through Shanghai, with the city's gradual reopening expected to follow.
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Myanmar civil war: ‘I saw my son’s body on Facebook’

BBC News - May 4, 2022 - 7:01pm
After the Myanmar military entered his village, Joseph fled into the jungle but his 13-year-old was killed.
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RBI repo rate: India central bank hikes interest rates after two years

BBC News - May 4, 2022 - 7:32am
The Reserve Bank of India's surprise move is an attempt to stem rising inflation.
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LIC IPO: Insurance giant opens India's largest share sale

BBC News - May 4, 2022 - 6:48am
Nearly as old as the country, LIC is an insurance behemoth that has played a historic role in India.
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