Is China really open to improving ties with Australia?

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 8:42pm
There is hope the breakdown in diplomatic relations between the two countries could be ending.
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How India can save pilgrimages and fragile Himalayas

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 7:46pm
Experts say regulation is essential to protect people's lives as well as the fragile Himalayan region.
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Cheetahs to prowl India for first time in 70 years

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 2:09pm
The mammals are coming from Namibia in a deal that has been in negotiations since 2020.
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Pen Farthing: Watchdog has no concerns over Afghan animal rescue

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 2:06pm
Nowzad's efforts to evacuate animals from Afghanistan were within its remit, the Charity Commission says.
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Sri Lanka: 'If we want change we need new faces'

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 9:37am
As Ranil Wickremesinghe officially takes over, the BBC's Secunder Kermani looks at Sri Lanka's challenges.
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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in thrilling run chase

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 6:17am
Abdullah Shafique's sublime unbeaten 160 leads Pakistan in a chase of 342 to beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the first Test in Galle.
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Mohammed Zubair: Supreme Court grants bail to Indian fact-checker

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 5:46am
Mohammed Zubair had spotlighted former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's comments on the Prophet Muhammad.
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Avinash Das: Filmmaker arrested for tweeting 'controversial' photo of Amit Shah

BBC News - July 20, 2022 - 12:18am
Avinash Das, a vocal critic of the government, was arrested in Mumbai city on Monday.
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Sri Lanka: Parliament to vote for new president amid crisis

BBC News - July 19, 2022 - 8:17pm
Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe is the frontrunner - but deeply unpopular with the public.
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Sri Lanka presidential elections: Why India matters to the island nation's political future

BBC News - July 19, 2022 - 7:15pm
How Sri Lankans view India might be changing as the country grapples with political and economic chaos.
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Shanghai Covid lockdown: The struggle of blind massage therapists

BBC News - July 19, 2022 - 7:06pm
Blind massage therapists say the lockdown and lack of government support are making life difficult.
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Covid in China: Officials sorry for break-ins amid hunt for contacts

BBC News - July 19, 2022 - 12:22pm
Authorities in Guangzhou broke into residents' homes in the hunt for close contacts of positive cases.
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Yuzuru Hanyu: Japanese figure skater announces retirement

BBC News - July 19, 2022 - 7:41am
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, who became the first male figure skater in 66 years to win back-to-back Olympic singles titles, announces his retirement.
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Sri Lanka's tea farmers struggling to survive

BBC News - July 19, 2022 - 7:24am
Tea is the island's biggest export, but the industry is being hard hit by the economic crisis.
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Tourists stuck in China resort city after Covid lockdown

BBC News - July 19, 2022 - 12:58am
Concerns are growing about the impact of China's "zero-Covid" policy on its economy.
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Australia's environment in 'shocking' decline, report finds

BBC News - July 18, 2022 - 10:52pm
Extinctions are growing and 19 ecosystems are on the brink of collapse, a five-year survey warns.
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Why did MI5 name Christine Lee as an 'agent of influence'?

BBC News - July 18, 2022 - 8:06pm
UK security services described Christine Lee as an “agent of influence” working for the Chinese Communist Party.
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Price rises: Why a simple lunch is costing more in Asia-Pacific

BBC News - July 18, 2022 - 7:38pm
From Singapore, to Seoul, to Sydney - how the cost of living affects lunch hour.
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Pakistan: Former PM Imran Khan stuns rivals with Punjab by-election upset

BBC News - July 18, 2022 - 9:58am
The ousted former PM calls for early elections after his party wins a stunning victory.
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Outrage over 'gold digger' jibe at Sushmita Sen

BBC News - July 18, 2022 - 5:49am
One of India's most-loved beauty queens has been in the eye of a social media storm recently.
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