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China pledges to stop building new coal energy plants abroad

4 hours 37 min ago
The announcement is the country's latest climate pledge and a major step forward to address emissions.
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Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

September 21, 2021 - 9:59pm
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Australia's second largest city, causing damage to buildings.
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Taliban ask to speak at UN General Assembly in New York

September 21, 2021 - 7:32pm
The group wants to address world leaders, weeks after ousting Afghanistan's former government.
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K-pop stars BTS perform at UN General Assembly

September 21, 2021 - 5:31pm
The UN general debate opened with K-pop band BTS, followed by a speech about sustainable development.
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UK defence secretary angered by Afghan data breach

September 21, 2021 - 12:13pm
Ben Wallace apologises to Afghan interpreters, mistakenly copied into an email, as one person is suspended.
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CIA officer 'suffered from Havana syndrome' during India trip

September 21, 2021 - 11:35am
US media say the officer fell ill while visiting India with CIA Director William Burns this month.
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Aukus: Australia's big gamble on the US over China

September 21, 2021 - 11:09am
Australia has taken a central role in the Aukus defence pact - there are major benefits and risks too.
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Pew study: Little change in India's religious make-up in 70 years

September 21, 2021 - 10:02am
The population trebled in 70 years but saw few changes to its religious composition, a study shows.
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Afghan girls school ban would be un-Islamic, Pakistan PM says

September 21, 2021 - 9:37am
Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the BBC's John Simpson about events in neighbouring Afghanistan.
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Evergrande: Asia stocks mixed as investors weigh China concerns

September 21, 2021 - 4:37am
The Chinese property giant is facing a debt crisis, triggering fears of contagion in global markets.
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Cambodia: The autistic teenager jailed over a Telegram post

September 20, 2021 - 7:40pm
He allegedly insulted Cambodia's government, prompting heavily-armed policemen to arrest him.
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India Covid-19: Meet the teacher who turned a street into a classroom

September 20, 2021 - 7:03pm
A primary school teacher has found an innovative way to resume classes in India's rural West Bengal state.
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Afghanistan: Investigation launched into interpreter data breach

September 20, 2021 - 6:06pm
More than 250 people seeking relocation to the UK were mistakenly copied into an email from the MoD.
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Guinness World Records: Japanese sisters certified world's oldest twins

September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm
Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama from Japan receive their Guinness World Records awards.
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Covid: Melbourne construction sites shut after violent vaccine protest

September 20, 2021 - 11:44am
Construction sites in the Australian city are shut for two weeks after staff protest against jabs.
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Afghanistan: Fighting off hunger under the Taliban

September 20, 2021 - 11:16am
For most Afghans staving off starvation is the biggest challenge since the Taliban returned to power.
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China: Children given daily time limit on Douyin - its version of TikTok

September 20, 2021 - 9:03am
Douyin users aged under 14 will be limited to 40 minutes a day on the platform.
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Evergrande: Embattled China property giant sparks economy fears

September 20, 2021 - 4:36am
The world's most indebted real estate developer is in crisis - is it too big to fail?
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Charanjit Singh Channi: What Punjab leadership change says about Congress

September 20, 2021 - 2:35am
The crisis in Punjab sees the party shying from the status quo - is this a sign of things to come?
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Hong Kong sees patriots inducted into new election committee

September 20, 2021 - 1:51am
Hong Kong had earlier passed a way designed to keep "unpatriotic" people from positions of power.
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