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Japanese Red Army founder Shigenobu freed after 20 years

May 27, 2022 - 11:26pm
Fusako Shigenobu, 76, was jailed for her part in a hostage siege at the French embassy in the Hague.
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How a Singapore execution set off a wave of protest

May 27, 2022 - 7:40pm
Most Singaporeans support the death penalty - but one's man's execution has revived the debate.
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Siblings reunited 75 years after India Partition

May 27, 2022 - 7:14pm
The family in Punjab found out about their sister in Pakistan two years ago and finally met her last month.
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Japan opens up to foreign tourists after two years

May 27, 2022 - 4:33pm
Visitors from 98 countries will be allowed to enter, but some restrictions still remain.
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How virtual hearings opened Indian courts to public

May 26, 2022 - 7:49pm
The pandemic pushed Indian courts to adapt, making the legal system more accessible.
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Geetanjali Shree is first Indian winner of International Booker Prize

May 26, 2022 - 7:08pm
The prize's judges say Geetanjali Shree's Tomb of Sand is a "luminous novel of India and partition".
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NeWater: Turning urine into beer in Singapore

May 25, 2022 - 7:06pm
Singapore's water agency came up with the drink to raise awareness of its scarcity issues.
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Yasin Malik: Top Kashmiri separatist given life in Indian jail

May 25, 2022 - 10:50am
A court in Delhi sentences Yasin Malik to life imprisonment after convicting him of funding terrorism.
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Australia players raise Sri Lanka tour concerns

May 25, 2022 - 6:48am
Australia players raise concerns about visiting Sri Lanka in June and July but the tour will go ahead.
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North Korea fires missiles hours after Biden leaves Asia

May 24, 2022 - 11:15pm
It came hours after the US leader left Asia following a trip where he vowed to deter North Korea.
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NFHS-5: Indians are getting fatter - and it's a big problem

May 24, 2022 - 7:39pm
Obesity is spreading rapidly and experts warn of a health emergency unless it's tackled urgently.
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Assam floods: Flood leaves thousands without food and water

May 24, 2022 - 3:56am
Locals have to take shelter in squalid conditions, camping on roadsides with little food and water.
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Quad Summit: World faces 'dark hour' with Ukraine war, says Biden

May 24, 2022 - 3:50am
The US president met key Asia allies to discuss China's influence and differences over Russia's invasion.
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Cost of living: Rise in food export curbs sparks concerns

May 24, 2022 - 2:47am
Malaysia has become the latest country in Asia to cut food exports to keep prices down at home.
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Quad summit: The China factor at the heart of the meeting

May 23, 2022 - 8:10pm
The group will refocus on an open and safe Indo-Pacific - and analysts say this is aimed at China.
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Cryptocrash: ‘I was arrested for knocking on Luna boss's door'

May 23, 2022 - 7:59pm
A man says he lost millions, and then was arrested for trying to talk to crypto boss Do Kwon.
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Airbnb to quit China as lockdowns restrict tourism

May 23, 2022 - 7:42pm
Stays in China made up only 1% of Airbnb's revenue for the last few years, a source said.
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From Afghanistan's finance minister to cab driver in the US

May 23, 2022 - 7:03pm
Now a taxi driver in Washington DC, Khalid Payenda once oversaw a multi-billion dollar budget.
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What Didi's US exit tells us about China and Wall Street

May 23, 2022 - 4:07pm
The Chinese ride-hailing giant will quit Wall Street less than twelve months after its US market debut.
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Australia election: Five people making political history

May 23, 2022 - 1:19pm
Australia's election has ushered in political pioneers and interesting firsts across the parliament.
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