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How India-Canada ties descended into a public feud

September 19, 2023 - 1:14pm
The rift between two strategic partners erupted over a Sikh separatist leader's murder in Canada.
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Special session: Modi introduces women's bill in new India parliament

September 19, 2023 - 10:39am
Prime minister Modi praises bill as "special moment" for his country, ahead of general elections.
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Hardeep Singh Nijjar: Anger in India as Trudeau points finger over murder

September 19, 2023 - 8:27am
Memories of the decade-long armed Sikh insurgency, which peaked in the 1980s, remain strong.
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Why are some Sikhs calling for a separate homeland in India?

September 19, 2023 - 6:36am
The killing of a separatist activist in Canada stokes tensions between India and diaspora Sikh communities.
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Japan population: One in 10 people now aged 80 or older

September 19, 2023 - 12:25am
The world's oldest country has long struggled with how to provide for its ageing population.
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Trudeau links India to Sikh leader's killing near Vancouver

September 18, 2023 - 11:19pm
Mr Trudeau says there are "credible allegations" India was involved in Hardeep Singh Nijjar's death.
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Chandrayaan-3: How important are India's Moon mission findings?

September 18, 2023 - 7:53pm
A former Nasa scientist decodes the significance of the discoveries made by the lunar lander and rover.
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China sends top envoy Wang Yi to Russia for security talks

September 18, 2023 - 3:51am
Moscow is seeking continued support on the Ukraine war, including a suspected North Korea arms deal.
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China police detain staff at Evergrande wealth unit

September 18, 2023 - 3:38am
Investors have been called on to report any cases of suspected fraud in the ongoing investigation.
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Parliament: Indian lawmakers begin five-day special session

September 18, 2023 - 3:22am
The government's surprise announcement of the session had sparked criticism from opposition leaders.
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Australian man fined for taking pet snake surfing

September 18, 2023 - 2:10am
Wildlife officers say the man endangered Shiva the snake and breached his permit to keep her.
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What anger over top influencer says about China today

September 15, 2023 - 6:00pm
Li Jiaqi's comments struck a raw nerve as China's youth struggle to find jobs in a sputtering economy.
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India calls X a 'habitual non-compliant platform'

September 15, 2023 - 5:09am
X is fighting a legal case challenging several government orders to block certain accounts and posts.
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Li Shangfu: Top US envoy questions China defence minister’s absence

September 15, 2023 - 3:23am
Li Shangfu's absence in recent weeks has triggered speculation of a corruption purge in the military.
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Taiwan tells Elon Musk it is 'not for sale'

September 15, 2023 - 1:55am
Mr Musk draws anger from Taipei again for his comments saying the island belongs to China.
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Stuart MacGill: Australian cricket star charged over drug supply plot

September 15, 2023 - 1:53am
Two years after his alleged kidnapping made global headlines, Stuart MacGill has been arrested.
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Bangladesh jails activists for 2013 report on security force killings

September 15, 2023 - 12:34am
Adilur Rahman Khan and Nasiruddin Elan had the charges hanging over their heads for 10 years.
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Relatives charged with murder of Sara Sharif

September 14, 2023 - 9:23pm
The stepmother and uncle of the 10-year-old girl, who was found dead at her home, have also been charged.
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Kim Jong Un-Putin talks: What do the optics tell us?

September 14, 2023 - 8:05pm
The meeting between North Korean and Russian leaders aimed to send a message to the West.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un to stay in Russia for several days

September 14, 2023 - 10:20am
Meanwhile Vladimir Putin has "gratefully" accepted an invitation to visit North Korea, Kremlin says.
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