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Experts warn extreme weather could cause 'climate trauma' pandemic

May 14, 2021 - 7:11pm
Mitzi says she has "climate trauma" because of the typhoons that have repeatedly flooded her home.
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Tokyo Olympics: Why doesn't Japan cancel the Games?

May 14, 2021 - 7:03pm
Current polls in Japan show nearly 70% of the population do not want the Olympics to go ahead.
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China uses Uyghur forced labour to make solar panels, says report

May 14, 2021 - 6:45pm
A report says 45% of the world's supply of a key panel component is obtained by a system of coercion.
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Afghanistan war: Kabul mosque blast shatters calm for Eid

May 14, 2021 - 11:53am
At least 12 people are killed in the Afghan capital on day two of a ceasefire to mark Ramadan's end.
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Covid cases mean Australia repatriation flight from India not full

May 14, 2021 - 6:25am
Dozens of citizens are understood to have tested positive ahead of the first flight home from Delhi.
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Myanmar: to release arrested Japanese journalist

May 13, 2021 - 10:43pm
Authorities say Yuki Kitazumi violated the law but will be released to mend ties with Japan.
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'Modern' Muslim fashion takes Asia by storm

May 13, 2021 - 8:25pm
These Asian designers are changing the way people perceive 'modest wear' in the Muslim world.
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'I have no food': What it's like to live inside Cambodia's Covid red zone

May 13, 2021 - 8:23pm
An estimated 120,000 people live in red zones in Phnom Penh, where they say food and help, is scarce.
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How India's vaccine drive went horribly wrong

May 13, 2021 - 8:07pm
A botched-up plan for procuring jabs has dried up stocks and sent prices soaring on the private market.
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Covid crisis grips crowded Kolkata

May 13, 2021 - 7:03pm
Kolkata, one of the most densely-populated cities in India, hasn't escaped the Covid-19 surge.
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India Covid: How law stops NGOs distributing essential aid

May 13, 2021 - 6:14pm
NGOs tell BBC Newsnight they're unable to send oxygen concentrators to people who need them.
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Herd of 18 Indian elephants die when forest struck by lightning

May 13, 2021 - 6:11pm
The elephants' bodies were found by villagers in the Kandoli protected forest reserve.
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WCMX: The backflipping wheelchair star helping others

May 13, 2021 - 12:14pm
The first Australian to land a wheelchair backflip shares his skills to help others overcome obstacles.
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Maldives bombing: Ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed flown to Germany for treatment

May 13, 2021 - 7:09am
Mohamed Nasheed leaves intensive care for treatment abroad, days after bombers tried to kill him.
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Asian markets fall for third day after shock US inflation rise

May 13, 2021 - 2:24am
Investors are concerned that policy makers may be forced to cool the US economy to slow price rises.
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Chinese county bans birthday parties in bid to be frugal

May 13, 2021 - 12:17am
The rules only apply to all communist party members, civil servants and village organisation leaders.
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Sydney casinos to ban cash after money laundering scandal

May 12, 2021 - 11:42pm
It comes after an inquiry found evidence of criminal activity and money laundering at Australian casinos.
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Can New Zealand's tourism industry make a sustainable return?

May 12, 2021 - 7:34pm
Tourist operators consider a more sustainable approach to their industry as travellers start to return.
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Uyghur imams targeted in China's Xinjiang crackdown

May 12, 2021 - 7:01pm
China has targeted Muslim religious leaders, according to a new report, charging many with extremism.
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New Zealand: Maori MP thrown out of debate after haka

May 12, 2021 - 4:45pm
Rawiri Waititi was ordered to leave as he did the ceremonial dance in protest against the opposition.
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