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North Korea: Rare footage shows teens sentenced to hard labour over K-drama

January 18, 2024 - 6:06am
Footage obtained by BBC Korean shows two 16-year-old boys handcuffed and sentenced to hard labour.
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Pakistan launches retaliatory strikes on Iran, with reports of seven killed

January 18, 2024 - 2:04am
Seven people are reported to have been killed in the strikes, which come after Iran hit targets in Pakistan.
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Watch: Armed man in clown mask robs store

January 18, 2024 - 12:53am
CCTV footage shows a man waving what appears to be a gun and threatening an employee in Australia.
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Singapore minister Iswaran charged in rare corruption case

January 18, 2024 - 12:20am
Subramaniam Iswaran's case has shocked a nation that prides itself on squeaky-clean governance.
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Why these Taiwanese Americans flew home to vote

January 17, 2024 - 6:09pm
They returned to vote in an election that China framed as a choice between war and peace.
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US woman gets 26 years for mother's 'suitcase murder'

January 17, 2024 - 5:51pm
Heather Mack helped to kill her mother and stuff her body in a suitcase in Bali a decade ago.
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Flight returns to Japan after ‘drunk’ man bites crew member

January 17, 2024 - 5:19am
The man, reportedly a 55-year-old American, said he did not remember what happened.
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China records population decline for second straight year

January 17, 2024 - 12:21am
Once the world's most populous nation, China was overtaken by India last year according to the UN.
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Pakistan says children killed in Iranian strike

January 16, 2024 - 6:25pm
The country's foreign ministry has called the airstrike - which Iran says targeted militants - illegal.
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Cloned rhesus monkey created to speed medical research

January 16, 2024 - 11:00am
Researchers say it will speed up drug testing but animal rights campaigners have grave concerns.
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Vietnam rebel attacks: 98 go on trial accused of killing nine people

January 16, 2024 - 8:18am
Nine people were killed in attacks that prosecutors say were aimed at creating an independent state.
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Uniqlo sues Shein over claims firm copied viral shoulder bag

January 16, 2024 - 7:26am
Uniqlo has filed a lawsuit demanding the online retailer stops selling the bags immediately.
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Kim Jong Un brands South Korea primary foe and rules out unity

January 16, 2024 - 7:10am
Leader rules out any chance of unification and dismantles agencies focused on relations with South.
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Golriz Ghahraman: New Zealand MP resigns following shoplifting allegations

January 16, 2024 - 6:21am
Golriz Ghahraman says stress at work led her to act in ways that have let a lot of people down.
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Flight cancellations: Airport chaos angers Indians as fog hits travel

January 16, 2024 - 6:13am
A man was arrested for slapping a pilot, while others were seen eating food on the Mumbai airport tarmac.
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Sachin Tendulkar: Indian cricket legend flags 'disturbing' deepfake video

January 16, 2024 - 4:36am
The fake video appears to show Sachin Tendulkar promoting an online gaming app.
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Women and children who went to live with IS in Syria are being brought home

January 15, 2024 - 7:33pm
Ten years after they left home to live with IS in Syria, Kyrgyz women are being allowed to go home.
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Myanmar rebel group claims control of India border town

January 15, 2024 - 11:45am
The Arakan Army says it has taken control of Paletwa, in Chin State, a key trading post with India.
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Nauru cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China

January 15, 2024 - 4:15am
Just days after Taiwan's presidential election, the country has lost one of its few allies.
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Maldives ultimatum on troops deepens row with India

January 15, 2024 - 12:33am
The island nation has asked Delhi to withdraw its troops from the country by 15 March.
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