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Sandeep Lamichhane: Nepal spinner handed eight-year jail sentence after being found guilty of rape

January 10, 2024 - 8:25am
Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is sentenced to eight years in prison for raping an 18-year-old woman.
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China tells US it will 'never compromise' on Taiwan

January 10, 2024 - 12:21am
The US and China have held their first talks since 2021, days before a crucial election in Taiwan.
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All India Pregnant Job service: Indian men conned by 'impregnating women' scam

January 9, 2024 - 7:00pm
Scammers in Bihar state promised to pay huge sums of money to men to get childless women pregnant.
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The Taiwan that China wants is vanishing

January 9, 2024 - 6:07pm
Taiwan has become what Beijing has always dreaded: a separate place with a separate people.
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South Korea: Dog meat still on the menu in Seoul... for now

January 9, 2024 - 10:36am
The BBC reports from one of the few places in the city where you can eat dog meat ahead of a ban.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un believed to have turned 40

January 9, 2024 - 7:43am
North Korea watchers believe he hit the milestone on Monday, although the state remained silent.
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South Korea passes law banning dog meat trade

January 9, 2024 - 5:56am
Dog meat has fallen out of favour, particularly with young diners, in recent decades.
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China satellite launch triggers air raid alert in Taiwan ahead of election

January 9, 2024 - 5:17am
Mobile phone users across Taiwan got an "air raid alert", underlining jitters ahead of pivotal elections.
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Why the Taiwan election matters

January 9, 2024 - 4:15am
The outcome will define the next phase of Taiwan's foreign policy and have implications for key allies like the US.
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Samsung warns of worse than expected profits fall

January 8, 2024 - 10:34pm
The announcement comes as global demand for consumer electronics remains weak after the pandemic.
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US Navy officer jailed for passing military blueprints, plans to China

January 8, 2024 - 10:26pm
Naturalised citizen Wenheng Zhao was paid $15,000 in bribes to transmit information on drills and bases.
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How some Indian hospitals are cutting cancer drug costs

January 8, 2024 - 7:04pm
Cancer treatment centres have clubbed together to bulk-buy drugs and bring down costs by more than 85%.
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Taiwan election: Kuomintang party asks voters to choose between war and peace

January 8, 2024 - 6:57pm
Promising peace with China, the once-dominant KMT faces a difficult balancing act in upcoming polls.
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Australia puts republic referendum plan on hold

January 8, 2024 - 12:49pm
A minister says holding a vote on removing King Charles III as head of state is "not a priority".
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MI6 spy detained in China, authorities claim

January 8, 2024 - 9:29am
It is the latest arrest in a campaign by Chinese security to clamp down on alleged foreign spying.
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Bilkis Bano: India Supreme Court cancels release of 2002 riots rapists

January 8, 2024 - 3:55am
The early release of 11 men who raped Bilkis Bano and murdered her family caused global outrage.
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Japan earthquake death toll rises to 161

January 8, 2024 - 1:08am
Efforts to reach thousands of people living in cut off areas continue a week after
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Hayao Miyazaki wins Golden Globe for The Boy and the Heron

January 7, 2024 - 11:37pm
The legendary director's win marks the first Golden Globe award for a non-English animated feature.
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Hundreds of lizards seized in Australia police bust

January 7, 2024 - 10:45pm
A criminal group had planned to export the reptiles to Hong Kong for lucrative sums, police say.
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Maldives suspends ministers for calling India PM Narendra Modi 'terrorist', 'clown'

January 7, 2024 - 10:22pm
The politicians' derogatory comments about India's prime minister sparked an uproar on social media.
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