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Covid in China: Fish tested amid Xiamen outbreak

August 18, 2022 - 8:36am
Footage has gone viral showing live fish and crabs being tested in China for the coronavirus.
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'Madame Butterfly': Japanese fashion pioneer Hanae Mori dies

August 18, 2022 - 6:47am
A trailblazer in her field, she was the first Asian designer to break into French haute couture.
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China education: Teacher fired for cat's cameo paid $6,000

August 18, 2022 - 4:51am
The art instructor's pet jumped into the camera's view five times in a livestreamed class.
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US and Taiwan announce formal bilateral trade talks

August 18, 2022 - 12:11am
The talks come weeks after a controversial visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy

August 17, 2022 - 11:50pm
The government's tax agency has launched a programme to encourage a new generation of sake drinkers.
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Accamma Cherian: The forgotten firebrand freedom fighter from south India

August 17, 2022 - 7:28pm
Accamma Cherian's contributions in India's struggle for independence have been lost to history.
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Kabul mosque attack: 'Many casualties feared'

August 17, 2022 - 4:09pm
A local hospital says five children, including a seven-year-old, are among those injured.
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Haruyuki Takahashi: Tokyo 2020 Olympic official accused of taking bribes

August 17, 2022 - 10:55am
Haruyuki Takahashi is arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a high street clothing retailer.
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China: Millions hit by power cuts amid heatwave

August 17, 2022 - 8:13am
Factories are shut in the south-western Sichuan province and residents of a big city face blackouts.
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Why a notorious Indian rape case is back in the news

August 17, 2022 - 7:03am
Eleven Hindu men convicted for her gang-rape and the murder of her family members have been freed.
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Scott Morrison: Australia ex-PM resists pressure to step down

August 17, 2022 - 1:21am
Scott Morrison, who is still an MP, was revealed to have secretly held additional government roles.
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Punjabi Lehar: The YouTube channel uniting Indians and Pakistanis

August 16, 2022 - 8:12pm
Punjabi Lehar is helping reunite those who were separated by India's partition in 1947.
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Menstruation: The period charts smashing taboos in Indian homes

August 16, 2022 - 8:00pm
Menstruation is a taboo topic in India, but some women are putting up charts with dates on their walls.
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Polio vaccine in Pakistan: Two policemen guarding vaccinators shot dead

August 16, 2022 - 8:25am
Gunmen kill police guarding a vaccination team in the latest local incident of anti-vaccine violence.
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US 'must contest' Chinese missiles over Taiwan, says admiral

August 16, 2022 - 6:20am
Firing missiles over Taiwan is a "gorilla in the room" that must be challenged, a top US commander says.
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New Zealand: Human remains found in suitcase bought at auction

August 16, 2022 - 5:04am
A family in New Zealand made the grisly discovery upon unpacking their haul at their home.
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Chinese 'spy ship' Yuan Wang 5 docks in Sri Lanka despite Indian concern

August 16, 2022 - 1:53am
India had reportedly voiced fears that the ship would be used to monitor its activities.
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Afghan contractors: 'I wish I'd never worked for the UK government'

August 16, 2022 - 1:33am
Afghan contractors left behind when the Taliban seized power tell the BBC they feel betrayed.
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Body found in India's highest battlefield 38 years on

August 16, 2022 - 1:09am
Chandrashekhar Harbola went missing in the Siachen glacier - the world's highest battlefield.
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Scott Morrison: Ex-Australia PM held five additional portfolios, Albanese says

August 16, 2022 - 1:08am
PM Albanese says Mr Morrison held five extra portfolios but the ex-PM said he acted "in good faith".
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