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South Korea lifts ban on import of adult sex dolls

December 26, 2022 - 11:55pm
Life-sized sex dolls resembling minors are still prohibited, officials say.
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The indie music stars knocking Bollywood off the charts

December 26, 2022 - 5:13pm
Until a few years ago, indie music competing with Bollywood would've made for an unlikely proposition - not anymore.
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China to end Covid quarantine for foreign arrivals

December 26, 2022 - 11:47am
The measure, to take effect from 8 January, is part of China's about-turn on its zero-Covid policy.
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North Korean drone reaches north of Seoul

December 26, 2022 - 6:16am
"Unmanned aerial vehicles" violated South Korean airspace, say the country's joint chiefs of staff.
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China stages big military incursion, Taiwan says

December 26, 2022 - 4:54am
More than 70 fighter jets and drones crossed into its air defence zone, the defence ministry says.
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Rohingya refugees reach Indonesia after month at sea

December 26, 2022 - 2:39am
Nearly 60 hungry and weak men are found in Aceh province after their boat drifts ashore.
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Indian Railways: The job-seekers tricked into counting trains

December 26, 2022 - 2:36am
The victims believed they were training for a job with the Indian railways.
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Foreign aid groups halt work after Taliban ban on female staff

December 25, 2022 - 7:57am
Three NGOs are suspending operations in Afghanistan after women were banned from working for them.
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Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from working for NGOs

December 24, 2022 - 5:32pm
The latest restriction from Afghanistan's Islamist rulers says women are breaking strict dress codes.
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Afghanistan protests: Taliban use water cannon on women opposing university ban

December 24, 2022 - 9:17am
Women in Afghanistan are protesting against the Taliban's ban on female students attending university.
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Kerala: The sweet story of India's 'first' Christmas cake

December 23, 2022 - 7:49pm
The legend of India's first Christmas cake dates back 140 years to a small town in the southern state of Kerala.
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Serial killer The Serpent, Charles Sobhraj, deported from Nepal

December 23, 2022 - 8:08am
Charles Sobhraj, convicted for killing two tourists in 1975, was suspected of several murders in Asia.
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Philippines cockfighting: Charges laid over alleged kidnappings

December 23, 2022 - 6:50am
Dozens of people linked to the lucrative cockfighting industry have gone missing in the Philippines.
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Cost of living: Japan's inflation hits a 41-year high

December 23, 2022 - 1:43am
Prices of food and industrial products rose as businesses pass along rising costs to their consumers.
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Covid-19: PM Modi cautions India amid China coronavirus surge

December 22, 2022 - 11:14pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting amid a surge in cases in China which has put India on alert.
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Myanmar: 'If I get the first shot, I will kill you son’

December 22, 2022 - 7:18pm
Myanmar's civil war is pitting a father, fighting in the resistance, against his sons in the army.
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Anxious Christmas for families of Indians held in Nigeria

December 22, 2022 - 7:15pm
Families of 16 Indian sailors who have been detained in Africa since August say they are waiting anxiously.
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North Korea sold arms to Russia's Wagner group, US says

December 22, 2022 - 6:47pm
The White House says North Korea provided missiles and rockets to be used in Ukraine, which Pyongyang denies.
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He Huang: How a comedian divided Chinese social media

December 22, 2022 - 2:02pm
Chinese comedian He Huang went viral with a performance in Sydney, prompting a heated response.
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Afghanistan: Taliban arrest women protesting against university ban

December 22, 2022 - 12:16pm
It is the latest policy restricting women's education since the Taliban returned to power last year.
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