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We built a Thai Buddhist temple in an Edinburgh family home

August 15, 2022 - 5:56pm
Buddhist monks oversee huge restoration of their temple which is located in a house in Edinburgh.
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Shanghai Covid: Ikea shoppers flee attempt to lock down store

August 15, 2022 - 5:35am
Video shows people running out of the store in Xuhui district as guards tried to shut them in.
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Independence day speech: PM Narendra Modi calls on Indians to fight misogyny

August 15, 2022 - 4:18am
In his Independence Day speech, the PM said there was no room for discrimination in new India.
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Scott Morrison: Australia's ex-PM 'secretly held ministry portfolios'

August 15, 2022 - 3:08am
Australia's current leader says he will seek legal advice about Scott Morrison's time in office.
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Russia vows to expand relations with North Korea

August 14, 2022 - 11:45pm
President Vladimir Putin made the comments in a letter sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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India Independence Day: How DIY loudspeakers powered Gandhi's freedom fight

August 14, 2022 - 8:00pm
For two decades, Mumbai-based Chicago Radio became synonymous with India's freedom struggle.
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Partition: Why was British India divided 75 years ago?

August 14, 2022 - 7:58pm
Britain left India 75 years ago and the country became two separate states, India and Pakistan.
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From Kabul and beyond, a year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan

August 14, 2022 - 7:50pm
Lyse Doucet reports from Afghanistan on what the Taliban's takeover has meant for its people.
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Marshall Islands: Covid-19 cases surge

August 14, 2022 - 6:32pm
Cases in the Marshall Islands have surged not long after the first community spread was confirmed.
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Mangrove forests: How 40 million Australian trees died of thirst

August 14, 2022 - 5:03pm
The mass loss of trees in 2015 provides important lessons for the future, scientists say.
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US Taiwan: Congress team follows Pelosi with second high-level visit in a month

August 14, 2022 - 9:47am
The trip comes just 12 days after a controversial tour by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: Tributes for India's 'stock market king' who died at 62

August 14, 2022 - 1:27am
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, also known as 'the big bull' of Indian markets, has died at the age of 62.
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Independence Day: The Partition baggage young Indians and Pakistanis carry

August 14, 2022 - 12:14am
Seventy five years later, young people on both sides of the border talk about how their history impacts them.
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Bangladesh fuel prices: 'I might start begging in the street'

August 13, 2022 - 8:20pm
Inflation and the Ukraine war lead to 50% jump in costs.
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Miriam Margolyes: 'I now look up to Australian bogans'

August 13, 2022 - 4:45pm
In a new TV show, Miriam Margolyes asks whether Australia is truly the land of the fabled 'fair go'.
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Taliban break up rare protest by Afghan women in Kabul

August 13, 2022 - 8:32am
The militants fire into the air as women call for "work and freedom" after a year of Taliban rule.
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HIV medicines: India patients say hit by drugs shortage

August 12, 2022 - 7:39pm
India's health ministry denies supply disruptions, but activists allege a shortage of essential drugs.
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India independence to lockdown: Meet Indians named after historic events

August 12, 2022 - 7:38pm
The BBC met six Indians who were named after landmark events that unfolded during their birth.
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The Afghan cyclists who fled to pursue their Olympic dreams

August 12, 2022 - 7:02pm
Two sisters are among five women from Afghanistan's national cycling team now training in Italy.
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Singapore man jailed for murdering wife in UK hotel

August 12, 2022 - 8:13am
Soong Hert Fong suffocated his wife of 28 years during their stay in Newcastle last December.
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