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Pakistan: Imran Khan’s high-stakes election gamble

December 22, 2022 - 10:22am
The former Pakistani PM says he will dissolve two provincial assemblies to force early elections.
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Covid-19: Indians told to mask up amid China coronavirus surge

December 22, 2022 - 4:54am
Experts say there is no reason to panic but the surge in China has created a sense of fear in many people.
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New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern offensive MP comment transcript sells for NZ$100,000

December 22, 2022 - 3:56am
The auction follows a heated exchange between the prime minister and a political rival in parliament.
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Tse Chi Lop: 'Asia's El Chapo' extradited to Australia

December 22, 2022 - 12:34am
The alleged drug lord is accused of running one of the world's biggest drug syndicates.
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Christmas beetles: Scientists ask Australians for help finding missing festive bugs

December 21, 2022 - 5:57pm
Seen as a symbol of Christmas in Australia, the beetles seem to have gone missing in recent years.
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Fleeing China's Covid lockdowns for the US - through a Central American jungle

December 21, 2022 - 5:03pm
Fed up with lockdowns and Xi's policies, some Chinese citizens are taking a perilous journey to escape.
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China Covid: 'Everyone I know is getting a fever'

December 21, 2022 - 4:59pm
The lifting of restrictions has been followed by nationwide outbreaks - and online anger.
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Coronavirus: China's hospitals seem to be filling up - WHO

December 21, 2022 - 4:52pm
China's figures say no-one died of Covid on Wednesday - but there is scepticism about the data.
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Serial killer The Serpent, Charles Sobhraj, to be freed from Nepal jail

December 21, 2022 - 12:29pm
Frenchman Charles Sobhraj, a serial killer portrayed in a hit BBC drama, will be released and deported.
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Afghanistan: Tears and protests as Taliban shut universities to women

December 21, 2022 - 9:30am
As the Taliban shut universities and other education centres, Afghan women see their future crumble.
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Donki discount store mascot survives axe after Japanese uproar

December 21, 2022 - 8:34am
The Donki discount chain reverses its decision to replace Donpen, a penguin that wears a Santa hat.
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Ancient South Australia cave art destroyed by vandals

December 21, 2022 - 7:28am
The vandals scrawled "don't look now, but this is a death cave" at the site in South Australia.
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India steps up Covid surveillance after China surge

December 21, 2022 - 2:32am
The government has instructed states to ensure genome sequencing of all positive cases in the country.
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Maiden Pharmaceuticals: Gambia panel says India firm culpable for cough syrup deaths

December 20, 2022 - 11:08pm
A Gambia parliamentary panel says the Indian firm linked to cough syrups deaths should be prosecuted.
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Afghanistan: Taliban closes universities to women

December 20, 2022 - 4:04pm
The move further restricts women's access to education, after they were excluded from secondary schools.
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China Covid: Five deaths under country's new counting method

December 20, 2022 - 12:51pm
China has been experiencing a surge in Covid cases after restrictions were eased earlier this month.
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The trip that transformed Australia and China ties, five decades on

December 20, 2022 - 12:21pm
Australia's first ambassador to China recounts a fascinating, high-stakes visit - and his unlikely place in it.
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Pakistan hostages: 33 militants killed at police station

December 20, 2022 - 9:55am
The siege ended with all militants killed, and all hostages freed, the defence minister said.
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Kerala: Indian woman asks for £5 help, gets £54,000 in donations

December 20, 2022 - 6:07am
Subhadra's life changed after she asked her son's teacher for money to buy food for her children.
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Fiji election: PM Bainimarama out as opposition reaches coalition deal

December 20, 2022 - 5:47am
The result marks an end to Frank Bainimarama's nearly 16-year rule of the Pacific Island nation.
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