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Sri Lanka should have gone to IMF sooner, says central bank governor

June 16, 2022 - 9:21pm
An International Monetary Fund team is due to arrive in the capital Colombo for talks on Monday.
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Nepal to move Everest base camp from melting glacier

June 16, 2022 - 8:49pm
Nepal is preparing to move its Everest base camp as the glacier it stands on becomes less stable.
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How India could become a 'mushroom superpower'

June 16, 2022 - 7:29pm
Changing tastes mean mushroom entrepreneurs are only just getting started.
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North Korea announces outbreak of intestinal sickness

June 16, 2022 - 7:40am
The illness, which experts say could be typhoid or cholera, comes amid a wave of Covid infections.
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Climate change: Australia signs new carbon emissions target

June 16, 2022 - 4:17am
The new more ambitious aims are described as a "very big deal" by climate agency the IPCC.
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Eight million Australians urged to turn off lights

June 16, 2022 - 3:15am
Australia's energy minister has urged households to use less electricity in the face of a power crisis.
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Agnipath: Violent protests in Bihar over Indian army's new hiring plan

June 16, 2022 - 3:08am
India has overhauled its army recruitment process, announcing shorter contracts of up to four years.
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Afghanistan: UK embassy staff allege Taliban beatings and torture

June 16, 2022 - 12:43am
More than 150 ex-embassy workers are in Afghanistan - some say they've been beaten and tortured.
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Plague: Ancient teeth reveal where Black Death began, researchers say

June 15, 2022 - 10:50pm
Researchers say they finally know the origin of the plague that killed tens of millions in the 1300s.
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Australian man uses forklift to stop would-be thief stealing his car

June 15, 2022 - 10:50pm
Brendan Mills used the forklift to suspend the car - and the would-be thief - until police arrived.
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Ayahs' Home: Remembering the abandoned Indian nannies of London

June 15, 2022 - 9:44pm
A London building that housed Indian nannies left to fend for themselves during the British Raj is being honoured.
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Scraps of stale bread are keeping Afghans alive

June 15, 2022 - 9:03pm
Falling incomes and soaring prices under the Taliban have left many struggling to feed themselves.
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Boy rescued after 100 hours trapped underground in a well

June 15, 2022 - 7:57am
A 10-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after falling 18m down an open well in India.
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Hong Kong: New school books claim territory was not a British colony

June 15, 2022 - 7:47am
The books assert China's claims of unbroken sovereignty over the territory despite the UK's long rule.
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Prayagraj: 'You didn't just demolish a house - you broke a family'

June 15, 2022 - 2:20am
The demolition of Muslim activist Afreen Fatima's house in India has left her family and neighbours in fear.
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Rebel Wilson outing sparks Australia media reckoning

June 15, 2022 - 1:05am
A newspaper's defence to outing the actor has thrown up questions around ethical journalism.
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Sri Lanka gives government workers extra day off a week

June 14, 2022 - 11:28pm
The announcement comes as the country faces its worst economic crisis in more than 70 years.
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Maharashtra: Rising sea temperatures hit India fishermen's catch

June 14, 2022 - 7:18pm
Fishing communities living along India's western coast say their once abundant catch is declining fast.
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People in Pakistan urged to drink fewer cups of tea

June 14, 2022 - 5:03pm
Reducing consumption by one to two cups every day would help the economy, a senior minister says.
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England v New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow's astonishing century seals series win

June 14, 2022 - 12:40pm
Jonny Bairstow's astonishing century leads England to a stunning win in the second Test against New Zealand which seals a series victory.
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