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Jhulan Goswami: The highest wicket-taker in women's ODI history to retire

September 23, 2022 - 8:10pm
On Saturday, one of India's best female cricketers is set to play her last international game.
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Abe funeral: Japan asks why state event is costing more than the Queen's

September 23, 2022 - 7:30pm
The mood in Japan is sour ahead of Tuesday's state funeral for the slain former prime minister.
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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol denies US insult caught on hot mic

September 23, 2022 - 9:50am
Yoon Suk-yeol denies insulting the US Congress after remarks he made were caught on an open mic.
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China Tangshan attack: Man who attacked female diners jailed for 24 years

September 23, 2022 - 4:58am
The Chinese man's vicious attack on four women in a restaurant sparked a debate about gender violence.
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Covid: Hong Kong to end controversial hotel quarantine policy

September 23, 2022 - 4:09am
Hong Kong has some of the world's toughest rules as it follows China's zero Covid policies.
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Hong Kong Covid: Double-masked flautists in ad spark ridicule

September 23, 2022 - 3:06am
The video was released a day after authorities had earlier announced extensions to Covid restrictions.
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Japan to lift restrictions on foreign tourists

September 22, 2022 - 11:09pm
After two-and-a-half years, the country will freely allow in vaccinated travellers next month.
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In photos: Kashmir's nomadic tribe faces existential crisis

September 22, 2022 - 7:25pm
Kashmir's Bakarwals are determined to maintain their traditional lifestyle despite pressures to change.
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Subway murder sparks fury over South Korea’s stalking laws

September 22, 2022 - 7:19pm
The shocking attack on a young woman in a toilet sparks fury over the nation's weak anti-stalking laws.
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves complex legacy for Aboriginal Australians

September 22, 2022 - 7:11pm
Some are grappling with how to celebrate her life while also acknowledging trauma from colonisation.
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Cambodia: Closure of Khmer Rouge trial leaves mixed legacy

September 22, 2022 - 8:20am
In its final hearing the court upheld the genocide conviction of the regime's last surviving leader.
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Fu Zhenghua: China's ex-justice minister jailed for corruption

September 22, 2022 - 8:00am
Fu Zhenghua had previously been hailed as a corruption-fighting leader in his senior roles.
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China earthquake: Man rescued after 17 days lost in mountains

September 22, 2022 - 7:16am
The hydropower plant worker helped colleagues after the tremor, before getting lost without glasses.
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Hawthorn: Australian Football League racism allegations prompt calls for inquiry

September 22, 2022 - 6:35am
"Sickening" allegations at an Australian Football League club demand a wider reckoning, critics say.
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Darcy Swain: Australia lock banned for six weeks for Quinn Tupaea clear-out

September 22, 2022 - 2:50am
Australia lock Darcy Swain is banned for six weeks after his charge into the knee of Quinn Tupaea ruled the New Zealand centre out for an estimated nine months.
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Sri Lanka: Inflation rate jumps to 70.2% in August

September 22, 2022 - 2:21am
The South Asian nation is facing its worst economic crisis since independence from the UK in 1948.
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Fat Leonard: Malaysian criminal in US Navy scandal recaptured after jail break

September 22, 2022 - 2:04am
The mastermind of a US navy scam had been on the run in Cuba and Mexico since escaping house arrest.
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North Korea denies supplying weapons to Russia

September 21, 2022 - 11:53pm
The statement comes after the US said Moscow could purchase "millions" of munitions from Pyongyang.
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The vloggers capturing life on India's trains

September 21, 2022 - 7:19pm
Content creators are documenting their journeys on one of the largest rail networks in the world.
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The men behind a record-breaking menstrual campaign

September 21, 2022 - 6:58pm
An Indian initiative seeking to break down taboos has been simulating period pain in men.
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