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Tonga tsunami: Before and after eruption

January 18, 2022 - 9:03am
Satellite and aerial images show impact of eruption of underwater volcano near Tonga island chain.
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Indonesia names new capital that will replace Jakarta

January 18, 2022 - 8:09am
Lawmakers approve proposals to relocate the capital from Jakarta, which is sinking at an alarming rate.
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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters and small mammals over Covid case

January 18, 2022 - 7:47am
A Delta outbreak in "zero Covid" Hong Kong will result in the euthanasia of 2,000 small mammals.
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Tonga tsunami sparks 'unprecedented disaster', government says

January 18, 2022 - 7:06am
Tonga's government gives its first statement since a deadly tsunami to hit the island nation.
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Australian Open: Tennis Australia 'deeply regrets' impact of Novak Djokovic saga

January 18, 2022 - 4:04am
The Novak Djokovic visa saga was "a significant distraction for everyone", say Australian Open organisers.
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Tonga tsunami: Runway ash hampers relief efforts as scale of damage emerges

January 18, 2022 - 2:38am
After the tsunami New Zealand promises aid, but ash on Tonga's runway is hindering relief efforts.
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China's Xi Jinping defends 'common prosperity' crackdowns

January 18, 2022 - 12:19am
The Chinese leader made the comments during an address to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.
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Afghanistan twin quakes kill at least 22 in poorest areas

January 17, 2022 - 11:35pm
Officials say the death toll could rise from two earthquakes which hit the north-west of the nation.
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Hong Kong police charge two former aircrew over Covid rules

January 17, 2022 - 10:18pm
If convicted, the two former flight attendants could face up to six months in prison.
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Collarwali: Remembering India’s ‘super mum’ tigress

January 17, 2022 - 7:14pm
Charismatic Collarwali played a key role in boosting tiger numbers and made her sanctuary famous.
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No general ticket sale for Beijing Olympics

January 17, 2022 - 8:37am
Organisers of this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing have cancel plans to sell tickets to the general public as part of strict Covid-19 restrictions in the Chinese capital.
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Covid: Beijing city urges end to overseas deliveries over Omicron

January 17, 2022 - 8:17am
Health officials in the Chinese capital say a local woman may have been infected after opening a parcel.
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Djokovic back in Serbia after Australia deportation over visa row

January 17, 2022 - 7:25am
The tennis star arrives in Belgrade after being deported from Australia over his Covid vaccination status.
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Tonga tsunami: Anxious wait for news after Tonga cut off

January 17, 2022 - 7:01am
Two days on, the scale of the damage is unclear, with communications extremely limited.
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BBC's Indian Sportswoman of the Year contest returns

January 17, 2022 - 1:26am
The nominees of the award, which honours India's finest sportswomen, will be announced in February.
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North Korea fires missiles again amid unusual flurry of tests

January 17, 2022 - 12:26am
It has conducted four launches in two weeks - an unusual frequency for this time of the year.
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Djokovic three-year visa ban could end early - Australian PM

January 17, 2022 - 12:23am
The tennis star cannot obtain a visa for three years after losing an appeal, but the PM suggests this is flexible.
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China cuts interest rates as economic growth slows

January 17, 2022 - 12:04am
Compared to a year earlier, the economy grew 4% in the last three months of 2021, official figures show.
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Why satellites are key to understanding Pacific volcano

January 16, 2022 - 10:58pm
When the huge eruption happened over the weekend, a fleet of spacecraft overhead gathered key data.
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Virat Kohli: India's aggressive and spirited captain transformed cricket

January 16, 2022 - 7:37pm
Sports writer Suresh Menon reflects on the career of Indian Test cricket's most successful captain.
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