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Covid: US-based Moderna to send 25m vaccine doses to Australia

May 12, 2021 - 4:19pm
The US company agrees to supply the Covid jabs as Australia struggles with its vaccination drive.
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Mount Taranaki deaths: Tributes to British climbers who died

May 12, 2021 - 8:45am
Cardiff's Peter Kirkwood and fellow Brit Richard Phillips died climbing Taranaki Maunga in New Zealand.
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Taliban capture Afghan district ahead of Eid ceasefire

May 12, 2021 - 5:48am
The Taliban have stepped up attacks on government forces, with US troops set to withdraw.
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Myanmar coup: Firms quit office block with military ties

May 12, 2021 - 1:44am
Sule Square sits on land owned by the country's military, according to a United Nations report.
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Hong Kong: Top cop caught in unlicensed massage parlour raid

May 12, 2021 - 1:05am
The officer involved is allegedly the director of Hong Kong's National Security Department.
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As India halts vaccine exports, Nepal faces its own Covid crisis

May 11, 2021 - 7:52pm
The landlocked country, which relies on India for medical supplies, is seeing a dramatic rise in cases.
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India coronavirus: 'My city is under siege from Covid'

May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
The BBC's Vikas Pandey has called Delhi home for more than a decade - but Covid has changed everything.
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Australia tries to woo women with childcare pledge

May 11, 2021 - 11:32am
The coalition's new budget boosts women's health and childcare, but critics say wider reforms are needed.
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India Covid: Dozens more bodies wash up on Ganges river bank

May 11, 2021 - 11:16am
A further 50 corpses are found on embankments, this time in Uttar Pradesh, as India battles Covid.
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Australian boy, 13, crushed by bin lorry after sleeping in bin

May 11, 2021 - 6:05am
The teenager and two younger children were sleeping in the industrial bin in Port Lincoln.
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Escape tunnel found at Australian detention centre

May 11, 2021 - 4:04am
A refugee group claims the tunnel was close to breaching the site's outer perimeter.
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China census: Data shows slowest population growth in decades

May 11, 2021 - 1:10am
The results add pressure on Beijing to boost measures for couples to have more babies.
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Meituan: China tech giant's shares slide over ancient poem

May 11, 2021 - 1:02am
Shares in Meituan slumped after its boss reportedly shared, then deleted, a Tang dynasty poem.
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WHO says India Covid variant of 'global concern'

May 10, 2021 - 11:59pm
The WHO says the B.1.617 mutation spreads more easily than other variants and requires further study.
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Myanmar: Journalists who fled coup face Thailand deportation

May 10, 2021 - 11:54pm
Five journalists and activists who fled Myanmar's violence are on trial for illegally entering Thailand.
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Pakistan prepares for Eid, rattled by India's second wave

May 10, 2021 - 7:52pm
As its neighbour succumbs to a devastating Covid crisis, fears rise in Pakistan in the run up to Eid.
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Agent Orange: French court rejects lawsuit against chemical companies

May 10, 2021 - 1:50pm
The case sought damages from firms that produced the notorious defoliant used in the Vietnam War.
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Biloela family: Locked up by Australia for three years

May 10, 2021 - 12:21pm
Two young girls and their asylum seeker parents remain in detention despite years of campaigning.
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India Covid: Dozens of bodies wash up on banks of Ganges river

May 10, 2021 - 11:47am
It is not clear where the bodies came from, but local media suggest they may be Covid-19 victims.
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Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen amid rise in Covid-19 cases

May 10, 2021 - 11:00am
Naomi Osaka says she is "not really sure" the Olympics should go ahead this summer amid rising Covid-19 cases in Tokyo.
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