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Budhini Manjhiyain: The Indian tribal woman exiled for garlanding Nehru

December 13, 2023 - 7:13pm
Budhini Manjhiyain was just 15 when she was ostracised by her tribe in 1959. Here's her story.
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Hong Kong's universities shrivel in Beijing’s grip

December 13, 2023 - 5:32pm
Academics are leaving a city which at one time attracted top talent for its world-class universities.
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Moment elephant smashes van window in search of food in Sri Lanka

December 13, 2023 - 2:41pm
The driver remains remarkably calm, as the elephant pushes past him to reach food in the back seat.
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Thai MP convicted for posts insulting the monarchy

December 13, 2023 - 5:04am
Rights groups say around 260 charges have been filed under the lese-majeste law since the 2020 protests.
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Usman Khawaja to fight cricket authorities' decision on Gaza message

December 13, 2023 - 4:32am
In a video message, Khawaja said he "respected" authorities' decision to bar his shoes bearing the words "all lives are equal".
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India parliament: Security scare for MPs on attack anniversary

December 13, 2023 - 3:43am
Lawmakers say two men jumped from the visitors' gallery into the chamber and set off smoke before being caught.
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BTS go off into the army - what now for K-pop's biggest stars?

December 12, 2023 - 5:10pm
Millions of fans are mourning BTS' absence as the final members enlisted in the Korean army this week.
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BBC announces restructure to India operations

December 12, 2023 - 9:38am
A new, wholly Indian-owned company has been set up containing the BBC's six Indian language services.
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Pakistan: 23 soldiers killed in attack on army base

December 12, 2023 - 5:48am
An explosives-laden vehicle rams into a building, which is being used as a Pakistani army base.
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Rina Gonoi: Three Japanese ex-soldiers found guilty of sexual assault

December 12, 2023 - 2:27am
The landmark verdict comes after a 24-year-old soldier went public with accusations against her ex-colleagues.
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Myanmar overtakes Afghanistan as top opium producer

December 12, 2023 - 12:52am
A Taliban ban led to a 95% drop in Afghan poppy cultivation, a UN report finds.
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Sikkim: Satellite images show devastating Himalayan floods

December 11, 2023 - 11:33pm
Before and after photos reveal the destruction caused by flash floods in India's Sikkim state in October.
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Xi Jinping in Vietnam to mend a love-hate relationship

December 11, 2023 - 5:20pm
The visit is expected to nudge China one step ahead of the US as they compete for Vietnam's allegiance.
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Gao Yaojie: Dissident doctor who exposed China's Aids epidemic, dies at 95

December 11, 2023 - 2:33am
Dr Gao Yaojie exposed how the sale of tainted blood led to the spread of HIV in rural areas.
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Australia to halve immigration intake, toughen English test for students

December 10, 2023 - 11:51pm
The annual intake is to be slashed to 250,000, with housing and infrastructure already under strain.
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TikTok Shop Indonesia to reopen after $1.5bn deal

December 10, 2023 - 11:41pm
In October, TikTok Shop shut down in Indonesia to comply with new rules in South East Asia's biggest economy.
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Elite Afghan troops face return to Taliban after UK 'betrayal'

December 10, 2023 - 7:42pm
About 200 British-trained special forces soldiers are in danger as Pakistan expels undocumented foreigners.
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New Zealand smoking ban: Māori mourn loss of hard-won smoking reform

December 10, 2023 - 7:26pm
The model for an end to tobacco had been pushed for decades by New Zealand's Indigenous people.
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How Shohei Ohtani became Japan's biggest baseball export

December 9, 2023 - 9:17pm
He has had more impact than every Japanese player before him - and now has a record $700m deal.
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South Korea: The women pushing boundaries in K-drama

December 9, 2023 - 6:51pm
Korean dramas now have female leads, after years when the spotlight rarely shone on women.
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