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What a breakfast murder in India says about attitudes to wife beating

May 2, 2022 - 7:41pm
More than 40% women and 38% men in India say it is ok for a man to beat his wife. Why do they think so?
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Umran Malik: The 90mph speed merchant who's lighting up the IPL

May 2, 2022 - 7:27pm
Bowling consistently at speeds above 90mph, Umran Malik has become India's newest fast-bowling sensation
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India heatwave: Scorching temperatures affecting poor the most

May 2, 2022 - 3:38am
The heatwave has led to school closures and power shortages in many parts of India.
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Philippines fire kills eight, including children

May 2, 2022 - 12:44am
The blaze destroyed 80 homes after tearing through a crowded settlement near the capital Manila.
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Qantas promises direct flights from Sydney to London and New York

May 1, 2022 - 10:36pm
Australia's carrier says its new fleet will be capable of direct flights to any city in the world.
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New Zealand reopens to tourists after two-year pandemic lockout

May 1, 2022 - 10:10pm
Visitors from 60 countries can now enter the Pacific nation which had sealed its borders since March 2020.
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Shanghai lockdown: The hard life of a homeless deliveryman

May 1, 2022 - 7:49pm
Many riders face a lack of shelter and safety while delivering supplies in a locked down city.
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Unravelling Australia's complex jobs puzzle

May 1, 2022 - 7:02pm
An uneven recovery from the pandemic leaves graduates struggling to get on the career ladder.
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Nine people arrested in China over Changsha building collapse

May 1, 2022 - 7:33am
At least 18 people are trapped inside the largely-residential building, which collapsed on Friday.
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How India's drone start-ups could change healthcare

April 30, 2022 - 7:51pm
Drones could transform India's healthcare system but experts call for more testing and scale in the nascent industry.
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Afghan interpreters fear families 'forgotten' by Canada

April 30, 2022 - 7:48pm
Former interpreters say their families face major bureaucratic hurdles in effort to reach Canada.
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Defecting online: How Myanmar’s soldiers are deserting the army

April 30, 2022 - 7:46pm
An underground network armed with Facebook and Telegram accounts is helping those who want to leave.
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Ros Atkins on… China’s zero-Covid lockdowns

April 30, 2022 - 7:01pm
Ros Atkins looks at why the Chinese government remains committed to its policy of eliminating all outbreaks of coronavirus.
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Sri Lanka hikes price of medicines 40% amid economic crisis

April 30, 2022 - 2:58pm
Prices rise 40% as an economic crisis bites, leaving some Sri Lankans cutting short treatments.
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China Covid outbreak: Beijing residents must test negative to enter public spaces

April 30, 2022 - 8:44am
China's capital imposes major new restrictions in a bid to curb a spike in cases.
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China: The elderly people struggling in Shanghai's quarantine centres

April 29, 2022 - 7:10pm
One woman told the BBC that her 90-year-old grandmother has been left alone to fend for herself.
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No choice but to raise sales tax: Sri Lanka finance chief Ali Sabry

April 29, 2022 - 4:26am
In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Ali Sabry conceded it was a mistake to cut the tax in 2019.
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Afghanistan: Former army general vows new war against Taliban

April 29, 2022 - 12:57am
Lt Gen Sami Sadat tells the BBC of planned operations but many Afghans are weary of more conflict.
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Australia lifts ban on former UK residents giving blood

April 28, 2022 - 11:39pm
Thousands of people who lived in the UK during the "mad cow disease" crisis are now eligible to donate.
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India Covid-19: 'My father did not have to die'

April 28, 2022 - 8:29pm
A year after losing her father to Covid, Indian journalist Barkha Dutt writes on coping with loss and regret.
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