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Indonesia set to punish sex before marriage with jail time

December 2, 2022 - 11:36am
The parliament is set to pass a new law which would also outlaw pre-marital cohabitation.
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Tatas' Air India-Vistara merger: Can the group conquer Indian skies?

December 2, 2022 - 12:44am
Air India and Vistara will merge to create India's second-largest domestic carrier, but there are challenges.
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Chris Dawson: Husband in podcast-famous case jailed for murder

December 1, 2022 - 8:54pm
Chris Dawson is sentenced for killing his wife Lynette Dawson, who disappeared in Sydney in 1982.
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China protests: The young people powering the demonstrations

December 1, 2022 - 7:24pm
Driven to breaking point by zero Covid, educated young Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's rule.
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India makes big strides in African healthcare

December 1, 2022 - 7:00pm
The rapid expansion of Indian healthcare firms in Africa has not been without problems.
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China condemns British lawmakers' Taiwan visit

December 1, 2022 - 1:19pm
"This is... a gross interference in China's internal affairs," a embassy spokesperson said.
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India remittances set to hit record $100 billion in 2022

December 1, 2022 - 1:16pm
Remittances sent to low and middle-income countries have grown by 5% this year, says the World Bank.
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China signals ease in Covid policy after mass protests

December 1, 2022 - 6:11am
Dozens of districts in major cities have now begun lifting lockdown measures despite high case numbers.
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Jiang Zemin death: Cloaking Xi dissent in nostalgia for a different China

December 1, 2022 - 3:47am
Jiang's death comes at an uncertain moment for China amid its most serious protests since Tiananmen.
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Mumbai: Indian men arrested for harassing South Korean livestreamer

December 1, 2022 - 2:55am
Hyojeong Park was harassed by two men in Mumbai while she was livestreaming on Twitch.
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Chinese web users bypass censors to remember Jiang Zemin

November 30, 2022 - 12:07pm
Chinese netizens use toads, spectacles and the word ‘grandpa’ to talk freely about their ex-leader.
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Japan court upholds ban on same-sex marriage but raises rights issue

November 30, 2022 - 9:17am
A judge in Tokyo says a ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional, but voices human rights concerns.
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Students killed as bomb blast hits Afghan school

November 30, 2022 - 7:54am
At least 10 students are killed after an explosion at a religious school in northern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Jiang Zemin: Former Chinese leader dies aged 96

November 30, 2022 - 7:44am
Jiang came to power after the Tiananmen Square protests and presided over high-speed growth.
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China Covid: Unrest continues in Guangzhou as lockdown anger grows

November 30, 2022 - 3:30am
Protesters hurled debris and glass at police in the latest expression of anger at zero-Covid rules.
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Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss claim they met due to 'similar age'

November 30, 2022 - 1:52am
The leaders were asked if they held talks in Auckland because they are "similar in age".
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Afghanistan: Parks become latest no-go areas for women in Kabul

November 29, 2022 - 8:36pm
With new restrictions imposed by the Taliban, Afghan women fear what could come next.
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Morbi bridge collapse: Victims wait for answers month after tragedy

November 29, 2022 - 8:20pm
Families of those killed in Morbi last month question why there has been no action against the culprits.
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Ros Atkins on... China's crackdown on Covid protests

November 29, 2022 - 7:33pm
The BBC's Ros Atkins looks at how authorities have clamped down on protests against Covid measures.
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Shenzhou-15: China sends astronauts to Tiangong space station

November 29, 2022 - 2:22pm
China has sent astronauts to live on its space station, the second permanent outpost in orbit.
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