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Will Taiwan's banks stay stuck in a '1980s' time warp?

April 25, 2022 - 7:10pm
How the pandemic may have jolted an old-fashioned banking industry to make changes.
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Anzac Day: Prince William leads London commemorations

April 25, 2022 - 1:24pm
The Duke of Cambridge heads events in London honouring Australia and New Zealand's war dead.
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Australia election: Why is there compulsory voting?

April 25, 2022 - 12:13pm
It is one of the only English-speaking nations to have mandatory voting, and people widely support it.
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Kane Tanaka: Japanese woman certified world's oldest person dies

April 25, 2022 - 12:04pm
Kane Tanaka was born in 1903, the same year as George Orwell and when Roosevelt was US president.
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Beijing kicks off mass testing after spike in Covid cases

April 25, 2022 - 12:44am
Dozens of cases were reported, sparking fears that Beijing could face a similar situation to Shanghai.
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Shanghai: Green fences baffle locked down residents

April 24, 2022 - 12:27pm
Two-metre barriers have appeared all over the city as officials battle to contain a Covid outbreak.
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Missing Japanese boat: Search for survivors after distress signal

April 24, 2022 - 1:46am
Rescuers find seven people after the vessel put out a distress signal during a tour of a world heritage site.
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Cooma jail: Prison that was once 'world's only jail for gay men'

April 23, 2022 - 7:36pm
Set in one of the coldest and windiest small towns in Australia, Cooma prison holds a dark secret.
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Puducherry prison uses dance therapy to rehabilitate inmates

April 23, 2022 - 7:00pm
A prison in India's Puducherry is using dance therapy to help convicts deal with stress.
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Japan: Tourist boat missing off coast

April 23, 2022 - 1:00pm
Coast guards are searching for the 26 people on board after the vessel sent out a distress signal.
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Shanghai: Censors try to block video about lockdown conditions

April 23, 2022 - 12:29pm
The video features people pleading for help over a lack of food and medicine in the city's strict lockdown.
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MAP Encyclopaedia: India's rich art history is just a click away now

April 22, 2022 - 7:52pm
An Indian museum has launched the country's first encyclopaedia of art that anyone can access.
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Mount Everest: Even world's highest peak not immune to the Ukraine war

April 22, 2022 - 7:50pm
Nepal's "icefall doctors" are readying routes - but will conflict in Europe mean fewer climbers?
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Afghanistan: Taliban orders TikTok, PUBG ban for 'misleading' youths

April 22, 2022 - 5:56am
Access to the video-sharing app, along with online shooting game PUBG, will no longer be allowed.
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Shanghai escalates Covid lockdown restrictions

April 22, 2022 - 1:27am
The latest measures will include placing door alarms to prevent those infected from leaving.
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Mid-day meal plan struggles to feed India's hungry students

April 21, 2022 - 8:11pm
The world's most ambitious free school food programme resumes post pandemic, but problems remain.
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Whisky and visas could be part of a UK-India trade deal

April 21, 2022 - 7:03pm
Boris Johnson is hoping to strike a free trade deal with India within months.
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Boris Johnson and India's Narendra Modi to discuss defence and trade

April 21, 2022 - 5:31pm
The PM also pledges to bring up India's relations with Russia during talks on the final day of his trip.
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Afghanistan: More than 20 dead and injured in two blasts

April 21, 2022 - 7:53am
One explosion tore through a mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, followed by a second in the city of Kunduz.
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Jahangirpuri: How religious violence razed homes and dreams

April 21, 2022 - 6:41am
The Indian capital's Jahangirpuri area remains tense after violence and demolition of properties.
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