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Evergrande: Shares in the crisis-hit Chinese developer plunge by 80%

August 27, 2023 - 10:21pm
The heavily-indebted firm's shares had been suspended from trading in Hong Kong since March last year.
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China’s summer of climate destruction

August 27, 2023 - 7:26pm
China sees both extreme heat and devastating floods, including in areas where flooding was unheard of.
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The mobile game funding a revolution in Myanmar

August 27, 2023 - 5:49pm
Resistance to the military has come in many forms, including the development of an app-based game.
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Agnipath scheme: The pain of Nepal's Gurkhas over Indian army's new hiring plan

August 27, 2023 - 5:27pm
Nepal's famed Gurkha soldiers have fought in the Indian army for decades.
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Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from visiting popular national park

August 27, 2023 - 7:44am
Afghanistan's acting vice and virtue minister says female visitors to Band-e-Amir were not observing hijab rules.
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Blackswan: The K-pop girl group with no Korean members

August 26, 2023 - 8:17pm
The multinational girl group has sparked a debate about whether they can truly be considered K-pop.
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India teacher investigated for telling pupils to slap Muslim peer

August 26, 2023 - 1:15pm
Video shows the teacher telling students to hit their seven-year-old classmate harder, sparking outrage.
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India train fire: Gas canister sets off deadly explosion

August 26, 2023 - 11:47am
The canister used by passengers to make drinks blew up, killing nine passengers, officials say.
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The science behind the Fukushima waste water release

August 25, 2023 - 9:56pm
The BBC takes a look at the science behind the controversial water release.
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Pakistan cable car: From panic to relief, survivors recall harrowing ordeal

August 25, 2023 - 8:09pm
"It felt like we were standing right at the edge of our own graves," one survivor tells the BBC.
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Fukushima: The fishy business of China's outrage over Japan's release

August 25, 2023 - 5:28am
In China, there is alarm over the nuclear plant's water but its seafood ban isn't rooted in science.
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Watch: India's Chandrayaan-3 rover comes out of the lander

August 25, 2023 - 2:53am
India's space agency Isro released its first-ever video of Chandrayaan-3's rover.
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India and China agree to 'de-escalate' border tensions

August 25, 2023 - 12:49am
Mr Modi and Mr Xi spoke on the sidelines of the Brics summit in South Africa.
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Rohingya: Gang violence stalks world's largest refugee camp

August 24, 2023 - 6:37pm
Six years after fleeing Myanmar, refugees are kept sleepless by nightly sounds of gunfire.
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Fukushima: Sushi lovers grab last bites as seafood ban hits Japan

August 24, 2023 - 8:19am
China has lost no time in slapping a full ban on Japanese seafood - which could cost Japan millions.
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Fukushima: China retaliates as Japan releases treated nuclear water

August 24, 2023 - 5:59am
The controversial discharge of treated nuclear water sparks an outcry and a seafood ban from China.
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North Korea's second spy satellite launch fails

August 23, 2023 - 10:22pm
It appears the rocket carrying the satellite flew further than during the previous attempt.
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Vietnam's iconic 'kissing rocks' at risk of collapse

August 23, 2023 - 11:25am
A new report says overfishing in the area is contributing to increased erosion of the rocks.
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Chandrayaan-3: India makes historic landing near Moon's south pole

August 23, 2023 - 10:16am
Chandrayaan-3 has created history by landing near the little-explored south pole of the Moon.
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At least 17 dead in India railway bridge collapse

August 23, 2023 - 7:45am
A bridge under construction has collapsed and killed workers in the north-eastern state of Mizoram.
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