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Non-essential petrol sales halted for two weeks in Sri Lanka

June 27, 2022 - 11:55pm
The country says it is saving its limited fuel supplies for vehicles used for essential services.
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How Afghanistan embassy in Delhi is surviving without funds

June 27, 2022 - 7:51pm
It's one of 70 such missions around the world running with little support since the Taliban takeover.
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Bangladesh floods: 'I have nothing left except my life'

June 27, 2022 - 7:39pm
Khudeza survived the worst floods in north-east Bangladesh for a century but millions are homeless.
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Hong Kong: ‘We don’t know where the red line is’

June 27, 2022 - 7:03pm
China promised to protect democratic freedoms for 50 years but new laws have effectively silenced all criticism.
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Sydney climate protests: Activists block streets and harbour tunnel

June 27, 2022 - 2:31am
The protesters say their actions are urgently needed, but police label them "violent" and "erratic".
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Maharashtra: The crisis so far and what could happen next

June 27, 2022 - 2:01am
Top politicians from Maharashtra state are trying to tackle a rebellion in the governing Shiv Sena party.
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Japan urges 37 million people to switch off lights

June 27, 2022 - 1:34am
Officials have asked people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to turn off lights amid a heatwave.
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G7 summit: Leaders detail $600bn plan to rival China's Belt and Road initiative

June 27, 2022 - 12:41am
The revamped plan will see fresh funds being injected into development projects in Asia and Africa.
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Nasa launches first rocket from Australian commercial spaceport

June 26, 2022 - 10:46pm
It is Nasa's first launch from a commercial site outside the US - and a landmark moment for Australia.
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Afghanistan earthquake: Villagers report aftershocks but no aid

June 26, 2022 - 8:51pm
In a remote Afghan village residents fear a new earthquake and aid has not yet reached the nearest town.
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NFHS-5: Why contraception remains a woman’s burden in India

June 26, 2022 - 8:16pm
More Indians are using contraception, but it largely remains a woman’s responsibility, says a government survey.
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China and Hong Kong: Five moments in fraught relationship since handover

June 26, 2022 - 8:06pm
From the Olympics to mass protests, the 25 years since handover have seen highs and lows.
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Will electric motorbike sales take-off across Asia?

June 26, 2022 - 7:03pm
Soaring petrol prices could speed up the transition to electric much faster than expected.
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Huge fire engulfs ferry in Philippines

June 26, 2022 - 8:00am
All but two of 165 people who were aboard a blazing ferry are rescued in the central Philippines.
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The Indians choosing not to have children

June 25, 2022 - 7:34pm
A growing number of Indians are deciding to not become parents. The BBC spoke to them to find out why.
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Afghanistan earthquake: hospital struggles to help survivors

June 25, 2022 - 10:39am
Caring for victims is a challenge in a country already in the grip of a humanitarian crisis.
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The moment a woman was saved from rushing flood waters in China

June 25, 2022 - 5:09am
It took rescue crews multiple attempts to reach the woman who was clinging to her car.
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Chess: A different Russia-Ukraine battle in India

June 24, 2022 - 7:14pm
Russia's Arkady Dvorkovich will take on Ukraine's Andrii Baryshpolets for the top post in chess administration.
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Agnipath: Where Indian army job dreams are made and broken

June 24, 2022 - 7:07pm
Inside coaching centres where desperate young people study to get a job in the armed forces.
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Afghanistan earthquake: Survivors count horrific cost

June 24, 2022 - 4:49pm
Near the epicentre of the quake that struck Afghanistan this week, houses lie in ruins.
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