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Evergrande shares fall 14% as trading resumes in Hong Kong

October 21, 2021 - 1:04am
Shares of the Chinese property giant fell as much as 14% on Thursday morning in Hong Kong.
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COP26: India says coal will be mainstay in leaked report

October 21, 2021 - 12:44am
India has been lobbying the UN against completely moving away from coal ahead of the climate summit.
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Himachal Pradesh: 'Human greed causing death and destruction in the Himalayas'

October 20, 2021 - 8:34pm
Locals in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh are demanding a stop to new hydro-power projects.
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China: The patriotic 'ziganwu' bloggers who attack the West

October 20, 2021 - 7:14pm
Their scathing posts have shot them to fame amid rising nationalist fervour - but they toe a fine line.
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UK agrees free trade deal with New Zealand

October 20, 2021 - 6:06pm
The government says consumers and businesses will benefit from deal, but it is unlikely to boost growth.
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All Afghans have the right to a passport - Taliban

October 20, 2021 - 1:54pm
But sports personalities, people seeking medical treatment or wanting to study abroad will be prioritised.
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Evergrande $2.6bn property unit deal collapses

October 20, 2021 - 11:15am
Evergrande rival Hopson Development was set to a buy a £2.6bn stake in the firm before the deal collapsed.
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Aryan Khan: Bollywood actor's son bail plea rejected in drugs case

October 20, 2021 - 5:39am
Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested on 3 October over drug charges.
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Uttarakhand: At least 46 killed in floods in Himalayan state

October 20, 2021 - 12:21am
Unusually heavy rainfall has triggered flash floods in India's northern state of Uttarakhand.
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Michael Slater: Australian ex-cricketer arrested over alleged domestic violence

October 19, 2021 - 11:54pm
The former batsman was arrested in Sydney over an alleged domestic violence incident.
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IMF warns Afghanistan's economic slump will impact neighbours

October 19, 2021 - 11:16pm
Afghanistan's economic turmoil will fuel a refugee crisis impacting nearby countries, the fund warned.
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School steps in to give classes to Afghan children living in hotel

October 19, 2021 - 7:33pm
Hear from Afghan teenagers who are receiving English lessons, thanks to a local school.
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Squid Game helps Netflix subscriptions pick up

October 19, 2021 - 7:27pm
The streaming giant added 4.4 million new users in the third quarter as foreign language shows continued to fly.
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Myanmar: Mass release of political prisoners

October 19, 2021 - 7:20pm
Some of the political prisoners released by the authorities in Myanmar describe how they endured life in jail.
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The Indian women widowed by Covid-19

October 19, 2021 - 7:10pm
In India, Covid has widowed thousands of women, who are now struggling to adjust to a new life.
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When a cobra became a murder weapon

October 19, 2021 - 7:07pm
A 28-year-old man killed his wife using a cobra, in what prosecutors say is the first crime of its kind.
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North Korea confirms 'successful' submarine-launched missile test

October 19, 2021 - 6:50pm
This comes a day after South Korea reported an apparent weapons test in waters off Japan's coast.
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Qantas charged in row over Covid cleaning risks

October 19, 2021 - 6:24am
The airline is accused of discriminatory conduct after a worker raised concerns over Covid risks.
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Wiggles: First female cast member Emma Watkins leaves group

October 19, 2021 - 5:14am
Watkins, who became the first female Wiggle, wants to devote time to family and studies.
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Australian Open: Unvaccinated players 'unlikely' to be allowed to compete

October 19, 2021 - 3:50am
Players who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 are unlikely to be allowed to compete at the Australian Open, says leader of state in which the tournament is held.
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