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Squid Game: The rise of Korean drama addiction

October 15, 2021 - 9:52pm
Finished Squid Game? Here's a quick lowdown on other K-dramas for new converts.
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Ros Atkins on… China-Taiwan Tensions

October 15, 2021 - 7:01pm
Ros Atkins examines why tensions between China and Taiwan have increased over recent weeks.
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COP26: China's Xi Jinping unlikely to attend, UK PM told

October 15, 2021 - 11:52am
The UK has been warned the Chinese president is not likely to come, UK government sources say.
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Queensland, Australia: Motorcycle thief flees crime scene on tractor

October 15, 2021 - 8:57am
Police officers chased the suspect through the streets in Queensland, Australia.
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Apple takes down Koran app in China

October 15, 2021 - 8:50am
The popular Islamic app was removed in the country, after an official request.
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Afghanistan: Explosion strikes Afghan mosque during prayers

October 15, 2021 - 6:14am
At least 16 people are killed after a blast at a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Kandahar.
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Christchurch: New Zealand city parts ways with its wizard

October 15, 2021 - 6:07am
Christchurch was the only city in the world with its own official wizard.
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Scott Morrison: Australia PM to attend COP26 summit after global pressure

October 15, 2021 - 2:40am
Scott Morrison had said he might skip the summit, reigniting criticism of Australia's climate vows.
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Squid Game: India police's viral post on road safety inspired by hit show

October 15, 2021 - 1:10am
Mumbai police shared a viral video on traffic rules inspired by the hyper-violent, Korean drama.
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Hong Kong: Friendly beers lead to murder suspect's arrest

October 15, 2021 - 12:07am
The man went on the run after he allegedly killed a taxi driver, in a case that gripped the city.
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Coronavirus: India to allow foreign tourists after 19 months

October 14, 2021 - 11:23pm
In the first instance, foreign tourists arriving on chartered flights will be allowed in from 15 October.
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Covid Australia: Sydney to welcome quarantine-free international travel

October 14, 2021 - 10:59pm
The Australian city could see international visitors as early as next month but the plan needs federal approval.
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Produce Pandas: The plus-size musicians making waves in China

October 14, 2021 - 7:48pm
As stars are criticised for being image-obsessed, more relatable celebrities have become popular.
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'They will hang me': Afghan interpreters blocked by UK seek appeal

October 14, 2021 - 7:10pm
Former interpreters fear for their lives after the UK blocks their evacuation on security grounds.
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Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China

October 14, 2021 - 11:01am
The company will offer a jobs-only site with no social-media elements, instead.
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Afghanistan: Pakistan airline stops flights citing Taliban intimidation

October 14, 2021 - 10:55am
Pakistan International Airlines complains of "heavy-handedness" by the Taliban authorities.
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Lamu murder: Death sentence for popular Chinese vlogger's killer

October 14, 2021 - 7:59am
The man set his ex-wife alight during her livestream, causing outrage across the country.
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North Korea's Kim Jong-un faces 'paradise on Earth' lawsuit

October 14, 2021 - 7:23am
North Korea's leader should pay damages after people were lured to live there, a Japanese court hears.
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Kaohsiung: Fire at Taiwan tower block kills at least 46

October 14, 2021 - 4:52am
It takes dozens of firefighters more than four hours to extinguish the blaze at the 13-storey building.
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Covid: India withdraws 10-day quarantine for vaccinated UK nationals

October 14, 2021 - 2:48am
The change in rules came days after UK eased similar travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Indians.
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