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India evacuates its stranded citizens

August 23, 2021 - 1:28am
A batch of 146 stranded Indians landed in Delhi from Kabul on Monday.
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Covid: Taiwan rolls out homegrown vaccine amid criticism

August 23, 2021 - 1:02am
Taiwan's president was vaccinated with the country's first domestically developed jab named Medigen.
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Afghanistan: US ramping up Kabul evacuation effort, says Biden

August 22, 2021 - 11:03pm
American troops expand the perimeter around Kabul airport as thousands hope to escape the Taliban.
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Afghanistan: 'Women should fight for the right to work'

August 22, 2021 - 8:16pm
A leading campaigner for women's rights in Afghanistan was evacuated from Kabul last week, after going into hiding.
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Kamala Harris joins diplomatic charm offensive in South East Asia

August 22, 2021 - 7:05pm
The US vice-president's trip to the region falls in the shadow of a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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Why a US military base became a centre for Chinese Covid conspiracies

August 22, 2021 - 7:02pm
Apparent Chinese propaganda efforts are spreading ahead of a US report on Covid-19 origins.
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Covid: New Zealand pandemic strategy in doubt amid Delta spread

August 22, 2021 - 8:12am
The highly infectious Delta variant "does change the game", the Covid response minister says.
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Afghanistan: Where will refugees go after Taliban takeover?

August 22, 2021 - 7:28am
Thousands of people are scrambling to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country.
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Afghanistan: Afghan woman gives birth to baby girl on US evacuation plane

August 22, 2021 - 6:58am
The woman went into labour en route to Ramstein Air Base in Germany and gave birth on the plane.
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Covid: Australian police clash with anti-lockdown protesters

August 21, 2021 - 6:42am
Hundreds of people are arrested after rallies against lockdown measures in Melbourne and Sydney.
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Afghan crisis: Russia plans for new era with Taliban rule

August 20, 2021 - 7:58pm
While Western governments raced to get their people out, Russia appears unfazed by the takeover.
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'I play carrom with my feet'

August 20, 2021 - 7:41pm
Twenty-three-year-old Harshad Gothankar was born without arms, but he is now a state carrom champion.
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How Afghanistan's media is changing under Taliban rule

August 20, 2021 - 7:07pm
The Taliban are currently on a media offensive but does their rhetoric match what’s happening on the ground?
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Afghanistan: The desperate scramble to escape

August 20, 2021 - 4:54pm
The BBC witnesses scenes of chaos and panic as thousands still crowd Kabul's airport.
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Nine Afghan girl robotics team members safe in Qatar

August 20, 2021 - 4:28pm
The all-girls team, known as the "Afghan Dreamers" have made headlines around the world.
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'They will kill me': Desperate Afghans seek way out after Taliban takeover

August 20, 2021 - 3:32pm
Many Afghans are desperate to escape after the Taliban takeover. Some fear there is no way out.
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BHP sacked 48 over sexual harassment and assaults at Australian mines

August 20, 2021 - 3:25am
An Australian inquiry has heard allegations of rape and sexual harassment at remote mining camps.
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China NPC: Three-child policy formally passed into law

August 20, 2021 - 2:54am
The top legislature was also expected to approve a controversial anti-sanctions law for Hong Kong.
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Afghanistan: Taliban carrying out door-to-door manhunt, report says

August 20, 2021 - 1:12am
The militants are searching for those who worked with Nato forces, a UN document warns.
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Facebook moves to protect Afghan users' accounts amid Taliban takeover

August 20, 2021 - 12:45am
The tech giant says it wants to reassure people worried about being tracked down by the Taliban.
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