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Afghanistan: Taliban 'tortured and massacred' men from Hazara minority

August 19, 2021 - 11:53pm
Rights group Amnesty says the recent killings of men from the Hazara minority were a "horrifying indicator" of Taliban rule.
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Hackers steal nearly $100m in Japan crypto heist

August 19, 2021 - 11:35pm
The incident comes days after $600m of cryptocurrencies was stolen from another digital platform.
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Covid: Sydney extends lockdown and puts two million under curfew

August 19, 2021 - 10:54pm
Australia's largest city now faces stay-at-home orders until at least the end of September.
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Taliban and women: Kabul university student on fears for future

August 19, 2021 - 7:50pm
A Kabul university student tells the BBC how she is wiping out all traces of her previous life.
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Paralympics: Palak Kohli on preparing for Tokyo 2020

August 19, 2021 - 7:08pm
Palak Kohli is the only Indian para-badminton player to be competing in three categories in Tokyo.
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Zaki Anwari: Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane in Kabul

August 19, 2021 - 1:53pm
Zaki Anwari, 19, had played for Afghanistan's national youth team before trying to flee the country.
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Child handed over wall amid Kabul airport chaos

August 19, 2021 - 1:15pm
Afghans try to scale airport walls and shots are fired as crowds keep trying to flee the Taliban.
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Afghanistan crisis: Biden says US troops may stay past withdrawal deadline

August 19, 2021 - 9:59am
President Biden says he may keep forces there beyond August to help evacuate US citizens.
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Nicole Kidman reportedly enters Hong Kong quarantine-free

August 19, 2021 - 8:54am
Hong Kong media say the Australian star was seen out and about in the city two days after arriving.
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Tokyo 2020: First Covid case detected at Paralympic village

August 19, 2021 - 1:01am
Japan is battling a record wave of coronavirus infections just five days before the start of the Games.
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India's living dead: 'They stared at me like I was a ghost'

August 18, 2021 - 7:57pm
If you're dead you can't own land - so if someone obtains your death certificate you could lose everything.
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IMF suspends Afghanistan's access to funds

August 18, 2021 - 7:28pm
The move follows the Taliban's takeover, and lack of global agreement over who now governs Afghanistan.
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Ramappa temple: The Indian shrine that is now a World Heritage site

August 18, 2021 - 7:06pm
The 800-year-old temple in India's southern state of Telangana is now on the tourist map.
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Ashraf Ghani: Afghanistan's exiled president lands in UAE

August 18, 2021 - 4:21pm
The UAE says it has welcomed the president and his family on humanitarian grounds.
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Apple censors engraving service, report claims

August 18, 2021 - 1:17pm
Apple restricts the engraving of political phrases in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, a report alleges.
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What is Sharia law? What does it mean for women in Afghanistan?

August 18, 2021 - 10:34am
The Taliban say they will govern Afghanistan according to the Islamic code known as Sharia.
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'It was very emotional on the plane out of Afghanistan'

August 18, 2021 - 5:49am
Afghan businesswoman Hassina Syed speaks of her relief at getting out on a British military plane.
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Sunanda Pushkar case: Shashi Tharoor cleared of wife's murder

August 18, 2021 - 3:06am
Police had charged Shashi Tharoor of aiding his wife Sunanda Pushkar's suicide in 2014.
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Covishield: WHO flags fake jabs in India, Africa

August 18, 2021 - 1:26am
The health body says it has found counterfeit versions of the Indian-made Covishield vaccine.
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Snake slithers out of spice shelves at Sydney supermarket

August 17, 2021 - 11:59pm
The python greeted the woman at the spice shelves - luckily, she happened to be a snake rescuer.
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