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Japan extends Covid-19 restrictions as Olympics draw nearer

May 7, 2021 - 6:41am
Officials have extended the state of emergency in several regions until the end of the month.
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Liz Cambage: Australian criticises Olympic team photo shoot

May 7, 2021 - 5:51am
Australian basketball star Liz Cambage says a promotional photo of Olympians lacks diversity.
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Big Chinese rocket segment set to fall to Earth

May 7, 2021 - 3:30am
Tracking radars are following closely the gradual fall to Earth of a large Chinese rocket vehicle.
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China's exports soar as US recovers and India stalls

May 7, 2021 - 2:32am
Export growth soared 32% in April as demand jumped for goods from the world's second largest economy.
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Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined

May 7, 2021 - 12:52am
The country is responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
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Chinese rocket debris expected to crash onto Earth this weekend

May 7, 2021 - 12:40am
The rocket carried parts of a new space station and now no one knows where and when it will fall.
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Australia to resume India repatriation flights after backlash

May 6, 2021 - 11:19pm
The government will bring some "vulnerable" Australians home after its travel ban ends next week.
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Juukan Gorge: Rio Tinto investors in pay revolt over sacred cave blast

May 6, 2021 - 10:35pm
Shareholders voted against outgoing boss's $10m bonus after sacred Aboriginal shelters were destroyed.
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Covid: Concern increases over India variant in UK

May 6, 2021 - 7:35pm
Health experts want the version B.1.617.2 to be made a "variant of concern", the BBC has been told.
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Taiwan: Judo class puts a seven-year-old in a coma

May 6, 2021 - 7:26pm
The incident in Taiwan shows a tendency to allow child abuse in the name of discipline, experts say.
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US sends reinforcements for Afghan withdrawal

May 6, 2021 - 7:10pm
Joe Biden has set the withdrawal deadline for 11 September, but it comes amid escalating violence.
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'They have guns but we have people': Inside Myanmar's Spring Revolution

May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
A musician and his sister in Yangon have been filming for the BBC in Myanmar, where the military seized power three months ago.
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Mohamed Nasheed: Maldives ex-president injured in blast

May 6, 2021 - 6:05pm
Mohamed Nasheed is undergoing treatment after the suspected bomb blast in the capital, Male.
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China mystery animal box craze causes outrage

May 6, 2021 - 11:39am
The "blind box" craze sees people order a box containing a mystery animal that is sent in the post.
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Transgender athlete closes in on Olympics

May 6, 2021 - 11:33am
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard takes a step closer to qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics after a change in rules.
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Covid-19: Australians trapped in India 'betrayed' by ban on returning home

May 6, 2021 - 10:22am
Affected citizens say they've been shut out by Australia and won't forget the trauma it's caused.
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Tokyo Olympics: World's oldest person pulls out of torch relay

May 6, 2021 - 6:17am
Kane Tanaka, 118, says she's worried about spreading Covid-19 to others in her nursing home.
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India Covid aid: Is emergency relief reaching those in need?

May 6, 2021 - 5:30am
Emergency relief is flowing into India but concerns are mounting about delays in supply.
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China 'indefinitely' suspends key economic dialogue with Australia

May 6, 2021 - 2:15am
The announcement is the latest in a growing diplomatic rift between both countries.
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Philippines' Duterte apologises for taking unapproved China jab

May 6, 2021 - 12:44am
He also asked China to take back 1,000 Sinopharm vaccines that it had donated to the country
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