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USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

June 24, 2022 - 10:22am
The US Navy ship sank off the Philippines during a ferocious WWII battle with the Japanese fleet.
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Japanese man loses USB stick with entire city's personal details

June 24, 2022 - 6:39am
A Japanese worker lost a USB stick containing the data of 460,000 people during a night out.
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Aukus: Australia's new PM vows 'reset' with France after submarine row

June 24, 2022 - 12:22am
It follows the French president accusing Australia's ex-PM of lying to him over a submarine deal.
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Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels

June 24, 2022 - 12:18am
The bZ4X is the Japanese motor industry giant's first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.
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Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai

June 23, 2022 - 11:28pm
Pictures show a gaping hole in the side of car maker Nio's Shanghai HQ, and a smashed vehicle below.
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Maharashtra crisis: Why resorts often decide political fates in India

June 23, 2022 - 8:02pm
In India, politicians are often whisked away to fancy resorts at the time of a crisis - why?
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Tangshan and Xuzhou: Fury and questions over China's treatment of women

June 23, 2022 - 7:51pm
Two prominent cases of abuse have ignited a debate about misogyny among the country's young women.
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Afghanistan earthquake: Survivors struggle for food and shelter amidst cholera fears

June 23, 2022 - 5:34pm
Secunder Kermani reports from Paktika, Afghanistan, where one survivor says he lost 20 relatives.
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Afghanistan quake: Gyan clinic with five beds for 500 injured patients

June 23, 2022 - 9:02am
A worker at the only health clinic in Gyan in Paktika province, tells the BBC how they were overwhelmed.
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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar ex-leader sent to solitary confinement

June 23, 2022 - 6:12am
Myanmar's deposed pro-democracy leader, who is 77, was arrested after a military coup last year.
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Sexual harassment at Western Australia mines 'appalling and systemic'

June 23, 2022 - 2:41am
It has been "generally accepted or overlooked" at sites run by large firms, a landmark report says.
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Brics summit: Members push for global clout amid Ukraine war

June 22, 2022 - 7:24pm
Leaders from India, Russia, China, Brazil and South Africa meet amid major shifts in geopolitics.
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How Aussie farmers are hoping to win over tequila fans

June 22, 2022 - 7:13pm
Two Australia farmers are aiming rival Mexican tequila and mezcal with a similar delicious spirit.
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Afghanistan quake: Taliban appeal for international aid

June 22, 2022 - 4:47pm
A 6.1 magnitude quake kills at least 1,000 people in the south-east, injuring hundreds more.
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Chinese man jailed for sexual assault of Alibaba employee on work trip

June 22, 2022 - 10:36am
The woman was assaulted after being made to drink on a work trip, and then fired after going public.
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Droupadi Murmu: Who is the BJP nominee for Indian president

June 22, 2022 - 7:18am
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Droupadi Murmu will make a "great president". But who is she?
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Afghan earthquake: At least 920 people killed and 600 wounded, officials say

June 22, 2022 - 5:32am
The quake struck overnight as many people slept in their beds, and was felt as far away as India.
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Swastika: Victoria bans display of Nazi symbol in Australian first

June 22, 2022 - 12:55am
Victoria is the first state to outlaw the symbol, amid a rise in anti-Semitic incidents.
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Monkeypox: First Singapore case recorded in British flight attendant

June 22, 2022 - 12:11am
The case is believed to be the first in south east Asia linked to the current monkeypox outbreak.
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Hundreds of thousands evacuated as floods ravage southern China

June 21, 2022 - 11:18pm
Record rainfall sees floodwaters reach a 50-year high, triggering landslides.
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